Les Shleu-Shleu

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Haitian compas band, formed the 22 December 1965 in Bas-Peut de Chose, Por-au-Prince by former members of the groupes Lorenceau and Memfoubins. In 1970 they were invited to NYC where they stayed in the Haitian diaspora. They are active till today.

Shleu-Shleu is a kompa band formed on 22 December 1965 in Bas-Peut de Chose, Por-au-Prince by former members of the groupes Lorenceau and Memfoubins, managed by Hugues "Dada" Jackaman (or Djakaman) an Arab Haitian businessman of Palestinian origin, and directed by Tony Moïse on the ashes of Les Manfoubins created by Jean Baptiste, Jacques Vabre, Camille Philippe and Kiki Bayard and Following the demise of Les Frères Lorenceau.[1] During their first appearance, Nemours Jean-Baptiste renamed them Mini Jazz, due to their reduced format, thus unknowingly coining the term mini-jazz, also referring to the mini-skirt fashion of the time.[2] The new band was composed of a solo saxophonist, Tony Moise, Jean-Claude Pierre-Charles (a.k.a. Peddy) and Hans Cherubin (a.k.a. Gro Bébé) on lead vocals. After living throughout Haiti, they achieved international notoriety, and in 1970, they were hired to travel to New York City to perform at Casa Borinquen. They decided to stay in NYC. They have played in many large American cities, spreading many of the musical gems of the Haitian diaspora. In 1976, many of the original members of the band had to leave New York for several reasons. This instability created a period of decline that lasted until 1991 when Jean-Baptiste Smith decided to revive the band with the addition of new musicians, such as the talented saxophonist Evens Latortue, guitarist Eddy Altine, percussionist Joseph Savius.

Info: On the photo: the original members of Shleu Shleu 1965 Seating from left to right. First row Hans Cherubin “Gros Bebe”, Thony Moise, Jean Claude Pierre Charles “Peddy” second row Milo Toussaint, Serge Rosenthal, Leon Millien. Back row Jean Michel St Victor, Frankie Jean Baptiste, Smith Jean Baptiste, Clovis St Louis and Dada Jacaman.
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ILP 139 Les Shleu-Shleu - Haiti, Mon Pays album art Groupe Les Chleu-Chleu* Haiti, Mon Pays (Album) IBO Records ILP 139 US 1967 Sell This Version
AKA-1001, 1001 Les Shleu-Shleu - Haïti, Terre De Soleil album art Les Shleu-Shleu Haïti, Terre De Soleil (Album) AKA Records (7), AKA Records (7) AKA-1001, 1001 Haiti 1969 Sell This Version
Shleu-Shleu 01 Les Shleu-Shleu - Tête Chauve album art Shleu Shleu* Tête Chauve (Album) Haiti Record Shleu-Shleu 01 Haiti 1969 Sell This Version
Shleu-Shleu 01 Les Shleu-Shleu - Tête Chauve album art Shleu Shleu* Tête Chauve(LP, Album) Haiti Record Shleu-Shleu 01 Haiti 1969 Sell This Version
SS - 002 Les Shleu-Shleu - Cé La Ou Yé album art Les Shleu-Shleu Cé La Ou Yé (Album) Haiti Record SS - 002 Haiti 1970 Sell This Version
005, Shleu-Shleu 005 Les Shleu-Shleu - 6ème Anniversaire album art Les Shleu-Shleu 6ème Anniversaire (Album) Haiti Record, Haiti Record 005, Shleu-Shleu 005 Haiti 1971 Sell This Version
SS-009 Les Shleu-Shleu - Succès Des Shleu-Shleu A Paris album art Les Shleu-Shleu Succès Des Shleu-Shleu A Paris (Album) Haiti Record SS-009 Haiti 1972 Sell This Version
LPS-101 Les Shleu-Shleu - Grille Ta Cigarette album art Shleu-Shleu* Grille Ta Cigarette (Album) Maggy Records LPS-101 1973 Sell This Version
MRS 1038 Les Shleu-Shleu - A New York - Maestro Tony Moise album art Shleu-Shleu* A New York - Maestro Tony Moise (Album) Mini Records MRS 1038 Haiti 1973 Sell This Version
SS-010, L.P. SS - 010 Les Shleu-Shleu - Acé Frapé album art Les Shleu-Shleu Acé Frapé (Album) Haiti Record, Haiti Record SS-010, L.P. SS - 010 Haiti 1973 Sell This Version
SS-004 Les Shleu-Shleu - En Filant Les Aiguilles album art The Original Shleu Shleu* En Filant Les Aiguilles (Album) SS Records (2) SS-004 US 1974 Sell This Version
SS-012 Les Shleu-Shleu - Toujours Le Même 4 - 3 album art Les Shleu-Shleu Toujours Le Même 4 - 3(LP, Album) Haiti Record SS-012 Haiti 1974 Sell This Version
SS-005 Les Shleu-Shleu - Original Shleu-Shleu album art Original Shleu-Shleu* Original Shleu-Shleu (Album) SS Records (2) SS-005 US 1975 Sell This Version
SS-006 Les Shleu-Shleu - Poté Colé album art Original Shleu-Shleu* Poté Colé (Album) SS Records (2) SS-006 US 1975 Sell This Version
SS-007 Les Shleu-Shleu - Immortel album art Les Shleu-Shleu Immortel(LP) Haiti Records SS-007 Haiti 1975 Sell This Version
RR 3371 Les Shleu-Shleu - La Bible Des Orchestres album art Les Shleu-Shleu La Bible Des Orchestres (Album) Rotel Records RR 3371 Haiti 1976 Sell This Version
4-3 Les Shleu-Shleu - Aux Fanatiques Du Monde Entier album art Les Shleu-Shleu Aux Fanatiques Du Monde Entier(LP, Album) Dada Records (6) 4-3 US 1976 Sell This Version
D-3 Les Shleu-Shleu - Crapaud album art Les Shleu-Shleu Crapaud (Album) Dada Records (6) D-3 Haiti 1977 Sell This Version
D04 Les Shleu-Shleu - JSS album art Les Shleu-Shleu JSS (Album) Dada Records (6) D04 Haiti 1978 Sell This Version
3A 183 Les Shleu-Shleu - Toujours Là! album art Schleu-Schleu D'Haiti* Toujours Là!(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 183 France 1981 Sell This Version
5001, CS-5001 Les Shleu-Shleu - Celebration album art Original Shleu-Shleu de New York* Celebration(LP, Album) CS Records, CS Records 5001, CS-5001 US 1981 Sell This Version
Macaya-157 Les Shleu-Shleu - A La Cocoteraie album art Les Shleu Shleu D'Haiti* A La Cocoteraie(LP) Macaya Records Macaya-157 US 1981 Sell This Version
SS-011 Les Shleu-Shleu - Back To Stay album art Original Shleu-Shleu* Back To Stay (Album) SS Records (2) SS-011 US 1982 Sell This Version
MARC 360 Les Shleu-Shleu - No Money No Honey album art Les Shleu-Shleu No Money No Honey (Album) Marc Records (3) MARC 360 US 1983 Sell This Version
MMI LP 1014 Les Shleu-Shleu - Pionniers "La Tradition Continue..." album art Les Shleu-Shleu Pionniers "La Tradition Continue..."(LP, Album) Melodie Makers, Inc MMI LP 1014 US 1991 Sell This Version