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segunda-feira, 9 de março de 2015

Broasted Or Fried. Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo

Having dished out numerous high-quality compilations dedicated to the funky and soulful side of life, Harmless now switch their attention to all things Latin. Using the musically significant years of 1965to1975 as a parameter, compiler James Maycock has dug out a selection of Latin tunes that were specifically influenced by black music, such as Roberto Roena's "Canta Una Simple", a direct cover version of Sly and The Family Stone's "Sing A Simple Song". Many of the songs here were recorded in New York at a time when the Hispanic and black communities were undergoing similar pressures and could easily find common ground. Stars like Bobby Valentin ("Use It Before You Lose It"), The Latinaires ("Creation"), Tito Puente (whose track "Black Brothers" illustrates his long-standing connections with black music and culture), Herbie Mann ("Jungle Fantasy") and Monguito Santamaria ("Groovetime") all draw on funk and soul and combine them with Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and other Latin styles to create powerful, floor-friendly records.

01. Bobby Valentin Use It Before You Lose It (3:00)
02. Latinaires, The Creation (3:16)
03. Joey Pastrana And His Orchestra My Shingaling (3:03)
04. Joe Torres Get Out Of My Way (2:58)
05. Fire Flight To Cuba (3:08)
06. Harlem River Drive Seeds Of Life (5:04)
07. Monguito Santamaria Groovetime (4:41)
08. Joe Bataan So Fine (3:05)
09. Tito Puente Black Brothers (4:17)
10. Kako And His Orchestra Kako's Boogaloo (3:46)
11. Roberto Roena Canta Una Simple (Sing A Simple Song) (2:39)
12. Hector Rivera I Want A Chance For Romance (2:28)
13. Herbie Mann Jungle Fantasy (7:53)
14. St. Vincent Latinaires Broasted Or Fried (4:17)

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