• CD STRUT93CD£12.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP STRUT093LP£19.99
    Out of stock
  • 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

People also bought

Studio One RocksteadyRocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae At Studio OneSoul Jazz Records
Out now! Get ready ..  With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Penguin))...
Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (Funky Sensation)Atlantic
Gwen enters the 80's in style with the monster hit "Funky Sensation"! Can you feel it?!
Herbie HancockThrust (1974)Columbia
An essential classic! The heaviest funky jazz ever recorded. Deep, deep, deep. As good as it gets! 180 gram audiophile issue vinyl.
  • New LP (180g)£19.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As SocietyGet A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-81, VOL 2Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81.Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society....
Actress Ghettoville Werk Discs / Ninja Tune
Actress follows up his 2012 R.I.P with "Ghettoville", the unofficial prequel to his 2008 "Hazyville" LP (which is also included vinyl format - remastered)...
  • CD£9.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • 3×LP£19.99
    Out of stock
King Tubbys Meets Rockers UptownAn Augustus Pablo ProductionClocktower
All time classic dub album from two heavyweights of the Jamaican music scene in the 70s, augustus pablo and king tubby, featuring a legendary line-up of...
  • Reissue LP£14.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£8.99
    Out of stock
UpsettersBlackboard Jungle DubClocktower
Everybody should have at least one Lee Perry album, and this is one of the greatest dub albums ever made - a true classic !
  • Reissue LP£13.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£10.99
    Out of stock