Two gems from the early 80's french caribbeans.
Philogene Astasie - Manuella
When Deb's Music was still releasing great records...Typical early Guadeloupean zouk music, hugely influenced both by biguine, gwo ka & afro cuban music.
Philogene Astasie (also known as "La Philo), appart from his solo carreer used to play trompet in many others antillean bands. He is now a lead member of La Philo Rosianne.
... As sampled by Kikifruit (Tropical Slut cd).
Kassav - Soleil
Rare & lesser known first version taken from the 1981 "Lagué Moin" album (as released on celluloid).
By far better one too, more on the dub side, it could nearly come as some kind of "discomix".
Saddly it is a short running version. Has anyone heard for a longer one, would be hihly appreciated !