Best Compas Albums of all time

Please, what is the best compas albums of all time? What is the classics albums?

03/17/2011 - 20:16
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Difficult to decide, and my taste changes always a little...
I would start with first fom Les Shleu-Shleu, first from D.P. Express and the most popular album "David".


A good band is when you can't decide which album is their best.

03/18/2011 - 00:44

Some of my favorites. You're so right,the best bands, it's really hard to pick from them. I would have added Vol 4 to that list of DPs.

03/21/2011 - 22:21

There are so many great Konpa albums out there just waiting to be heard.

I'll list a few of my favorite retro Konpa albums

Les Freres Dejean - Pa Gain Panne (Album) (1974)

1. Marina
2. Joyeuses vacances
3. La foi
4. Pa gain panne
5. Léôgane
6. Alléluia

Scorpio de Robert Martino - Opa Opa (1981)

1. Apran'n Travail
2. Patience
3. Opa Opa
4. Caroline
5. Serré Colé

Les Freres Dejean - L'Univers (1979)

1. L'Humanite
2. Conviction
3. Experience
4. Naide
5. Yoyo
6. L'Univers

Scorpio Universel - Gypsy Fever (1981)

1. Christiane
2. Gypsy Fever (Tan Lontan)
3. Mové Zanmi
4. Azakiaam Kélélé
5. Caskèt Sou Tèt

Claude Marcelin - Lakol (1985)

1. Lakol
2. Li dim kon sa
3. Awaiting tomorrow
4. Mwen konnen li la
5. Sa pa anyen

Djet-X - Expressions (1976)

1. Love to love you baby
2. Nostalgie (simalo)
3. Le telephone sonne
4. Rossignol
5. Big break
6. Mariano

Alix Jacques & Cole Cole Band - Symphonie Inachevee (1980)

1. Halleluiah
2. Symphonie inachevée
3. Yabofè (noé)
4. Jennifer
5. My angel's smile
6. Compas F*
7. C'est la vie

Tabou Combo - Light is Coming Your Way (1978)

1. Light Is Coming Your Way (coconut Funk)
2. Balance
3. Tabou Mania
4. Cherchez La Femme
5. Let's Dance (Disco)
6. Mabouya

Magnum Band - Experience (1979)

2. Magnum dehors
3. La foi
4. Trahison
5. Vanite
6. Panamam'm tombe
7. Experience

Tabou Combo - Voye Monte (1979)

1. Voyé Monté
2. Ça Ou Fe
3. Ooh La La
4. Ambition
5. M'Enrage

GM Connection - You and I (1980)

1. Adelina
2. Mambo Sia
3. Min, Min Ale
4. You And I

Bossa Combo - Accolade (1978)

1. Courage
2. Vanite
3. Respectez Toto
4. Accolade
5. Chere Madame
6. Pelerinage

Tabou Combo - Allo Allo (1984)

1. Allô Allô (Toujou souça)
2. Nou paré
3. Juicy Lucy
4. Jalousie
5. Bébé paramount

Accolade de New York - International (1981)

1. Mme Jules
2. Tribulations
3. Fem' Desordonee
4. Compas National
5. Amour

03/22/2011 - 04:01

Skah Shah- Pipirite
Djet-X - Expression
D.P. Express- David
Magnum Band- Experience
Tabou Combo- 8th Sacrement
Shleu Shleu- A New York
Tabou Combo- Respect

03/22/2011 - 23:11

Much much thanks all of you for the lists, it's really help me,

One question, What do you think about Les Freres Dejean album "Bouki ac Malice"? Do you put it in a best album of all time list?
Also, in your lists there's only one album of Skah Shah? There's a reason?


03/25/2011 - 02:32

Yes. I meant to paste in a cover of "L'Univers" from Freres Dejean but "Bouki ak Malice" is up there too; I honestly cant decide between the two. The problem is there's so much good stuff by the best artists, as mentioned before. Fun to think about though.

03/25/2011 - 05:39

So much good stuff E4!

03/25/2011 - 05:41

I see a difference between most important albums and a personal favorites list.

What ist a "classic" album... there are different periodes and sounds. Sometimes difficult to compare. I tried something in this thread*.

I like the first Skah-Shah album but because it sounds like Shleu-Shleu. Les Frères Déjean - which is their best - one, two or three albums... A point of taste. Otherwise they were very important at all. (They had their own style; they had a big influence on cadence and their horn sections, French Antilles; which later made influence on the haitian mini jazz bands.)

03/25/2011 - 07:49

@ Belly

Virtually all the albums that I've listed contain what are widely recognized as hit songs that defined a generation. Many of these songs are now standards that crossover age gaps and language barriers. This, in my opinion, is what makes an album a classic. I could list so many more and they would fit precisely into the best Konpa albums category, to me anyway.

Skah Shah has tons of hit albums, I just didn't list them, as I've said before there are far too many albums to list for your inquiry. So I gave brief list of albums that are well known

When you listen to bands like Freres Dejean, Skah Shah, Dixie Band, Bossa Combo, Tabou Combo, etc... you hear music that the artists put their heart and soul into.

@ Jean-Luc most of my favorites just happen to be hits/classics.

03/25/2011 - 16:27

Excelent album

02/04/2012 - 17:59