May 24, 2015

l’Age d’Or des Gypsies de Pétion-Ville
Rubicolor 1980’s

Les Gypsies, front

It was one of our French visitors from the first hour
who introduced me to compas from Haïti. Merci beaucoup
Arnaud. Since then I have been doing my homework and
learned a lot. For instance that I keep my eyes open
for every record on which I find Robert Martino, the
superb guitarist we heared on Tuco’s album recently.
Tuco is the drummer on this record as well by the way.
Les Gypsies de Pétion-Ville are here with wonderful
live registrations. They appear in two different
line-ups, check backsleeve in file for more
information about the matter. The album
is from 1994 but the recordings are from
some 20 years ealier, mid-seventies.
Enjoy listening..


01 – Presentation gypsies no.1
02 – Inoublable gypsies
03 – A cote, à cote
04 – Green light
05 – Introduction gypsies no.2
06 – Una muneca
07 – Tristesse


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  1. arnaud 24 May 2015 at 09:15 - Reply

    Hi Moos, you should come back to visit. House is really more comfortable now and the nature is still beautiful. Will be a pleasure to see you again.

    • Moos 24 May 2015 at 11:11 - Reply

      Hi Arnaud, long time dude, good to see you’re still there..
      you have no idea how much I would like to have some holidays but
      my work is consuming time with hardly a chance to get out..
      ..some fine day however..greetings

  2. Seb 24 May 2015 at 10:19 - Reply

    Love compas, thank you!

  3. Barron 29 May 2015 at 18:22 - Reply

    This is amazing, Moos. Especially the guitar work on “Green Light”. It doesn’t seem to have much in common with other Haitian recordings you’ve posted here. Got more like this?

    • Moos 29 May 2015 at 18:53 - Reply

      ..that track is quite exceptional, not much like it I’m afraid..

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