Archive for October, 2010

THE FUNKY BOOGALOO!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

This coming Saturday (Oct 16th) I will be playing some of the hottest Latin dancefloor jams known to man at the Scoot Inn in Austin, TX, since I will be in town for the Austin Record Convention. All my Texan readers should definitely come through and say what’s up, then dance your ass off all night!  I will be joined by local DJ’s La Zola (I’m Shakin’), Hobo D (Peligrosa), & DJ Coolhands (Friends Of Sound) so expect a top notch evening all-around.

For a taste of the Latin jams that will be played on Saturday, check out my guest blog post on Thomas Fawcett’s local Austin blog, The Corner!

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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?)

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