Tonton David

Real Name:
David Grammont
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Tonton David is a French Reggae singer born in la Réunion. He is renowned for his raggamuffin performances, but uses influences of soul music, gro kâ (from the French West Indies), the Zairian rumba.
Tonton David had a turbulent childhood in a suburb of Paris. He left his family at 14, and managed to make a career in music with powerful and political lyrics. In 1990 Tonton David had his big break when he was featured in a TV report about "Black Paris". Tonton David's performance resulted in signing with Virgin record label. Shortly after, he recorded "Peuples du monde", which was featured on the famous French rap compilation Rapattitudes.
Le blues de la racaille released on 2 December 1991, was his debut album where he explored social issues such as unemployment, poverty, racism, becoming a figurehead for a whole generation of disenchanted French youth. In 1991 he performed in front of an audience of 12,000 music fans at the Fête des Kafs in Saint Denis, La Réunion and in 1992 at Reggae Sunsplash festival in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1993, he released his second album Allez leur dire recorded in Memphis, Tennessee. "Sûr et certain" taken from the album was released as a single. 1995 saw as yet his biggest success with the song "Chacun sa route" from the soundtrack of the film Un indien dans la ville. His third album Récidiviste in 1995 gave the successful singles, "Pour tout le monde pareil" and a collaboration with rai star Cheb Mami in "Fugitifs". The fourth album Faut qu'ça arrête was more influenced by Haitian music out of collaboration with Haitian musician Papa Jube.
His father is the reunionnese singer Ray Grammont.
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Albums

Tonton David - Le Blues Des Racailles album art Tonton David Le Blues Des Racailles (Album) Delabel, Labelle Noir France 1991 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Allez Leur Dire album art Tonton David Allez Leur Dire (Album) Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Un Indien Dans La Ville album art Manu Katché - Geoffrey Oryema - Tonton David Manu Katché - Geoffrey Oryema - Tonton David - Un Indien Dans La Ville (Album) Virgin Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Recidiviste album art Tonton David Recidiviste (Album) Delabel France 1995 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Faut Qu'Ça Arrête album art Tonton David Faut Qu'Ça Arrête (Album) Delabel France 1999 Sell This Version
3448969287525 Tonton David - Babelou album art Tonton David Babelou(CD, Album) Bansa-Music 3448969287525 France 2005 Sell This Version
41901-2 Tonton David - Livret de Famille album art Tonton David Livret de Famille(CD, Album) Bansa-Music 41901-2 France 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tonton David - Peuples Du Monde album art Tonton David Peuples Du Monde (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Labelle Noir France 1990 Sell This Version
Tonton David - A Qui La Faute album art Tonton David A Qui La Faute (Single, Maxi, EP) Labelle Noir, Delabel France 1991 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Cash album art Tonton David Cash (Maxi) Delabel, Labelle Noir France 1992 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Free Demo album art Julien Clerc Feat. Tonton David Julien Clerc Feat. Tonton David - Free Demo (Single) Virgin, Virgin France 1993 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Ma Number One album art Tonton David Ma Number One (Single, EP, Maxi) Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Sûr Et Certain album art Tonton David Sûr Et Certain (Maxi, EP, Single) Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Il Marche Seul album art Tonton David Il Marche Seul (Single) Delabel, Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Pour Tout Le Monde Pareil album art Tonton David Pour Tout Le Monde Pareil (Maxi, Single) Delabel France 1995 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Fugitif album art Tonton David & Cheb Mami Tonton David & Cheb Mami - Fugitif (Single) Delabel France 1995 Sell This Version
PM537, 8939932 Tonton David - Vagabond album art Tonton David Vagabond(CD, Single) Delabel, Delabel PM537, 8939932 France 1996 Sell This Version
DE 3873 Tonton David - Vagabond album art Tonton David Vagabond(CD, Maxi, Promo) Delabel DE 3873 France 1996 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Faire Face album art Tonton David Faire Face (Single) Delabel France 1998 Sell This Version
DE 4665 Tonton David - Viens album art Tonton David Viens(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 4665 France 1999 Sell This Version
CM 415085 Tonton David - Une Vraie Démocratie album art Tonton David Une Vraie Démocratie(CD, Single) Sans Limite CM 415085 France 2001 Sell This Version
Tonton David - Y'a Des Hauts Y'a Des Bas album art Tonton David Y'a Des Hauts Y'a Des Bas (Single) Delabel France 2002 Sell This Version
7243 8725012 3 Tonton David - La Gagne album art Intouchable featuring Tonton David Intouchable featuring Tonton David - La Gagne(CD, Single, Enh) Wati B 7243 8725012 3 France 2005 Sell This Version
SUSO 45002 Tonton David - Try Me / Stop La Comedy album art Jr. Kelly* / Tonton David Jr. Kelly* / Tonton David - Try Me / Stop La Comedy(7") Supersonic Sound SUSO 45002 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

Tonton David - Best Of album art Tonton David Best Of (Comp) Delabel France 2002 Sell This Version

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