Podcast: Diggin at the record swap

For this podcast we decided to try something we have never done before — set out to do a show without any records from our collection. Instead we went to a local record swap meet with a set budget of $50 each to create our playlist for the day.

After a full afternoon of digging through many boxes of records from all over the world we headed straight back to La Sala to see if we spent our money wisely. We think we did pretty well, but have a listen and let us know what you think.

 

Playlist:

fela

Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa ’70 with Ginger BakerLet’s Start

20thCent

20th Century Steel BandHeaven and Hell is on Earth

monarco

MonarcoSilenciar A Mangueira

avohou

Avohou Pierre Et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Makoba Houi Dé O

Hirt

Al HirtHarlem Hendoo

ChicoChe

Chico Che Y La CrisisSagitario

Doves

The DovesGive Peace to the People

peuple

Orquestre Le Peuple – Massavi Fololo Y’ Africa

The NumonicsYou Lied

EGC

El Gran ComboEl Jolgoria (Wepa-Wepa)

Cumbia de Soledad

In the next few days, I am probably going to bombard you with music from the Carnaval de Barranquilla, which some Colombians claim is the second largest in the world, “despues de Rio de Janeiro, claro”. (Mind you, some Colombians also claim to have the second most beautiful national anthem, “despues de la Marsellesa, claro”.)

Roots first. Here is La Cumbia Soledeña a *classic* cumbia groups from Soledad, now a suburb of Barranquilla. How classic? This group started in 1877 and their sound, which (as you can hear) they keep as “pure” and “authentic” as possible, has been mostly passed down the family line.

Cumbia A Dos Flautas “Los Yolofos” by Cumbia Soledeña

Cumbia a dos flautas

El Mico by Cumbia Soledeña

El Mico

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I *love* their sound, but I’m not sure how I feel about the obsession with staying purebred – especially in such a hybrid music.

La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad, on the other hand, is not ashamed of their taste for the exotic. Their Fela Kuti cover Shacalao is pretty hot, but this is my favorite: the second best cover of Rod Stewart’s banger “Do you think I’m sexy“.

Crees Que Soy Sexy by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad

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