Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Colombia! The Golden Years Of Disco Fuentes, The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-1976

Soundway continues chronicling tropical funk on its latest compilation, this time focusing on Columbia's greatest record label, Disco Fuentes. Founded in 1934 by Antonio José Fuentes, the imprint captured the long evolution of the music from the country's Caribbean coast, including the especially fertile period of cross-pollination reflected on this disc. Traditional cumbias, forrós, and fandangos were invaded by funk, blues, soul, salsa, West African highlife and rock in the 1960s, and the result was some seriously unpredictable and often wildly psychedelic music. Wganda Kenya's "Tifit Hayed" - a crazed Afro-Latin blow-up that sounds almost avant-garde for the way its rhythm is built and dominates the arrangement - is a good example of the rhytmic power of some these tracks. Every song features armloads of auxiliary percussion and hard-hitting horns, and Soundway has done a fantastic job of telling the story and restoring the music, as usual. This is a great companion to last year's excellent Panama! compilation. - Joe Tangari for Pitchfork

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Colombia! The Golden Years Of Disco Fuentes, The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-1976
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01. Salsa Na Ma - Fruko Y Sus Tesos
02. Cumbia En Do Menor - Lito Barrientos
03. Hong Kong - Michi Sarmiento Y Sus Bravos
04. La Piojosa - Sonora Cieneguera
05. Improvisando - Fruko Y Sus Tesos
06. Patrona De Los Reclusos - The Latin Brothers
07. Tifit Hayed - Wganda Kenya
08. Fandango en percussion - Pedro Laza
09. La Samaria - Orquesta Nunez
10. El Mondongo - Los Corraleros De Majagual
11. A La Memoria Del Muerto - Fruko Y Sus Tesos
12. Primavera - Michi Sarmiento Y Sus Bravos
13. Elyoyo - Wganda Kenya
14. Gaita de las Flores - Lucho Bermudez
15. Cumbiamba - El Sexteto Miramar
16. Mirame San Miguel - Michi Sarmiento
17. La Picua - Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros
18. La Pata y El Pato - Climaco Sarmiento
19. Las Calenas Son Como Los Flores - The Latin Brothers
20. Pacifico - Afrosound


  1. Peculiar stuff. Cheers!

    - ToniK

  2. Amigo,
    Many thanks for this album


  3. thanks! I couldn't find it anywhere :D

  4. This is awesome!! I found this on ebay and bought it for 20 bucks on your recommendation. Gotta say I don't regret it one bit. Every song is a hit for me. Especially Las Calenas Son Como La Flores. In fact, that's how I found your blog post ... searching google on that specific song title :)

  5. Finding your blog could be detrimental to all other facets of my life. Who am I kiddin I got no life thanks for all this great music.

  6. hey brother~! great blog! any chance of re-upping this? cheers