So what we have here is one Aramis Camilo y La Organizacion Secreta’s classic albums from the 80s. They seemed to have borrowed Willie Colon’s persona idea of being mobsters (on the back cover you’ll notice the guy in the car is actually holding a gun). By no means is this gangster merengue, in fact Aramis’s music embodies so much of what I love about merengue from this period. Unlike long self indulgent salsa intros, this music kicks into gear right from the start and packs more energy per note. This song El Motor was one of Aramis’s biggest hits. To be honest I preferred some of the other songs on the record UNTIL I saw this video of it performed live back on DR’s legendary TV show Medio Dia. I’ve probably watched this video at least a 100 times. Time to get on su motor and ride. More merengue videos to come. Enjoy!
As always, big shout-out to William—the only person at our parties that knows every merengue song we play.
I’m psyched to see all the recent excitement over Anibal Velasquez’s expansive discography. I’m especially happy that the good people at Analog Africa picked up on him and put out this *impeccable* compilation.
I’m not sure what a barranquillero is doing in “Analog Africa”, but the series is amazing and will surely get him some well-deserved attention. Apparently he is about to go on his first European tour!
Anyway, here’s a relentless merengue, thanks to Radio Cordialidad:
Contigo No Más
The next track is a collaboration with the great Carlos Román. This might be from the late 50s or early 60s; does anyone know? The crappy sound quality is to be expected – one quick look at this 78″ is enough to tell you that this thing has been around the victrola one too many times.
El Desfile by Anibal Velasquez Y Carlos Roman
Want more? Here’s some *serious* footage from an upcoming documentary by Sanjay Agarwal and Ivan Higa:
and some more great tracks thanks to Oakland’s Sonido Franko:
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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.