New Year’s 78 rpm records selection
Algeria / Antilles / Auvergne / Biguine / Cameroon / France / Martinique / Vietnam

New Year’s 78 rpm records selection

I wish I could have posted more on Ceints de bakélite in 2014… Before this year ends, here is a new selection of 78 rpm records from my collection. Enjoy! Timothee Tibo Essombe – Moni Ma Man I didn’t find any information about Timothee Tibo Essombe, the performer of this catchy song from Cameroon in … Continue reading

Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais – Oye, mes z’amis… on 78 rpm record
Antilles / Biguine / Martinique

Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais – Oye, mes z’amis… on 78 rpm record

This track called “Oye, mes z’amis…” is a samba performed by Louis-Jean Alphonse, aka Aljean and Alphonso, and his orchestra. I didn’t find a lot of information about this musician, who was born in 1905 in Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean Sea. According to this short biography, Alphonso started playing the piano in … Continue reading