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Random record shopping day at Amoeba LA

Posted in digging on July 17, 2011 by Listen Recovery

On a sunny Saturday, I decided to visit Amoeba for a few hours to see where digging could take me…  Well… record shopping in this case.

I encounter myself first with some of the fine employees, like my boy Dj Gazooo and Dj Gomes Comes Alive who runs the latin section at the store.  We exchanged a few words about the latest labels reissuing obscure Peruvian music, like Secret Stash and Masstropicas…

I moved onto the World and Latin section of the store, to see what I could find at a cheap rate.  The thrill of finding records is to find them at a cheap price, in good condition and unexpectedly there.  That is exactly what happen today (July 16th 2011).  I found some heat in my personal opinion.

During my search the “WeatherMan” himself was diggin’ by the same section I was… We both recognized each other and gave a pound to greet and welcome.  Some words were exchanged about some good names on the Latin World of music.  I shared with him a few finds which could off been extra copies on my creates… One of the was the URUBAMBA LP produced by Paul Simon.

I’ll let the story continue with this photos of the records I found and their descriptions.

One heart for reading.

Urubamba is a river from Perù which winds at the foot of Machu Picchu, the last fortified city of the Incas.  The Urubamba Group chose this name to carry the culture of the Incas beyond all frontiers, as would an open river.  Urubamba plays the music of the Incas based on the pentatonic scale and select melodies from the high plains of the Andes, from Argentina to Ecuador, passing by Bolivia and Perù.

“I’ve been an admirer of Urubamba since 1965, when we appeared on the same bill at the Thèatre de L’Est Parisienne in Paris.  The group was called “Los Incas” in those days and it was under that name they recorded. “El Condor Pasa” with Simon and Garfunkel.  A year or two later, we collaborated again on “Duncan” a song on my first solo album and again when they accompanied me in concert in Spring and Fall of 1973.  The “live” rendition of “Kacharpari” heard here was recorded during that tour. – Paul Simon

Produced by Paul Simon

All compositions by J. Milchberg and Uña Ramos

Los Incas are the band named before Urubamba.  Conducted by Uña Ramos, who had been already recording solo projects in Bolivia and Perù.  “Guantanamera” is the title of this LP which also contains “El Condor Pasa”, “O Cangaceiro” (Samba Andina) and “La Bamba” to name a few.

Produced: Various

Year Recorded: 1969

Label: Fontana Special (Brazil) / Folklore Label (Chile)

Miguel Barraza

So I grew up with this cat on TV, making fun of Bruce Lee and acting like a drunk in church, etc. Miguel “Miguelito” Barraza aside of being the most respected comedian in Perù of our times, was and is still an actor as well as a writer and even a singer.  This LP showcases his talent for telling jokes “Peruvian style” with slangs used during the late 80’s, which often change from time to time.  I found this LP in Lima years back.  My copy found in Perù was broken but playable.  I told myself  “would I ever find this LP again?”, and I responded to myself, “yeah, in Lima”.

To my fortune, it was in LA.  Price: Disclose, lol.

It contains 80% of spoken word comics and a few interludes of Salsa hits coming from PR those days.  Like Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz (Fania Records).

Quilayupan is a band / collective of musicians that came together for one mission.  To Protest against radical genocide in Southern America (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay).  The band is a revolutionary fusion of artist.  Some of them include Victor Jara, Violeta & Angel Parra, Mercedes Sosa and other icons of the South American Music revolution.

Quilayupan has recorded many LPs, all self title and numbered.  This amazing cover is #4 for the band.  Which now forms part of an outgoing collections of their recordings.

El Sonido De Tupac Amaru

Now,  just looking at this cover brings nostalgia in me.  Is a Peruvian compilation from Masstropicas (Record Label based in MS/NY) distribute by Light In The Attic.  Which is a well-respected distribution company that caters to music connoisseurs who researches for the most neglected sounds outside of the states.  This LP is part of my set now.  Mike Pigott (Founder of Masstropicas) is sending me a copy, but I couldn’t wait to get it when I saw the only copy at Amoeba… Support came to my mind.  I am glad to support good music and hard work.

One love to Masstropicas again and again!.

Renz De Madrugada

DIGGIN’ IN PERU “Disco Deewane”, Nazia Hassan with Biddu and His Orchestra, (vinyl found in Lima) by La Pelanga blog

Posted in digging, new blog intro, Pakinstan Music on December 6, 2010 by Listen Recovery

TRIBO MASSAHI, Estrelando Embaixador 1972, BRAZIL

Posted in Afro Sounds, Brasil music, digging, Listen Recovery, LP downloads, South America on May 10, 2010 by Listen Recovery

This record has only 2 long tracks, divided in 4 songs each, a long jam on both sides. Soulful, latin and african rhythms.

here is side A

here is side B

Liner Notes of LP

“Tribo Massáhi, starring Embaixador

This is a sound made in Brazil. With all the members (being) brazilian.

But the purpose is to show the young African music, with all its nuances that characterize the roots of the music from the Black Continent.

In this record we release many curious things. Starting with the rhythmic design, that was based on the camel’s steps, that is in the 4/4 rhythmic division, in the same vein as the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah and Soul Music, to which was given the name

OGA, because in Lagos, Nigeria’s capital, OGA is a kind compliment among friends. There, a man feels good when is compared to an OGA (camel).

Purposefully and proudly, Rivers label releases this new and different record, made for export, that’s not only dedicated to the discophiles, as well as the lovers of parties, night clubs, and even to those who are in love, because on both sides, there are no intervals. It’s a crazy and infectious rhythm.”

It’s hard to describe the music played by Embaixador and Tribo Massáhi. It has a Funky groove with lots of percussion, and vocals by Embaixador and a female chorus. Sometimes it sounds like African music, but not necessarily Afrobeat or Afrofunk; it’s more like a Candomble (African-Brazilian religion) chant. Also, it has some influences of psychedelic music, that is characteristic of the music made in the early 70’s. To me it sounds like they took some drugs and went to the studio make music and have some fun.

Each side has only one long track, that is divided in songs, although there are no intervals between them.

These are the tracklist and credits:

Side 1 – Timolô, Timodê

1 – Walk by jungle

2 – Fareua

3 – Harmatan

4 – Dandara

Side 2 – Lido’s Square

1 – Pae João

2 – Menina da janela

3 – OAN

4 – Madrugada sem lugar

Tribo’s members are:

Aymmi, Koffi, Korede, Kolawole, Duro Timi, Omopupa, Iyalode, and Abeke.

Guest musicians:

Lápis (cow bells), Romildo (Bass), Rui Barbosa (Acoustic guitar), and Nathalie (vocals).

Dom Salvador e Abolição. Som, Sangue e Raça LP 1971 “Hei! Você ” (download mp3)

Posted in Bossa Nova, Brasil music, digging, download single song on April 17, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Hei! Você

(download mp3)

I think it is not necessary to introduce this album and this artist. I just need to inform this is another fantastic album being reposted by the mighty tcisalpino, keeping the funky pace from yesterday’s Jorge Ben release. Actually, this album was scheduled for yesterday, and I could not make it due some transfer problems with tcisalpino, which is one of the most kind friends Loronix has, thanks friend. Som, Sangue e Raca was one of the first albums released at Loronix and I think everybody should support this upgrade. Let’s see.

This is Dom Salvador e Abolicao – Som, Sangue e Raca (1971), for Columbia, an anthological album, being the first release by Movimento Black Rio, a cultural movement born in the suburban area of Rio de Janeiro that had a great influence on further popular music landscape in Brazil. Many reviewers consider this album one of the best records released in 1971, not only in Brazil, but globally. Abolicao is the name of Dom Salvador band and it was more than a musical group, they ran such like a family, a community, something very usual in the early 70’s. I don’t want to make you wait longer; I will let you now with Som, Sangue e Raca, solid from the start to end, good night.  words by ZE CALOURO from Loronix


Dom Salvador
(trumpet. flugelhorn)
Jose Carlos
Luiz Carlos
(drums, vocals)
(percussion, vocal)
(sax, flute)

CUMBIA SOLEDEÑA/EL CORCOVAO (download mp3) Recovery Lp by Dj Rich Spirit, COLOMBIA

Posted in Colombia Music, digging, download single song, Listen Recovery on March 6, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Cumbia Soledeña (download mp3)

El Corcovao (download mp3)

AFROSOUND “La Danza De Los Mirlos” (download mp3)

Posted in Afro Sounds, Colombia Music, Cumbias, digging, download single song, Latin America Music 70-80, Latin Sounds, Listen Recovery on March 6, 2010 by Listen Recovery

AFROSOUND La Danza De Los Mirlos (download mp3)

TULIO ENRIQUE LEON: Cumbia SudAmericana, Argentina/Peru.

Posted in Argentina, cassette tapes archives, Cumbias, digging, download single song, Latin Sounds, Link for Listen Recovery articles, Listen Recovery, LP Covers, Peru Music Icon, South America on February 1, 2010 by Listen Recovery

1. El Cable Submarino (Tulio Enrique Leon)

2. Te La Tengo que dar (Tulio Enrique Leon)

Link to ^ GeofHawryluk Cassette blog


Posted in digging, video archives on January 21, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world’s largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.

This is the story of a man and his records. I hope you enjoy it.

?UEST LOVE on his records part 1

Posted in digging, record archives on December 29, 2009 by Listen Recovery

The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile LP (MVM Records)

Posted in digging, Jazz, Jazz LP, LP downloads, Mulatu Astatke, Sun Ra on December 27, 2009 by Listen Recovery

The Music Of Cleopatra on the Nile < (download LP)

This is an original MONO pressing of an Arabic Eastern Jazz LP

Cleopatra was synonymous with all things exotic since the memory of red blooded man was first recorded. Her famed beauty and charm are legendary. In this album of oriental music, we have recreated the musical atmosphere that surrounded the fabulous Cleopatra where ever she went.

The aura of lush living is confirmed via the sensuous sound created by native musicians playing the authentic instruments of the time of Cleopatra.

Dancing girls with mysterious motions, stir gentle breezes with their perfumed veils as they sway to the strains of this, the most exotic music of all time.

Imagine yourself bedecked in golden finery, attended by gleaming Nubians whose only mission is to cater to your every whim, and you will have completed the picture of “The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile”.