In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Sunday, December 25, 2011

CYCLONIC WOMAN


GLEN TERRY – CYCLONIC WOMAN (Mauritius, 1998)

In December last year, I posted an album by Mauritian saxophonist and band leader, Ernest Wiehe.
Today we’re revisiting Mauritius but this time for a blues / funk album.  The leader, Glen Terry, is originally from India (or is it Sri Lanka?) but he resided and worked in Mauritius during the late Nineties.  This album was recorded with the cream of Mauritian blues / funk musicians. Actually the rhythm section is a pure joy: Mike Armoogum on bass, Maurice “Momo” Manancourt on drums. Damien Elisa is on keyboards in all but two tracks where he is replaced by sega-jazz virtuoso Gaetan Alkoordoss.  These blokes are cookin’.  Just listen to the swingin’ instrumental “G.Raff”.
All these guys have gained their credentials playing with some of the biggest names in Mauritian music (a.o. Seggae  legend Kaya).  This is not a standard run-of-the-mill blues album., it swings!  And all the songs are originals.
A very passionate, soulful entertainer, Glen Terry (vocals/guitar) has entertained people around the world. A musical journey has taken Glen from his birthplace in India to five star hotels in Cairo, Egypt in the mid-eighties; blues festivals and tours to Tokyo, Japan in the nineties; and performances in Kenya, Mauritius, Thailand, Dubai, Sri Lanka to his adopted home in Australia where he settled in 1988 and became an Australian citizen.




Tracks:
1.      Like a rainbow
2.      All I need is you
3.      Cyclonic Woman
4.      Come back Darlin’
5.      Real Gone Cat
6.      Maurice
7.      Sugar Blues Express
8.      Dad,Dad,Dad (you’re no fun at all)
9.      G. Raff (Giraffe)
Credits:
Glen Terry                                          guitar / vocals
Mike Armoogum                                Bass
Damien Elisa                                      Keyboards
Gaetan Alkoordoss                            Keyboards (8-9)
Momo Manancourt                            drums & percussion


10 comments:

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    1. Any chance of a re-up of this?

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    2. Comin' soon. I can't refuse a re-post to a Gueuze aficionado!

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    3. Wonderful, thanks very much! I also have a Mauritian work colleague who will be pleased to hear this (well, she might be - she has appalling taste in music and doesn't like beer!).

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  2. best wishes to you too Boogieman, may in 2012 the music also be with you! Be safe & be well & all that jazz, peace, E-mile

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  3. Thanks mate, all the best to you too & Long Live the Blogs!

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  4. RE-POST:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?8uc92iy1rdciujt

    Some of Mauritius best studio musicians are on this rare funky album. Enjoy!

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  5. Dear Boogieman, this link is gone ... is there a chance of a repost? I too know a Mauritian who would be pleased to hear this album.
    My compliments on your fascinating blog, I have been delighted with some of the material you have posted.
    Cheers,
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  6. LAST CHANCE to hear this funky Mauritian album

    http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/18899773/file.html

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  7. Thanks a million for the (rapid) re-post, that's _WELL_ funky!!
    Best wishes from one old geezer to another ;-)
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