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Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle Orange Vinyl Edition
Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 300 copies on orange vinyl.

Recorded in Brazil after spending the late 70s in the US, Marcos Valle brought together his innate talent and diverse influences on this irresistible record bursting with groove. Among a selection of top musicians, the line-up features Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge and Leon Ware. Includes the Brazilian boogie anthem 'Estrelar', Marcos Valle's biggest hit from the 80s and one of the most celebrated songs in his entire career. The album is full of soaring disco tracks, killer vocal boogie numbers and blissing instrumentals over a well-balanced tracklist that satisfies both the listening pleasure and the dancefloor needs. Essential! Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. DESCRIPTION Marcos Valle is one of the few artists you cannot miss if you have the slightest interest in Brazilian music. Whether your taste is focused on bossa jazz, samba, psych folk or soul, Valle has surely recorded a great album for you. By the late 60s he had already put out enough quality records to secure a place within the top Brazilian songwriters of all time, but his career luckily did not stop there and he continued releasing amazing music over the following decades until this day. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-70s, tired of living under Brazil's military dictatorship, and started to collaborate with such talented artists as Leon Ware or Chicago. This self-titled LP from 1983 is the follow-up to the great "Vontade de rever você" (1981) and his second album after moving back to Brazil. It shows all the music influences received during his US years, especially boogie, soul and funk, featuring stellar collaborators: Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge on keyboards and guitar and Leon Ware on backing vocals. The opening track, the Brazilian boogie anthem 'Estrelar', is Marcos Valle's biggest hit from the 80s and one of the most celebrated songs in his entire career, making clear that what he accomplished while in LA would now make its way into Brazil. 'Estrelar' is devoted to workout exercises under the sun and Valle pictures a beach lifestyle and summertime vibe across the entire album that pretty much describes his surfing days in Southern California. A couple of early Valle's classic songs, 'Samba De Verao' and 'Viola Enluarada', are updated here to sit nicely next to soaring disco tracks, 'Para Os Filhos De Abraao', killer vocal boogie numbers, 'Dia D', and blissing instrumentals, 'Naturalmente'. And the list goes on and on over a well-balanced tracklist that satisfies both the listening pleasure and the dancefloor needs. This is an essential album for lovers of 80s cool sounds and the work of Leon Ware, who is the co-writer of three songs in the LP, including the massive 'Estrelar' that was first drafted when both artists were working together in the States and then recorded again when Valle returned to Brazil.
Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
CLASSIC LP, featuring the Brazil boogie slammer, Estrelar. TIP!
"Marcos Valle is one of the few artists you cannot miss if you have the slightest interest in Brazilian music. Whether your taste is focused on bossa jazz, samba, psych folk or soul, Valle has surely recorded a great album for you. By the late 60s he had already put out enough quality records to secure a place within the top Brazilian songwriters of all time, but his career luckily did not stop there and he continued releasing amazing music over the following decades until this day. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-70s, tired of living under Brazil’s military dictatorship, and started to collaborate with such talented artists as Leon Ware or Chicago.
This self-titled LP from 1983 is the follow-up to the great “Vontade de rever você” (1981) and his second album after moving back to Brazil. It shows all the music influences received during his US years, especially boogie, soul and funk, featuring stellar collaborators: Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge on keyboards and guitar and Leon Ware on backing vocals.
The opening track, the Brazilian boogie anthem ‘Estrelar’, is Marcos Valle’s biggest hit from the 80s and one of the most celebrated songs in his entire career, making clear that what he accomplished while in LA would now make its way into Brazil. ‘Estrelar’ is devoted to workout exercises under the sun and Valle pictures a beach lifestyle and summertime vibe across the entire album that pretty much describes his surfing days in Southern California.
A couple of early Valle’s classic songs, ‘Samba De Verao’ and ‘Viola Enluarada’, are updated here to sit nicely next to soaring disco tracks, ‘Para Os Filhos De Abraao’, killer vocal boogie numbers, ‘Dia D’, and blissing instrumentals, ‘Naturalmente’. And the list goes on and on over a well-balanced tracklist that satisfies both the listening pleasure and the dancefloor needs.
This is an essential album for lovers of 80s cool sounds and the work of Leon Ware, who is the co-writer of three songs in the LP, including the massive ‘Estrelar’ that was first drafted when both artists were working together in the States and then recorded again when Valle returned to Brazil. "
Lee Moses - Bad Girl
Lee Moses
Bad Girl
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lee Moses' legendary 45 from 1967, produced by Johnny Brantley. Raw, passionate and incredibly moving, this is soul screaming at its very best.The career of Atlanta's singer and guitarist Lee Moses only left behind eight 45s and an album between the mid-60s and 1973. Heard today, it's difficult to understand why success evaded those recordings, as they possess a quality and emotional intensity to match any soul track from that classic era. Particularly his 1967 Musicor single, produced by Johnny Brantley, featuring the two parts of his own composition 'Bad Girl'. After its slow build-up comes a torrent of passionate, raw emotion delivered with throat-shredding vocals that is incredibly powerful and moving. Pure soul gold.
V.A. - America Invertida
V.A.
America Invertida
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Synth ambiences, acoustic landscapes, deep songwriting and subtle candombe percussions combine in most of the musical output released in Uruguay during the 80s. A very unique sound was developed within the narrow boundaries of Montevideo by just a small group of very talented artists. These sounds reverberated in singer-songwriting, jazz fusion approximations, experimental music and the work of musicians at the intersections of these worlds.

In “América Invertida”, ethereal vocal arrangements and acoustic guitars cohabit with synthesizers and drum machines; Candombe and Latin American music form a fellowship with new wave and dream pop.
"América Invertida" is presented with obi strip, deluxe artwork finishing and insert including extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos. Most of the tracks are reissued here for the first time.
Los Afroins - Goza La Sala
Los Afroins
Goza La Sala
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The aptly named Goza La Salsa (Enjoy Salsa) is the second album by Los Afroins, the flagship salsa band of the obscure but beloved INS label (Industria Nacional Del Sonido Ltda., Medellín, Colombia). The combo's repertoire focused mostly on cover versions hit tunes from New York, Cuba and Puerto Rico, both classic and contemporary, but for this record, their sophomore outing from 1975, their arrangements got tighter and there are more original compositions, which makes for a satisfying evolution in both style and content. Pianist Agustín "El Conde" Martínez, who would later work with Joe Arroyo and Juan Piña, led the group and did some arranging, with studio session production by INS artistic director Alfredo "Sabor" Linares. The vocals were handled by a pair of fresh-faced singers, Lucho Puerto Rico and Roy "Tayrona" Betancourt, who would later go on to fame in the 1980s, the former with his own Lucho Puerto Rico Y Su Conjunto Sonero and Conjunto Son Del Barrio (both in collaboration with Alfredo Linares), and the latter with Willie Salcedo, Reales Brass De Colombia, and Los Caribes. Additional arrangements were by Luis Felipe Basto of Los Black Stars and Luis E Mosquera, while the rest of the band was made up of INS related studio musicians. Goza La Salsa is just as hard to find as their first record and contains 10 bright and sassy salsa dura treasures that light up the dance floor with their incessant rhythms, syncopated trumpets and trombone and buoyant melodies. There are smoking covers of hits by Panama's Bush y sus Magníficos ('Salsa Al Pindin') and Bronx timbalero Orlando Marín and His Orchestra ('Está De Bala') as well as updated renditions of old Cuban chestnuts 'La Masacre' (written by Joseíto Fernández of 'Guantanamera' fame, and a hit for Cuarteto Caney) and 'Matusa' (originally titled 'Macusa', composed by Francisco Repilado aka Compay Segundo and made famous by Duo Los Compadres). This time around there are six excellent originals with the hottest pair being Lucho Puerto Rico's theme s...
La Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - La Clavada
La Cumbia Moderna De Soledad
La Clavada
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Pedro "Ramayá" Beltrán, born in Patico, a small town in Colombia's Bolívar province, is a maestro of Colombian folkloric music known as the King of the 'caña de millo' flute, although he is also proficient in various percussion instruments as well as the reed instrument known as 'gaita'.He founded La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad in the early 1970s. With this group he set out to "modernize" the folkloric music of his people, adding electric bass and a brass section to fresh arrangements of cumbias, porros, fandangos, puyas and other costeño genres."La Clavada" (1979) was La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad's sixth record and first for Codiscos' Costeño imprint. The LP has many excellent examples of Beltrán's inventive mix of the ancient and the modern, making for a collection of tunes brimming with tradition and yet fearlessly bristling with innovation, not the least of which is 'Crees que soy sexy', with its gaita refrain mimicking the main melody of Rod Stewart's international disco smash 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy'. The album's title song was a massive hit in Colombia and has become a standard of the genre.Restored to its original glorious sound, this LP is poised to be rediscovered as an innovative yet rootsy gem.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's Codiscos and its sublabels such as Zeida, Costeño and Famoso.DETAILS/DESCRIPTION:Contrary to popular belief, so-called 'folkloric' music is not always conservative and static, and is often the cultural space where musical innovation and experimentation first take place. Additionally, since folk music is often produced "by the people for the people", it is frequently quite popular and dynamic; indeed it is seen as an integral part of a people's identity, and yet often keeps its humble and unadorned trappings from whence it came, even when commercial interests try to harness, modify, water it down and sell it elsewhere. Though it may not be fashioned for t...
V.A. - Guasa, Cununo Y Marimba - Afro-Colombian Music From The Pacific Coast
V.A.
Guasa, Cununo Y Marimba - Afro-Colombian Music From The Pacific Coast
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.04.2020
The music of the Colombian Pacific is one of the greatest treasures of Colombia and its African past, but not many people remember the songs recorded on anthologies, which are largely a forgotten chapter of Colombia's musical history. It comprises genres such as currulao and chirimía and many others that are yet to be discovered by most Latin music lovers. Heavy drumming combines with hypnotic vocals and the sounds of the marimba, clarinet and euphonium in this selection of Afro-Colombian music from the Pacific Coast. This compilation includes recordings by artists like: Gertrudis Bonilla, Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná, Markitos Micolta, La Sonora del Pacífico de Cachito Vidal, Julián y su Combo, Buscajá_ in an outstanding selection of songs that covers the early 70s through the 00s and are reissued here for the first time. Compiled by Colombian music experts Lucas Silva and Philippe Noel. DESCRIPTION The Colombian Pacific coast has always been one of the most forgotten regions of Colombia: ninety percent of the population are of African descent and ten percent indigenous peoples and mestizos. It's a region of dense tropical rain forest and the second rainiest place on earth. It borders Panama to the north and Ecuador to the south. Most of the population live around the urban centres like Buenaventura, Quibdó, Guapi, Timbiquí and Tumaco. Colonised late, after several failed attempts by the Spanish who were thwarted by the impenetrable jungle and climate of the territory. Two or three centuries of slavery filled the Pacific coast with the most prestigious African dynasties. These men and women brought their musical instruments with them and all their baggage of beautiful melodies and ancestral harmonies which would find new life in the New World. In the department of Chocó in the north Pacific, Afro-descendants reinterpreted the military drums brought in by the colonisers, creating the chirimía style, combining side drums with the sounds of the clarinet and euphonium, a jazz fanfare from the Colombian Pacific. The Pacific coast is home to a wealth of musical styles: apart from the currulao and chirimía, there's a host of other genres including tamborito, abozao, aguabajo, jota, bunde, torbellino, juga, bambuco, alabaos, chigualos and gualíes and many other we know about or are yet to discover. The black population integrated as soon as they arrived with the native Indian cosmogony, enriching their cultural baggage with shamanic traditions and sciences of the local community. Meanwhile, in the city of Buenaventura, the urban centre of the Pacific and the biggest port in Colombia, orchestras and bands flourished. Cuban hit records reached these shores from Puerto Rico and from across the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The earliest recordings date back to the beginning of the sixties, from the cities of Cali and Buenaventura, but for music from the Pacific there was a long and winding road to go down before it emerged from anonymity in a country dominated by cumbia and Caribbean beats, which ignored its regions, especially regions as poor and marginalized as the Colombian Pacific. The music of the Colombian Pacific is one of the greatest treasures of Colombia and its African past, but not many people remember the songs recorded on anthologies, which are largely a forgotten chapter of Colombia's musical history. This album aims to revisit these formats and recording styles so that new generations of musicians can reconnect with this heritage and these wonderful musical gems can see the light at last, as they are immortal aspects of Afro-Colombia and its culture. This compilation includes recordings by artists like: Gertrudis Bonilla, Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná, Markitos Micolta, La Sonora del Pacífico de Cachito Vidal, Julián y su Combo, Buscajá_ in an outstanding selection of songs that covers the early 70s through the 00s.
Sebastiao Tapajos / Pedro Dos Santos - Volume 2
Sebastiao Tapajos / Pedro Dos Santos
Volume 2
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The ION studios, located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Balvanera, have been the usual setting for recordings by Argentine artists as popular as Les Luthiers or Charly García. In the early 1970s they also hosted Brazilian guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos for several sessions accompanied by other musicians such as Arnaldo Henriques, Maria Nazareth or Pedro "Sorongo" Dos Santos. Two albums would be published in the Argentine record label Trova of the recordings along with the latter.In this "Vol.2" the connection between the delicate guitar of Tapajos and the surprising experimental percussion of Pedro Dos Santos, based on unusual objects such as spoons, deodorant containers or matchboxes, creates extraordinary beauty throughout the 12 songs on the album. The sound of the flute is another of the ingredients present in several of the songs and, although his actual involvement is not confirmed on the sleeve credits of the album, everything seems to indicate that Danilo Caymmi was the musician invited to accompany the Tapajos-Dos Santos duo.Since its first release in 1972, this album has been highly sought after by all Tapajos fans, both inside and outside Brazil, becoming a title hard to get hold of due to the fact that it was initially only published in Argentina. Years later, when Brazilian rhythms were incorporated, along with jazz, to the spectrum of sounds regularly played at London clubs, by DJs such as Gilles Peterson or Paul Murphy, a renewed interest in this album arose as it includes the killer dancefloor tune 'Tornei a caminhar', an amazing samba funk number. But the general vibe of this solid album is driven by an exquisite and delicate dialogue between the guitar of Sebastiao Tapajos and the rhythmic approach provided by Pedro Dos Santos that generates ambiences of unusual beauty and depth. From the personal approach to Jobim's classic 'Samba Do Aviao' to the energetic and fast paced 'Ganga', the album opening song, the mysterious beauty of 'Rio Das Ostras' to the cinematic moods of '...
Akron - The Akron Quartet Plays
Akron
The Akron Quartet Plays "Ritualul Sferei"
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Voyage Of Exploration (2012) and "Synaptic Beat" (2013) established Akron as one of the best sonic and mood explorers out there, achieving an engaging personal sound while carrying on the legacy of greats such as Les Baxter, Delia Derbyshire, Mort Garson, Sun Ra... In 2014 Akron became a quartet in order to perform their music on stage and soon after they recorded an album with the aim to capture the essence of their live set-up. Five years later, "Ritualul Sferei" (The Ritual of the Spheres) finally sees the light of day, resembling a pseudo-tribal ceremony from an inhospitable corner of the universe.
Bruce & Vlady - The Reality
Bruce & Vlady
The Reality
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
16,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first ever vinyl-reissue of a marvellous LP that combines late '60s progressivism with hypnotic jazz. American Hammond player Bruce Powell and Polish drummer Wladyslaw Jagiello met in Sweden in 1969 and recorded this wonderful, unique and very rare album.
Elia Y Elizabeth - La Onda De Elia Y Elizabeth
Elia Y Elizabeth
La Onda De Elia Y Elizabeth
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The recordings that the sisters Elia and Elizabeth Fleta made, hand in hand with music arranger Jimmy Salcedo in the early seventies in their native Colombia, remained hidden like lost pearls in the undervalued musical pop history of Latin America until today. Their concise and natural mix of styles sways between soft-pop with a touch of tropical-pastoral funk, singer-songwriter sweetened by the subtle perfume of Caribbean music and the psychedelia of a world in the midst of discovering all the possibilities offered by the recording studio. These elements blended graciously and fortuitously, brimming with freshness, in a perfect partnership of sharp melodies with lyrics inspired by a genuine juvenile curiosity about life's mysteries, love and nature in their simplest forms.
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El Afrocombo - Pan Con Salsa
El Afrocombo
Pan Con Salsa
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Barranquilla's Pete Vicentini has won the respect and admiration of salsa aficionados for his long career and artistic quality as musical director, composer, bassist, pianist and arranger. Although his group El Afrocombo did not have the overwhelming commercial success of Fruko y sus Tesos, Joe Arroyo y La Verdad or Grupo Niche during the height of Colombian salsa, they enjoyed a popular following in the Atlantic and Caribbean coastal areas of Colombia."Pan Con Salsa" (1971) was their excellent debut LP. Most of its cuts are in the salsa genre, but the album also includes Vicentini's native costeño rhythms like cumbia and porro, a funky boogaloo cover of Tito Puente's 'Oye cómo va', Puerto Rican style bomba, and the title track, composed by Vicentini, which is a frenetic descarga (jam session) with lots of tasty brass solos, in-the-pocket piano tumbaos (riffs) and break-neck percussion work-outs.The record has its own lively 'combo' sound in the plucky brass section (two trumpets and two saxes), plus the always bright and happy piano stylings of Willy Newball and of course the prominent bass playing, expert direction and arrangements of Vicentini.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's Codiscos and its sublabels such as Zeida, Costeño and Famoso.More info:Although Pete Vicentini's El Afrocombo did not have the overwhelming commercial and international success of Fruko y sus Tesos, Joe Arroyo y La Verdad or Grupo Niche during the height of Colombian salsa in the 1970s and 80s, Pedro "Pete" Luis Vicentini del Valle (born in 1946) and his combo did have a popular following among fans in the Atlantic and Caribbean coastal areas of Colombia (especially in his home town of Barranquilla). He has won the respect and admiration of many salsa aficionados for his long career of excellent performances and recordings, plus his professionalism and artistic quality as musical director, composer, bassist, pian...
Adolfo Echeverria Y Su Orquesta - Sabroso Bacalao
Adolfo Echeverria Y Su Orquesta
Sabroso Bacalao
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever reissue of "Sabroso bacalao" by Adolfo Echeverría y su Orquesta, released on Colombia's Discos Fuentes in 1977.Recorded with the hit production team of Isaac Villanueva and Hernán Colorado, and with vocal duties shared between Adolfo, Freddy Cruz and Manuel Cassiani, this is a diverse genre-hopping album featuring the fiery piano of Hugo Molinares, who also composed the monster guaguancó track 'Sabroso bacalao'.In addition to hot, driving hardcore salsa tunes, the LP includes some cumbia and porro plus cuts in the Afro-Cuban oriza rhythm and the cumbelé style, which is a variant on the bomba, an Afro-Puerto Rican folkloric drum-based genre.The album yielded the hit 'Fantasía marina', but in recent years 'Noches de cumbia' and the title track have become tropical DJ dance floor standards across the globe, making this record a must-have for collectors, disk jockeys and aficionados of the classic Fuentes sound.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic Fuentes LPs.More details:Born on September 3, 1934 in the barrio of San Roque in Barranquilla, Adolfo Ernesto Echeverría Comas started singing on the radio first as a young man, forming his own conjunto and signing with various labels over the years, becoming one of Colombia's premier band leaders, composers, interpreters and producers of tropical costeño music in the process. Among many other accolades, he is a winner of five Congo de Oro and one El Cacique de Oro awards; his holiday songs 'Las cuatro fiestas' and 'La Inmaculada' are recognized as national treasures. During his long and successful career, he has toured Venezuela, Panamá and Ecuador, and while performing in the United States was befriended by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Recognizing his songwriting talents, the pair asked him for a tune and he gave them 'Salsa de tomate', inspired by Tito's hatred of the term, which they recorded for their "Alma con alma" release on Tico Records in 1971....
Roberto De La Barrera Y Su Sonora - Se Formo La Salsa
Roberto De La Barrera Y Su Sonora
Se Formo La Salsa
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pianist Roberto de la Barrera was arguably the first musician from Cartagena, Colombia to record music that would later be labeled "tropical" and "salsa" with his own group in the early to mid-1960s. He took the piano seat in the Discos Fuentes house orchestra and was also an arranger on several releases.In 1970 he recorded his third album for the label, "Se formó la salsa", featuring an irresistible mix of Colombian and Cuban flavors, sometimes within the same tune, and often with that wonderful raw, loose, improvisational quality associated with the "descarga" jam sessions of Cachao and others a decade before.Roberto de la Barrera was a pioneer in introducing modern Latin sounds from Havana, New York and San Juan. Sadly, his contributions in bringing salsa to the Caribbean region of Colombia and hence the rest of the country have gone largely unheralded, but hopefully this reissue will help set things straight.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic Fuentes LPs.More Info:Colombia has produced many fine pianists in the Antillean traditions rooted in Cuban music. Discos Fuentes had its share of geniuses that tickled the 88s in the salsa idiom, yet most of them, even when headlining an orchestra, remain unknown or relatively obscure outside of collector's circles. Such is the case of Roberto de la Barrera, who not only cut several LPs under his own name for the label but also was an uncredited session pianist and arranger on various other Fuentes records. De la Barrera did not hail from the commercial centers of the interior like Bogotá or Medellín, nor did he come from the "salsa capital" of Cali or even the port of Buenaventura where so many Cuban and Puerto Rican records first entered the country. His birthplace was the Caribbean city of Cartagena, which, along with Barranquilla and Santa Marta, forms an area with its own rich musical traditions like the cumbia and porro, but also was one of the first regions in...
Los Afroins - A Gozar Salsomanos
Los Afroins
A Gozar Salsomanos
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
By 1974, salsa was taking Colombia by storm and so the directors of the INS label decided to create a band that would appeal to salsa fanatics and be able to compete with labels such as Discos Fuentes and Codiscos. Thus was born Los Afroins, an obscure, short-lived combo that would release two LPs and six 45s.Their first album, "A gozar salsomanos", is a sought-after collector's item and contains ten brassy, heavy-duty salsa gems: covers of salsa hits by Ismael Rivera, Los Ahijados, Roberto De La Barrera, Cheo Marquetti and even the smash pop hit by the French modern classical and electronic music composer Saint-Preux (a great instrumental descarga version of `Concierto para una sola voz'). In addition, there are two originals that are equally hot. INS artistic director Alfredo Linares, the famed Peruvian keyboardist and composer, oversaw the project and guested on piano for several tracks, doing some arranging as well.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl, part of a new Vampisoul reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's INS label.By 1974, salsa was taking Colombia by storm and so the directors of the INS label (Industria Nacional Del Sonido Ltda), based in Medellín, Colombia, decided to create a band that would appeal to "salsómanos" (salsa fanatics) and be able to compete with the area's two larger labels, Discos Fuentes and Codiscos. Thus was born the oddly named Los Afroins (a contraction of Afro, indicating the roots of the music, and "-ins", for the label name), an obscure, short-lived combo that would release two albums and six 45s. The repertoire focused on cover versions of hit Afro-Antillean tunes both classic and contemporary. Pianist Agustín Martínez "El Conde", who would later work with Joe Arroyo and Juan Piña, led the group and did some arranging. INS artistic director Alfredo Linares "El Inca", the famed Peruvian keyboardist and composer, oversaw the project and guested on piano for several tracks, doing some arranging as well. The vocals were handled...
Julian Y Su Combo - Noche De Fiesta
Julian Y Su Combo
Noche De Fiesta
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Noche de fiesta" (1975) was the first album that Julián Angulo and his combo recorded for Colombia's INS label. With arrangements and piano by Alfredo Linares, it's a thrilling LP sought after by collectors and DJs not only for its hard salsa and instrumental "descarga" tracks but also because of the funky dancefloor cuts `Enyere Kumbara' (covered by Quantic), `INS-Rock' and `Estoy soda' as well as the excellent original version of `Las caleñas son como las flores' (made famous later the same year by The Latin Brothers).Angulo described his sound as "Afroantillano", combining Cuban, New York Latin and Puerto Rican elements with Colombia's own tropical traditions. The combo featured the bandleader's funky, jazzy electric guitar, a hot rhythm section and the potent brass line-up of two saxophones and a trumpet.Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of a new Vampisoul reissue series of classic LPs from Colombia's INS label.Julián y su Combo was founded in 1962 by left-handed guitarist Julián Angulo Ponce, who was originally from Guapi, Cauca, Colombia and made his name in Cali and Buenaventura, signing initially with Bogotá's Sello Vergara in 1966. During a 20-year period Julián y su Combo released eight records (with several band name variations). Angulo was part of the first generation of artists from the Colombian Pacific who migrated to Bogotá in the 1970s, and his combo enjoyed popularity in his adopted city as well as in Medellín and Mexico. The band also travelled to Venezuela and the US. Angulo described his sound as "Afroantillano", combining Cuban, New York Latin and Puerto Rican elements with Colombia's own tropical traditions. The combo's arrangements were distinguished by the bandleader's funky, jazzy electric guitar work (Angulo played without changing the order of the strings), a hot rhythm section and the potent brass line-up of two saxophones and a trumpet (much like Cortijo y su Combo)."Noche de fiesta" (1975) was the first of two albums Angulo cu...
Los Destellos - Sicodelicos
Los Destellos
Sicodelicos
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Led by Enrique Delgado, Los Destellos truly defined the sound of Peruvian cumbia with the incorporation of diverse influences and the use of electric guitars. This compilation selects the Los Destellos tracks closest to the genres of psychedelia, beat and boogaloo, taken from albums released between 1968 and 1978. These 20 irresistible songs are essential elements of Peruvian cumbia, the rhythm that changed the face of Lima, shook the Andes and spread like a forest fire across the Amazon basin. For fans of Los Mirlos, Link Wray, Davie Allan and surf instrumentals. A 2019 Record Store Day release. Total worldwide pressing: 1000
Conjunto Miramar - Cumbias Con El Miramar
Conjunto Miramar
Cumbias Con El Miramar
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever reissue of "Cumbias con El Miramar", a very hard-to-find album released by Discos Fuentes in 1965. Full of excellent cumbias and gaitas for dancing, the record actually is a lot more diverse than the title leads one to believe, as there are lots of other hot rhythms and arrangements on it, taken from Cuban genres like guajira, guaracha, guaguancó, charanga and son montuno. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic Fuentes LPs.
Lito Barrientos Y Su Orquesta - Very Very Well
Lito Barrientos Y Su Orquesta
Very Very Well
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Very Very Well" was the first album for Discos Fuentes by Salvadorian Rafael "Lito" Barrientos and his tropical orchestra, recorded in 1965. While in Colombia in the mid-1960s, he found great success with his assimilation of styles like cumbia and porro but also included Cuban charanga, Puerto Rican bomba and Mexican corrido in his repertoire, making for a very diverse selection of moods and flavors. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic Fuentes LPs.
Peru Negro - Peru Negro
Los Destellos - Sicodelicos Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana - Mi Buenaventura
Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana
Mi Buenaventura
LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second release for Discos Fuentes by Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná, recorded
circa 1967, is rich with diverse sounds and festive rhythms, from the exotic tranceinducing
coastal Afro-Colombian polyrhythmic syncopations of the currulao, abozao
chocoano, porro, cumbia and aguabajo to the more well-known genres of Cuban and
Puerto Rican origin like descarga, bomba, guaracha and son montuno. The ninemember
combo was formed by composer and tenor saxophonist Enrique "Peregoyo"
Urbano Tenorio in the Pacific coastal city of Buenaventura. His stated mission was to
modernize the folkloric music traditions of his region, proudly displaying AfroIndigenous
origins and spotlighting previously marginalized musical roots yet playing in
a contemporary way with Cuban-inspired instrumentation and arrangements, uniting
disparate genres into a commercially viable whole, thus contributing to the foundation
of future developments in transnational tropical Latin music. Presented in facsimile
artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
Los Chicos Malos - Los Chicos Malos
Los Chicos Malos
Los Chicos Malos
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
18,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first ever reissue of the sole album by Colombia's Los Chicos Malos, originally released by Discos Fuentes in 1980.
I Marc 4 - Nelson Psychout
I Marc 4
Nelson Psychout
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Original Italian library music from the vaults of Nelson Records, recorded between
1970 and 1976. All tracks performed by I Marc 4, one of the key acts in the birth
and development of the New Italian Library Sound, formed by Maurizio Majorana
on bass, Antonello Vannucchi on Hammond organ and piano, Roberto Podio on
drums and guitarist Carlo Pes. In this album we dig into the record library of
Nelson Records, founded in 1970 by the musicians Maurizio Majorana, Antonello
Vannucchi and Roberto Podio after establishing the recording studio
Telecinesound, right where the New Italian Library Sound was created. This is the
sound that many collectors, musicians, record producers and film directors still
like, look for, rediscover and re-use for their work. The New Italian Library Sound
has the signature of I MARC 4, a quartet that recorded 20 albums from 1970 to
1980 but who also collaborated with the great masters of Italian soundtracks of
the 60s and 70s, especially with Armando Trovajoli, bringing their own style into
this new sound, mixing jazz, pop, rock and psychedelic music.
Alfonso Noel Lovo - Terremoto Richter 6:25-Managua
V.A. - Big Box Of Afrosound
V.A.
Big Box Of Afrosound
10x7" | 2015 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
56,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A terrific box set containing ten 45rpm singles with rare and hard to find tracks, originally released in the '60s and '70s by the Colombian label Discos Fuentes. Expect 20 wonderful tracks, several of which reissued for the first time, and covering a wide array of genres s.a. salsa, cumbia, boogaloo, porro, tamborera... Liner notes are included.
Betty Davis - This is it - anthology
V.A. - Cumbia Beat Volume 2
V.A.
Cumbia Beat Volume 2
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
24,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the lauded first volume, this second in our "Cumbia Beat" series includes again tracks by the most important bands of the genre.

Peruvian cumbia, also known as "chicha", brings together tropical music styles from Colombia and Cuba, Western influences such as 60s beat and psychedelic rock, and mixes them with indigenous melodies from the Amazonian jungle and traditional Andean songs.

The result is a unique and vibrant style of music which reverberates with life. Peruvian cumbia is currently being rediscovered by new audiences and there exists a thriving international club and live venue scene.+++ The "resurrection" of Peruvian tropical music, of psychedelic cumbia or, as others like to call it, chicha, is perhaps one of the most surprising musical phenomena in recent years.

The number of reissues, new releases and bands that have begun to play chicha or covers of tropical Peruvian classics in Argentina, England, Russia and the United States has multiplied.

This cocktail of electric guitars, Caribbean percussion, Andean pentatonics and psychedelic soloing, synths, moogs, güiros, wah wahs, timbales and fuzztones was simply too striking to go unnoticed.

Elements of rock, folklore, música criolla, Andean music, Amazonian music, Colombian cumbia, salsa and even psychedelia intermingle in this "cannibal" genre capable of devouring and assimilating every possible influence.

Both Enrique Delgado and Manzanita, the two great founding guitarists of the genre, made music that absorbed all possible manner of styles.

We feature not only tunes from Delgado with his group Los Destellos and from Manzanita but also from their side projects: Delgado's Los Casmeños and Manzanita's El Monje Loco.

Los Girasoles, Los Yungas, Los Beta 5 and Los Ecos continued those sonic explorations. In the case of Los Girasoles, their great singer "El Chévere" Félix Martínez shows his tropical skills in 'La bocina'.

Although this compilation consists mostly of instrumentals, a classic of Peruvian tropical music, 'Colegiala' by Los Ilusionistas, is included with vocals from Carlos Ramírez "Centeno".

Los Beta 5 would never turn to the sung format. Their instrumentals represent the best of the first era of Peruvian tropical music: playful bouncy guitars, simple but charming riffs, tropicalizations of ballads and certain rock classics.

Another group that has in their origins instrumental beat spirit and sound are Los Ecos.

The sparkling clean guitar sound of their leader Beto Cuestas always shines in songs filled with a delicate pop sensibility and melodies that oscillate between melancholy and danceable experimentation.

Los Yungas had recorded songs in which música criolla and huayno are "cumbia-nized", but the more significant point of departure happened a year later when Los Demonios del Mantaro released a historic single with 'La chichera' on one side and a tune called 'Peti pan' on the other.

Its composer, Carlos Baquerizo, decided to make music not with a great orchestra but with a small band consisting of a snare drum, a güiro, a sax, a clarinet and a harmonica.

Baquerizo was also the first to introduce an electric guitar in Peruvian cumbia in Los 5 Palomillas, a side project of Los Demonios.

The influence of the "provincial sound" would be felt by many other guitarists, such as Tito de la Cruz, from Los Titanes; Aniceto Salazar; Pancho Acosta, from Compay Quinto; and Lener Muñoz, from Grupo Celeste.

One of the most original and surprising guitar sounds in Peruvian tropical music would be that of Maximiliano Chávez from Los Orientales de Paramonga, who created a very peculiar style of tropical music with deep basses, galloping percussion and wah wah guitar.

But if there was a place with the biggest party and explosion of sounds, it was the Peruvian Amazon, where large cities and small towns were infected by the tropical virus.

From that wide spectrum we have selected the two most influential groups. Los Mirlos, with their guitars and hypnotic grooves, achieved the most popular and transnational of the Amazonian sounds.

The other Amazonian miracle was Juaneco y su Combo, led by Juan Wong. Their music, full of references to Amazonian mythology and to ayahuasca (a psychoactive drink), featured the guitar of Noé Fachín.

Their sound emerges like a message from another world where the party is still going on and the pavement hasn't covered the rainforest.

(Alfredo Villar)
Silvery Boys, The - The Silvery Boys
Silvery Boys, The
The Silvery Boys
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.04.2020
HIGHLIGHTSAt the end of the 60s, the sound of the garage beat and the bossa nova and samba coexisted smoothly in therepertoire of a good number of Brazilian bands. You could find playful farfisa licks and guitar riffs combinedwith moving bossa rhythm drum patterns and powerful brass arrangements, groovy club tunes next to lounge mood sounds, across the tracklist of so many albums released at the time. That is exactly what the second album of The Silvery Boys (1968) comprises.It includes many original compositions as well as versions of international hits, however, 'Você Balança Meu Coraçao' -composed by José Messias- is the stand-out cut here and has become a much sought-after Brazilian club tune among DJs. A dance song so irresistible that alone makes the search for this elusive Brazilian album worthwhile.Reissued on vinyl for the first time in its original artwork and quality 180g pressing.DESCRIPTIONThe Silvery Boys was created in 1965 in the district of Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro, featuring a unique blend of organ, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, and trombone. They became known as "The Famous Bandinha de Campo Grande" and released their debut album on RGE in 1967.At the end of the 60s, the sound of the garage beat and the bossa nova and samba coexisted smoothly in the repertoire of a good number of Brazilian bands. You could find playful farfisa licks and guitar riffs combined with moving bossa rhythm drum patterns and powerful brass arrangements, groovy club tunes next to lounge moodsounds, across the tracklist of so many albums released at the time. That is exactly what the second album of The Silvery Boys (1968) comprises.Band members José Carlos (trombone) and Fernando Soares (guitarra) sign most of the songs on this self-titled record that also includes some versions of the Spanish famous Duo Dinámico, 'Amor amargo' and 'A Recordar', as well as other international hits (Tommy James & The Shondells' 'Gone, Gone, Goner'). However, 'Você Balança Meu Coraçao' -...
Peru Negro - Son De Los Diablos
Peru Negro
Son De Los Diablos
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Peru has a rich folklore that reflects the cultural variety of its population as well as its history. Peruvian identity has been created from a mixture of traditions that includes those from the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and also those from the ancestral cultures of the Andes, the Spanish heritage and the rhythms and chants coming from its African communities.Afro-Peruvian music, also known as "música criolla", finds its roots in West African music, Spanish and European genres and native musical traditions from Peru. Flamenco-influenced sounds sit next to African tribal elements and a simple yet effective percussion instrument called cajón.Perú Negro, a dance company that also incorporated percussion combined with música criolla, celebrated and recreated black culture in Peru and they quickly became regulars at Lima's theatres in the late 60s. The lyrics and music would reflect the country's multicultural diversity, blending elements from the African tradition and echoes of Spanish-influenced melodies around stories of slavery days, rural labour and folklore.Their international success (in 1969 they won the main award at the Festival Hispanoamericano de la Danza y la Canción in Argentina) led them to record two albums in the early 70s conducted by Ronaldo Campos, Perú Negro's founder and artistic director. "Son De Los Diablos" is their second LP and was released in 1974 on Virrey Records, home to the likes of Sonora Lucho Macedo, Jaime Delgado Aparicio or Los Belking's, and a follow up to their self-titled debut album (recently also reissued on Vampisoul -VAMPI 194-).Although lesser known than music from other nearby countries, Peru Negro's recordings are reminiscent of Afro-Colombian or Afro-Cuban rhythms. If you have an interest in Cuban son or Colombian bambuco, this record will be an essential addition to your collection and the perfect introduction to the fascinating música criolla.[END]
Village Callers, The - Hector
Village Callers, The
Hector
7" | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
8,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Village Callers were born out of a band called Marcy & The Imperials in the mid-1960s and soon became very popular in East Los Angeles, playing all the top venues. They brought many different sounds into the mix: jazz, soul, R&B and Latin percussion_ Their manager, Hector Rivera, got them a record deal with Eddie Davis' Rampart Records in 1968 that led to three 45s and their only ever LP, "Live".Their first 45 featured two original compositions: `Hector' (also included in the LP) on the A-side, an original composition which became a hit in Los Angeles, backed by the wonderful ballad `I'm Leaving'. It's easy to see why `Hector' quickly gained airplay and took off, thanks to its hip and infectious Latin groove which would later be sampled by hip hop artists such as De La Soul, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube_Similarly, it's not surprising that `Hector' has been picked by Quentin Tarantino to be part of the soundtrack of his new film, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood", set in late 60s Los Angeles, as the song's effortless vibe really takes you to that time and place.Unfortunately, the recording career of The Village Callers didn't last too long after they decided to change label management and left Eddie Davis. Also, their powerful Latin sound progressively faded out as the original members were replaced by new musicians, transforming The Village Callers into a rock band.
Os Seis Em Ponto - Os Seis Em Ponto
Os Seis Em Ponto
Os Seis Em Ponto
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Francis Hime has been a fundamental artist of Brazilian music since the mid-1960s as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and orchestra director. "Os Seis Em Ponto", released in 1964 on the prestigious RGE label, was his first album, recorded as part of the band of the same name. Hime's rhythmic piano swings between bossa and jazz along the entire record with the typical groove of the then emerging Brazilian sound. The instrumental depth of the album, featuring the brilliant backing of the flute and the trombone and the effective guitar of Nelson Motta, does not diminish the infectiousness of its songs, a wonderful repertoire by such solid composers as Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal or Castro Neves, as well as absolute legends like Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim or Edu Lobo. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
Maxayn - Maxayn
Maxayn
Maxayn
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Paulette Parker joined The Ikettes in 1967, before meeting Andre Lewis and changing her name to Maxayn Lewis. Both of them would form the band Maxayn in 1970. Their self-titled debut came out in 1972, a superb album of soul and funk spiced up with a gospel vibe and also a distinctive rock sound. Along with some outstanding original songs, it includes two soulful and deep covers of The Rolling Stones' `Gimme Shelter' and `You Can't Always Get What You Want', which Maxayn completely makes her own with a fantastic vocal performance. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180g vinyl.
V.A. - Cumbia Beat Volume 3
Sexteto Miramar - ¡Salsa! Mi Hermana
Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo - Abrete Sésamo / Africa Bom
Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo
Abrete Sésamo / Africa Bom
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever reissue of the sixth album by Michi Sarmiento y sus Bravos, originally
released by Discos Fuentes in 1973. The LP includes several brilliant original songs
plus a number of excellent cover tunes, and a dizzyingly diverse mix of genres:
guanguancó, cumbelé, calypso, cumbión, rumba, paseo, gaita, merengue_ A tropical
Latin dance party! Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
La Redada - Abrete Sesamo / African Bom
La Redada
Abrete Sesamo / African Bom
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The sound of an oar in the water, the wail of a stream train, the roar of cars, the
mambo, the cha cha cha, rock & roll, all of these have shaped the sonic landscape
of the world's fifth largest city, Mexico City in the Valley of Anáhuac. This megacity
has been one of the great repositories of the Latin American musical tradition and
musical exiles. La Redada, a sextet of tropical psychedelic music from the capital of
Mexico consisting of Carlos Icaza, Julian Huerta, Daniel Llermaly, Oscar Ojeda,
Feike de Jong and Fernando Caridi, references Latin American music from the 30s
to the 70s, reinventing sounds hidden in crates of second-hand vinyl. La Redada
takes these songs with the goal of revisiting an imaginary past of Mexico City,
where musical adventure, the energy of dance and the variety of human
experience contained in this city of 20 million people reign. The sound of La
Redada is determined by its instrumentation: drums, organ, bass, percussions,
woodwinds and theremin. The composition of the band is cosmopolitan,
numbering two Chileans, a Dutchman and three Mexicans. The band's members
have played in distinct scenes in Mexico City, such as surf, garage, free jazz, noise,
electronic music and tropical music among others.
V.A. - Czech Up! Volume 2: We'D Be Happy
V.A.
Czech Up! Volume 2: We'D Be Happy
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Second volume of Vampisoul's "Czech Up!" series, which compiles 60s and
70s gems from the vaults of Supraphon and Panton labels from the former
Czechoslovakia. Freakbeat, soul, baroque pop, prog-funk, garage rock, psych-jazz...
all that and more is contained within these 22 tracks, wonderfully produced and
now carefully remastered, many of them never reissued before. Includes detailed
liner notes by Lukás Machata
Garotas Suecas - Futuro Do Preterito
Garotas Suecas
Futuro Do Preterito
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
15,99 €* 19,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sao Paulo's Garotas Suecas keep evolving their sound on their awaited third album
"Futuro do Pretérito". These 12 new tracks form a mesmerizing take on Brazilian
60s/70s soul, pop and funk which sounds fresh and of today while dealing with a
wide range of issues from politics and sentimental troubles to tropical fruits.
DESCRIPTION On their third album, "Futuro do pretérito", Garotas Suecas begin
a new phase as a four-piece where the four musicians also share the lead vocals:
Irina Bertolucci (vocals, keyboards), Tomaz Paoliello (vocals, guitar), Fernando
Perdido (vocals, bass) and Nico Paoliello (vocals, drums). The album deals with a
wide range of issues, from thorny political matters to sentimental troubles and
even tropical fruits. "The songs were developed during 2016 in our new horizontal
line-up: four singers, four musicians, four songwriters. We started recording in
early 2017, at Freak studio. It's the first time that both the production and the
mixing has been done by the band. The records comes completely from within
ourselves, it's less referential and more organic. We chose our own formula rather
than any established formulas," states Tomaz Paoliello. "Futuro de Pretérito"
features guest musicians such as long-time collaborator percussionist Matheus
Prado (Projeto Coisa Fina), saxophonist Filipe Nader (Música de Selvagem, Trupe
Chá de Boldo), guitar players Marcelo Vogelaar (Holger) and Marcelo Lemos
(Vruumm, Projeto Coisa Fina) and keyboardist Andre Bruni (Mel Azul, Cupin). The
artwork is by illustrator and designer Walter Rego.
Pedro Laza y Sus Pelayeros - Rito Esclavo
Pedro Laza y Sus Pelayeros
Rito Esclavo
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. First ever reissue of "Rito
esclavo", Pedro Laza's eighth album as leader of Los Pelayeros, originally released on
Discos Fuentes to great success in 1961. This early Fuentes classic LP is distinguished
by high quality engineering that holds up brilliantly more than half a century later,
with bright and deceptively intricate interlocking brass featuring a distinctive reed
section, rolling tropical percussion and a wide variety of Caribbean rhythms from
both Colombia (cumbia, porro, paseaíto, fandango) and Cuba (cha-cha-chá, mambo).
Fruko (Y Sus Tesos) - A La Memoria Del Muerto
Fruko (Y Sus Tesos)
A La Memoria Del Muerto
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
18,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
On vinyl, here's a reissue of the second album by the highly regarded Colombian group Fruko Y Sus Tesos, originally released in 1972. The album is full of energetic and tough guaguance, bomba, plena, oriza, bolero, cha-cha-cha and descarga rhythms, all blended with Latin soul elements and performed by the group featuring a trumpet and two trombones for a more robust brass attack. The material is a mix of spirited cover versions and authentically Nuyorican-sounding originals with a Colombian twist. The bonus track 'Tihuanaco' appeared on the US edition of the LP.
Joe Bataan - Call My Name
Joe Bataan
Call My Name
LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
17,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in NYC, 2004 with Daniel Collas in the producer's seat, this was Joe Bataan's first album since 'Rapo Clapo', which dates from the wearly '80s! The LP has now been revamped, featuring renewed artwork, liner notes by Andrew Mason and Daniel Collas, plus photos from the sessions.
Maquina Insular - Somos La Plena/ven A Bailar
V.A. - R & B Hipshakers Volume 3 - Just A Liitle Bit Of
V.A.
R & B Hipshakers Volume 3 - Just A Liitle Bit Of
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2015!

The third volume in Vampisoul's 'R&B Hipshakers' series is available on LP for the first time, featuring rockin' R&B and early soul from the King/Federal/DeLuxe catalogues. You get 20 terrific dance cuts from 1955 through 1964 selected by genre expert Mr. Fine Wine of WFMU's Downtown Soulville.
V.A. - Cumbia Beat Volume 2
V.A.
Cumbia Beat Volume 2
2CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
19,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the lauded first volume, this second in our "Cumbia Beat" series includes again tracks by the most important bands of the genre.

Peruvian cumbia, also known as "chicha", brings together tropical music styles from Colombia and Cuba, Western influences such as 60s beat and psychedelic rock, and mixes them with indigenous melodies from the Amazonian jungle and traditional Andean songs.

The result is a unique and vibrant style of music which reverberates with life. Peruvian cumbia is currently being rediscovered by new audiences and there exists a thriving international club and live venue scene.+++ The "resurrection" of Peruvian tropical music, of psychedelic cumbia or, as others like to call it, chicha, is perhaps one of the most surprising musical phenomena in recent years.

The number of reissues, new releases and bands that have begun to play chicha or covers of tropical Peruvian classics in Argentina, England, Russia and the United States has multiplied.

This cocktail of electric guitars, Caribbean percussion, Andean pentatonics and psychedelic soloing, synths, moogs, güiros, wah wahs, timbales and fuzztones was simply too striking to go unnoticed.

Elements of rock, folklore, música criolla, Andean music, Amazonian music, Colombian cumbia, salsa and even psychedelia intermingle in this "cannibal" genre capable of devouring and assimilating every possible influence.

Both Enrique Delgado and Manzanita, the two great founding guitarists of the genre, made music that absorbed all possible manner of styles.

We feature not only tunes from Delgado with his group Los Destellos and from Manzanita but also from their side projects: Delgado's Los Casmeños and Manzanita's El Monje Loco.

Los Girasoles, Los Yungas, Los Beta 5 and Los Ecos continued those sonic explorations. In the case of Los Girasoles, their great singer "El Chévere" Félix Martínez shows his tropical skills in 'La bocina'.

Although this compilation consists mostly of instrumentals, a classic of Peruvian tropical music, 'Colegiala' by Los Ilusionistas, is included with vocals from Carlos Ramírez "Centeno".

Los Beta 5 would never turn to the sung format. Their instrumentals represent the best of the first era of Peruvian tropical music: playful bouncy guitars, simple but charming riffs, tropicalizations of ballads and certain rock classics.

Another group that has in their origins instrumental beat spirit and sound are Los Ecos.

The sparkling clean guitar sound of their leader Beto Cuestas always shines in songs filled with a delicate pop sensibility and melodies that oscillate between melancholy and danceable experimentation.

Los Yungas had recorded songs in which música criolla and huayno are "cumbia-nized", but the more significant point of departure happened a year later when Los Demonios del Mantaro released a historic single with 'La chichera' on one side and a tune called 'Peti pan' on the other.

Its composer, Carlos Baquerizo, decided to make music not with a great orchestra but with a small band consisting of a snare drum, a güiro, a sax, a clarinet and a harmonica.

Baquerizo was also the first to introduce an electric guitar in Peruvian cumbia in Los 5 Palomillas, a side project of Los Demonios.

The influence of the "provincial sound" would be felt by many other guitarists, such as Tito de la Cruz, from Los Titanes; Aniceto Salazar; Pancho Acosta, from Compay Quinto; and Lener Muñoz, from Grupo Celeste.

One of the most original and surprising guitar sounds in Peruvian tropical music would be that of Maximiliano Chávez from Los Orientales de Paramonga, who created a very peculiar style of tropical music with deep basses, galloping percussion and wah wah guitar.

But if there was a place with the biggest party and explosion of sounds, it was the Peruvian Amazon, where large cities and small towns were infected by the tropical virus.

From that wide spectrum we have selected the two most influential groups. Los Mirlos, with their guitars and hypnotic grooves, achieved the most popular and transnational of the Amazonian sounds.

The other Amazonian miracle was Juaneco y su Combo, led by Juan Wong. Their music, full of references to Amazonian mythology and to ayahuasca (a psychoactive drink), featured the guitar of Noé Fachín.

Their sound emerges like a message from another world where the party is still going on and the pavement hasn't covered the rainforest.

(Alfredo Villar)
V.A. - Cumbia Beat Volume 1
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