La Compagnie Créole is a French group, more specifically Antillo-Guyanese, formed in 1975 and originally composed of Clémence Bringtown, Julien Tarquin, José Sébéloué, Guy Bevert and Arthur Apatout. A group that can boast of having sold no less than 60 million records to date. A first album called “Ba moin en ti bo” was released a year later in 1976, but it went relatively unnoticed. They will have to wait six years and the year 1982 to see the release of the next album "Blogodo". Album that finally allows them to take off but only in the West Indies because the album is composed in Creole. On the strength of this semi-success, this time they decided to write the songs in French, and that same year saw the release of a first title called "C’est bon pour le moral". And there, everything will accelerate very quickly. The title is a real success on both sides of the Atlantic. Single from the album "Vive le douanier Rousseau !", album which was released a year later in 1983. The album too was going to be a hit, as was the new single extracted and which bears the name of the album. The notoriety of the group then literally explodes. They did it again a year later in 1984 with the album "Le bal masqué", which produced two new huge hits : the single that bears the name of the album and "Bons baisers de Fort de France". The group then becomes one of the biggest phenomena of the moment in France. It took two years and the year 1986 to see the release of the next album, "Ca fait rire les oiseaux", an album of lesser success and from which the single which also bears the name of the album will be extracted. A lesser success which was confirmed a year later in 1987 with the release of the album "La machine à danser". The fresh, light and airy side of the group's titles has had its day and public expectations are changing in the middle of the decade. The decline of the group then becomes irremediable and will only amplify over the years. Either way, the group remains to this day one of the biggest purveyors of Saturday night dance titles, only tonight for weddings and other impromptu parties with friends. And just for that, I say bravo ! To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
Ba moin en ti bo 1976
C’est bon pour le moral 1982
Vive le douanier Rousseau 1983
Viens pleurer 1983
Le bal masqué 1984
Bon baiser de Fort de France 1984
Un cadeau du ciel 1985
La nuit des requins 1986
Soca party sur la plage 1986
Ca fait rire les oiseaux 1986
Ma premier biguine-partie 1987
La machine à danser 1988
La bonne aventure 1988
Le 14 Juillet 1989
Santa Maria de Guadeloupe 1989
Bon anniversaire maman 1990
1976 ... a first track that smells the sun, coconut palms and the golden beach. References that will quickly establish themselves as their factory brand and make their glory and their fortune
1982 ... but they will still have to wait 6 years and THIS title to see their career suddenly take an incredible turn. A first top hit that will certainly not be the last given what is on the horizon. HU-GE !
1983 ... a Dance style which may seem simplistic but of formidable effectiveness and which will quickly set fire to all the Dancefloor in France. A unique know-how !
1983 ... in an ocean of Dance titles, suddenly comes this pretty ballad which shows that they also know how to do in this field. Of course, they will only very rarely venture there but the result is frankly up to the mark
1984 ... THE title that makes them definitely fit into the musical legend of the 80s on the French side. A Dance title which remains their Mona Lisa to this day and which continues to regularly ignite many evenings and weddings in the 4 corners of France every weekend. A model of its kind. MAS-TER-FUL !
1984 ... yet another nice, smooth title that shows the full extent of their talent. Simple music made to appeal to everyone. Bet succeeded in any case !
1985 ... the group tries their hand at reggae but the result is not transcendent despite an obvious goodwill. It can't always work ...
1986 ... back to pure dance mode. Despite an obvious quality, the title goes under the radar and will unfortunately remain quite confidential ...
1986 ... after zouk, after reggae, here they are in Steel Drum mode, Afro-Caribbean version. It's punchy and it works perfectly. Inspiration is back !
1986 ... still one of their most emblematic titles. Once again, a very simple melodic and rhythmic base but of a formidable effectiveness. Like what, the simplest recipes are often the most effective. HU-GE !
1987 ... an incredible dynamic that pushes them inexorably forward for years, even if more and more, the result in the Charts is no longer really of Premium level. The main thing is to believe in it as they say !
1988 ... anyway, a group that will have made dance like few groups before him. And who still makes people dance today and that is not the case for all those who have gone through this decade of the 80s !
1988 ... more than 10 years after his debut, the group is still there and shows that it still has some under the pedal. This is talent !
1989 ... the end of the decade which is fast approaching and which still sees them as dashing and always so motivated. Not sure that the following decade will be so favorable to them, but what is taken is no longer to be taken !
1989 ... what better way to end this blessed decade than a nice Intimist title as a thank you. Quite simply, a popular group that will have done good for French !
1990 ... they pass the course of the new decade but what they will produce thereafter will meet only a very limited success. It is clear that the gap with the competition is becoming too obvious and the new musical standards of the 90s will get the better of this group. A group that will still have deeply marked the end of the twentieth century by its good humor and its extraordinary ability to make us move the butt !
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