• 01. Noches de cumbia
    02. Locura es mi cumbelé
    03. Amor zalamero
    04. Perdóname
    05. No puedo vivir sin ti
    06. Sabroso bacalao
    07. Fantasía marina
    08. Pobrecito mi corazón
    09. Mi viejo barrio
    10. Llorando por ti


    Sabroso bacalao

    [engl] Born on September 3, 1934 in the barrio of San Roque in Barranquilla, Adolfo Ernesto Echeverría Comas started singing on the radio first as a young man, forming his own conjunto and signing with various labels over the years, becoming one of Colombia’s premier band leaders, composers, interpreters and producers of tropical costeño music in the process. Among many other accolades, he is a winner of five Congo de Oro and one El Cacique de Oro awards; his holiday songs ‘Las cuatro fiestas’ and ‘La Inmaculada’ are recognized as national treasures. During his long and successful career, he has toured Venezuela, Panamá and Ecuador, and while performing in the United States was befriended by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Recognizing his songwriting talents, the pair asked him for a tune and he gave them ‘Salsa de tomate’, inspired by Tito’s hatred of the term, which they recorded for their “Alma con alma” release on Tico Records in 1971.By 1976, Adolfo Echeverría had signed with Discos Fuentes, where he was to remain until 1990 when he suffered a heart attack and was sadly never able to resume his career. Echeverría’s first year with the label was a great success, with his eponymous debut LP containing his biggest hit, the self-penned cumbia party anthem ‘Amaneciendo’. The following year, working again with the Fuentes hit production team of Isaac Villanueva and Hernán Colorado, Echeverría came out with “Sabroso bacalao”, sharing the vocals with Freddy Cruz and Manuel Cassiani. As with the first album, in addition to some hot, driving hardcore salsa tracks like ‘Mi viejo barrio’ and ‘Perdóname’, Echeverría made sure to include his beloved tasty indigenous cumbia and porro. In addition, the cut ‘Llorando por ti’ is in the Afro-Cuban oriza rhythm style, while ‘Locura es mi cumbelé’ is described as a ‘cumbelé’ (inspired by The New Swing Sextet’s 1970 song ‘Cum Cumbele’, which is a variant on the bomba, an Afro-Puerto Rican folkloric drum-based genre). Throughout this diverse genre-hopping album one can always hear the forcefully fiery piano of Hugo Molinares, who also composed the monster guaguancó track ‘Sabroso bacalao’. At the time, the LP yielded the domestic hit ‘Fantasía marina’ but in recent years ‘Noches de cumbia’ and the title track have become international tropical DJ dance floor standards across the globe, making this record a must-have for collectors, disk jockeys and aficionados of the classic Fuentes sound.
    EAN 8435008863494
  • 01. La Chica de Bahia
    02. Melodia Para Un Hombre Sol
    03. Sofisticado
    04. Esperar
    05. Un Momento Mas
    06. Poema 12
    07. Soledad
    08. Triste Sabor
    09. Cariñosamente
    10. Delicadeza
    11. Siluetas
    12. Esta Samba


    Bossa '68

    [engl] Rare bossa album from 1968 by Spanish easy listening and lounge master.
  • 01. Sol y Sobra
    02. La Salsa
    03. Just Like A Rainbow
    04. You Keep Me Runnin’
    05. More and More
    06. Canta Esta Canción
    07. Andy’s Tune


    Sol y Sombra

    [engl] First ever vinyl reissue of this German private press from 1978. Produced and recorded by the group and only sold at local shops and venues. Excellent and perfectly executed Latin-Funk / Jazz-Fusion with heavy Brazilian vibes. Heavy latin percussion / congas / berimbao, electric guitar, sax, flute, synths, Rhodes, male/female vocals in English / Spanish... Including club classics like “Sol y Sombra” (pure Balearic sound, championed by Jazzanova), “Just Like The Rainbow” (fab bossa-scat-jazz), “You Keep Me Running” (killer disco-boogie), "La Salsa" (hot latin-funk-rock jam) and much more.
    EAN 4040824088729
  • 01. Violet Lips
    02. White Neck
    03. Dark Hands
    04. Silver Legs
    05. Green Nails
    06. Red Face
    07. Lilac Arms
    08. Yellow Fingers
    09. Blue Hairs
    10. Black Heart
    11. Golden Eyes
    12. Grey Cheeks
    13. Rose Nose
    14. Ivory Breast


    Woman's Colours

    [engl] Giancarlo Barigozzi (b. 1930 – d. 2008) was an Italian music maestro from the field of jazz and related music. The album at hand to review here is a 1974 effort of his band named BARRIGOZZI GROUP that takes a more pop oriented direction with elements of funk added. Especially those funk tunes have a hotter than hell expression and bring to mind muscle car rides through the hills of San Francisco while grooving along to the haunting lead harmonies created by flutes, lead guitar and brass section. You could easily think of any cool US gangster movie from those times and either see moving pictures of Clint Eastwood or Michael Douglas chasing criminals before your inner eye. The overall mood ranges from relaxed to rather simmering and peppy, just properly fitting as a soundtrack for old action movies. A rather colorful effort that will drive freaks of 1970s Jazzrock and funk music wild. The interaction between all musicians is incredibly tight and vibrant. The sound is warm and rich. Just as I would demand it from such a record. The strongest point are the lead melodies as I mentioned before. They come as cool and often sleazy as the old funk stuff from the glory days was but have been laid upon the utterly groovy substruction in a very memorable way. What this band has created with „Woman's colors“ is a collection of outstanding hit tunes and there is a curve of tension that goes up and down like a roller coaster, sometimes even within one and the same song. A joyful action movie for your mind with some really cool hero figures. Originals of this killer record go for 350 Euros in good condition so this reissue makes sense for all who dig this stuff. This record is entirely instrumental but I tell you, there is no lack of singing here for the lead instruments take over that duty quite tastefully. Some freaky fuzzed out lead guitars put the icing on the funky cake for me. You can't go much better in the field of funk. If you don't get moved and inspired to burn like a volcano, you must be deaf or dead. Awesome!
    EAN 5291103812491
  • 01. Wild Safari
    02. Try And Try
    03. Only For Men
    04. Never In This World
    05. Woman
    06. Cheer Up
    07. Rock And Roll Everybody
    08. Chicco



    [engl] Also known as "Música Caliente (Hot Music)" and "Wild Safari", this is the first album, released in 1972, by BARRABÁS, the acclaimed Spanish band created by FERNANDO ARBEX after the demise of BRINCOS and ALACRÁN. A funk–rock / latin / afro bomb, loaded with worldwide hits like "Wild Safari" or "Woman". First ever reissue with original artwork, featuring remastered sound and four–panel color insert with detailed liner notes in English / Spanish & photos. RIYL: SANTANA, OSIBISA, MALO, MANDRILL... Barrabás was created by Spanish genius drummer, songwriter and producer Fernando Arbex after the split of his post–Brincos power–trio Alacrán. Busy with his productions and as songwriter for many artists, Fernando still had in mind the desire of international success. Highly influenced by the beginnings of funk music and the Latin–rock of groups such as Santana (influences that were also already present on Alacrán), Arbex formed Barrabás along with his Brincos bandmates Miguel & Ricky Morales on guitars, ace keyboard player Joao Antonio Vidal (from Madrid based psych band Los Grimm), Cuban–born percussionist & multi–instrumentalist Ernesto "Tito" Duarte and Iñaki Egaña (Los Buenos, Alacrán...) on vocals/bass. The name of Barrabás came after Fernando watched the movie of the same name by Richard Fleischer. In 1971, the band entered RCA Studios in Madrid for the recording of their first album, sung completely in English. The result was a fabulous mix of funk, Latin music, rock and afro sounds, housed in a striking cover designed by famous Spanish singer–songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute. Songs like "Wild Safari" or "Woman" took the international dance floors by storm, even reaching the first positions in the US Black Music charts, being championed by legendary DJs like David Mancuso (The Loft). The album also contained surprises like the mid–tempo "Cheer Up" or the Canned Heat sounding boogie rock of "Rock and Roll Everybody". A groundbreaking debut album, essential to understand the roots of Spanish funk–rock, reissued for the first time on vinyl faithful to the original one.
  • 01. Mr. Money
    02. Boogie Rock
    03. Keep On Rockin
    04. The Horse
    05. Casanova
    06. You Know
    07. Children
    08. Time To Love



    [engl] "Power" was the second Barrabás album, originally released in 1973. As well as their first album, this is another great example of funk–rock, but this time with glam, hard & psych touches, including some of their most celebrated songs: "Casanova", "The Horse", "Children"... After reaching international success with their first album, the line–up of Barrabas experienced some major changes: Fernando Arbex, more and more involved as songwriter and producer for other artists, leaves the drum kit, being replaced by drummer José María Moll (from Juan & Junior’s backing band). From now on, Fernando will focus on songwriting & production duties for Barrabas. Also, due to an accident, bass player / lead singer Iñaki Egaña is forced to leave the band. A new powerful singer is found: José Luis Tejada (from Los No, a legendary beat band from Barcelona). And finally original guitar player Miguel Morales switched to bass. For the album recording, Arbex decided to use the same studio where they recorded the first Barrabas album: RCA in Madrid. J. Cobos was again the sound engineer and Fernando was the producer and main songwriter. "Power" was the result, released in 1973 housed in a glam–tastic gatefold sleeve. Highlights are "Mr. Money" (pure funk–rock which entered the US charts); the atmospheric "The Horse", the psych–funk of "Time To Love" or the catchy "Children", which was a big hit in South America, especially in Venezuela.
  • 01. Hi–Jack
    02. Mad Love
    03. Funky Baby
    04. Lady Love
    05. Susie Wong
    06. Humanity
    07. Tell Me The Things
    08. Fly Away
    09. Concert


    Soltad a Barrabas!

    [engl] Soltad a Barrabás!" (Release Barrabás!) was the third album by the famous Spanish funk–rock band. Recorded in the US and originally released in 1974, housed in a shocking gatefold cover, this time the sound was 100% funk oriented and included big hits like "Hi–Jack", covered by Herbie Mann. After reaching worldwide success with their previous two albums and a lenghty South America tour, Fernando Arbex went even further with Barrabás: he wanted to register their third album in the US. So he managed to book MGM studios in Hollywood and the band spent a month in L.A. Fernando encouraged all the other Barrabás members to write songs for the planned album. The result was a fantastic pro–sounding recording (thanks to the work of sound engineer Humberto Gatica), where the band nearly dropped their previous Latin influences to concentrate on funk and black music. "Hi–Jack" rocketed to number one in the Billboard and Black Music charts in the US and soon after Herbie Mann released his famous jazzy cover. The album also included other ace tracks like "Tell Me The Thing" – much in the vein of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Suzie Wong", "Lady Love"...
  • 01. De Janeiro
    02. Girls Dance
    03. Linda
    04. Berimbau
    05. Rio Beach
    06. Obrigado Brazil
    07. Nova Start
    08. Camerawork
    09. Live In Montreux
    10. Socializing Brazil
    11. Urca
    12. Radiance Of The Moon


    Rio / Bodianova

    [engl] Bodikhuu is a producer and hip-hop obsessive from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the world’s coldest capital city. He works as a crane operator and dreams of Brazil. “I was stuck on a crowded bus listening to João Gilberto,” Bodikhuu said. “I closed my eyes and felt my spirit rise in the air.” Bodikhuu composed this album of instrumental hip-hop beats on a worn MPC in a Soviet housing block on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar when it got too cold to work construction. It’s a love letter to Rio, a place he knows only through music and his imagination. The result is an album of lush, tropical beats, subtle turns, fat drums, internet ephemera, and the watchful spirits of Bodikhuu’s favorite artists - Dilla and Damu the Fudgemunk. It’s grounded in a spirit of longing. “There are many talented artists in Mongolia,” Bodikhuu said, “but because of family or social problems, we’re just left here.” Rio/Bodianova collects on vinyl for the first time Bodikhuu’s two Brazil EPs – legendary releases for the small but passionate Mogngolian hip-hop community. It’s the first Mongolian hip-hop record put on wax, fully remastered by Tim Stollenwerk. Artwork by hip-hop illustrator David Barnett (Curren$y, Erykah Badu). Limited pressing of 500 copies.
  • 01. De Alegria Raiou o Dia
    02. Hello Mr. Wonder
    03. Criança Maravilhosa
    04. Zé Marmita
    05. Adeus
    06. Passarela
    07. Prá não padecer
    08. Escorpião
    09. Bem querer
    10. Acorda que eu quer ver
    11. Vice Versa
    12. O Metrô
    13. Menina dos Olhos de Mel

    Carlos Dafe

    Best Of

    [engl] Now bringing together all the great soul classics of the 70s for the first time in a Deluxe Numbered Edition One of the greatest representatives of Brazilian soul music, Carlos Dafé has been recorded by such artists as Tânia Maria and Nana Caymmi, in addition to his solo career (registered in six albums from 1977 to 1997). Carlos Dafé had his first model as musician in the figure of his father, who taught him several instruments and introduced him to choro and samba traditions. In the ’60s, Dafé exercised his vocal possibilities as a crooner in São Paulo and Rio’s nightclubs. His first solo album came in 1977 "Pra Que Vou Recordar". Influenced by Tim Maia and Cassiano, the Carioca (from Vila Isabel) suburban Carlos Dafé developed their soul music tinge, first reflected in his 1978’s Venha Matar Saudades, where he was backed by the Banda Black Rio. With more than five decades of career, Dafé is one of the precursors together with Tim Maia, Hyldon, Cassiano, Gerson King Combo, among others, of the soul music movement in Brazil, the Black Rio Movement. In his repertoire are classics like "Pra that I will remember what I cried ", " The cross ", " Everything was beautiful "and" The day dawned with joy ". Successes that enshrined his name in the history of MPB. From the journalist Nelson Motta, Carlos Dafé received the title "Prince of Soul".
  • 01. Botafogo Blue
    02. Olá!
    03. Y Bywyd Llonydd
    04. Açai
    05. Cariad, Cariad
    06. Tristwch 20
    07. Ynys Aur
    08. Y Ferch Ar Y Cei
    09. Arpoador
    10. Ble Aeth Yr Amser


    Yn Rio

    [engl] Carwyn Ellis from Cardiff/Wales is a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He fronts Colorama, formed the Welsh folk group Bendith and hosts a regular themed radio show on Soho Radio. In 2019, Ellis embarked on the first project under his own name, Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18. Sung in Welsh and recorded mainly in Rio de Janeiro, the album, “Joia!” was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize and followed by “Mas” in early 2020. The new album “Yn Rio” is a collection of new songs recorded in Cardiff together with The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. In 2017 Carwyn Ellis joined the touring line-up of The Pretenders. For Ellis, a record collector and fan of Brazilian music, the opportunity to tour South America would present opportunities he couldn’t have possibly imagined when he accepted Chrissie Hynde’s invitation. “The first place we went to was Rio and by the time I met Chrissie for breakfast the day after our gig, I already had a bag of albums I’d just bought. I’m sitting with her and she says, ‘You should meet my mates, and do something in Welsh with them! Nobody’s done a Welsh language album with Brazilian musicians?” In 2018, when Alexandre Kassin, a leading light in that Brazilian scene announced a show in London, Hynde suggested that they see it. “I met him afterwards,” Ellis recalls, “and we hit it off straight away.” Within weeks, Ellis was on a plane to Rio with songs that would form the basis of the first album. This creative purple patch extended into another album released early in 2021 with Carwyn working once again with Kassin plus long-time friend Shawn Lee. The songs on “Mas” drew on the environmental threats that face both Wales and South America, spidering out around the central theme of water (“rains, no rain, droughts, rising seas and flooded valleys for corporate gain. We’re screwed without it and screwed if there’s too much”). With “Mas” recorded but weeks away from release, Ellis received a call from Gareth Iwan Jones, head producer of BBC Radio Cymru, offering a third album to be performed in March 2021. Ellis started to reflect upon the life-changing events triggered by his South American adventures. The Welsh word ‘hiraeth’ which describes the longing that Welsh people feel when they’re far from home, was something that he was now beginning to feel for Rio de Janeiro: “’Yn Rio’ is based around a day in Rio,” he explains. “The events of 2020 influenced the record inasmuch as I wanted it to be a complete antidote to what was going on. If you couldn’t go on holiday in real life, you could at least put this record on.” The first single “Olá!”, incorporating Jorge Ben’s spirit in the chorus and rhythmic breakdown, manages to sound languorous and euphoric. “Cariad, Cariad” was a Portuguese folk poem brought to Ellis’ attention by Sonya from Quarteto em Cy and arranged by Christiaan Oyens. “Tristwch 20” is a nod to “Foot and Mouth 68” by Gorkys Zygotic Mynci from “The Blue Trees”, ‘one of the most beautiful albums of all time’, while “Ynys Aur” is named after a 1929 book by Welsh missionary J. Luther Thomas written on returning from his travels to Papua New Guinea. With Kassin unable to participate, Ellis thanks him by translating his “A Paisagem Morta” to create “Y Bywyd Llonyd”. For Carwyn Ellis “Yn Rio” is an extraordinary memorial to extraordinary times. “There are some days so idyllic you just want to be able to jump back into them at the touch of a button. That’s what I was searching for when I was writing these songs.”
  • 01. Procura-Se Uma Virgem - (Prefixo) (Tema De Abertura)
    02. Procura-Se Uma Virgem - (Valsa) (Duo Cantate)
    03. Grilo
    04. Os Três Ladrões
    05. Uma Velha Bossa
    06. Vamos Nós
    07. O Anjo E O Diabo
    08. Tema De Amor
    09. Ba Ôba Ôba
    10. Procura-Se Uma Virgem (Sufixo)


    Procura-se Uma Virgem

    [engl] This is Erlon Chaves e Orquestra Saint Moritz – "Procura-se uma Virgem" OST (1971), , supposed to be one of the most sought after Erlon Chaves LP. This OST was recorded to a Brazilian soft porn movie with killer organ funk instrumental tracks and several funky, erotic & modal tracks, arranged and directed by maestro Erlon Chaves.
    EAN 4040824088231
  • 01. Sometimes
    02. Girl
    03. Out Of The Past
    04. A New Kind of Fool
    05. Ana Santana From Copacabana
    06. Tudo Bem Tudo Bom
    07. Summer's Almost Here
    08. Lagoon
    09. Daisy
    10. What Have You Got (That I Don't Have)
    11. I'm OK You're OK


    A New Kind of Fool

    [engl] Gary took 25 years to make his debut Gods in Brasil but less than 1 year to make his follow up. Songs from the vaults newly recorded with the same great band featuring touches of Steely Dan, Marcos Valle & Leon Ware, Brazilian Boogie, 70s Samba Soul and even a hint of Scott Walker. "A joyous revival of 1970’s musical moods, under smart contemporary arrangements and sweet interpretations." Arnoldo Medeiros
  • 01. Puma 72
    02. Sorriso de Manha
    03.Juanito Caminante (Little Johnny Walker)
    04. Tutti Frutti
    05. Donateando (Happiness)
    06. Cheese Boogaloo
    07. Eu Nao Vou Mais
    08. Adao Fora do Balaço
    09. Shangri La
    10. Erasmo
    11. Goodbye To Love
    12. Tema Perdido (Lost Theme)


    Gods In Brasil

    [engl] In the mid 90s Gary lived in Rio sharing a flat with Kassin, then in an unknown local band but later to become one of Brazil’s greatest producers working with Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso and Gilles Peterson. Back then Gary used to constantly write songs but could never be persuaded to do anything with them. But the songs would stick in Kassin’s head and plague him for years. Over the following decades Kassin would regularly ask ’what about your album?’ and Gary would shrug and say, "yeah, maybe, one day". Then, in 2018 Kassin played in London with members of multi–platinum Polish supergroup Mitch & Mitch and this time when Kassin posed the question, Gary said "Yes! Let’s do it, but we have to do it in Poland with these guys." This led to recording Gods in Brasil at the Polish Radio Studios in Warsaw with the Mitch & Mitch guys and a bunch of classical sessions musicians and finishing off in Kassin’s studio in Rio with some special guests. The record turned out so well that Gods in Brasil Vol 2 is already under way. The album touches on the classic sounds of 60s and 70s Brazilian records with nods to Gary McFarland on the way. The song Juanito Caminante is already a favourite with Joao Donato who was a huge influence on the sound of the album. The arrangements were shared between Alberto Continentino and Ryszard Borowski of the Polish Radio Big Band.
    EAN 4040824089498
  • 01. El huevo
    02. Barranquilla, Sol y cumbia
    03. Mira muñeco
    04. Oye cómo va
    05. A la Fiesta del Mar
    06. Bomba pa' los cueros
    07. La bailadora
    08. Tus lindos ojos
    09. Pan con salsa


    Pan con salsa

    [engl] Although Pete Vicentini’s El Afrocombo did not have the overwhelming commercial and international success of Fruko y sus Tesos, Joe Arroyo y La Verdad or Grupo Niche during the height of Colombian salsa in the 1970s and 80s, Pedro “Pete” Luis Vicentini del Valle (born in 1946) and his combo did have a popular following among fans in the Atlantic and Caribbean coastal areas of Colombia (especially in his home town of Barranquilla) and consequently, Vicentini has won the respect and admiration of many salsa aficionados for his long career of excellent performances and recordings, plus his professionalism and artistic quality as musical director, composer, bassist, pianist and arranger. In addition to founding what would become El Afrocombo, Vicentini was associated for several decades with the popular singer Jackie Carazo and was a member of Carazo’s El Clan Antillano as well as Chico Cervantes y su Sonora Caliente.“Pan Con Salsa” is Vicentini and El Afrocombo’s first long play and was released in 1971. As the title (and humorous cover) suggest, the majority of selections on the record are in the salsa genre that was gaining steam at the time in South America. In reality, though, the album includes Vicentini’s native costeño rhythms like cumbia and porro as well (on the tunes ‘Barranquilla, sol y cumbia’ and ‘Tus lindos ojos’). The LP has its own lively ‘combo’ sound in the plucky brass section (two trumpets and two saxes), plus the always bright and happy piano stylings of Willy Newball and of course the prominent bass playing, expert direction and arrangements of Vicentini. Additionally, the record contains the band’s first hit, ‘El huevo’, which is a cover version of Peruvian vocalist Félix Martínez’s popular 1971 tune in the guajira genre with Lima’s Los Girasoles, ‘Ese huevo se pasó’. In addition, there are some super hot original salsa tunes like ‘Mira muñeco’ and ‘La fiesta del mar’, a funky boogaloo cover of Tito Puente’s ubiquitous ‘Oye cómo va’ (with a cool clavinet solo), a Puerto Rican style bomba written by Carazo, and the title track, composed by Vicentini, which is a frenetic descarga (jam session) with lots of tasty brass solos, in-the-pocket piano tumbaos (riffs) and break-neck percussion work-outs. This album is definitely a persuasive argument for including the unjustly obscure El Afrocombo in the pantheon of hot Antillean-inspired bands from Barranquilla and proof that Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region was instrumental in pioneering the popularity of domestically produced salsa there in the 1970s, helping it spread into the interior and from there internationally by the 80s and 90s.
    EAN 8435008863500
  • 1. Viva Tirado (Part I) (3:58)
    2. Ode To Billy Joe (4:08)
    3. Caravan (2:47)
    4. At Nee-Ko (3:48)
    5. Como Estas (2:35)
    6. Drug Bay (3:38)
    7. In The Summertime (2:50)
    8. Nuts (2:52)
    9. I'm A Man (3:05)
    10. Viva Tirado (Part II) (4:17)


    Viva Tirado

    [engl] Reissue of 1970 Latin Rock album. El Chicles were a Belgian studioband, but sounds like an instrumental version of the most legendary Santana songs. Highly recommended to any fans of 70's Rock as well as anyone who's into Latin sounds of previous decades!
    EAN 6038150000000
  • 01. Ruego De Amor (Indian Love Call)
    02. La Casita
    03. Madrecita Linda
    04. Dulce Y Amarga
    05. Testigo Fui
    06. Confesion
    07. El Pachuco (Low Rider)
    08. Dime La Verdad (Tell It Like It Is)
    09. La Culebra
    10. Me Patina El Coco
    11. Tomas Al Timbal
    12. Contrabando Y Traicion
    13. Movin On


    Mucha Salsa

    [engl] This very productive trumpeter and bandleader hails from El Paso, Texas. ‘Mucha Salsa’ from 1978 is essentially an obscure salsa set from Ray Camacho – an artist who always seems willing to mix up styles in his music. That's definitely the case here, as Ray mixes straighter Latin modes with a few border touches – creating a hybrid of New York and Mexican modes that's pretty unique – but which also has some occasional funk and soul currents that are probably the record's strongest suit. Ray plays trumpet off course and the rest of the group includes guitar, trombone, and plenty of percussion – plus sax and piano from Manuel Palafox, who also handles arrangements. Titles include a great cover of "Low Rider", dubbed "El Pachuco", the Latin funk number "Tomas Al Timbal" and a funky take on Brass Construction's "Movin On". Plus the o so sweet cover of Aaron Neville’s classic ballad ‘Tell It Like It Is’ here named ‘Dime La Verdad’. This carefully prepared record is the first proper reissue in 40 years of this amazingly diverse project. In all it’s original glory!
    EAN 0710473183727
  • 01. A la memoria del muerto
    02. Mi verdadero son
    03. Payaso
    04. Los Niches
    05. La fruta bomba
    06. Achilipú
    07. A bailar oriza
    08. Descarga Fruko
    09. Bomba africana
    10. Baho Kende
    11. Rumbo a la ciudad
    12. Tihuanaco


    A la memoria del muerto

    [engl] "A la memoria del muerto" is Fruko y sus Tesos' second album, released in 1972, and features exclusively the soaring and soulful vocals of Cali native Edulfamid Molina Díaz, aka "Píper Pimienta", Fruko's previous vocalist Humberto "Huango" González having left after the first album "Tesura". The record is a mix of spirited cover versions and authentically Nuyorican-sounding originals with a Colombian twist, while the cover art, enhanced by an abundance of blood-red design, is quite something, featuring Píper Pimienta and Fruko dressed as gun-toting hippies doing drugs in a cemetery while a transistor radio plays. Just as eye-opening as the music is celebratory! According to Fruko, the Woodstock generation was finally making itself felt in Colombia, and they were embodying the name of the album literally, ostensibly pointing out the dangers of said drug-thug lifestyle in no uncertain terms (the police threw them out during the shoot thinking they were authentic gangsters).Produced and engineered by Fruko's uncle Mario "Pachanga" Rincón, the album has an uncompromisingly stark, hard sound that is appealing to today's collectors of 'salsa brava' just as it was impactful on the Colombian scene when it was made at the beginning of the 1970s (very little of this type of music was produced in Colombia at the time). Unlike the first Tesos album, with a two trumpet line-up and fairly simple arrangements, this more mature recording added another trumpet and two trombones for a more robust brass attack. Additionally, instead of basic salsa, there are many different rhythms – guaguancó, bomba, plena, oriza, bolero, cha-cha-chá, descarga and Latin soul. Though Fruko's sound at this stage wore its New York, Havana and San Juan sources on its sleeve – Willie Colón, Javier Vázquez, Richie Ray to mention a few progenitors –, at the same time the album has a uniquely Colombian approach to these influences with the bounciness of coastal music like cumbia being felt throughout.The title song is a 'guaguan-plena' version of Dominica y su Conjunto's original 'acuyuye' (ie pachanga) hit of the same name from a decade earlier. Following that is Fruko's take on Cuban pianist Javier Vazquez's driving salsa dura anthem 'Mi verdadero son'. For a little variety, next up is a rendition of Puerto Rican pianist Raphy Leavitt's famous lovelorn bolero-cha 'Payaso' from 1971. Píper Pimienta brings the energy up again with Fruko's own bomba 'Los niches' – a party tune with an Afro-Colombian theme. The side finishes out with more cover versions: the double-entendre 'La fruta bomba' by Cuban trovador Maximiliano "Bimbi" Sánchez y su Trío Oriental and the fiery rumba gitana 'Achilipu' – first recorded by Barcelona's Gypsy Queen, Dolores Vargas, and subsequently made into a salsa groover by Puerto Rico's El Gran Combo in 1971. Side B kicks off with one of Fruko's favorite Afro-Cuban artists, the conguero and Santería singer Silvestre Méndez, with 'A bailar oriza' (made famous by Cortijo y su Combo in the 1950s). After a wild descarga (jam session) track, we are treated to a fun pair of cover tunes: Johnny Zamot's 'Bomba africana' (more triangle!) and the old Afro-centric chestnut by folkloric Cuban rumbero Alberto Zayas, 'Baho Kende' – a hit for Celia Cruz and La Sonora Matancera in the 1950s but done here in the early Willie Colón style. The record finishes off with another Fruko original written with his Discos Fuentes colleague Isaac Villanueva. The lyrics are from the point of view of the poor country peasant leaving the mountains and escaping the slavery of rural poverty for what he thinks will be the promise of opportunity dubiously offered by "The Big City".
    EAN 8435008863159
  • 01. Sister Salvation
    02. Music Forever
    03. Who Killed Cock Robin?
    04. Wiggling
    05. O.D. (Over Dose)
    06. Time To Smile
    07. Jim Dunn's Dilemma


    The Geneva Connection

    [engl] An extremely rare album left by Detroit-based jazz keyboard player Johnny Griffith known for the album "Together, Togetherness" on RCA. An album covering "From The Music Connection" with Freddie Redd Quartet and Jackie McLean. The Music From "The Connection" was composed by jazz pianist Freddie Redd for Jack Gelber's 1959 play The Connection. This first recording of the music was released on the Blue Note label in 1960. It features performances by Redd and Jackie McLean Jack Gelber originally planned for the play to feature improvised music performed by jazz musicians who would also play small roles in the production. Freddie Redd, however, persuaded Gelber to include his original score. Redd re-recorded the score later in 1960 as Music from the Connection. In 1974 The pianist Johnny Griffith, who was a member of the prestigious Motown rhythm section "Funk Brothers", covered the album "The Connection" by Freddie Red as a whole album, playing electric piano here, which really changes the vibe of the music - and the players are supposedly a host of Motown studio musicians - playing jazz here, but with a nice funky soul undercurrent. Originally released on Detroit Geneva Label. Pianist Johnny Griffith can be heard on classic Motown sides, as well as on recordings from other Detroit-area labels. Like Motown's other pianists, Joe Hunter and Earl Van Dyke, Griffith's had an extensive musical background. Signed to Motown's Jazz Workshop label, he recorded the albums "Detroit Jazz" and "The Right Side" of Lefty Edwards. When the march of the Motown hits began, Griffith started playing on sessions for their R&B/Pop acts. But rather than signing a work-for-hire contract with Motown like other musicians, Griffith remained a freelancer, doing other dates and sessions in New York and nearby Chicago.The Motown hits that Griffith played on include: Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", his celeste trills are heard on "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", adding Wurlitzer electric piano on both Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", organ on the Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love and organ and shotgun effects on Junior Walker and the All Stars' "Shotgun. Griffith's non-Motown hits are with Edwin Starr, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, and Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut" In the '90s, Griffith was still active on the Detroit club scene.
    EAN 4040824089078
  • 01. Atalaia
    02. As Feras
    03. Foicera
    04. Rio Corrente
    05. Macareu
    06. Fuga
    07. Flauta De Bambu
    08. Tema Pro Alvarito



    [engl] Guilherme Coutinho started playing at the age of five and, at the age of seventeen, he was already part of "Os Mocorongos" and "Os Iguanos", both as an amateur. But he soon became a group leader, playing in several nightclubs in Belém (Pará), until he settled in the Paraense Assembly, where he lived for more than 15 years. He was a musician who played for high society, he was a businessman who had the best instruments, besides always making his own arrangement for the songs. His favorite formation was piano, bass, and drums, as well as a singer. But, for some time, he even used a recorder as playback to give greater sound texture. The first performance was at Pinheirense in Icoaraci. The 1970s were at the height of the clubs in Belém, such as the Tuna, Yacht Club and the Paraense Assembly. At the carnival, there was Guilherme at the head of his group, with rhythmists and a brass section, playing not only the greatest hits but supporting local composers. He was the musical director of Leila Pinheiro's first professional show, at Teatro da Paz. In his career, he released three albums: "Guilherme Coutinho and Curtição", "Busca-se" and "Guilherme Coutinho and Grupo Stalo". Guilherme's last two shows took place on Friday, August 19, 1983, at the Theatro da Paz, through the Pixinguinha Project, and at the old Gemini Blues nightclub. On the morning of Saturday, August 20, Guilherme Coutinho died of a heart attack. "Guilherme Coutinho e o Grupo Stalo" was released on the ''Erla', an obscure Brazilian label, which curiously pressed only 7" singles, but this Guilherme Coutinho album is an exception. An LP that became one of the most sought after in Brazilian music. It was generating a cult around you for sound innovation, a kind of Lo-Fi Tropicalism.
    EAN 4040824089481
  • 01. Mini Neila
    02. GB Em Alto Relevo
    03. Patricia
    04. Os Telhados Do Mundo
    05. Freedom
    06. Capitão de Papel
    07. Amanhã Não Sei
    08. Será Que Eu Pus Um Grillo Na Sua Cabeça?
    09. Passam Anos, Passam Anas
    10. Cabeça Feita



    [engl] Considered one of the masterpieces of seventies psychedelic, his second album, released in 1973, is the result of a partnership with Tibério Gaspar (author of: "Sá Marina", "BR–3" and "Teletema"). The album was recorded at Rádio Gazeta Studios in São Paulo, with the participation of musicians already known as: Wagner Tiso on synthesizer, Luiz Claudio Ramos on arrangements and conducting, Lanny Gordin on guitar, Oberdan Magalhães on flute and Guilherme himself playing guitar and piano. Guilherme died on August 7, 2018, at the age of 67, due to health complications. But the timelessness of his work has been revisited by the new generation of artists and audiences. RED VINYL. LIMITED TO 200 COPIES.
    LP red
    LP 180gr
  • 01. Com os raios do sol
    02. Xavana
    03. Zona Sul
    04. Luz da Manha
    05. Feita em ar
    06. Um novo dia
    07. Nostalgia
    08. Luana
    09. Growing
    10. Xavana (versao mística)
    11. Com os raios do sol (instrumental)
    12. Olhe Menina
    13. Dia Cedo
    14. Saudades do Amor
    15. Solidao


    Xavana, Uma Ilha do Amor (O.S.T)

    [engl] Ultra–Rare Hareton Salvanini Soundtrack reissue for the first time Worldwide. Rare Brazilian album of the obscure film "Xavana, Uma Ilha do Amor" mixture of Jazz and Bossa Nova and Psych. Hareton Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars, refine strings and delicate orchestral Sounds. Polish film maker Zygmunt Sulistrowski pioneered the format of shooting low–budget soft porn on exotic locations. Brazilian arranger and writer Hareton Salvanini was commissioned to deliver this soundtrack. No wonder many consider him a lesser–known Arthur Verocai. Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars and percussions that could rival with the best of KPM or Chappell library LPs. Housed in deluxe reissue in super nice thick cardboard cover + OBI
    EAN 4040824089238
  • 01. Intro
    02. Bongos Suspence
    03. Smookie
    04. Asfalto In Agguato
    05. Ossessione Omicida
    06. Base Pericolosa
    07. Suspence Subacqueo
    08. Corsa Pericolosa
    09. Immagini
    10. Thrilling Mortale
    11. Temporale
    12. Boxes
    13. Drumming Free
    14. Tensione Ed Attesa
    15. Tema Di Raven I Vers
    17. Atmosfere Spaziali
    18. Giallo

    I MARC 4

    Thrilling Mortale

    [engl] Welcome to the third instalment in our series dedicated to the original Italian library music from the vaults of Nelson Records. In this album we dig deeper into the most experimental recordings in the archives of Nelson Records.The label was founded in 1970 by the musicians Maurizio Majorana, Antonello Vannucchi and Roberto Podio (who along with Carlo Pes would be known as I MARC 4), after establishing the Telecinesound studio, right where the New Italian Library Sound was created. They recorded with Armando Trovajoli, Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani, Henry Mancini and many others, and created a special sound, mixing jazz, pop, rock and psychedelic music, to produce records aiming to be used by the programmers of the Italian RAI television.The music of “Thrilling Mortale” is mostly special effects, drum breaks, fast bongo rhythms and groovy Hammond background sounds inspired by cinema noise experts who did not use any musical instruments and had only a few objects to recreate the noises of the films; from horse rides to closing gates, everything was done in the traditional way. I MARC 4, instead, would recreate those sounds with bass, guitar, drums, piano and Hammond organ.Many musicians, record producers and film directors still like, look for, rediscover and re-use for their work, and the music on these albums recorded by I MARC 4 between 1970-1976 have reached cult status among library music collectors.
    EAN 8435008863388
  • 01. Just Another Love Song
    02. Somebody's Love
    03. Byrd's House
    04. Friendship Cover Charge


    Out Of The Blue

    [engl] I was at a ’Jazz Bop’ party in Brighton, the UK in the late 1980s and Giles Peterson played an amazing track that I asked him about from across the booth. I could barely hear what he said – all I caught was the word "IMANI". Too much time had passed but finally, my own label, Mad About Records, is proud to present this ultimate jazz private press holy grail fully licensed. The incredible San Francisco Area Jazz Funk Spiritual IMANI"Out of the Blue" original only 500 copies of this privately pressed record was manufactured in 1983. Here is your rare opportunity to own a deluxe reissue of this "impossible to find" original. Privately pressed by Preston Phillipps and Pam Byrd has been called the "ultimate private press vocal anthem" of bay area jazz. If you like John Heartsman, Aposento Alto or Minority Band, don’t miss a true killer record.
    EAN 4040824088781
  • 01. Long Way Home
    02. The Oil Age
    03. Fat Man In Paradise
    04. Pelikan’s Alley
    05. Ernie’s Weasel
    06. Marion
    07. Vacation From Romance
    08. Between The Swells


    Between The Swells

    [engl] Killer AOR Rarity. Highly recommended. Jay Days’ only album presents eight killer funky AOR sounds and blue eyed soul tracks. Rarely surfaced in the collectors’ market but now the album is finally reissue on vinyl. A band formation with mysterious session men who support JAY DAYS of slack guitar vocal, gentle electric piano with jazzy rock, blue–eyed soulful medium mellow, female chorus with mystic groove. It contains Hawaiian–style acoustics and dense performances unique to the Private Press. It is a hidden AOR masterpiece where you can feel the tropical atmosphere of the street along with the wind of the West Coast. Limited Edition on 180 gram vinyl