The Meters – Fire on the Bayou,
Warner Bros. 1975

Meters, front

Now it gets really hot ! The titlesong of this LP always was an
absolute massive dancehit, I don’t know how often I played
it at party’s. Never could resist it.
Check out the Meters from New Orleans, produced by Allen Toussaint.

tracks;

1 Out in the country
2 Fire on the bayou
3 Love slip upon ya
4 Talkin’ ’bout New Orleans
5 They all ask’d about you
6 Can you do without ?
7 Liar
8 You’re a friend of mine
9 Middle of the road
10 Running fast
11 Mardi Gras Mambo

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African Brothers Band – Me Poma, Stern’s 1984

African Brothers Band, front, cd size

Temperatures are rising in the Netherlands, everybody searches for
some outdoor coolness, but there isn’t.
After three hot days I finally got myself to posting some music.
African music that is, to adjust to the temperature.
Highlife from Ghana, with the African Brothers Band, very sunny
mellow sound that matches the weather perfectly.

tracks;

1 Me poma
2 Getty
3 Yeme breoo
4 Gye mani
5 Me bisa

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Various Artists – Colompilation

Colompilation

COLOMBIA SPECIAL

As a final post for this ‘Sunday Special’, I give you
a compilation of some of my favourite Colombian tracks.
I just love this music, and had a great time making it.
Guepa ! Muchas gracias por su attencion y hasta la próxima.

tracks;

1 Juancho Polo Valencia – Veni veni
2 Los Corraleros de Majagual – El tamarindo
3 Alfredo Gutierrez – Sombrero engolillao
4 Pacho Galán – Ay cosita linda
5 Los Corraleros de Majagual – La manzana
6 Andrés Landero – Maria de los Reyes
7 La Sonora Cordobesa – Roberto Ruiz
8 Aniceto Molina – Que muera el gavilan
9 Bovea y sus Vallenatos – Rosa Maria
10 Lucho Perez – No me busques
11 Climaco Sarmiento – La gaita Marciana
12 Carlos Roman y su Sonora Vallenata – Very very well
13 Peregoyo y su Combo Vacana – Descarga Vacana

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Pacho Galan – Caracoleando, Tropical

Pacho Galán, front, cd size

COLOMBIA SPECIAL

Today’s special about Colombia would not be the same without this
rare album. Pacho Galán was one of the biggest composers of Porro,
Fandango and the inventor of ‘Merecumbé’. Colombian music would
also not have been the same without Pacho Galán.
‘Ay Cosita Linda’ was maybe his biggest hit and the birth of Merecumbé.
He himself was born on october the 4th in Soledad, Atlántico,and
wanted to be a musician since he was a child. Went to conservatoire
and was a professional musician at the age of 15.
The titlesong of this LP was also a great succes in those days.
Stay tuned…

tracks;

1 Caracoleando
2 Juan de la Cruz
3 Ely
4 Lindo San Marcos
5 Carameleo
6 Bombo y Maracas
7 Rosa blanca
8 Librada
9 Me voy con la gaita
10 La pringamosa
11 Los diablitos
12 A sincelejo

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La Sonora Dinamita – Cumbias de oro, Discos Fuentes / Esperance 1987/1988

Sonora Dinamita, front, cd size

Do Not Mistake !
COLOMBIA SPECIAL

The cover of this LP is just awful !
If you see an album in your secondhand store with a cover like this,
you skip it, but look out.
La Sonora Dinamita is a fantastic band.
This LP starts out with a commercial hit but then it gets more
interesting in my opinion. It’s not a carreeralbum, they’re hard
to find in Europe but it’s a collector that contains some great
songs. ‘Cumbias de Oro’ is it’s title although some tracks have
a certain salsa flavour over them.
All together, a great spin in a cheap coat.

tracks;

1 A mover la colita
2 Del monton
3 Mi son monteadentro
4 Bongo bongo
5 Murio en su ley
6 Chango
7 Mirala como va
8 Te pille pilla
9 Coquetona
10 Cosas que suceden
11 Jibarita encantadora

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La Sonora de Baru – Ritmo Tropical, Globe Style 1986

COLOMBIA SPECIAL

Today’s Sunday Special is about Colombian music.
A country that has brought many interesting styles,
often underestimated abroad.La Sonora de Baru is one of Colombia’s most played Cumbia Bands together with La Sonora Dinamita. Recorded in New York, this is
a fine piece of Cumbia you don’t want to miss.

tracks;

1 Hija de Susana
2 Currucucha
3 La estrenina
4 Yo soy guajiro
5 Maldad
6 Maria Tulia
7 Llora mi guitarra
8 Negra linda

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Puerto Candelaria and Doctor Salsa

Puerto Candelaria, front

Last wednesday I had a tremendous night, my friend Kai invited me
to see Puerto Candelaria at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.
It was a surprising gig, very original and entertaining.
I had a great time seeing their guest of the night, Edmar Castaneda,
a harpplayer from Colombia too, whom they had never met before.
It was a spontaneous meeting, that worked out very nice, Edmar
plays that electric harp like no other, what a skillfulness.
After playing their concert, the group joined the crowd in the bar.
My friends brother dj Jairzinho, was playing some nice cumbia’s.
I had the opportunity to meet the band’s members and we had a nice
conversation about Colombian music, Medellin, where they’re from etc.
Thanks so much Juan Diego, for inviting me to visit you in Medellin.
If I’m lucky and find the time, I’ll be there later this year.
It was great talking to you and Juan Guillermo Aguilar, you can
expect my call.

Check the Website of Puerto_Candelaria

That same evening, during the break of the concert, I met some
other very interesting people, Doctor Salsa ( Ira Goldwasser ) and
his lovely wife Harriett Broekman, who used to be dancers at the
New York Palladium in the 50’s.
I had a very nice chat with mrs. Salsa about the Ansonia label and
Latin music in general. Amazing to hear how she tells about all the
famous artists, of who she knows so many. Thank you Harriett for
the fantastic tips you gave me, and for the DVD and CD that you sent
me the day after.
I hope to meet you soon again.

About the music;

The first 2 songs are from ‘Puerto Candelaria’s’ CD, ‘Llegó la Banda’.
I didn’t give you the whole CD because it is available in the
musicstore, go buy you one.
track No. 3 is by ‘Doctor Salsa’ as you can see.
track 4 and 5 are two tracks from the new group of two members of
Puerto Candelaria, Juan Diego Valencia and Juan Guillermo Aguilar.
Another thank you goes out to Johan Leestemaker, Who spent a
great part of his life in Medellin, thanks Johan for being of
big help.

Long story, Great evening, Super Networking, thank you all so much.

tracks;

1 Puerto Candelaria – Para el Doctor
2 Puerto Candelaria – Llegó la banda
3 Doctor Salsa – Doctor Salsa
4 Banda la República – Automático
5 Banda la República – Pa’que no me molesten

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T-Bone Walker – Funky Town,BluesWay / abc Records 1968

T-Bone Walker, front, cd size

T-Bone Walker appears on Global Groove to bring us some blues.
He’s famous for his great guitarskills, listen !

tracks;

1 Going to funky town
2 Party girl
3 Why my baby ( keep on bothering me )
4 Jealous woman
5 Going to build me a playhouse
6 Long skirt baby blues
7 Struggling blues
8 I’m in an awful mood
9 I wish my baby ( would come home at night )

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Jorginho do Imperio – Eu e meu Pandeiro, Polydor 1976

When I found this album, about a year ago, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Just before it I discovered Jorginho via the great Justin from
J Thyme, listed in the sidebar. Very nice Samba from Rio de Janeiro.
Although posted before on the web, an album worth downing like no other.

tracks;

1 Agua no feijao
2 O Iperador
3 Assím é demais
4 Paz em todo territorio nacional
5 Eu canto Sao Paulo
6 É preciso dar
7 Potpourri de Partido alto
– Chorei quando o dia clareou
– Mulher de malandro
– Sai da casa da vizinha
– Quanto mais carinhosa mais falsa
8 Jogo da Amarelinha
9 Cavaco vadio
10 Amor selvagem
11 A lua e o mar
12 Perdi a namorada
13 Eu e meu pandeiro

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Roberto Ribeiro – Coisas da Vida, EMI Odeon 1979

Roberto Ribeiro, front, cd size

Roberto Ribeiro comes in with this fine Samba album, from 1979
this is ‘Coisas da Vida’, an LP with a lot of character.
Very original melody-lines, don’t miss it.

tracks;

1 Vazio – Está faltando uma coisa em mim
2 Triste desventura
3 Amor aventureiro
4 Impetuosa
5 Partilha
6 Nao sei
7 Bate coraçao
8 Dengo só
9 Coraçao contrariad
10 Ingenuidade
11 Pá-nela
12 Coisas da vida

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Various Artists – Carribean Carnival, Mace

It took me a couple of days again to get back to you Groovers,
we all need to work now and then. Here’s another Calypso collector
from somewhere down the cabinet. Again there’s no year stated here.
Ripping this one turned a big smile on my face, check out ‘the Mighty
Duke’s Woop Wap, fantastic lyrics.

tracks;

1 The Mighty Sparrow – Old man and the donkey
2 Lord Nelson – I’ve got the itch
3 Starlift – The outcast
4 The Mighty Beaver – Rose
5 The Mighty Duke – Woop Wap
6 The Mighty Sparrow – Calypso twist
7 The Mighty Duke – Racial segregation
8 The Mighty Beaver – Book of love
9 Starlift – I feel pretty
10 Lord Nelson – Problems on my mind

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Beny Moré y su Orquesta – Y sus Amigos, Cubitas

Cuban special

Global Groove’s Sunday Special is all about Cuban Music today.
I had a special friend in Cuban music. As I have friends in every
type of music. If I want to find out something concerning Reggae or
Popmusic, I turn to my buddy Gerard. If it concerns Samba, I turn to
Zeca or Justin, for questions about Cuban music I always went to my
late friend Dirk. On an occasion, Dirk was in some kind of financial
trouble, he sold me his complete collection of Cuban music. He knew
that I would keep it all together, waiting for better times. I am so
sorry he left us.
Now I am just wishfully assuming that the here-after is somehow
connected to the World Wide Web. This is my chance to give him
back some of the music that he loved so much ! To you Dirk !

Beny Moré y su Orquesta – Y sus Amigos

Beny Moré, front, cd size

This is one of Dirk’s albums,
Beny Moré with his sharp voice, a national hero in Cuba.
I quote the backcover;
“These recordings focus on different stages of Beny’s carreer.
From the early days of the mambos recorded with Perez Prado in
Mexico, to Mariano Merceron, Ernesto Duarte and eventually his own
big band in Cuba. Also included here are two of the classical duos
with Pedro Vargas and Beny’s own giant band recorded in the
mid 50’s in Cuba.”

tracks;

1 Fiesta de tambores
2 Salomon
3 Maria Cristina
4 Demasiado Santa
5 No me vayas a engañar
6 Tu veras Margot
7 Dulce desengaño
8 La vida es un sueño
9 Solamente una vez
10 Bombon de pollo

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Sonora Matancera – Una Caja de Exitos, Tropical

Caja de exitos, front, cd size

Sonora Matancera is the type of band that keeps existing no matter
what, if an older member leaves the group, a young one comes in.
It’s like they have always been there. Recording with lots of stars,
this ‘Box of Songs’ is one with 4 tracks by Nelson Pineda, 4 by
Carlos Argentino and 4 by Celia Cruz. A fine example of Cuban music.
My favourite track; ‘Apambichao’.

1 Carlos Argentino – Tu rica boca
2 Celia Cruz – Gozando
3 Nelson Pinedo – Sabrosito asi
4 Carlos Argentino – Apambichao
5 Celia Cruz – La merenguita
6 Nelson Pinedo – Mi chica y yo
7 Nelson Pinedo – El Gavilan
8 Carlos Argentino – Cha cha cha de los feos
9 Celia Cruz – No encuentro palabras
10 Nelson Pinedo – Recordando mi cuartito
11 Carlos Argentino – De ti enamorado
12 Celia Cruz – Contentosa

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Miguelito Valdes – Inolvidables, Verve Records

Ochestral LP, with several styles of latin, a very happy sounding
album. Original arrangements by Chico O’Farrill, strong voice.

1 El limpiabotas
2 Negra Leono
3 Ariñañara – nague
4 Zarabanda
5 Los componedores
6 Quimbamba
7 No, negrita, no
8 Tambó
9 Guaguancó Africano
10 Se acabo la fiesta

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