Disques Debs International Vol. 1

by Various Artists

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    A1 DANIEL FORESTAL ET SA GUITARE – CES P’TITS JE T’AIME
    A2 CASIMIR LÉTANG – TRAVAIL Z’ENFANTS! CHANTEZ APRÈS!
    A3 CYRIL DIAZ ET SON ORCHESTRE – FEELING HAPPY
    A4 GEORGES TINEDOR ET MANUELA PIOCHE – COLLIÉ ET ZANNO
    A5 HENRI DEBS QUINTET – DOUCE KOMBASS
    A6 JOSEPH LACIDES – MR. MORIN
    B1 GENO EXILIE – LAN MISÈ
    B2 DOLOR ET LES DIABLES DU RYTHME – SALVANA
    B3 SYDNEY LÉRÉMON ET SES AMIS DU CALVAIRE BAIE- MAHAULT – YOU YOU MATAYANGO
    B4 RAYMOND CICAULT ET SON ORCHESTRE VOLCAN – À MON AMI LUCIEN JOLIBOIS
    B5 ORCHESTRE ESPERANZA ET JEAN LEROY – OU PAS BEL
    B6 HENRI DEBS SEXTET ET PAUL BLAMAR – MOIN ÇÉ ON MALÉRÉ
    C1 LE RY-CO JAZZ – SI I BON DI I BON
    C2 REMY MONDEY – MERINGUE MONDEY
    C3 HENRI GUEDON ET LES CONTESTA – VAN VAN
    C4 LES SHUPA SHUPA D’HAITI – BATTERIE SHUPA
    D1 PAUL BLAMAR ET VÉLO – LOVENCY
    D2 ERIC VIRGAL – STANISLAS
    D3 LES AIGLONS – LES AIGLONS KA SATISFAIT
    D4 TUTUS DE LA GUYANE – NANAO NANAO
    D5 GUY CONQUETTE – ASSEZ FAIT CANCAN

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Strut present the first ever compilation series to access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe. Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50s, the label and studio has continued for over 50 years, releasing over 300 7” singles and 200 LPs, covering styles varying from early biguine and bolero to zouk and reggae. Debs played a pivotal role in bringing the créole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience.

Volume 1 of this series marks the first decade of the label’s existence and takes in big band orchestras, home-grown stars, touring bands and a new generation that would emerge at the end of the ‘60s. Early releases were recorded in the back of Henri’s shop in Pointe-a- Pitre, from his own sextet playing percussive biguines to young saxophonist Edouard Benoit, leader of Les Maxels and regular arranger for Debs bands. Other artists ranged from big bands like Orchestre Esperanza and Orchestre Caribbean Jazz to poet and radio personality Casimir “Caso” Létang and folkloric gwo ka artist Sydney Leremon. Debs also capitalised on recording foreign touring artists visiting Guadeloupe during the early ‘60s including Haitian trumpeter Raymond Cicault and Trinidadian bandleader Cyril Diaz.

Compiled by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar (Radio Nova), ‘Disques Debs International’ is released in conjunction with Henri Debs Et Fils and Air Caraibes. The package features a host of rare and unseen photos from the Debs archive with both formats featuring extensive sleeve notes and interviews with Philippe Debs and Max “Maxo” Severin of Les Vikings. Volumes 2 and 3 follow in 2019. Album cover - top right

Key Points:
- First ever official release from the Disques Debs archives
- First in three-part series. This edition covers the early years of the label 1960- 1972
- Compiled by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar (Radio Nova) - Includes many unseen archive photos, full sleeve notes and artist interviews

FOR FANS OF:
Les Vikings, Irakere, Fania, gwo ka, Henri Guedon, Guy Conquette, Ibo Combo, Webert Sicot, David Murray, zouk, Kassav, Les Leopards, Gordon Henderson, Exile One, Grammacks, Black Machine, mambo, Nemours Jean Baptiste, Coupe Cloue

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released June 29, 2018

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