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Panama! 2 - Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus, 1967-77

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Soundway records bring us "Panama! 2", showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and 70s. If you think salsa is the sum total of Latin American music, then think again – the hot sound of Panamanian musica tipica and Calypso Español throws everything into the mix for a non-stop journey through Afro rhythms, carnival sounds, tipica soul and cumbia madness! Listen to the heavy tamborito rhythm of Los Silvertones and you'll hear where the instantly recognizable syncopated beat of modern-day reggaeton was born. Check the country-fied re-versioning of Willie Colon's classic "La Murga" – a perfect repost to those that think Latin music begins and ends with Shakira. Listen to "La Escoba" by Alfredo y su Salsa and see that the currently in-vogue sound of cumbia owes as much to Panama as it does Colombia. Writer and compiler Roberto Ernesto Gyemant trawled the length and breadth of the country in search of elusive records and reclusive musicians. Two years of digging through warehouses and old radio stations in search of crackly records and dusty photos has led to an exhaustive look at the musical culture of this fascinating country.


LP 1:
La Murga De Panama - Papi Brandao Y Su Conjunto Aires Tableno
Tamborito Swing - Los Silvertones
Flora - Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrellas Paname As
Decidete Mi Amor - Papi Brandao Y Sus Ejecutivos
Te Toca Tocar La Tumba - Skorpio
Descarga Superior - Los Superiores
No Llores Porque Me Voy - Idamerica Ruiz Con Osvaldo Ayalla Y Sus Conjunto
Mi Bella Panama - Los Revolucionarios (Soul Revolution)
Dreams (edit) - The Duncan Brothers
Ain’t No Sunshine - The Soul Fantastics

LP 2:
Ese Muerto No Lo Cargo Yo - The Exciters
La Confianza - Me Ique El Paname O Con Bush Y Los Magnificos
Borombon - Camilo Azuquita
Jazzy - Los Papacitos
La Escoba - Alfredo Y Su Salsa Monta Era
Juck Juck Pt.1 - Sir Jablonsky
Love Letters - Lord Cobra Y Los Hnos. Duncan
Ceferino En Salsa - Ceferino Nieto
Si La Vez - Ormelis Cortez Con Su Conjunto Viva Guarar
Piculina - Chilo Pitty

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