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 !
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
9 Martha cecilia
10 El canalete
11 Sabor de vacaná
Albums like this are hard to find over here
in the Netherlands ? We are so lucky to have the
guys in our network that bring home these rare lp’s from
Colombia. Rufo Garrido and José Pianeta Pitalua are the
guys that lead this Orquesta. It remains a mystery why
Colombians keep using these B-models at the sleeves
of wonderful albums like this one.
I found some footage to help you get an other
impression, watch & listen..
1 El colombo americano
3 Muchacho galán
4 Dos ma
5 Gózalo mi amor
6 Timba y tambó
7 Yo no quiero perra
9 Brincando el carro
10 Que toque rufo
Not long ago we had an lp by Alfredo Gutierrez on which
Lucho Argain ( Lucho Perez ) was performing. Another group
that Lucho used to sing and compose for is this one. La Sonora
del Caribe was founded in 1951 by Chavistad Cesar Pompeyo.
They had a string of records through the sixties and seventies,
the one we have here is probably from 1962 and contains 12
songs of which the brothers Cesar and Alfredo Pompeyo
said; “We never sounded like this before, the songs on
this lp can set any of our fans on fire on any moment
of the day..” Well, let’s see what happens,
get it & spread it as usual..
1 Noche de estrellas
2 Gaita colombiana
3 El gallo canaguey
4 Gregorio el bembon
5 La loteria
7 El pajaro picon
9 Eco de tambo
10 Que te pasa
Lucho Campillo is the man behind this group called
Combo Los Marinos. Singers are Juan de la Cruz Piña,
Diochy, Jairo Mercado, Policarpo Calle and off course
Lucho Campillo himself. If any one can tell us from
what year this album comes, please do. I think Lucho’s
songs have something different somehow, they sound
fresh, original and delicious. Forget about the girl on
the sleeve and focus on the music, let’s listen
and maybe do a little dancing too..
1 Bella del monte
2 Ramita de cafe
5 Que mala fama
6 Bollo dulce colao
7 Lorito trepa
10 Ya te conozco
12 Que bien se ven
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.
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
Today’s contribution is a real rarity, Alfredo Gutierrez’ Estrellas
appear among others with Lucho Perez on this slice of vinyl.
Lucho Perez, sometimes also ‘Lucho Argain’, is famous for his
work with la Sonora Dinamita, Los Corraleros de Majagual,
la Sonora Barulera and others. His voice is one every Colombian
recognizes and belongs to the most adored. I have added a few
bonustracks with Lucho for you to remember his great work.
He is to be heard on tracks; 1,4,5,7 and 11 of the album and
bonus, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
Other guest singers here are Edilberto Benitez, Carmelo Barraza
and Danuil y Carmelo. Alfredo himself is not to be forgotten as
well of course, we had a bunch of his records, best use
our search-bar to find them, enjoy..
1 Raca mandaca
2 La tataravita
3 Rosa temprana
4 Mosaico 999
5 A gustar la cumbia
6 El sabanero
7 El tao tao
8 El boca pinta
9 El cucarron
10 Muele la caña
12 Vengan mujeres
Bonustracks with Lucho Pérez;
13 La Sonora Dinamita – Cumbia soleada
14 La Sonora Dinamita – La morena encarnación
15 La Sonora Barulera – Cumbia barulera
16 Orquesta Ritmo de Sabanas – Ramita de matimba
Goodmorning groovers, I have another appointment with one
of our contributors today, Sanjay is the man that brings us
these killer Colombian lp’s. Costa Brava vol.1 is such an
album. ( nothing to do with the Spanish costa brava ) It
contains songs by three great musicians to my opinion.
Anibal Velasquez is the most famous of the three but
Aniceto Molina and José Velasquez are not to be under-
estimated as well. There’s one cumbia track and futher we
find paseo, pase-goajiro, paseito, pasebol, rumba, guaracha
and merengue-joropo, all happy Colombian styles.
Very enjoyable stuff you’d better not miss..
1 Anibal Velasques – Caruya’
2 Anibal Velasquez – Mi destino
3 Aniceto Molina – El bailarin
4 José Velasquez – Juanita
5 Aniceto Molina – Mayo
6 Anibal Velasquez – Yolanda
7 José Velasquez – Caracol
8 Anibal Velasquez – Beso pagado
9 Aniceto Molina – Maria elisa
10 Anibal Velasquez – Dejala que sufra
11 Anibal Velasquez – En brazos de otro
12 Aniceto Molina – Nos vamos
Our minds are funny things, do you know that phenomenon ?
The way an lp sleeve can influence what we think about it..
When we see a cover with a cheesy picture of a nude, we
expect a lesser album then when seeing an album cover
like this one. Our perception can fool us sometimes but
in this particular case the sleeve doesn’t lie. I think this
lp is exceptional good as frontsleeve already suggests.
Great picture of a great band, Anibal Velasquez made
dozens of albums. Though not entirely sure, I’ve got
reason to believe this lp is from 1974. What ever
year it was, ‘Golpe Currambero’ will convince
you of Anibal Velasquez’ quality’s,
listen and agree..
1 El emigrante
2 Mi fosforito
3 Mi casa vacia
5 La paciencia
6 Soy tu marido
7 Golpe currambero
8 Mi suki suki
9 No vuelvo contigo
10 Que mujer
11 Esta listo
12 El tartamudo
Okay fellow groovers, back to reality. When I first saw
this lp, I was naive and thought it had something to do
with Colombian salsa band ‘Sonora Carruseles’. And
when listening to the first track one continues to feel
a certain link with the group. However after searching
the web for it, I didn’t find anything. Listening to the lp
I got captured by surprise, as pleased as punch, “lo
Primero Conjunto Miramar” found it’s self another fan.
Original songs, no salsa but cumbias, porros, pregon,
Guaracha, son and guajira, pure sweetness to the ear.
Now I have tried to convince you before, so no more
superlatives, just get it and give it a spin..azúcar !..
2 Reina de cumbias
3 Sufre negra
5 La silenciosa
9 La pestañita
10 Mar adentro
You know you’re all such lucky bastards, this music is
almost impossible to find. The main man here is my buddy
Sanjay. He travells to Colombia and finds these killer lp’s.
Thank you again Sanjay, the album we have here is just
breathtaking. I love the stirring rhythms and wild sound
of the porros and guarachas. Sonora Curro with Crecencio
Camacho and Romansito are here with their swell
names and grooves to make you drift off, close
y’r eyes and you’re in a different world..
Get it & Spread it !
I’m sorry the lp has some hisss.. and stuff…
..on the other hand..with such a sleeve..
6 Don pascual
7 Empuje la aguja
8 La picazon
11 La vecinita
12 La descarada
Caliente means hot, and hot it is ! This album from 1973 is sure
to get you in a dancing mood. With it’s infectious guaracha’s,
cumbia’s and paseaito’s it ain’t easy to remain seated. Chico
Cervantes appears first time at the GG today (part from one song)
and we’re proud to have him. Next to incredibly nice music it has
a typical and somewhat strange trippy sleeve, I love it. Another
sure thing is, if I deejay on somebody’s birthday party in the future,
the fifth track of this lp will pass by to make certain that happy
moment. Better don’t wait or hesitate…get on Chico’s wave
and tell your friends to go there too…
1 Sentimiento de amigo
2 El carrito
3 Yo me llamo cumbia
4 El guarapero
5 Felicidades, felicidades
6 Los soldados
7 Cancion de amor
8 Cumbia de la paz
9 La ciruela
10 Vaya un caminao
Conjunto Chappottín and his Stars was founded in 1950: African
Cuban tres-guitarist, composer and bandleader, Arsenio Rodriguez,
known as el Ciego Maravilloso, or the Marvelous Blind One, had settled
in New York to recover his vision. He decided from there that his All Stars
band, which he left in Cuba during his 1948 move to New York, should be
transferred into the professional care of his first trumpetist, Felix Chappottín.
From that moment, the original Arsenio Rodriguez All Stars band was
transformed into Conjunto Chappottín y sus Estrellas. The group was Led by
Felix Chappottín with Luis (Lili) Martinez Grinan as the arranger and Miguelito
Cuni the lead singer. Under the leadership of Felix Chappottín, only to be
compared with Louis Satchmo Armstrong, the band rose to international
fame, moving and amusing dancers in different parts of the world.
( info from AfroCubaWeb )
I bought this lp from a friend who used to collect Cuban music with passion.
One day when he was in need of money, he sold me his entire collection
with the idea to buy it back some other time. Unfortunately Dirk has left
this world a couple of years ago. I am taking care of the music, keeping it
together and sharing some of it with you, like today. Hope U like.
I found that the same lp was also released with
a different cover, as shown in small picture,
don’t know which one was the original.
1 Romance fatal
2 Que se fuñan
3 Cienfuegos tiene mi guaguanco
4 Canto al monte
5 Yo si como candela
6 Nosotros los amalianos
7 Jala la pata
8 Pa bachatear
9 Y del vedado que
10 Yo soy tiburon
11 Los jovenes de la defensa
12 A bailar con la guajira
For this saturday a re-up and re-post. Anibal Velasquez is still one of
Colombia’s biggest artists. I read somewhere he made over 300 records
a huge amount. Still performing, he turns places upside-down. If you
ever get the chance to see him perform do not hesitate and buy that
ticket instantly. I hope to get that chance myself one fine day.
For now, enjoy this oldie but very goodie oncemore, check # 8.
1 Que ojos
2 La caracucha
3 Que se muera
4 Mi barquita
5 La muerte de Anibal
6 Te la vi
7 Palito seco
8 Pobre y viejo
9 Mi suegra
10 La muerte de Bartola
11 La que se fue
12 Mi comadre
Here at the GG, we feel a lot of sympathy for the oldies.
Old records of old singers, like this Puerto Rican grandpa.
Chuito, el de Bayamon, one of the greatest jíbaro’s of all time.
On this 10th volume on Ansonia, he appears multiple style again.
Merengue, villarrán, plena bomba, seis chorreao, guaracha, canto serrano,
canto Jíbaro, aguinaldo Jíbaro, trulla, seis cañabon, milonga and
aguinaldo cagueño. 12 terrific songs, sparkling
and energetic, listen..
1 La vieja buena
2 Aunque usted no lo crea
3 Isabel la negra
4 Y tu no queria’
5 Que pescao’
6 Mi guitarra
7 Los carreteros y el buen Borincano
8 El soco del medio
9 Trulla de Bayamon
10 Despues de muerto VIVI
11 Sigue sufriendo
12 Adios año viejo