Click for elWatusi eNewsletter Nº 32 for June 03, 2011.
A huge chunk of dynamite, by way of RAY LUGO & THE BOOGALOO DESTROYERS, sets off the batch of this weeks audio gems. On Mi Watusi, Ray’s repertoire consists of classics from the likes of El Gran Combo, Willie Rosario, Ray Barretto, and Mongo Santamaria, though Ray has re-arranged some tracks and added new lyrics and choruses to others (Lubi Janovic). The music of the great conguero CHANO POZO is celebrated on GERARDO ROSALES‘ Chano Pozo’s Music. The legendary Cuban son band SEPTETO MATAMOROS has teamed up with German violin virtuoso UDO HAASE for a lovely album. Bassist MIKE AMITIN of TIPICA IDEAL and, later, SONIDO IDEAL fame has released Graffiti Dreams, a Latin-r&b-pop hybrid album. The label Music Brokers has released Café Cubana, a compelling 50 track compilation of tropical pop, club and dance covers and remixes of both pop and Cuban titles. SILVIO RODRIGUEZ‘ 1975 classic Días y Flores was his debut album, and we have it at elWatusi. Also, the new single from THREE SON SALSA is here, a tasty teaser to their upcoming full album. More great stuff below, including the fabulous new HOLLY COOK, the swinging jazzy COLMAN BROTHERS, and the 1964 classic Bossa Nova ‘64 by SAMBALANCO TRIO.
Lastly, don’t forget to read JOHN CHILD’s Artist Mini Bio of singer CUCO VALOY, and the wonderful interview of PACHAPO (EDGARDO JIMENEZ) by NANDO ALVERICCI.
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