Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Les Shleu Shleu

At last,...news from Haiti. It's been a while but this one
is here to stay. I am not listening to 'compas' very long yet
but from the few LP's I've heard, this is absolutely one of the
best. It contains some of their most played tracks; Devin 'pa' ou,
Ce la ou yé and L'evangile to call a few. This one's for you Arnaud.

tracks;

1 Ce la ou yé
2 Haiti & Shleu Shleu
3 Devin 'pa' ou
4 Sept jours de la semaine
5 Ceremonie Loa
6 L'evangile
7 Plaisir vacance
8 Reve
9 Trois forces

new_link

28 comments:

joe said...

Thanks Moos! The weather man's calling for 12" of snow tomorrow, and frigid temps to follow. This'll help to keep the house warm!

Steve Pile said...

More awesome stuff.
I'm going back and getting all the older compas now. Similar guitar ascetic to High life or Congolese, but an undeniable island feel.
thanks for your amazing blog!

Gonzalez on Speed said...

Worldclass Moos! An absolute knock-out !! Powerfull rhythms and thick layers of joy and ambiance in this recording. Makes you press 'play' over and over again ..simply fantastic, thanks!
Ans still owe you a wish for a healthy&happy, funky&groovy 2010!

Arnaud said...

!!!!!!!!!!!MERCI!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jonathan said...

oh no! did the link break already? i've been searching for good Haitian music, this one would be ideal...hope it gets fixed

PS: what a great blog you have! bookmarking!

- Jonathan

Jonathan said...

oops, nevermind. it is a (probably temporary) problem with mediafire's own site, the link is likely fine.

you don't have to approve either of my comments now lol.

once again, great blog!

Anonymous said...

This is just superb - a memorable post - thankyou from MamboPete

jeanluc said...

I have the CD from; it looks like a bootloeg.

Songs 1 - 4 are from their album "Cé la ou yé" in 1970. Tune 5 is from 1969 from the album "Grille ta cigarette". Songs 6 - 9 from their "Shleu Shleu á New York" from 1975.

You can hear the sound between these songs is different.

jeanluc said...

...one of the best mini jazz bands Haiti had. Many copied them. :-)

Anonymous said...

Track 6 "L'evangile" was rercorded by Colombia's Wganda Kenya as "El Evangelio." It's interesting that you posted an lp by Fruko since Wganda Kenya was formed by him. In fact, the Colombians covered numerous Haitian songs.

Thanks,

Alexsam

Goofy said...

Moos, for some reason I've not been able to DL the file. I only get an MF message saying that "there are currently no free servers available with the required data on them. Please try again in few minutes". It's been like that for three days now. All the other posts are OK. Can you do something?

Anonymous said...

I can corroborate what Goofy said. I have been unable to download the Les Shleu Shleu album and get the same error message from MediaFire. I'm still able to download the other things you've posted, so the problem seems to be specifically with the Les Shleu Shleu album.

jeanluc said...

I think, I've seen the picture from the woman on an african record. On which album it was? (I can't remember.)

moos said...

Okay guys, I re-uploaded it and replaced the link. Let's hope it works again..

Anonymous said...

The new link works. Thanks!

Likedeeler said...

Like you, I only recently stumbled upon Compas and stuff. Pretty addictive.

While posting another Shleu Shleu album today, and browsing around for info on the band, I found yours here. Thanks! If you haven't got Haiti terre de soleil yet, take a look at

http://likedeeler.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/les-shleu-shleu-haiti-terre-de-soleil-1969/.

Gotta check out your blog in a minute...

Cheers from Berlin

Goofy said...

Thanks Moos, link works fine now. Impeccable service as always...

icastico said...

Jean Luc,
The picture is used on Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.'s "Ritual"

jeanluc said...

wOw, now it's getting interesting. This foto there has a better quality but it has no corners. The original must come from another place...

The cd I have contains nothing about the recordings and production, just a dutch "stemra" number on the disc and for dutch prices it was cheap when I bought it.

icastico said...

JeanLuc,

You must be looking at a re-issue.
The original release of "Ritual" has the same shot in full color.

I do seem to remember seeing more images from the same photo shoot somewhere...but it escapes me at the moment where that was.

Canalh said...

gracias por este hermano, you know I love that stuff !! Saludos de Colombia !! :)

Arnaud said...

Let's have one thought for Haiti & earthquake.
Peace

JDT said...

Thanks for this!

--JDT

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful music!

Christian C.S. said...

Thanks a lot for this post, I m colombian collectionist and knew just the colombian version of l'evangile! Thanks, good work ! you make a lot of people happy!
:-)

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sosolobi said...

ow yeah, Shleu Shleu is absolutely fantastic. Had this one on vinyl first, and yeah,bought the CD later on...
never tired of listening to them. Great rhythms. Lifts the spirits right away. Who needs anti-depressants if you can listen to music like this?

Fercholord said...

Thanks for the post but the link is expired.

Fercholord said...

Necesitamos otro link. Gracias.