November 5, 2012

Songs of The Month

Every month, Kid Creole is offering songs for you to listen to from his collection, stay updated for more songs during monthly updates.

Month of December 2017:

Xmas Video – happy holidays!

Once upon a time I produced a group called MACHINE. MACHINE had a massive hit with a song called There But For The Grace of God  Go I.  Jay Stovall was a member of that band. A friendship was formed. I called upon him to deliver the lead vocal on this Holiday Song written by me and my brother, Stony Browder Jr.
The track can be found on the KID CREOLE and the COCONUTS album entitled TO TRAVEL SIDEWAYS
Happy Holidays to all you Creolians all over the world. Thanks for a fantabulous 2017.
Big Love,
August Darnell

 

My Love

  • Band: Kid Creole and the Coconuts
  • Album: Private Waters in the Great Divide
  • Year: 1990
  • Writers: August Darnell
  • Publisher: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
  • Record label: Columbia

Lyrics:
My love is just like the wind in a tempestuous squall
Thundering in
So wild you cannot conceive
Then mild so to relieve…..set at ease

My love is just like the wind

My love is just like the wind
Just like the wind
Just like the wind

August Darnell

 

Takin’ a Holiday

  • Band: Kid Creole and the Coconuts
  • Album: Private Waters in the Great Divide
  • Year: 1990
  • Writers: August Darnell
  • Publisher: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
  • Record label: Columbia

WISHING YOU ALL VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS – born out of the red hot embers of DR BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL Savannah Band. In the 1970’s the Savannah Band had successfully merged the big band sound of the 1940’s (Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Louis Prima etc) with the dance floor beat of the disco era. The Kid fused the big band sound with every strain under the sun – calypso, soca, salsa, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, etc……with a strong accent on Caribbeanism. Kid Creole and the Coconuts thus became pioneers of what became known as mongrel music (also known as Mulatto music or Rainbow music). In other words – a delicious but strange potpourri of goodness.

 

Kid Creole and The Coconuts had the good fortune of working with movie directors such as Francis Ford Copolla and Taylor Hackford. They have also done collaborations with the likes of Prince, U2 and Barry Manilow. They have done command performances for Princess Diana and President Clinton and they have worked with true giants in the MUSIC BIZ UNIVERSE: Tommy Mottola (who brought Mariah Carey to fame), Seymour Stein (who brought Madonna to the attention of the world) and Chris Blackwell (who brought reggae to the rest of the world).

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