Gózalo! Bugalú Tropical vol.2
A second amazing set of upbeat grooves from the Peruvian scene of the 1960s!
Barely six months after the release of Vol.1 and its huge critical and public response, Vampisoul presents the second volume in its series of tropical Peruvian music of the 1960s -- another killer batch of upbeat Latin sides that easily rival the greatness of work at the time from New York, Colombia, or Puerto Rico.
The Peruvian approach was often a hybrid of outside influences, recast slightly with some local flavor in ways that make these tunes sound a fair bit different than 1960s Latin on labels such as Fania or Tico -- which makes for a very fresh sound throughout.
The casual music enthusiast might not think that Peru was a hotbed of tropical music in the 1960s and 70s, but with an indigenous tradition of Afro-Latin percussion on the coast, and an obsession with mambo in the 50s, Peru was actually the perfect place for the Cuban and Nuyorican sounds of son, boogaloo, and guaracha to take root. The proximity of Colombia and Venezuela made sure that cumbia was popular as well.
The MAG label of producer Manuel A. Guerrero Silvestre captured this emerging pan-latino sound in Lima, with the help of a few visiting Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and South Americans. While artists like Mario Allison, Alfredo Linares, Nilo Espinosa, Silvestre Montes, Tito Chicoma, Charlie Palomares,and Willie Marambio may not be household names, the tasty tunes they cut over 30 years ago are a rare treat for the Latin music enthusiast, and will finally come into the spotlight thanks to this compilation. The package features a whopping 28 tracks in all, plus full notes in Spanish and English.
1. Humo - La Sonora de Lucho Macedo
2. El Diri Bop - Tito Chicoma y su Orquesta
3. Las Guitarras Tropicales - Silvestre Montez y sus Guantanameros
4. Boogaloo Sabroso - Charlie Palomares y su Yuboney
5. Descarga en Menor - El Combo de Pepe
6. El Conductor - Carlos Munoz y su Orquesta
7. Arroz con Coco - Pedro Miguel y sus Maracaibos
8. Boogaloo del Perro - Enrique Delgado y Los Destellos
9. La Negra Esta Gozando - Mario Allison y su Combo
10. Guajira Boogaloo - Coco Lagos y sus Orates
11. Dejen Bailar al Loco - Melcochita con Betico Salas y su Sonora
12. La Contamanina - Tito Chicoma y su Orquesta
13. No Hay Dos - Pedro Miguel y sus Maracaibos
14. Descargando - Mario Allison y su Combo
15. Mulata Rumbera - Compay Quinto
16. Tutu Tata - Alfredo Linares y su Sonora
17. Pepito - Vicky Zamora con la Sonora de Nico Estrada
18. Aqui - Tito Chicoma y su Orquesta
19. Coco`s Descarga - Coco Lagos y sus Orates
20. Comentario en el Solar - Pedro Miguel y sus Maracaibos
21. Chiquita Bonita - Luis Duran y su Saxo
22. El Munecon - Nico Estrada Y Su Sonora
23. Jumping With Symphony Sid - Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta
24. Tormento Fiero - Company Quinto
25. Felipon - Vicky Zamora Con La Prq. De Tito Chicoma
26. Oh Yeah - Mario Allison Y Su Combo
27. Cobardia - Melochita Y Su Conjunto
28. Agonia - Willy Marambio