Les Shleu Shleu | Haiti, Terre de Soleil

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Haiti, Terre de Soleil

by Les Shleu Shleu

Bands like Shleu Shleu played more for love than money. It certainly sounds that way.
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1. Dans La Vie
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2. Ti Came
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3. Cafe Au Lait
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4. Haiti, Terre de Soleil
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5. Maille
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6. Devinez
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7. Ma Poupee
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8. Partie de Chasse
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9. Vuelveme Negrita Mia
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10. Boutilliers
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Unmistakably creole, yet still quite cosompolitan with its jaunty sax and Congolese-style guitar, Haitian music of this period (1978) had an influence only more remarkable for the fact that Haiti is only half of a small island. Bands like Shleu Shleu played more for love than money. It certainly sounds that way. ~ John Storm Roberts, All Music Guide

by John Storm Roberts
Shleu-Shleu, the Haitian forerunner of what in NYC became Ska-Shah #1, was one of the great bands. Their combination of swing and delicacy was one reason, but from this distance what stands out from that pre-funk era is their strong Creole flavor, not just in the melodies but in the wonderful solo sax, a style no longer heard. Here's a question: Given the Congo touch in the guitars, who was influencing whom?



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