Not bad, Tunda, but check this:
A heartfelt tribute to El Ballet Azul!
I loved this team so much that I decided to be a conservative during my early childhood, because conservatives were Millos blue and liberals were Santa Fe red. It seems that people still pick their politicians like I used to.
Ok, ok, it’s a bit risky to post this just hours before the mighty Millitos, 13 times World Champion (oh wait, only Americans get to call their national champions World Champions), is likely going to be eliminated from the Colombian national league, for the 31st championship in a row.
We’ll beat Alianza Lima for sure, though.
Here’s a little something, in case you need some help getting your week started…
Puerto Rico y su Combo also want to dance with Amparito.
As a ñapa, here’s a savory porro sentao:
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!
[aka “the deejay formerly known as juancho3000”]
Big thanks to Posoule for Edmond Tigui’s original version of Ekang. Crazy good record! Let me return the favor. Here are Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto playing El Amor Amor, the track you posted from Los Viajes del Viento. (By the way: they say the author is “D.R.A.” meaning “not a clue”.)
El Amor Amor by Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto
El Amor Amor
In the big wide world of Latin American music it’s not uncommon for big time artists who have hit the heights of their genre to attempt a hybrid song where they blend their style of music with another in order to create something brand new and branch out a bit. Usually these attempts are the songs that get skipped over as they are too forced and just end up confusing the dance floor, but here we have an exciting exception by El Mayimbe, aka Fernandito Villalona. Cumbia Merenguera is actually miles ahead of everything else on this record and has become one my favorites of the original El Mayimbe. Enjoy.