Roots of Chicha, vol II / Los Compadres del Ande


In a few weeks, October 12 to be exact, the second of the Barbés Records anthologies “The Roots of Chicha” will be released. I was thoroughly impressed with the first one, which featured classics by some of our favorite groups here at La Pelanga: Los Mirlos, Los Destellos, and Juaneco y Su Combo. The tracks chosen and the comprehensive liner notes show me this guy has done his homework. He also started a band called Chicha tu madre, which tours all over, playing Peruvian cumbias to worldwide audiences.

My guess (hope?) is that this track “Lamparita” will be on the new compilation. Or maybe some other track by the extraordinary Compadres del Ande. That’s one mean organ! I’ll be posting “El Jet”–another banger–in a few weeks…

Meanwhile, if you haven’t heard the first compilation, I do recommend it.

Lamparita by Los Compadres Del Ande


Felíz bicentenario a México y los países centroamericanos!

–franz tunda

[aka “the deejay formerly known as juancho3000”]

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