Elkin & Nelson


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An official, on-the-list, played-by-Alfredo "Balearic Classic", "Jibaro" is one of those timeless gems you NEED in your collection. Colombian brothers Javier and Leon Marin Velez first brought their rustic brand of folksy-Psych-rock to the listening public in 1974 with their debut LP "Angeles Y Demonios" on Columbia (no relation). The first of 3 LPs it proved a big hit in a decade later as adventurous DJs and selectors sought to soundtrack the freedom and feeling of the Ibiza experience. Though any of the various pressings of the LP featured "Jibaro", it's the 'promo only' 1986 reissue 12" (sporting that iconic jacket) all the sonic adventurers were seeking. As infectious percussion, rhythmic funk piano and Latin guitar wrap themselves into a summery groove, the chanted vocals give the dancers something to chant along to, losing themselves into the magic of the music. Add in a touch of brass, a flawless arrangement and the chanting from Titanic's "Sultana" and you've got yourself a winner!  


Patrick says: Dust off the poncho and slip on your sandals, coz this one's well Balearic. Popping a giant squat on Electra's Shoom anthem, the original 'Jibaro' has been out of press for way too long. Grab yourself a copy and sway the day away to this sublime Latin groover.


A. Jibaro (Long Version)
B. Jibaro (Short Version)

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