Aires Vallenatos – Various Artists
Carnaval / Victoria 1973

Aires Vallenatos, front

On monday july 13 I posted ‘Sabor Costeño’, an album with
five artists of which we find back three today. This is an lp
with 6 artists on the same label and from one year earlier.
Heliodoro martinez is the guy that hit me the most with
his great voice. The others however do not disappoint
as well. Going to Colombia for some crate digging is
something I’ve got on top of my wishlist..

tracks;

01 – Ciro Arroyo – El que la tenga que la goce
02 – Heliodoro Martinez – El pollo negro
03 – Alberto Montiel – Me esta dominando
04 – Ciro Arroyo – El viejito enamorado
05 – Heliodoro Martinez – La trampa
06 – Dario Carmaco – Charanga candela
07 – Heliodoro Martinez – El borracho
08 – Eligio Arroyo – Sapo con mucha pinta
09 – Dario Carmaco – Carta del pobre
10 – Heliodoro Martinez – Se daño mi suegra
11 – Alberto Montiel – Entristecido
12 – Pedro Nel perez – Adios 20 de enero

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Miguel Duran vol. 5
Grito Campesino
Victoria 1974

Miguel Duran, front

Hello, goodmorning, One of the best vallenato tracks I ever heard
was without doubt ‘India Matea’ by Miguel Duran. The album which
contains it is still on my most wanted list though. If you want to hear
it, you can find it on the lp ‘Fiesta Vallenata’ obtainable at this page.
For now, we’ve got us another record by Miguel Duran, it is from ’74
and appears on Victoria. Jivin’ rhythms and squeezebox ..guepa je..

tracks;

01 – Kilometro 15
02 – Tu cumpleaños
03 – Grito campesino
04 – La medicina
05 – Contestación a tres mujeres
06 – El resentido
07 – Mi negra
08 – El caso de miguel
09 – Lo que te pido
10 – Como hare para olvidar
11 – Puya na’ma
12 – Ni luto ni flores

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Anibal Velásquez y su Conjunto
El Ritmo y el Sabor,
Discomoda de Colombia 1978

Anibal Velasquez, front

Anibal Velasquez produced a huge pile of records. My
collection contains a bunch but there’s so much more
yet to discover. Today we have an album from 1978 on
which he appears multiple style, paseo, paseaíto,
cumbia, Ritmo cundé, charanga and pasebol.
Anibal still performs, it seems I missed him
when he was touring my country some
time ago. Who knows we’ll get
another chance.
Listen..

tracks;

01 – La sobrina de mi compadre
02 – Ay amor
03 – Bello lucerito
04 – El aguacero
05 – Los primeros dias
06 – La carta
07 – Se acabaron las velas
08 – Llora mi acordeon
09 – La india de la frontera
10 – Madre mia
11 – Leonor
12 – Tu vaiven

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Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta –
Very Very Well, Discos Fuentes

Lito Barrientos, front

Hello good morning, we are lucky to find a sunny day this
morning, spring is about to begin in the Netherlands and
that’s always a very nice time of year. The magnolia in my
frontgarden is almost bursting open, something we wait for
all year. Sunny weather asks for sunny music, let’s see..

This is the first appearance of Lito Barrientos at this page
and it contains some fine tunes. It brings songs in various
styles like cumbia, bomba, charanga, corrido and porro.
A typical slice of tropical Colombian sweetness, complete
with ‘mosaíco’, a range of songs melted together at the
end of the album. Get it now and listen yourself..

tracks;

01 – Caracol
02 – Ya voy toño
03 – Cumbia que te vas de ronda
04 – Rubiela
05 – Cumbia en do menor
06 – Charanga pa gozar
07 – Cumbia costeña
08 – Kijis konar
09 – A tu vera
– La india motilona
– Very very well
– Despeinada
– Festival en guarare
– La mafafa
– La sampa
– Negrito tapetuza

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Roberto de la Barrera y su Sonora
Vamos a Pachanguear! con los Cocacolos
Eco / Discos Fuentes 1990

Roberto de la Barrera, front

Roberto de la Barrera, pa' los Cocacolos

It’s a re-release from 1990 on Discos Fuentes, originally
released in 1965. It was one of the first contributions to
Colombia’s salsa movement. The small pic shows the
original cover of the album. Pachangas and charangas
con los Cocacolos, give’m a spin and a push..

tracks;

01 – Vamos a pachanguear
02 – Charanga loca
03 – La babucha
04 – Mi caleña
05 – Charanga campesina
06 – Vestio prestao
07 – La vieja nico
08 – Se formo
09 – Los cocacolos
10 – Pobre casimira
11 – Gozando la charanga
12 – Pachanga especial

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Cuarteto del Monaco –
Las Cuatro Fiestas, Asora

Cuarteto del Monaco, front

This sunday groovers, we’ve got an lp by Cuarteto del Monaco.
It is their first appearance here at the GG and it’s a good one.
Good idea to suggest posting this record Sanjay, it is a piece
of Colombian musical history with Adolfo Echeverria and his
group. It contains cumbias, guarachas, boleros, charanga,
porro and maxtranza. With Elías Paz – vocals, El Ñeñe García
– Guitar, Carlos Guardo – drums, Andrés García – percussion,
Nury Borrás – vocals, Angelito Monsalvo – guitar, Pedro Juan
Meléndez – vocals. Enjoy listening..

tracks;

01 – Las cuatro fiestas
02 – Mi cantar
03 – El cangrejo
04 – Si no te veo mas
05 – Buenas noches
06 – La cucaracha
07 – Bailando en carnaval
08 – La avispa
09 – Mino
10 – Psicosis
11 – Canto a maracaibo
12 – Nubia

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Que Siga el Baile – Various Artists
Regis / Victoria R-3062

Que Siga el Baile, front

Good morning groovers, I wasn’t able to see downloadnumbers exactly
as they are since the new page has come active. My engineers have
made it possible now and I must say it brought me some pleasant
surprises. For example, I did not expect Ases del Ritmo in our top 10,
same thing counts for Global Sampler vol. 43. It is on number 14, not
bad at all. The numbers give me an awesome insight on what’s most
popular here at the GG. I always figured that the albums that gained
the most comments were also the most downloaded ones but that
isn’t the case at all. This information is very valuable to me, it
helps me determine what to post.So lovers of Colombian music,
I am happy to see so many downloads in this section.
Enjoy this fine collector which contains
a number of great songs.

tracks;

1 Policarpo Calle – Solo fui el varon
2 Marciano Torres – La visita
3 Policarpo Calle – El tutumbao
4 Diego Espinoza – Que siga el baile
5 Marciano Torres – Bailala mayo
6 Miguel Duran – Pachanguera del sinu
7 Marciano Torres – La verdolaga
8 Policarpo Calle – Mi canoita
9 Diego Espinoza – La coronela
10 Policarpo Calle – Tierra adentro
11 Marciano Torres – El gallito
12 Miguel Duran – Abajo del platanal

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Los Corraleros – Ritmo de Colombia
Discos Fuentes 1968

Los Corraleros, front

Los Corraleros, label

What can I say ? You know I’m a lover of this type of
music. I could keep annoying you with superlatives
concerning this album but I really think it’s best if you
listen first and make up your own mind about it. Can
you tell us who you see on the frontsleeve ? I am sure
about two or three myself, how many do you know ?
By the way, this is an original old yellow Fuentes
label on a very thick and heavy slice of vinyl, wow..

tracks;

1 Casi nada, Eliseo Herrera
2 Busca tu hueco, Tony Zúñiga
3 Charanga costeña, Calixto Ochoa
4 Baila mi boogaloo, Lisandro Meza
5 La que a ti te gusta, Julio Erazo
6 Compae tomas, instrumental
7 Ritmo de colombia, Manuel Cervantes
8 Pompo manteca, Tony Zúñiga
9 La pintosa, Lisandro Meza
10 Duermete niño, Chico Cervantes
11 Gorrero pechugon, Julio Erazo
12 El espejo del chinito, Calixto Ochoa

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Plutarco Urrutia y su Conjunto – La Manguita Carnaval 1979

Plutarco Urrutia, front

I just knew one song by this artist, it came from a Discos Fuentes
collector and is called ‘Esperando a Patricia’. You might have found
it on my Colompilation vol.5. The lp we have here today was found
for us in Cartagena by my friend Sanjay who brought us loads of
wonderful albums already, it came home with him recently.
It is one of the rarest lp’s at the GG and I’m proud to
bring to you today. So, do not hesitate if you like
Colombian music, get it & spread it..

tracks;

1 El compae goyo
2 La viciosa
3 El sube y baja
4 Muchacha bonita
5 Hace tiempo
6 La manguita
7 Maria elena
8 Puente del amor
9 El toro cachon
10 Salsa y sabor

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Angel Vasquez y su Conjunto – La Gustadera, Discos Fuentes

Angel Vasquez, front

Today’s contribution concerns a recent discovery. I heard
this lp and fel in love with it straight away. The combination
of acordeon, the strong rhythms, it’s roughness is just so
sweet. Angel Vasquez’s raw voice captured me instantly.
It may sound silly but I also love the image of the frontsleeve,
the simplicity of a yellow background with picture and text,
plain, simple and uncomplicated, big letters, it’s goood.
All together, a happy post,
get it & spread it..

tracks;

1 Sabalo caliente
2 Marucha
3 La gustadera
4 Fiestas cordobesas
5 Los sampayos
6 Chicha sabrosa
7 Chambacu
8 Pantalon caliente
9 El mosquito
10 El dia que te vi
11 Recuerdo al viento
12 Se atropella el castellano

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Los Corraleros de Majagual – ¡ Nos Fuimos !
Discos Fuentes 1975

Corraleros, front

Hello and good morning on this Easterday. I think it’s for the first
time we are having us a white Easter. Even with Chrsitmas we
had better weather, it’s cold and snowing on this 31st of march.
Spring just doesn’t realise we’re already entering april tomorrow.

Winter or spring, we play tropical music all year round so that
makes no difference. Today I’ll spoil you with some ‘Tropical de
Colombia’. From 1975 on Discos Fuentes de Medellin Colombia
we’ve got this wonderful album by Los Corraleros de Majagual.
This supergroup had relations with the most fantastic artists.
On this album alone we find Lisandro Meza, Eliseo Herrera,
Julio Erazo and Calixto Ochoa to name just a few. But they
also hosted Alfredo Gutierrez, Lucho Argain and Nacho
Paredes among many others. Great vocalists, hot
rhythmsection and horns, better don’t miss..

tracks;

1   El vivo y el bobo
2   El pobre pollo
3   El bailador
4   Mosaico
–    Mata de caña
–    Trigueñita
–    La tombola
5   Mosaico
–    Spanish flea
–    La chichera
6   La burrita
7   Palma de coco
8   Mosaico
–    Cartagenera
–    La cola del diablo
–    El machorrito
–    Yo conozco a claudia
9   Pompo del 66
10  Charanga internacional

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Lassissi Presenta Charanga Para Todos vol.1Sacodis LS-30, 1980

Charanga para todos, front

On ‘Sacodis’ we have this 1980 album. Aboudou Lassissi
presents Charanga para todos, charanga for everybody.
On this volume 1 we hear ‘Monguito’ as lead vocalist,
backed by Adalberto Santiago, José Alberto and Ronnie
Baro. On piano – Alfredito Valdez, bass – Joe Santiago,
trumpet – Hector Zarzuela, sax – Mario Ravira, trombone –
Esteve Torrez, drum – Manny Ramos, conga bongo –
Marcelino Valdez and bass guitar – Edy Guagua.
Strange thing is that album sleeve doesn’t say anything
about lead vocals. I found a site on the web that claims
it is just Monguito. However if I am not so sure, don’t we
hear Laba Sosseh in track 3, what do you think ?

tracks;

1 Son de la loma
2 En Guantanamo
3 En el monte
4 Se muere fermin

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Franco et l’O.K. Jazz à Paris, Pathé Marconi / EMI

Franco à Paris, front, cd size

If you’re into Cuban music and also into African, this is an
item not to miss. We can’t remember him enough, Franco and his
O.K. Jazz. This LP from the 60’s contains Cha cha cha, Rumba,
Pachanga and Charanga, give it a go.

tracks;

1 Mindondo ya kosuana
2 Baila mi Carabine
3 Colonel Bangala
4 Ven y ven y ven
5 Tango ngai nazalaki somele
6 Retroussons les manches
7 Matinda
8 O.K. Jazz elombe ngangate
9 Course au pouvoir

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Tito Rodriguez and his Orchestra – Charanga Pachanga, United Artists

Tito Rodriguez, front

Puerto Rican singer and percussionist Tito Rodriguez moved to New
York in the 30’s. He later became one of the biggest bandleaders
who worked all the big Latin clubs like the famous Palladium.

tracks;

1 Componte cundunga
2 Sobando el son
3 A callarse
4 Bacalao salao
5 Ahora me toca a mi
6 El latigo
7 Manteca de coco
8 Que cocine caridad
9 El panuelo
10 Oiganlo

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