Further excavations amidst the tropical Peruvian music of the 1960s, careering between the mambo era just over, and the salsa and cumbia upheaval to come.
Early to mid 60s survey of Detroit soul recordings for Jack Pot, Fortune, Ke Ke, Wheel City and Groovesville, plus four previously unreleased. Including northern floor-fillers like Find A Quiet Place and I Must Love You.
Lovely highlife and palm wine, wheezing afrobeat from the late sixties, early seventies.
Politically engaged Afro-soul from the start of the 1970s. You’ll just have to imagine the ‘bare torsos, cowrie shells, shaved heads, and non-stop undulations of the trio of dancers, The Sweet Things’.
Going on three hours of firing salsa, cumbia, boogaloo, tropical funk and chicha, from the dazzling catalogue of Discos Fuentes. As a selection, mind, a bit zany and Route One.
Drummer, singer and showman, veteran of the Cuban Jam Session LPs, Francisco Valdes moved to Mexico City in 1955. His guarachera and chuachua scatting mixes up ska and mambo, Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican styles.
‘From the Czech Supraphon archives, this 1966–1970 selection focuses on her roughest songs, with plenty of fuzz guitars and funky beats, punchy horns and razor-sharp organs underlying her deep and soulful voice.’
‘The rarest grooves from Peru, including garage stompers, psych-pop, raunchy funk, Latin rock and anything in between.’
Torrid Peruvian boogaloo, guaracha and other sixties styles, jacked up by a sense of world-wide political change — in musical tradition, the bridge between mambo and salsa.
Two albums repackaged — Super Afro Soul and Orlando’s Afro Ideas 1969-72. Sublime Nigerian soul, jazz and funk grooves.