So far this #RecordOfTheDay series has been a different song from different every single day since the start of the year (WTF am I doing???), however since tonight we are DJing tonight for the San Francisco leg of the #ChichaSummit tour which features La Chamba and Money Chicha there’s no reason why not to pull another track from this excellent LP Ecos De La Selva. This is one is a cover of the Peruvian classic song Cariñito by Los Hijos Del Sol which happens to feature Jose Carballo, the frontman of Los Hijos. This is a song we’ve played at practically every party we’ve DJ’d as it never fails to get everyone dancing and singing together.
I’m super excited for tonight as it will be my first time listening to Money Chicha who also have new record out that I for sure be coping. Listen to their 🔥 track Tiro al blanco!
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.