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 New Year’s 78 rpm records selection

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March selection

It's been long time since I haven't posted anything on the blog, even though I have bought some great 78s in the past months. Instead of writing a long article as usual, I decided this time to share with you a selection of recordings from my collection. I only wrote a very short description for … Continue reading March selection

Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais - Oye, mes z'amis...

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