1995 Kassav’ – Difé

Kassav’ is a Caribbean band formed in Guadeloupe in 1979. The core members of the band are Jocelyne Béroard, Jacob Desvarieux, Jean-Philippe Marthély, Patrick St. Eloi, Jean-Claude Naimro, Claude Vamur and Georges Décimus (who left to form Volte Face and returned). Kassav’ have issued over 20 albums, with a further 12 solo albums by band members.

The music of Kassav is an extension of cadence-lypso or compas bands, such as Grammacks, Exile One, Les Aiglons and Experience 7 of the 1970s.

Tracks

1  Sék Sé Bon (Patrick Saint Eloi) 05:07
2  Pa Ni Pwoblem’ (Jacques Douglas Mbida; Jacob Desvarieux; Patrick Chamoiseau) 03:40
3  Difé, Soupapé (Jean-Philippe Marthely; Philippe Joseph; Jocelyne Beroard) 04:23
4  Fanm’ Chatenn’ (Jacques Douglas Mbida; Jocelyne Beroard) 03:45
5  Débouya Sistèm’ (Jean-Claude Naimro; Roland Brival) 04:20
6  La Go (Jacob Desvarieux; Pierre-Edouard Decimus) 04:06
7  Dous’ (Jacob Desvarieux; Jean-Claude Naimro; Jocelyne Beroard) 04:15
8  Jijman Hatif (Jean-Philippe Marthely) 03:49
9  Ké Sa Lévé (Jacob Desvarieux; Jocelyne Beroard) 04:02
10  Trop’ Filo (Jean-Claude Naimro; Roland Brival) 04:33
11  Rara (Jean-Philippe Marthely) 03:56
12  Silans’ (Jean-Claude Naimro; Patrick Saint Eloi) 03:01

Media

Musicians

1 Sék Sé Bon

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
GuitarPatrick Saint Eloi
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsPatrick Saint Eloi


2 Pa Ni Pwoblem’

DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
KeyboardsJacques Douglas Mbida
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
VocalsJacob Desvarieux


3 Difé, Soupapé

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
KeyboardsPhilippe Joseph
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
VocalsJocelyne Beroard


4 Fanm’ Chatenn’

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
KeyboardsJacques Douglas Mbida
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJean-Philippe Marthely


5 Débouya Sistèm’

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJocelyne Beroard
VocalsPatrick Saint Eloi
PercussionRay Barretto


6 La Go

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsManu Katche
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJacob Desvarieux


7 Dous’

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsPaco Sery
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJean-Claude Naimro
VocalsJocelyne Beroard


8 Jijman Hatif

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
KeyboardsPhilippe Joseph
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJean-Philippe Marthely


9 Ké Sa Lévé

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsPaco Sery
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJocelyne Beroard


10 Trop’ Filo

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
BanjoJean-Marc Monnerville
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJean-Claude Naimro


11 Rara

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
KeyboardsPhilippe Joseph
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
VocalsJean-Philippe Marthely


12 Silans’

BassGuy Nsangue
DrumsJean-Philippe Fanfant
GuitarJacob Desvarieux
KeyboardsJean-Claude Naimro
PianoJean-Claude Naimro
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneNick Lane
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetSteve Madaio
VocalsDella Miles
VocalsPatrick Saint Eloi

Liner Notes

Arranged By – Patrick Saint Eloi (Track 1)
Arranged By – Jacob Desvarieux (Tracks 2, 6)
Arranged By – Jean-Philippe Marthely (Tracks 3, 8, 11)
Arranged By – Jean-Claude Naimro (Tracks 5, 10)

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