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Peeni Waali ‎• Peeni Waali


In 1987 Fizzé invited the reggae Heart Beat Band to record a maxi single with him, but they hesitated because they knew he had no reggae experience.
Determined to do the recording, Fizzé flew to Jamaica and met the late producer W. 'Jack Ruby' Lindo who took him to Kingston’s Dynamics Studio to hear a Sly and Robbie session, to meet musicians, buy records and to learn. One evening in Oracabessa, Fizzé was mesmerised by the extraordinary phenomenon of thousands of fireflies. It was an inspiring moment that would be the start of a 12 year exploration of a myriad of cultures.
Eventually Fizzé also met Rico Rodriguez who was to influence him greatly. Fizzé returned to Switzerland and recorded 3 tracks for Heart Beat Band, plus some of his impressions of Jamaica and its firefly, the Peeni Waali.
Fizzé returned to Jamaica in 1988 and recorded more music and overdubbed the rhythms he had prepared, working with percussionist Leon 'Scully' Simms, Robbie Shakespeare, saxophonist Dean 'Big D' Frazer, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace and Felix 'Deadly Headly' Bennet .
Fizzé was hooked on reggae, loving its parallels with the blues but also its freshness.
Fizzé returned to Switzerland and worked in advertising for another two years but Rodriguez often recorded for him. Jerome Van Jones visited and recorded Duke Ellington’s Satin Doll and Blue Moon to Fizzé's reggae lines. In 1989 Fizzé contacted Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell and Beacon of Hope was born. Fizzé also met Lee Scratch Perry who voiced one of Fizzé's tunes, rapping about Liecht (light) & Stein (Liechtenstein was just over the border).
Peeni Waali the album was starting to take shape and it was released on his label in 1990, along with the Linton Kwesi Johnson album Tings An Times.
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1. Beacon Of Hope
Narrator, Lyrics  • Linton Kwesi Johnson
Accordion • Johnny "Alig" Human
Bass, Percussion • Dennis Bovell
Guitar • Lorenz Viennet
Drums, Percussion • Dizzi
Percussion, Keyboards • Fizzè
Hammond B3 Solo • Jerome Van Jones
Percussion • Scully
Milkpots • Pascal Cuche
Rico • Trombone
Ukulele • Cédric Vuille

2. Skarab
Bass • Robbie Shakespeare
Choir
Anne Lehmann, Catherine Broillet, Christine Freudiger
Françoise Borioli, Jacqueline Gander

Percussion • Dizzi
Percussion • Scully
Percussion • Pascal Cuche
Rico • Trombone
Percussion, Keyboards • Fizzè

3. Ricochet
Bass, Keyboards • Fizzè
Drums • Dizzi 
Trombone • Rico

4. Licht & Stein
Vocals • Lee "Scratch" Perry
Bass, Guitar, Percussion • Dennis Bovell
Drums • Bazz Smith
Balaphones • Christian Addor
Balaphones • Olivier Meury
Keyboards • Peter Weber
Balaphones, Timbales • Dizzi
Keyboards • Fizzè
Trombone • Gerhard Lampert
Trumpet • Hans Kaemmerle

5. Peeni Waali (Version)
Bass, Accordion, Kalimba, Percussion, Saxophone • Fizzè
Clarinet • Cédric Vuille
Balafon, Mbira, Percussion • Dizzi
Trombone • Rico

6. Paper Mensch
Vocals • Rams
 Bass • Dennis Bovell
Drums, Percussion • Dizzi
Guitar • Cédric Cédric Vuille
Guitar • Momo Rossel
Keyboards, Bottles, Zither, Percussion • Fizzè
Trombone • Rico

7. A No Nottn
Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele • Cédric Vuille
Alto Saxophone • Dean Frazer
Bass • Robbie Shakespeare
Cabasa, Wood Block • Scully
Electric Guitar • Lorenz Viennet
Hihat • Phil Santschi
Snare • Dizzi
Trumpet • Felix "Deadly Headley" Bennett
Trombone • Rico
Keyboards • Fizzè

8. Irish Irie
Accordion • Johnny "Alig" Human
Cabasa • Scully
Drums, Spoons • Dizzi
Harp • Asita Hamidi
Keyboards, Flute, Bass • Fizzè
Soprano Saxophone • Felix "Deadly Headley" Bennett
Trombone, Funda • Rico
Ukulele • Cédric Vuille
Violin • Christoph Habegger

9. Rockaman Soul
Bass, Keyboards, Flute • Fizzè
Drums • Phil Santschi
Guitar • Martin Millar
Vocals, Trombone, Percussion • Rico

10. Satin Doll
Bass, Guitar, Percussion • Dennis Bovell
Drums • Bazz Smith
Organ • Jerome Van Jones
Trombone • Rico

11. Mini Mali
Bass, Guitar • Dennis Bovell
Drums • Dizzi
Keyboards • Fizzè
Bass, Guitar • Dennis Bovell

12. Version Of Hope
Accordion • Johnny "Alig" Human
Bass, Percussion • Dennis Bovell
Drums, Percussion • Dizzi
Keyboards • Jerome Van Jones
Percussion • Scully
Percussion, Keyboards • Fizzè
Milkpots • Pascal Cuche
 Trombone • Rico
Ukulele • Cédric Vuille

13. Rockaman Dub #1
Bass, Keyboards, Flute • Fizzè
Drums • Phil Santschi
Guitar • Martin Millar

14. A No Nottn Dub
Keyboards • Peter Weber
Bass, Guitar • Dennis Bovell
Drums • Dizzi
Keyboards • Fizzè

15. Peeni Waali
Bass, Accordion, Kalimba, Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboards • Fizzè
Clarinet • Cédric Vuille
Balafon, Percussion, Mbira • Dizzi
Trombone • Rico
Speaking • A.C. "Bruce" Harris

Produced, arranged, recorded at Studio Mensch by
 Fizzè

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Label: Blue Moon Productions ‎– BM 151
Format: 320
Country: France
Released: 1991
Genre: Jazz, Reggae
Style: Dub, Roots Reggae, Pop

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