Majestik Zouk

Majestik Zouk

by Kassav'
     
 
Majestik Zouk was Kassav's second release on the Columbia label. The first release on this label, Vini Pou, was ironically one of their weaker efforts. Possibly in reaction to the tepid response to the first album on an American major label, Kassav fired up the zouk machine and came out with this album of strong and varied

Overview

Majestik Zouk was Kassav's second release on the Columbia label. The first release on this label, Vini Pou, was ironically one of their weaker efforts. Possibly in reaction to the tepid response to the first album on an American major label, Kassav fired up the zouk machine and came out with this album of strong and varied material. The opening track by Jean-Philippe Marthely burns things up with its high wattage merengue-tinged rhythm. There is also the classic "Ou Le," one of the most popular songs that Kassav ever recorded. It is another one of their well-known anthems, and is French Antillean music at its best, simply melodic and very rhythmic. "Dezodie" is another outstanding track that moves. However, the American music market virtually ignored the album and, although Kassav went on to produce a few more albums on Sony-Columbia, zouk was slow to infiltrate the American music scene. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/1989
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644535327
catalogNumber:
45353

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kassav'   Primary Artist
Jocelyne Beroard   Vocals,Chant,Group Member
Georges Decimus   Bass Guitar,Basse,Group Member
Jacob Desvarieux   Guitar,Group Member
Edith Lefel   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Jean-Philippe Marthely   Vocals
Jean-Claude Naimro   Keyboards,Clavier,Group Member
Hamid Bellocine   Trombone
Georges Costa   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Michel Costa   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Freddy Hovsepian   Trumpet,Group Member
Yvone Jones   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Don Myrick   Saxophone
Jean-Claude Naimbro   Keyboards
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Mauricio Smith   Saxophone
Claude Vamur   Drums
Becky Bell   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Dominique Gengoul   Guitar
Jean-Luc Alger   Choir, Chorus
Celmar Engel   Synthesizer
Sylvie Aioun   Choir, Chorus,Choeurs
Jean Philippe Marteau   Chant,Group Member
Jacques-Douglas Mbida   Keyboards
Claude Thirifays   Saxophone,Group Member
Jean-Pierre Ramirez   Trumpet,Group Member
Roger Raspail   Percussion
Claude Romano   Trombone,Group Member
Hamid Belhocine   Trombone,Group Member
Catherine Laupa   Dancer,Group Member
Cesar Durcin   Percussion,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jacob Desvarieux   Producer
Kassav'   Producer
Jean-Claude Naimro   Composer
Hamid Bellocine   Brass Arrangment
Claude Ermelin   Engineer
Freddy Hovsepian   Brass Arrangment
Frederic Marin   Engineer
Mauricio Smith   Brass Arrangment
Celmar Engel   Programming,Producer
Didier Lozahic   Producer,Engineer,Sound Recording
Yann Cooper   Engineer
Hamid Belhocine   Brass Arrangment
Mathias Pizarro   Brass Arrangment

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