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La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 (LP) - various

Titel : La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 (LP)

Artiest(en) : various

Genre : Vinyl: LPs nieuw

Medium : Vinyl

Jaar : 10-2020

Label : Analog Africa


€ 29,99

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La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 , Barranquilla, Colombia, 2xLP, Analog Africa. 2020 release.
Includes two printed inner sleeves, a download code and a large booklet with liner notes and photographs.
Discos Machuca was named after its founder, Rafael Machuca, a successful tax lawyer who reputedly had his mind so thoroughly blown in Barranquilla by local Afro-Colombian sounds that it transformed a high-ranking tax official into a Phil Spector-like figure. He would dedicate his next six years to writing, producing and releasing the sort of African-meets-traditional-Colombian music blended with the psychedelic sounds of underground rock that had so transfixed him. Like Spector, if he couldn’t find the bands to play what was in his head, he would create groups like Samba Negra, the musical equivalent of shell companies, formed from the label’s roster of in-house musicians for the extent of an album or two. The LP covers were as garish as the music inside and Machuca’s long-time recording engineer, Eduardo Dávila, splendidly termed his boss’s productions the “B-Movies of Colombian music”.
These 17 tracks are the best B-movies imaginable. The aural equivalent of Kiss Me Deadly, perhaps. There are too many highlights to mention them all, but suffice to highlight the lunatic vocals of King Somalie’s “Monkey’s Dance”; the furious percussion and crazy synthesised sounds on El Grupo Folclórico’s “Tamba”; Aníbal Velásquez’ “La Mazamorra Del Diablo”, a ride on a ghost train with a vallenato band; El Grupo Folclórico’s singalong for Martians on “Tucutru”; or Grupo Bola Roja’s more conventional “Caracol”, which could have graced an early Miriam Makeba LP.
These 17 tracks apparently took almost a decade in the compiling surely makes Analog Africa’s 30th release one of the label’s crown jewels. La Locura de Machuca translates as “the madness of Machuca”. The sheer divine madness of this collection makes it an indispensable purchase.
 
LADO A:
1. Samba Negra - Eberebijara (3:30)
2. King Somalie - Monkey `s Dance (3:31)
3. El Grupo Folclorico - Tamba (3:18)
4. Los Viajeros Siderales - El Campanero (2:58)
5. Rio Latino - Ayu (3:08)
LADO B:
1. Aníbal Velásquez - La Mazamorra Del Diablo (3:12)
2. La Francachela - Mosquita Muerta (3:08)
3. El Grupo Folclorico - Juipiti (2:27)
4. King Somalie - Le Mongui (3:25)
LADO C:
1. El Grupo Folclorico - El Tornillito (2:30)
2. Samba Negra - Long Life Africa (4:39)
3. La Banda Africana - Te Clavo La... Mano (3:01)
4. Myrian Makenwa - El Platano (3:30)
LADO D:
1. El Grupo Folclorico - Tucutru (3:06)
2. Grupo Bola Roja - Caracol (3:30)
3. El Grupo D`Abelard - Otro Perro Con Ese Hueso (3:26)
4. Conjunto Barbacoa - Wabali (3:17)