A wonderful batch of contemporary tango tunes from Quinteto El Despues – a group that features some sublime work on bandoneon by Victor Hugo Villena! Villena's got these dark tones and deft turns in his phrasing – matched with bass, guitar, violin, and piano – used at a level that has all the bold energy of some of the best new tango material by Astor Piazzolla! The sound is both timeless and immediate – and the group gets a bit of guest help on piercussion and cello at a few points, plus some lyrics from Sandra Rumolino. Titles include "Paris 2009", "Reflexiones", "Un Tren A Jose Paz", "Calles Lejanas", "Youkali", "Milonga Para Coco", and "Anos Atras". CD
Mambo Calypso ... LP Grossoi (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ...
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A great mix of Latin and Caribbean sounds from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – music from Cuba, Colombia, Haiti, and Puerto Rico – plus a few island-inspired records from the US as well! The styles here definitely fall near the mambo and calypso promised in the title – but there's also a larger vibe going on, too – as styles and influences criss-cross nicely, at a level that makes the track selection here especially fresh! Titles include "O Look Misery" by Blind Blake, "Cumba Del Caribe" by Pacho Galan, "Jamaicuba" by Mongo Santamaria, "Baila Yemeya" by Celia Cruz, "Strip Tease" by Lord Power, "Besitos De Coco" by Rafael Cortijo, "Ahora Si Hay Melao" by Joseito Mateo, "Mambo Calypso" by Duke Of Iron, and "Cumba Sobre El Mar" by Trio Serenata. LP, Vinyl record album
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from bit wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground of the time, and in London as well – not the smoother commercial work of Harry Belafonte, but the kind of adult, sexual material that set the scene for other Caribbean genres to come. Titles include "Big Bamboo" by Duke Of Iron, "Me Ting Is Mine" by Orchestral Overtures, "Muriel & The Bug" by Lord Kitchener, "Don't Touch Me Tomato" by Maria Bryant, "Is She Is Or Is She Ain't" by The Charmer, "Gin & Coconut Water" by Blind Blake, and "Whey You Want To Touch It For" by Small Island Pride. LP, Vinyl record album