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  • 1. Ibo Combo – Ti Garçon
  • 2. Les Vikings – Choc Vikings?
  • 3. Les Animateurs – Ti Machine?Les Loups Noirs
  • 4. Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole – 6ème Leçon
  • 5. Zotobre Feat Webert Sicot – Lagen
  • 6. Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour – Panno Caye Nan Bwa D’chenn
  • 7. Bossa Combo – Line
  • 8. Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert – Désordre Musical
  • 9. Ti Paris Et Sa Guitare – Cochon St. Antoine
  • 10. Groupe Les Chleu-chleu – Compas X
  • 11. Ra Ra De Léogane – Gade Moune Yo
  • 12. Tabou Combo – Ce Pas
  • 13. Les Difficiles De Pétion-ville – An Septième
  • 14. Les Frères Dejean – Packard
  • 15. Trio Select – Ensemble Select En Action
  • 16. Raoul Guillaume – Mal Élevé
  • 17. Super Jazz Des Jeunes – Cote Moune Yo
  • 18. Pierre Blain Et Orchestre Murat Pierre – Jouc Li Jou
  • 19. Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes – Calma Pèlerin
  • 20. Ensemble Etoile Du Soir – Messe Quatre Heures
  • 21. Nemours Jean-baptiste – Ti Carole
  • 22. Orchestre Septentrional – Baptême Ratt
  • 23. Les Ambassadeurs – Homenaje A Los Ambajadores
  • 24. Caribbean Sextet – Suspan’n
  • 25. Djet-x – Jive Turkey
  • 26. Les Shleu Shleu – Crapaud
  • 27. Scorpio Universel – Ti Lu Lu Pe?
  • 28. Orchestre Tropicana D’haiti – Pran Pasyans

Haiti Direct, the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant and varied colours of Haiti’s music from the early ‘60s to the late ‘70s compiled by Sofrito founder Hugio Mendez for Strut!

At the dawn of the '60s, as Jamaica twisted American R’n’B into ska and reggae and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico codified the sound of Salsa, Haiti gave birth to Compas Direct. an updating of the traditional Meringue rhythm, adapted with a new swing and complex arrangements.

N.B. Tracklisting refers to CD format. Vinyl release includes CD version of the album

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