Soul Jazz Records new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas its all here! This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreword by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history. This limited edition heavyweight double LP vinyl edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve complete with insert and full text.
The Eloise Trio - Come To The Caribbean
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente - Trombon Criollo
Duke Of Iron - Bambouche
Lucho Azcarraga Y Su Conjunto - Tamboritos
Alfredito - Timbales
King Scratch - Christmas Time In Nassau
Guy Du Rosier Orchestra - Panono M'tombe
Noro Morales Orchestra - Mississippi Mambo
Peanuts Taylor - Nassau Blues
Katherine Dunham Ensemble - Nago
Hubert Porter And The Jamaican Calypsonians - Rum And Coconut Water
The Bay Street Boys - Donkey Wants Water
Guy Du Rosier Orchestra - Anatole
Sonny Burke And His Orchestra - West Indies
Dioris Valladares And His Conjunto Tipico - Los Dos Merengues
Julio Gutierrez - Theme For Conga
Hubert Porter And The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers - Mary’s Lam
Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world – Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas – it’s all here! This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreword by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history. This limited edition heavyweight double LP vinyl edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve complete with insert and full text.
Count Lasha And His Calypsonians - Perseverance
Tito Puente – Swingin’ Mambo
The Duke Of Iron - Fifty Cents
Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods - Maiz
Fajardo Y Sus Estrellas - El Aguardiente
The Eloise Trio - Anna Macao
Lord Fly And The Dan Williams Orchestra - Whai, Whai, Whai
Gina Martin - Omo Belli
Billo’s Caracas Boys - Bombele
King Scratch - Liza See Me Here
Cortijo Y Su Combo - Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band - Java
Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste - Rinmin Ce Folie
Lord Lebby And The Jamaican Calypsonians - Dr. Kinsey Report
Celia Cruz With Sonora Matancera - Yembe Laroco
The recordings made by Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación in Havana during the 1950s represent one of the pinnacles of the golden age of Cuban music. Now, on the album Cha Cha Cha, World Circuit, the label behind Buena Vista Social Club, releases a re-mastered selection of 14 of their most irresistible recordings.
More than 40 years after his death in 1972, the singer remains an iconic and beloved figure in Latin music. The timeless hits of Barroso and Orquesta Sensación continue to enjoy widespread popularity and (unbeknown to the singer for most of his life) have earned him especially dedicated fans in West Africa, where Barroso’s voice is still heard and revered in cafés and on the radio across Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire.
One of Cuba’s all-time great singers, Barroso has a life story that encompasses three distinct careers over half a century of singing and a rags-to-riches finale reminiscent of Ibrahim Ferrer and other members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Born in Havana in 1905, he first burst onto the scene in the 1920s recording with all three of the era’s finest bands during the first great wave of Cuban son music. In the 1930s he was known as the "Cuban Caruso," performing with the most popular danzón groups of the day and becoming one of Cuba’s first radio stars. By the early 1950s, he found himself in the wilderness, playing for tips outside a nightclub before staging a spectacular comeback after he was discovered by Rolando Valdés, the director of Orquesta Sensación, one of the great charanga bands of the cha cha cha boom of the mid-1950s.
With a classic line-up of flute and violins, and invested with powerful groove and swing courtesy of a dream rhythm section, the recordings Barroso made with Orquesta Sensación for Puchito Records found the singer at the very peak of his powers. Puchito was one of Cuba’s first independent record labels, founded during the mambo and cha cha cha explosion of the '50s and the recordings, sympathetically produced by label founder Jesús Goris were instant hits. Although known primarily as a cha cha cha band, Barroso and Sensación put their unique stamp on the gamut of other Cuban styles. Barroso toured and performed with Sensación in Venezuela, Miami, and New York and continued to record with the orchestra until 1965.
It is these classic recordings—now remastered for the first time in 60 years—that are the subject of Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación's Cha Cha Cha. The project has been a personal passion for World Circuit’s Nick Gold, a long-time admirer of Barroso’s voice and his classic recordings with Sensación. This set joins World Circuit’s other classic re-issues of bands such as Orchestra Baobab, Los Zafiros, and classic cumbia recordings.
1. En Guantánamo (with Orquesta Sensación)
2. La Hija de Juan Simón (with Orquesta Sensación)
3. Tiene Sabor (with Orquesta Sensación)
4. El guajiro de Cunagua (with Orquesta Sensación)
5. Un Brujo en Guanabacoa (with Orquesta Sensación)
6. El Panquelero (with Orquesta Sensación)
7. El Huerfanito (with Orquesta Sensación)
8. El Manisero (with Orquesta Sensación)
9. La Mulata Rumbera (with Orquesta Sensación)
10. Yo ta cansá (Ña Teresa) [with Orquesta Sensación]
11. Macorina (with Orquesta Sensación)
12. Bruca Maniguá (with Orquesta Sensación)
13. La Reina del Guaguancó (with Orquesta Sensación)
14. Triste Lucha (with Orquesta Sensación)
Producer and guitarist Jacob Plasse has united some of his old friends—players from the Daptones, Pedrito Martinez Group, and Los Hacheros—to form Peliroja, a New York collective inspired by the sounds of Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the Congo. Injusticia is their debut album.
“Some of the musicians in Peliroja and I would meet up after school on Jane Street in the West Village, at a stoop with some Old English, a spliff, and a tape deck,” says Jacob, best known as producer and musician for salsa masters, Los Hacheros. “We were gangly, awkward 15-year-olds and not cool by any means. I’m not sure how we became obsessed with obscure ’70s funk and Afrobeat music, but that’s what we would listen to: the 3 Sounds, Lyn Collins, Africa 70.” Two decades later, his friends have gone on to become key players in the Brooklyn funk scene, and Jacob has spent the last ten years refining his music on the road with salsa and bachata bands.
Produced and cowritten by Plasse, Injusticia was recorded live to tape at his studio in Brooklyn, in the spirit of the music he was raised on. The groove to this music is deep and heard in the way the Daptones’ rhythm section—drummer Homer Steinweiss and bassist Nick Movshon—play off the polyrhythms of Carlos Padron’s timbales and Jhair Salas’s congas, forming a new fusion of old sounds. Jainardo Batista’s vocals soar over these rhythms, propelled forward by Mike Eckroth’s mercurial arrangements.
“I think the experience of growing up in New York and getting to hear and play with all these wonderful musicians and having them in my life has let me create something that is true to myself, and hopefully them as well,” Jacob adds. “This album is for those boys on the stoop who hadn’t figured out how to be in this world, but were lucky enough to know what they loved.”
- Wax Poetics
4. Se Equivico
5. Te Wa' Tumblar
6. Honor Enjendrada
7. La Fobia
8. Mal Carrusel
9. Ciudad De Nadie
10. Ingrata Conclusion
Argentian producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito returns from a three-year sojourn with his long awaited third album, Amansara. Originally coming out of Buenos Aires's famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore - all processed through his own futuristic style of post-dubstep. Chancha's sound is without question truly unique and instantly recognizable to the point he has become a key reference point for an entire crop of artists that have begun to carry his genes.
1. Hola (Intro)
2. Sueno en Paraguay
3. Jardines (feat. Lido Pimienta)
6. Coplita (feat. Miriam Garcia)
9. Camino de Posguerra (feat. Sara Hebe)
10. Sabiamantis (feat. Barrio Lindo & Sidirum)
11. De Tu Manu (Outro)
La Casa de Trova. The house of the troubadours. It’s a place of almost mythical status in Cuban music, the home of so many of the glorious songs that have come out of the island. Even Paul McCartney has made his pilgrimage there. For Alejandro Almenares, it’s a place he visits every single day, still carrying his guitar as he goes to play and talk with friends. And it’s the inspiration behind his album "Casa De Trova" (Tumi Records: release: February 25, 2014).
For Almenares, the connection to the house is deep. His musician father, Angel Sanchez Almenares, was one of the founders of the Casa.
»I was there when it all began, too,« he recalls. »I grew up listening to them playing there, the trovas and soneros. I’m 76 now. I’m the last of the founders still alive.«
It’s a house filled with memories of all the tunes that have filled the air over the years – and still do. As a child, Almenares took them all in as naturally as breathing. When he was 10 years old he began attending music school staying until he was 14, »when I had to quit in order to work and help my parents.«
Two years later he was a professional musician, playing the music his father had written and performed in groups like Los Taínos, Trio Oriente and Las Guitarras Internacionales. A lifetime of music, and, he adds with a smile, »so many bands that the number and names escape me now.«
If you’re a fan of the Buena Vista Social Club, this guy’s gonna make them seem like a bunch of posers. Composer, vocalist and tres guitarist, Alejandro Almenares delivers the real thing from Cuba here on this set. This double vinyl set contains the same songs (although in different order); the difference is that the first features his rich and full voice, while the second features his material as (mostly) instrumentals. Flutes, percussion, violin, soprano sax, guitars and intermittent vocal choruses accompany Almenares on the gentle and fragrant instrumental takes of “No Critiques Al Nene” and “La Nina Que Yo Ame”, while vocalists Tony Rodon, Eva Grinan, Jose Cabrera and Ismael Borges deliver tales of passion on “Mujercita “Linda”, A Tu Retrato”, “Te Vi Y Te Contemple” and “De Lo Que Quiero Saber” respectively. The simplicity of the old world charms are on abundant display here. No gimmicks, no frills, just earnest notes and, like the best of cooks, letting the simple ingredients do all the work in creating the flavor that makes your mouth water. Essential listening!
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
LP1 - Vocals
1. No Critiques Al Nene
2. La Finca De Vila
3. Mujercita Linda
4. Te Vi Y Te Contemple
5. El Son De Vicentico
6. A Tu Retrato
7. La Chica De Mi Rosal
8. Esa Guitarra Que Suena
10. La Nina Que Yo Ame
11. De Lo Que Quiero Saber
13. Con Amor Te Pagare
LP2 - Instrumentals
1. No Critiques Al Nene
2. El Son De Vicentico
4. Te Vi Y Te Contemple
5. Con Amor Te Pagare
7. A Tu Retrato
8. Mujercita Linda
9. La Chica De Mi Rosal
10. La Nina Que Yo Ame
11. De Lo Que Quiero Saber
12. Esa Guitarra Que Suena
13. El Mismo Paso
14. La Finca De Vila
Mi Tierra (English: My Homeland) is the third studio album by Cuban-American recording artist Gloria Estefan, released in 1993. Produced by husband Emilio Estefan, it is her first Spanish-language album and pays homage to her Cuban roots. The album features Cuban musical genres, including Boleros, Danzan and Son music. Recorded at Crescent Moon Studios in Miami, Florida and produced by Estefan's husband, Emilio Estefan, Mi Tierra features notable Latin musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Cachao López, Chamin Correa and Paquito D'Rivera. Also Sheila E and Miami Sound Machine members Clay Ostwald and Jorge Casas play on the album.
The album was an international success, selling eight million copies worldwide as of 2006, the majority of listeners non-Hispanics. The album received favorable reviews from critics, who praised the album's production, songs and Estefan's vocals. Its success won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Mi Tierra spawned no less than seven singles: "Mi Tierra", "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan", "Tradición", "Montuno", "¡Sí Señor!...", "Mi Buen Amor" and "Ayer".
1. Con Los Años Que Me Quedan
2. Mi Tierra
4. Mi Buen Amor
5. Tus Ojos
6. No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga
7. ¡Si Señor!...
10. Hablemos El Mismo Idioma
11. Hablas De Mi
Stereophile magazine senior contributing editor and analog expert Michael Fremer presents his almost three hour long Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up. Fremer sets up three popular turntables from Pro-Ject, Rega and VPI. Using the hands-on phono cartridge installation techniques, tips and basic principles demonstrated with close-ups and flash animation, any turntable from the popular Technics SL-1200 to the most esoteric can be set up to perfection. Also included: an interview with famed Sterling Sound mastering engineer George Marino, and a 20 page PDF file embedded in the disc's DVD-ROM section that includes even more detailed technical descriptions and an article on record cleaning no vinyl fan should be without. Despite the seemingly dry subject matter, the disc is entertaining. There are even some laughs as Fremer once did stand up comedy (he played legendary Max's Kansas City and even opened for bands like Television and The Jam).
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes' influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he's a three-time Grammy® Award winner.
Mendes' innovation and versatility has enabled him to collaborate with a wide a range of artists. In 2006, his Timeless album was a collaboration with contemporary Pop, Rock, Urban and Hip Hop artists, including Justin Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas. In 2011, Mendes released his 39th album, Celebration: A Musical Journey, which represented his 50 years as a recording artist and included classics from his career as well as two new recordings.
For his new album Magic, Mendes called in the help of major superstars like John Legend, will.i.am, Seu Jorge and many more. This is the ultimate summer record – uplifting, warm and elegant – just like the man himself.
1. One Nation – Feat. Carlinhos Brown
2. My My My My Love - Sergio Mendes & Will.i.am Feat. Cody Wise
3. Don't Say Goodbye – Feat. John Legend
4. Sou Eu – Feat. Seu Jorge
5. When I Fell In Love – Feat. Gracinha Leporace
6. Meu Rio – Feat. Maria Gadu
7. Magic – Feat. Scott Mayo (Instrumental)
8. Samba De Roda – Feat. Aila Menezes & Gracinha Leporace
9. Atlantica – Feat. Ana Carolina
10. Olha A Rua – Feat. Milton Nascimento
11. Hidden Waters – Feat. Gracinha Leporace
12. Simbora – Feat. Carlinhos Brown
Since joining forces in 2011, Los Hacheros have been setting dance floors aflame with their astounding live shows. Now with the release of their debut album, Pilon, they are ready to introduce to the world their revelatory new sound. Recorded live onto a classic 388 Tascam tape machine, Pilon captures a gritty soulfulness that has been absent far too long from modern latin music. Combining the raw emotion of Papote Jimenez's vocals, Eddie Venegas and Itai Kriss' powerful mambos, and Jacob Plasse's psychedelic tres guitar, Los Hacheros have a created a sound that is both unique and timeless. On Pilon one hears echoes of legends such as Ray Barretto, Fania, and Arsenio Rodriguez, but with an immediacy and power that is unmistakably New York now.
This new album features the music of Calypso in its many forms - from its birthplace, the island of Trinidad, as well as other Caribbean islands (Jamaica and the Bahamas), and its subsequent onwards journey (Britain, Panama and the United States), recorded during the years 1955-69. Calypso is one of the most exciting and enduring forms of musical expression to emerge from the beginning of the 20th century - swinging, persuasive rhythm, brilliantly expressive melodies and lyrics of great humour and wisdom. Here you will find Calypso’s aristocracy & royalty – Lord Kitchener, Lord Cobra, Lord Growler, King Fighter, Lord Byron, The Mighty Viper, Lord Ivanhoe & more. Their songs vividly capture the popular news stories and fashions of the era - the first Man on the Moon, James Bond’s Pussy Galore, bed bugs, voodoo, love in cemeteries, West Indians in England, Bossa Nova, the Iron Curtain, and a white man who had a black heart transplant operation.
1. Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros: Man On The Moon
2. Young Growler: Pussy Galore
3. Lord Hummingbird: Teenage Bossa Nova Girl
4. Lord Byron & Orquesta Nueva Alegria: Yes Parssin
5. Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra: Voodoo
6. Lord Flea & His Calypsonians: Out De Fire
7. Brownie: The Bed Bug Song
8. Count Zebra And The Seasiders: Cat-o-nine
9. Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm: Elena
10. Azie Lawrence And The Carib Serenaders: West Indians In England
11. Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros: Negro Heart
12. Lord Kitchener: Love In The Cemetery
13. Charlie Binger & His Quartet: Jamaica Is The Place To Go
14. Mighty Dougla: Exchange No Robbery
15. Viper: Dog Better Than Man
16. Lord Kitchener: Jamaican Woman
17. Jb Williams Band: Gee Bongo Lay
18. Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights: Lift The Iron Curtain
19. King Fighter: People Will Talk
A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Cesária Évora was known as the country’s foremost practitioner of the morna, a combination of West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties. After a short singing career in the 1970’s, she returned in the late ‘80s with a string of fine albums.
Her 1999 album Café Atlantico (a reference to her home where she frequently entertained guests) is a much acclaimed masterpiece, finding Césaria Évora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Évora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once.
This album is nothing short of world class, and we’re overjoyed to give Café Atlantico its very first vinyl issue, with two bonus tracks to boot!
1. Flôr Di Nha Esperança
3. Amor Di Mundo
4. Paraiso Di Atlantico
6. Carnaval De São Vicente
7. Desilusão Dum Amdjer
8. Nho Antone Escaderode
1. Beijo De Longe
2. Roma Criola
4. Maria Elena
5. Beijo De Longe
6. Roma Criola
8. Maria Elena
Rockbeat Records proudly presents a LP collection of tunes from Mexican Garage Rock band Los Fugitivos.
Hailing from Guadalajara, Los Fugitivos were active in the late 60’s and played clubs and dances throughout Mexico. They also appeared on Channel 4 television in their home town.
The collection features original tunes and a number of Rock en Espanol covers of hits by Roy Orbison, The Beatles and Creedence.
1. En La Esquina
2. El Tren
3. Rio Amarillo
4. Buenos Dias Colengiala
5. El Hombre De Las Nieves
6. Cuando No Casemos
7. El Espiritista
8. Miro Traves De Mi Puerta
9. Cemetario De Trenes
10. Dame Una Sonrisita
11. Esperare Un Million
13. Oh Darling
14. Si Te Alejas
"[Los Amigos Invisibles] has taken the rhythmic sass in salsa, the bass-heavy fun in funk, and even the note-bending bile in acid-jazz, and mixed it all up to produce an infectious beat. [They] have put the joy back into dancing, sending a warm current into the cold alienating waters of industrial strength techno." – LA Weekly
"We're a dance band," says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: A VENEZUELAN JOURNEY INTO SPACE with a disco sensibility. Admiring French DJ/producers the band sought a heavier house sound in contrast to the retro and lounge elements of THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA. "The lounge thing sounds more Japanese," says Jose Luis. "The house sound is fresher, the disco songs we do sound more like that. The album is more electronic in certain ways."
2. Arepa 3000
3. La Vecina
4. Que Rico
6. Si Estuvieras Aqui - (with Martika)
7. Masturbation Session
8. Mami Te Extrano
9. Mujer Policia
10. No le Metas Mano
13. El Barro
14. Domingo Echao
15. Piazo E' Perra
16. El Baile del Sobon
17. Fon Novo
19. Llegaste Tarde - (Radio Gozadera AM mix)
The amazing Tom Zé, or as he wrote to us when we were working on this album “Should I change my name? It could be Zé Tom Zé? Or Ze Ze Tom? Or Tom Tom Zé? “ This was his first newly record album after being ‘rediscovered’ and it’s as surprising and special as one would expect from this iconoclast. “Inspired by hard-lit and science fiction, Zé’s tick-tocking sambas and comforting cançãos range from the painfully touching to the inscrutably conceptual.
1. Ogodô, Ano 2000
2. Sem a Letra "A"
3. Feira de Santana
4. Sofra da Juventude
5. Cortina 1
9. O Amor é Velho-Menina
10. Cortina 2
12. Jingle do Disco
13. Lua - Gira - Sol
14. Multiplicar -se Única
15. Cortina 4
16. O Pão Nosso de Cada Mês
The Afro-Peruvian style heard on The Soul of Black Peru compilation originated hundreds of years ago from the Spanish slave trade. The music is a mix of African, Spanish, and Andean traditions, due to the fact that the slaves who came to Peru were not from one specific region, so they did not have a common language to communicate with. It's easy to break the music down and see which culture contributed what -- the lyrics are all sung in Spanish (Spain), have a slight melancholy approach (similar to the Yaravi form from the Andes), and boast interesting rhythms (Africa). The musical form is just starting to catch on in other parts of the world, and deservedly so. And since this is heartfelt, emotional music, fans outside of the world music circle can easily grasp and appreciate it. Ranging from Manuel Donayre's "Yo No Soy Jaqui" to Chabuca Granda's "Lando" (Luaka Bop Records head David Byrne even contributes a track, "Maria Lando"), The Soul of Black Peru is a true musical treasure.
- Greg Prato (All Music)
1. Maria Lando - Susana Baca
2. Yo No Soy Jaqui (I Am Not Jaqui) - Manuel Donayre
3. Canterurias - Cecilia Barraza
4. Samba Malato - Lucila Campos
5. Enciendete Candela (Light The Flame) - Roberto Rivas & El Conjunto Gente Morena
6. Azuca De Cana (Sugarcane) - Eva Ayllon
7. Prendeme La Vela (Light My Candle) - Abelardo Vasquez & Cumanana
8. Lando - Chabuca Granda
9. Toro Mata (Bull Kills) - Lucila Campos
10. Son De Los Diablos (Dance Of The Devils) - Peru Negro
11. No Me Cumben (That's Not For Me) - Nicomedes Santa Cruz
12. Una Larga Noche (A Long Night) - Chabuca Granda
13. Lando - Peru Negro
14. Maria Lando - David Byrne
15. Zapateo En Menor - Vincente Vasquez
Brazil Classics, Beleza Tropical is the first in a series compiled by Talking Heads singer David Byrne that preceded the big wave of interest in Tropicalia during the late '90s by almost a decade. Performers include such influential Brazilian figures as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Jorge Ben, with several songs from each. The selected recordings span the 1970s and '80s, also including tracks from Milton Nascimento, Nazare Pereira, and more. The liner notes feature the original lyrics as well as their English translations.
1. Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)
2. Sonho Meu
3. So Quero Um Xodo
4. Um Canto de a Foxe Para O Bloco de Ile (Ile Aye)
5. O Leaozinho
9. San Vicente
10. Quilombo, O el Dorado Negro
11. Caranba!... Galileu da Galileia
12. Caixa de Sol
15. Andar Com Fe
16. Fio Maravilha
Soul Jazz Records’ new release is the first album ever outside of Spain to focus on the history of Gipsy Rhumba - "one of the most interesting musical culture clashes" - that first took place in the early 1960s. In the Catalan region of Spain, gipsies, primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, came up with a fascinating hybrid style - "Gipsy Rhumba" - which blended together Latina and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own flamenco, as well as the emerging rock’n’roll from America.
1. Nuestro Ayer - Rabbit Rumba
2. Labios Morenos - El Noi
3. En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima - Los Gitanos Polinais
4. Sarandonga - Antonio Gonzalez
5. La Fiesta No Es Para Los Feos - Peret y Sus Gitanos
6. Fuí a Bahía - El Gitano Portugues
7. Che Camino - Maruja Garrido
8. Tequila - Juncal y Sus Calistros
9. Orisa - Moncho y Su Wawanko Gitano
10. Voy, Voy - Peret y Sus Gitanos
11. Anana Hip - Dolores Vargas
12. El Guapo - Chango
13. Bacalao Salao - Ramonet y Sus Rumberos
14. Meneíto Men - Lola Flores y Antonio Gonzalez
15. A-chi-li-pu - Dolores Vargas
16. El Loco - El Noy
17. Si, Compay - El Noy
18. El Pan Y Los Dientes - Chacho y Sus Rumbas
19. Amanecí En Tus Brazos - Maruja Garrido
20. Levantate - Antonio Gonzalez
Rockbeat Records continue their exploration of great Latin rock bands of the golden age with this release from Spain’s LOS SALVAJES.
Considered by many as the Spanish equivalent of the Rolling Stones, this 19 track collection is a must for fans of savage rock everywhere.
Los Salvajes played the same German cities as the legendary English rock bands of the time, sharing the stage with the Kinks, Searchers, Hollies, The Yardbirds and others. Their music comes from a similar vein of blues based pop played with
passion, fury and precision.
This collection of tunes recorded between 1965-68 includes versions of tunes made famous by The Rolling Stones, Sam The Sham, Spencer Davis, The Bee Gees, Nancy Sinatra and a smattering of equally excellent originals.
1. Wooly Bully
2. Hielo en Vez de Amor
4. Todo Negro
5. Corre, Corre
6. Soy As
7. Que Alquien me Aude
8. Pienso en Ti
9. These Boots Are Made For Walking
10. Una Chica Igual que Tu
11. La Neirastenia
12. Ed La Edad
13. No Me Puedo Controlar
14. Vuelve Baby
1977 is the fifth studio album by Latin hip hop artist Ana Tijoux, released on Nacional Records. 1977 is Tijoux's second solo release and fifth overall album released. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Ana Tijoux's song "1977" was featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, Comedy Central's Broad City and the EA Sports video game, FIFA 11.
1. Partir de cero
4. Crisis de un MC
5. Problema de 2
6. Mar adentro
8. Pie Izquierdo
9. La nueva condena
10. 1977 (Instrumental)
Los Nuggetz is a collection of hyperkinetic Fuzz, Punk, Garage and Psychedelic music from Mexico, Spain and Latin American countries. Vinyl junkies who dig that basic "four on the floor" raw power, one take, stripped down, go for broke hedonism are always looking under the surface, on the hunt -not just in record stores but in trips to Spanish speaking countries, Ebay and various outlets online. When psychedelic music edged into the mainstream, Bands like Los Apson, Los Saicos, Los Cheyenes, Los Salvajes, Los Yorks were now INSPIRED and not just knocking off an American or British songs. Most of the bands were only around for a short time. Los Saicos from Peru made music that predated the punk movement by a good 10 years. They are heroic pioneers. With other bands, you hear not just competent musicianship but an unabashed love for the music. Some of it is raw and some extremely melodic. The key was lack of production and basic instinct for melody, angst and attitude. Assembled here is a look at these bands from an historical and musical viewpoint. This is not and historical or definitive collection. It is meant as a portal to discover more from the artists you hear on these discs. Here's hoping you dig it!
--- Viva la musica de garage y psychodelico conjuntos! James Austin
1. Bule Bule - Los Shains
2. Hey Joe - Los Locos del Ritmo
3. El Psicodelico - Los York's
4. Me Atrapaste - Los Matematicos
5. El Tren Para Esta Noche - Los Shains
6. Estas Botas Son Para Caminar - Gloria Benavides
7. Satisfaccion - Los Apson
8. Problemas Otra Vez - Los American's
9. Salvaje - Los Saicos
10. Que Chica Tan Formal - Los Polares
11. Todo Negro - Los Salvajes
12. Conoces El Final - Los Cheyenes
13. Amame Dos Veces - Los Shakers
14. La Droga - Los Polares
Señor Flavio’s new solo album Proxima Ola (Nada Especial) is a raucous mix of punk, ska, dub and straight up rock & roll. Señor Flavio’s band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are a Grammy winning international phenomenon, who have sold millions of albums and continue to sell out stadium-sized concerts worldwide.
2. Mexican Princess
3. La Trinchera
5. Hoy (feat. Mimi Maura)
6. Eva Lava
7. Mi Playa (feat. Coco & Surfpunks Tribute)
8. Los Hoteles de Perón
9. Velvet Malinche
10. Gil Trabajador
11. Madam Satán
12. Canto Mal
13. Mal Soldado (feat. Ricardo Iorio)
14. Miedo a Volar Ii (feat. Sergio Roitman)
15. Terrorama Dub
16. Un Gran Circo (feat. Maldito Seven Clasho Tribute)
17. Killing Dub (feat. Sista Aguss Amlak)
For fans of and featured on Rockbeat’s excellent
LOS NUGGETZ collection. Los Apson hail from Sonora Mexico and these mid-60’s recordings are heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones.
Features their Spanish language versions of Wolly
Bully, Midnight Special, Game of Love plus a
smattering of their original recordings.
1. Becho Becho - Wolly Bully (Samudio/Salas)
2. Despierta Nena - Game Of Love (Ballard/Vasquez)
3. Por Eso Estamos Come Estamos (Magattanes/Lopez)
4. El Tren ( Segal/Salas)
5. A La Media Noche - Midnight Special (Ledbetter)
6. Que Mas Puedo Hacer - More I Cannot Do (Gallop/Kant/Gill)
7. Mejor Me Voy (Cannon/Gomez/Cota/Omero)
8. No Puede Ser
9. El Actor (Berry/Renner)
10. Mi Cuento Favorito (Gomez/Cota/Omero)