Lo Mejor de
Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná
Delujo 1974

Peregoyo, front

One of the Colombian bands that caught my attention from
the first time I heard them is el Combo Vacaná of Peregoyo.
Their sound is different from what we’re used to hear from
that region. Listen to the guitar
based latin sound of Peregoyo.

This is what All Music Guide says about them;
One of the first bands to combine the folk rhythms o
Colombia’s Buenaventura region and the cumbia of Cuba,
Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana were known for their unique
electric guitar-dominated sound. Reviewing a reissue of their
early-70s album, Tropicalismo, RootsWorld claimed that
Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana “never lets up as it hurls
groove after incessant groove at you, sax and trumpet
blazing from a path cut by fat, no bloated bass licks,
pervasive percussion and searing
solo and group vocals”.

tracks;

01 – La guitarra desbarata
02 – Facunda
03 – Palito cae
04 – Cariñito
05 – Pa’ la loma
06 – Maximina
07 – Marucha
08 – La vaca loca
09 – Caravana
10 – Che’ pa changa
11 – Descarga vacaná

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El Boogaloo! de Pepe Moreno
Cantinflitas y su All-Star Band,
Delujo / Discos Fuentes, 1976

Pepe Moreno, front

If you ask me to choose between songs and instrumentals, I am
clearly in favour of songs. This record however contains some wild
instrumental parts I really like. I can’t tell you much about Pepe
Moreno, his salsa is hot and Colombian, the lp is on Delujo in
corporation with Discos Fuentes and from 1976. Real name,
Pepe Romero. I’d say, listen to it yourself
and see what you feel about it..

tracks;

01 – Pepe moreno
02 – A mil
03 – Boogaloo bola
04 – Me voy pa’l peru
05 – Morcilla
06 – Mi hermana
07 – Caramanduca
08 – Descargo yo

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Michi Sarmiento y su Combo Bravo –
Cum Cumbele, Discos Fuentes 300608

Michi Sarmiento, front

Goodmorning groovers, what have we got cooking for you today ?
Michi Sarmiento and his Combo Bravo are here to make you
dance around the room. On this album they combine various
styles. Guaguancó, Paseo, Son Mozambique, Cumbia, Bomba,
Cumbelé, Descarga and Paseaíto are brought easily by this
great band. I am crazy about the song ‘Hong Kong’, but the
whole lp is a joy to listen to. A little scratchy but
not too much. Get it and spread it as usual.

Tracks;

1 Arepa de arroz
2 Corazon herido
3 Navidad con michi
4 Cumbia raja
5 Mi bomba
6 Cum cumbele
7 Hay que aprender
8 Hong kong
9 El arroyo de macuya
10 Dejame vivir

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Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná
Mi Buenaventura, Discos Fuentes

Peregoyo, front

Peregoyo, back

Fuentes label

afrosound of colombia vol. 2

One of my friends gave me a present that made me very
happy. It is volume 2 of “The Afrosound of Colombia” which
appeared on Vampi Soul recently ( small pic ). It contains
songs by various artists of Colombian origin, all great stuff.
Track #4 of the compi is a song that comes from this here
album by Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná. It’s called ‘Sabor
de Vacaná’. I was quite sure I posted it already quite some
time ago but just maybe I’m mistaking. One way or the
other, it is about time I bring you this absolute treasure
you would not want to miss. Peregoyo’s music is
something different, styles like currulao, abozao
chocoano, aguabajo I never heard anybody else
play. Bomba, porro cumbia, porro, descarga,
guaracha and son montuno are more
familiar to us. Get it, spread it,
listen and enjoy !

tracks;

1 Rio de juaji ( caldo de piangua )
2 La palma de chontaduro
3 Asi es mi tierra
4 Mi buenaventura
5 Descarga vacaná
6 La pluma
7 Ola de agua
8 Chechudino
9 Martha cecilia
10 El canalete
11 Sabor de vacaná

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