Archive for the ‘Boogaloo’ Category

Peruvian Boogaloo Banger

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Finally getting back from work/vacation in Colombia and Venezuela and I had an incredible time! Plenty of fun and records were found on the trip, many of which will be posted here either in reviews or mixes coming up really soon. I’m still processing my South American haul, so feast your ears on a tremendous boogaloo banger from Lima, Peru, which I had waiting for me at home when I got back.

Carlos Hayre (I’ve also seen it spelled Haire) was an orchestra leader and guitarist from Lima, Peru’s bustling capital city. Better known for his contributions to Peruvian music on the guitar, he also fronted Afro-Cuban bands that were gaining in popularity in 60s Lima. This week we have him doing “Me Gusta Boogaloo”, an utter dancefloor stormer of a track that has no guitar, just pure brass, piano, and rhythmic bliss!  Oh, and hand claps!

Shouts to DJ Hobo D from the Peligrosa Crew down in Austin, TX.

Carlos Hayre: “Me Gusta Boogaloo”
From the Virrey 7″ (Lima, Peru, 196?)

Another SUPER SONIDO Guest Post!

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Some more heat from Panama to get you through the winter months!


Boogaloo Mexicano

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Back in effect with some hot shit I recently found at the flea market.  I’m always amazed at the wide swath of records that are findable at these markets: from rare local funk & soul 45s to seemingly impossible-to-track-down international joints.  Anything is possible at fleas, you just have to be the first one to find it!

Waxing poetic aside, I was really struck by the quality of this LP by Tono Quirazco y su Show Cartier, who hail from the state of Veracruz in Mexico.  I mean, they are doing covers of NYC boogaloo hits such as “I Like It Like That”, “Uptite”, etc, but they manage to create their own sound and just have fun with it.

“Asi Me Gusta” appears to be a rip off of Pete Rodriguez’ classic boogaloo banger “I Like It Like That,” and I dig the addition of stylish guitar and a sweltering horn line.  “Bugulu” is probably my favorite track off the LP, and arguably the most dancefloor friendly

The whole album continues the vibe that the below tracks lay out, but these four are my picks.  Simply put, this is one of the best Boogaloo LP’s from Mexico that I have come across.

Tono Quirazco y su Show Cartier: “Asi Me Gusta”, “Bugulu”, “Aprieta Arriba”, & “Pulpa de Tamarindo”

From the A Ritmo de Boogaloo Lp (Odeon, Mexico, 196?)


Boogaloo en Peru

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Yeah, its been comped to death, but I couldn’t resist throwing this up anyway!  Coco Lagos hails from Peru where he was a successful percussionist in his country during the sixties.  Joined here by an All-star line-up of MAG studio players (including Alfredo Linares on piano!), Coco and crew devise a sensational set of hot Latin tunes for their Ritmo Caliente album cialis forum.  This 45 features two of my favorite tracks from the album: “Guajira Boogaloo,” a smoking dancefloor cut with a massive 8-bar break & “Descarga Jala Jala,” an energy-packed descarga of high potency.  Take a listen and see what you think!

Coco Lagos y sus Orates: “Guajira Boogaloo” b/w “Descarga Jala Jala”
From the MAG 7″ (196?)


Guest Post: Age

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

For our next installment in the Guest Post Series, San Jose-based DJ/Collector Age unleashes a massive mix of eccentric Latin cuts teaming with SABOR.


El Fantasmas Espejo pic

El Fantasmas Espejo mix (Part 1 of 2)

A Collection of Various Latin Records from all over.
(Balada,Salsa,Rock,Psych,Chicano Anthems,etc)

**Note: These were all donations from a former radio station dj at K*** FM
(And out of respect and his request, will remain Anonymous)

All records were part of this large collection that I was given (with the exception of “Carlos Ramos & His Orq Fuego” which just seemed appropriate to have as the last track).  This is Part 1 of 2, so please enjoy and stay tuned for the next one!

Adrian (age-snufone)

Latin Music Heaven

Monday, June 15th, 2009

This post is dedicated to Musica Latina, an amazing all-Latin music store that specialized mostly in vinyl and was located firmly in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. A place where I spent many hours in shelf after shelf (ceiling-high) of Latin 45’s, soaking up the artifacts of a music scene that went down on the opposite coast from San Francisco.  Sadly, Musica Latina closed last year and I have been suffering withdrawals ever since.  Expect to see many more posts on Musica del Alma that draw from the great stuff I found there.

The Nelson Feliciano track is a Salsa monster that gets me every time when the horns build back up after the piano breakdown.  Beautiful stuff.  “Delusion” is a perfect example of New York Latin Soul/Boogaloo.

Nelson Feliciano/ Kito Velez- “Me Duele El Corazon”
From the 7″ (Coco, 1973)


Ray Rodriquez & His Orchestra- “Delusion”
From the 7″ (Alegre, 1968)