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Various Artists

14 Magnificos Bailables

    This sampler compiles 14 killer tropical tracks for the dance floor, all taken from the vaults of Peru's MAG records, including cumbias to descargas, boogaloo to salsa. The comp includes juicy Cuban songs like 'Mi Son Combinado', an outstanding original taken from the extremely scarce LP recorded by Cuba's finest Orquesta Revé for MAG in Lima, and the explosive guaracha 'Tin Marin' by Los Kintos, a group lead by guitarist Pancho Acosta. Also classic songs such as 'Arroz Con Coco' or 'Aprieta (Oye Como Va),' and obscure recordings like the stunning 'Ritmo Veregua' by Tito Chicoma.

    Wganda Kenya

    Africa 5000 - 2022 Reissue

      Wganda Kenya was ahead of its time, anticipating current contemporary Afro-Latin-funk trends in a prescient way that has inspired a legion of fans across the globe. As part of that legacy, "Africa 5.000" (1975) has a legendary reputation as one of Discos Fuentes' best hard-to-find Afro Caribbean funk records and is a highly prized collector's piece.

      This LP features several classic dance floor gems as well as some lesser-known nuggets and a non-album bonus cut, plus informative notes.

      Alfredo Linares

      El Pito

        The first LP released by Lima pianist Alfredo Linares under his own name is brimming with tropical hits from the mid-sixties (including a Frank Sinatra classic.)

        "El Pito" comprises guarachas, guaguancós, jazzy descargas and, obviously, contagious boogaloos, including an outstanding version of the J. Sabater anthem. The album was finally released in the summer of 1967, and 'El Pito' and 'Strangers in the Night' made it into most of the charts. MAG released other similar LPs that same year by artists such as Coco Lagos, Tito Chicoma and Carlos Muñoz. Critics were quick to praise the new sounds on "El Pito", which brought listeners up to date with the tropical sound developments in the United States, to which Linares added touches of jazz.

        Various Artists

        Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 3

          It's been a few years, but Vampisoul is back with the next instalment of Colombian tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes.

          "Afrosound 3" comprises an outstanding selection of 26 hard-to find-tracks, many reissued for the first time, covering a wide array of Afro-rooted genres, with an stronger focus on the music's folkloric origins than in previous volumes, featuring recordings by the likes of Michi Sarmiento, Wganda Kenya, The Latin Brothers, Los Corraleros De Majagual, Peregoyo…

          Los Corraleros De Majagual

          Esta Si Es Salsa!

            The record is high on collectors' want lists for many reasons, not least of which is its excellent sound quality and the diverse repertoire infusing its grooves, ranging from expected coastal tropical Colombian rhythms like paseaíto, paseo and pasebol (all related to cumbia and vallenato), to more exotic modes like sonsonete, casatschok, and the Cuban genres of descarga and charanga.

            Mario Allison Y Su Combo

            The Boogashake

              Two insanely funky dancefloor bangers recorded in the late '60s in Peru by the long time Coco Lagos associate and top percussionist Mario Allison.

              Astonishingly hard-to-find boogaloo and descarga tunes from the vaults of MAG records.

              Alceu Valença

              Molhado De Suor - 2022 Reissue

                Sought-after Brazilian classic originally released in 1974, Reissued again after years unavailable. In the early '70s tropicalia was going strong, a challenge to both the music establishment and the state. Música Popular Brasileira (or MPB) was firmly established. Up in the northeastern corner of Brazil, centered in Recife, was another exciting strain of Brazilian culture called Udigrudi.

                OS Sambeatles

                OS Sambeatles

                  Rare 1966 Brazilian album with a jazz/bossa nova take on songs by the Beatles, all served up with plenty of great keyboard work performed by the very talented Manfredo Fest and his trio. It was originally released right after their classic 1965 RGE album and has a very similar jazz-based sound. Manfredo Fest was part of the gathering of Brazilian musicians of the late-'50s who were developing the bossa nova movement, and he made a number of trio recordings in that vein from 1961 to 1966. After emigrating to Minneapolis in 1967, Fest moved to Los Angeles where he served as keyboardist and arranger for Bossa Rio and toured with Sergio Mendes.

                  This recording is all instrumental, strongly jazz-based, with piano as the main solo instrument, soaring over the top of some tight, crackling rhythms! The songs are all played with imaginative scents that really take them from their roots as pop songs and open them up as groovers filled with keyboard improvisations.

                  A nice slice of how the bossa nova sound was evolving in its homeland as well as the international impact the Beatles were having on countries outside of the U.S., England, Japan, and Germany.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  1) Can't Buy Me Love
                  2) Michelle
                  3) A Hard Day's Night
                  4) Girl
                  5) Ticket To Ride
                  6) I Should Have Known Better
                  Side B
                  1) Help
                  2) Yesterday
                  3) All My Loving
                  4) And I Love Her
                  5) Ask Me Why
                  6) If I Fell

                  Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos

                  Mulata Vamos A La Salsa (RSD22 EDITION)

                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                    Reissued now for the first time, over 50 years after its original release, in 180g vinyl and including an insert with notes. Italian migrant relocated to Peru Luciano Luciani put together an orchestra in 1968 which performed under the name Luciano y sus Mulatos after gaining a name as composer in that country. His debut album "Mulata, Vamos a la Salsa" was originally released on MAG in 1970, comprising mainly cumbias and also guaracha, son and salsa tracks, mainly Luciani's own compositions. This album also stands out for the vocals by guarachero VÌctor Kiko Fuentes and Benny del Solar, the star of countless Peruvian tropical music recordings. The album also prompted Luciano Luciani's interest in the innovative recordings coming out of Spanish Harlem in New York that would be manifested in his later recordings for MAG in 1975. Reissued now for the first time, over 50 years after its original release, in 180g vinyl and including an insert with notes. RSD exclusive release. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    1. MULATA, VAMOS A LA SALSA
                    2. LOS PALMARES
                    3. MORENITA
                    4. ESTOY ENAMORADO
                    5. METRO
                    6. UMBIAMBA
                    Side B
                    1. CUZQUE—ITA
                    2. FIESTA EN CORRALEJA
                    3. MARUJA
                    4. MI CHIQUITA
                    5. EL SOLTER”N
                    6. OYE MI SON

                    Panal

                    Panal - 2022 Reissue

                      Very rare Chilean album that blends folk and rock in a similar way to one of the most successful bands on IRT: Los Jaivas.

                      A roster of very experienced and talented musicians, including some members of Aguaturbia, was recruited for this project and this self-titled album was finally released in 1973.

                      Fierce percussions, stunning guitar riffs and filtered voices create a unique sound across this only album by Panal.

                      First official reissue with remastered sound from the original master tapes.

                      Congregacion

                      Congregacion Viene.. - 2022 Reissue

                        Psych-folk prog album by one of the most legendary bands of the early 1970s Chilean music scene.

                        Congregación crafted songs in an Andean style with ethnic atmosphere, we could say they made a kind of psychedelic folk with progressive leanings. This album has conquered new folk lovers around the world and the original LP is yet a very rare collector's piece.

                        First official reissue with remastered sound from the original master tapes, including a bonus 7" single with non-album tracks from 1972.

                        El Trio

                        Todo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente - 2021 Reissue

                          Mega rare 1974 jazz funk rock album recorded by Argentina's top jazzmen Pocho Lapouble, Ricardo Lew and Adalberto Cevasco (also members of Quinteplus, Jorge Lopez Ruiz's band and Gato Barbieri's group among many others).

                          Includes the irresistible fast-paced funk rock track 'Se Acabó el Recreo' and the ethereal 'Todo en Su Medida y Armoniosamente' and 'Haceme Shaft', featuring Patricia Clark on vocals and unexpected moog arrangements.

                          First time reissue, with remastered sound and original artwork.

                          This album digs deeper into the most experimental recordings in the archives of Nelson Records. The label was founded in 1970 by the musicians Maurizio Majorana, Antonello Vannucchi and Roberto Podio (who along with Carlo Pes would be known as I MARC 4), after establishing the Telecinesound studio, right where the New Italian Library Sound was created. They recorded with Armando Trovajoli, Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani, Henry Mancini and many others, and created a special sound, mixing jazz, pop, rock and psychedelic music, to produce records aiming to be used by the programmers of the Italian RAI television.

                          The music of "Thrilling Mortale" is mostly special effects, drum breaks, fast bongo rhythms and groovy Hammond background sounds inspired by cinema noise experts who did not use any musical instruments and had only a few objects to recreate the noises of the films; from horse rides to closing gates, everything was done in the traditional way. I MARC 4, instead, would recreate those sounds with bass, guitar, drums, piano and Hammond organ.

                          Many musicians, record producers and film directors still like, look for, rediscover and re-use for their work, and the music on these albums recorded by I MARC 4 between 1970-1976 have reached cult status among library music collectors.


                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. INTRO
                          2. BONGOS SUSPENCE
                          3. SMOOKIE
                          4. ASFALTO IN AGGUATO
                          5. OSSESSIONE OMICIDA
                          6. BASE PERICOLOSA
                          7. SUSPENCE SUBACQUEO
                          8. CORSA PERICOLOSA
                          9. IMMAGINI

                          Side B
                          1. THRILLING MORTALE
                          2. TEMPORALE
                          3. BOXES
                          4. DRUMMING FREE
                          5. TENSIONE ED ATTESA
                          6. TEMA DI RAVEN I Vers
                          7. IN LABORATORIO
                          8. ATMOSFERE SPAZIALI
                          9. GIALLO


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