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VA - Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia (2013)

1-04-2014, 17:00
World | Latin | FLAC / APE

VA - Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia (2013)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbi
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Tiger's Milk
Genre: Latin, World
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 45:33 min
Total Size: 103 / 247 MB


01. Lucho Neves Y Su Orquesta - Mambo De Machaguay
02. Chango Y Su Conjunto - Salsa 73
03. Juaneco Y Su Combo - La Cumbia Del Pacurro
04. Los Zheros - Para Chachita
05. Pedro Miguel Y Sus Maracaibos - Piraña
06. Paco Zambrano Y Su Combo - Meshkalina
07. Los Gatos Blancos - El Chacarero
08. Zulu - Sueño De Amor
09. Los Orientales - Bailando En La Campiña
10. John Benny Y Los Ribereños - Trinan Las Golondrinas 11. Los Ecos - Me Siento Felíz
12. Lucia De La Cruz - Toro Mata
13. Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - El Zambito Rumbero
14. Félix Martinez Y Sus Chavales - La Gallina
15. Aniceto Y Sus Fabulosos - Los Fabulosos En Onda

Tiger’s Milk Records presents 'Peru Maravilloso', the result of many year obsessively collecting Peruvian music: it’s in their blood. With a focus on 60s and 70s Latin and tropical music, this debut album features a selection of vintage cuts and unknown treasures from one of Peru’s most exciting musical periods. The vast majority of these songs were only ever pressed once on vinyl and have remained unreleased since. Whilst recognising the music of cumbia, guaracha and the electric sound of chicha, 'Peru Maravilloso' owes as much to soul-jazz, Latin-jazz, rock and psychedelia as it does to the traditional styles of Andean, Peruvian criollo and Latin music that dominated the cultural backdrop of Peru during this era.

It was the dogged work of labels like Iempsa, Sono Radio, FTA and Infopesa who tirelessly promoted and produced the bands and tracks featured on this compilation. Much of these labels’ output had some degree of Western influence as they recognised the tastes of Peruvians who were in tune with Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, artists who wrote songs in which the electric guitar was fundamental to their sound. Many of the bandleaders of Peruvian groups were guitarists so their Latin compositions often took on a psychedelic twist, often with simple, hypnotic rhythms and repetitive basslines but always stamped with a unique mix of Peruvian, Andean, Spanish and African influence.

This record does not attempt to showcase a singular strand or genre. It’s beauty lies in its raw diversity. Nor does it offer a window into the Peruvian rock or garage scene that was also present in the same period although there are certain clues in tracks like the horn laden reinterpretation of ‘Meshkalina’, originally written by one of Peru’s most respected rock bands Traffic Sound, and the electrified groove of ‘El Chacarero’ by Los Gatos Blancos. It’s clear that there was not only mutual appreciation of different styles by Latin and rock composers but a healthy desire to combine ideas and experiment. As such, 'Peru Maravilloso' offers a first-of-a-kind snapshot of Peru in a bygone era, highlighting its many Latin expressions and identities, a country with a remarkable musical history, which never ceases to surprise.

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paredes59   User offline   24 December 2014 06:17

Gracias!!!! Thanks!!!! 1

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