Track 1 - Koun'Toupack
Track 2 - Chut Bebe Dort
Track 3 - Dans C'cas La Oui
Track 4 - Retour De Flamme
Track 5 - Ne Parlons Pas De Rien
Track 6 - Reveil Matin
Track 7 - In Ne S'est Rien Passe
Track 8 - Pas Un Brin De Vent
Track 9 - 4 Pas Et Demi
Track 10 - Ne Le Refait Jamais Plus
Track 11 - Perdigouna
Track 12 - Un Bouquet De Cerises
Track 13 - Pastagam
Track 14 - La Tete Qui Bout
I first came into contact with Godchild through the excellent "La Tete Qui Bout" which features on the "La Guepe Vol.4" compilation. Here is the original album from which that track was sourced and I am happy to report that the rest of the music is of a similarly high quality. The words "holy grail" are thrown around quite a bit in library music / rare groove circles but it's fair to say that "Godchild" qualifies for this compliment alongside other classics such as "Under Pompelmo" by Giuliano Sorgini and "Accadde A" by Arawak. Released in 1972 or 1975 depending on who you ask, it contains some thrilling breakbeats, jazzy horns and plenty of well executed electric piano along with a couple of vocal numbers. There are numerous tempo changes that keep the listener on their toes while still maintaining a consistently cool vibe throughout.
This record was re-released in 2002 by Kid Loco, or at the very least it contains three remixes by him. You can download those remixes here. Thankfully that re-release exists because otherwise you would need to shell out hundreds of dollars for an original copy ( I saw one on the internet go for $685 U.S ). Or of course you can download it here right now!