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 5:07
2 Pa Ni Pwoblem’ 3:40
3
Difé, Soupapé 4:23
4 Fanm’ Chatenn’ 3:45
5 Débouya Sistèm’ 4:20
6 La Go 4:06
7 Dous’ 4:15
8 Jijman Hatif 3:49
9 Ké Sa Lévé 4:02
10 Trop’ Filo 4:33
11 Rara 3:56
12 Silans’ 3:01

1 Sék Sé Bon

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Guitar Patrick Saint Eloi
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Patrick Saint Eloi

2 Pa Ni Pwoblem’

Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Keyboards Jacques Douglas Mbida
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Vocals Jacob Desvarieux

3 Difé, Soupapé

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Keyboards Philippe Joseph
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Vocals Jocelyne Beroard

4 Fanm’ Chatenn’

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Keyboards Jacques Douglas Mbida
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jean-Philippe Marthely

5 Débouya Sistèm’

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jocelyne Beroard
Vocals Patrick Saint Eloi
Percussion Ray Barretto

6 La Go

Bass Guy Nsangue
Drums Manu Katche
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jacob Desvarieux

7 Dous’

Bass Guy Nsangue
Drums Paco Sery
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Harmonica Stevie Wonder
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jean-Claude Naimro
Vocals Jocelyne Beroard

8 Jijman Hatif

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Keyboards Philippe Joseph
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jean-Philippe Marthely

9 Ké Sa Lévé

Bass Guy Nsangue
Drums Paco Sery
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jocelyne Beroard

10 Trop’ Filo

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Banjo Jean-Marc Monnerville
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Jean-Claude Naimro

11 Rara

Bass Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Keyboards Philippe Joseph
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Vocals Jean-Philippe Marthely

12 Silans’

Bass
Guy Nsangue
Drums Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Guitar Jacob Desvarieux
Keyboards Jean-Claude Naimro
Piano Jean-Claude Naimro
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Nick Lane
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Vocals Della Miles
Vocals Patrick Saint Eloi