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Discomoda Salsa de Venezuela 1964-1977 (LP) - various

Titel : Discomoda Salsa de Venezuela 1964-1977 (LP)

Artiest(en) : various

Genre : Vinyl: LPs nieuw

Medium : Vinyl

Jaar : 02-2024

Label : Olindo

€ 29,99


Very nice double LP with salsa tracks from Venezuela! In stock febr. 20th

Olindo Records and Música Infinita proudly introduce `Discomoda Salsa de Venezuela 1964?-?1977,` a compilation that brings together some of the most electrifying salsa tracks from the trailblazing Venezuelan record label, Discomoda. Curated by Olindo co-founder Miguel Colmenares, the compilation reunites many of Venezuela’s most influential artists from the 60s and 70s, including Ray Perez’ Los Kenya, Los Satélites, and Los Megatones de Lucho.
A1. Los Megatones de Lucho - El tumbaleque 1964 (2:53)
A2. Sonora Venezuela - Pero en Caracas 1967 (3:05)
A3. Los Megatones de Lucho - Muñeca 1967 (3:15)
A4. Al Ramos y su Orquesta - El candidato 1967 (2:55)
A5. Orquesta Sonoramica - Oye como suena 1967 (3:15)
A6. Microbanda Marabina - Maracaibo 1966 (5:46)
B7. Principe y su sexteto - Salsa de guaguanco 1967 (2:45)
B8. Genaro y sus All Stars - Mambo tema 1967 (3:39)
B9. Orquesta Universidad - Atado a un recuerdo 1967 (2:56)
B10. Los Kenya - No salgas de tu barrio 1968 (3:19)
B11. Nelson y sus Estrellas - Disparo goajira 1968 (4:13)
C12. Los Kenya - Pa` Puerto Rico 1969 (3:37)
C13. Principe y su sexteto - Analiza 1969 (2:22)
C14. Supercombo Los Tropicales - Juana guaguanco 1970 (3:09)
C15. Los Satélites - El tostao 1971 (4:15)
C16. Johnny Sedes y su Orquesta - Algo diferente 1975 (3:24)
17. Los Satélites - Fiesta en Venezuela 1973 (4:00)
18. Rodrigo Mendoza - Lija 1977 (3:32)
19. La Renovación - Mi redención 1977 (3:38)
20. Los Blanco - Corta el bonche 1973 (3:39)
21. Grupo Yakambu - Si eres tú 1977 (4:11)

Founded in 1948 by César Roldán, Discomoda stands as one of Venezuela`s earliest record labels and holds the distinction of being the oldest family-operated label in the country. Boasting one of the most comprehensive collections of folkloric and popular music in Venezuela, the label also invested heavily in the Afro-Caribbean and tropical rhythms that gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s.

During the 1960s, before the salsa era gained full momentum, Venezuela experienced a notable dance orchestra and big band movement. In contrast to local record competitors focused on promoting foreign productions, Discomoda secured its leading position by recording the most significant national bands. This included renowned groups such as Los Megatones de Lucho, Orquesta Sonoramica, and Super Combo Los Tropicales, all of whom are featured in this compilation.

Subsequently, surrounding the festivities for the 400th anniversary of Caracas in 1967, the word "salsa", which had been recently coined by famed radio host Phidias Danilo Escalona, was officially adopted to denote the the Afro-Caribbean musical style gaining widespread popularity in Venezuela and beyond. By this time, Venezuela had ascended to the ranks of the top 20 global music markets, with the local label Discomoda at the forefront, responsible for one in every five records sold in the country.

As the city prepared for the extended celebrations commemorating its 400-year history, Discomoda and other record labels seized the opportunity to embrace this emerging musical style. They invested in a blend of established and up-and-coming local bands, such as Nelson y sus Estrellas, Los Kenya, Príncipe y su Sexteto, and Los Satélites. Consequently, this heralded the beginning of what could be termed a golden era of salsa in Venezuela, a period that persisted until the mid-70s.

Approaching the 1980s, as new musical styles surfaced and larger multinational record labels backed by substantial resources came into play, many of the once-popular bands began to disband or opted to relocate outside the country. However, a handful of artists, including Rodrigo Mendoza, La Renovación, and Grupo Yakambu, persevered in delivering high-quality music.

All recordings restored from original tapes found in the Discomoda archives in Caracas, Venezuela (except where otherwise noted)
Mastered and cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London
Cover Illustrations by Alex Figueira