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Happy Birthday BOB MARLEY!

Posted in download single song, photography, Rare, Reggae Archives, Revolutionary/Revolucionario, vintage posters/fliers/memorabilia on February 6, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Lively Up Yourself < link



LOS RIBEREÑOS “Fiesta de Callejon”, Perù (download track)

Posted in Amazon Music, download single song, Peru Cumbia on January 22, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Chicha is essentially a sort of psychedelic cumbia-based music from the Amazon basin in Peru. Incessant twangy surf guitar playing montunos alongside propulsive, percolating percussion is the modus operandi of a chicha group.

Los Riberenos, led by Jhon Beny, is another Peruvian 60s band which specialized in a mostly Cuban repertoire but gave it what can be called – in retrospect – a chicha twist. At the time of this recording, chicha was getting a little more syncretic, with an occasional Andean flavor, but guaracha (a mid-20th century Cuban style of music) remained its strongest element.

RANIL “Cumbia sin nombre” on Ranil’s Jungle Party LP (Masstropicas Recrds.)

Posted in Amazon Music, download single song, Masstropicas Records, Peru Cumbia, RANIL LP on November 26, 2010 by Listen Recovery

BURNING SPEAR photography by ROGER STEFFENS. circa ’80

Posted in download single song, photography, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on October 5, 2010 by Listen Recovery




Some time during one of our visits to the archives @ Roger Steffen’s estates (World of Reggae & Bob Marley Archivist), we encounter a bunch of developed photos from various sources and photographers that shared their work with Roger.  Burning Spear was by far one of the most photographed artist after The Wailers and Rojah was no stranger to the lens…  On a visit to the musical Island, Rojah met fellow reggae fanatic and artist Winston Rodney aka Burning Spear. Roger was able to interview and photograph him in a few sessions.  This are 3 of the best photos I found at the archives during my search for Jamaican history… “Dig deep to get deeper”

Renz De Madrugada

also: 2 tracks for download by Burning Spear.

1. Marcus Garvey

2. Cry Blood Africans

Burning Spear Biography.

AQUILA 1974, Chile LP Jazz (download mp3)

Posted in Chile Jazz, download single song, Jazz, Soundcloud on September 9, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Guillermo Rifo (vibráfono)

William Miño (bajo eléctrico)

Sergio Meli (batería)

Sandro Salvati (saxo alto)

Guillermo Olivares (piano eléctrico)

Aquila 1974

Directed by the young composer and vibraphonist Guillermo Rifo, Aquila group became known in history as the first substantive draft in the encounter of jazz with popular music and music learned. As a legitimate and hybrid chamber ensemble, Aquila found his role in a variation of style and creative point of view not only survived long in the Chilean music but became one of the strongest branches in the past 30 years: merger. Since 1965, a 19-year Gillermo Rifo performing in the percussion section of the Symphony Orchestra of Chile. In 1969 he founded the Percussion Group of the Catholic University and in 1971 he was already experimenting with the vibraphone (melodic percussion instrument) in the jazz language, in concert with the brothers Roberto and Mario Lecaros Lecaros, following classical and vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo and Milt Jackson. His constant drive toward the rediscovery of popular music led him to meet with drummer Sergio Meli, who had played until 1969 with Lecaros in the Village jazz group Trio. As the epicenter of musicians who frequented the house pianist to play Matias Pizarro and live jazz fusion group, the stronghold of Rifo and Meli to organize Aquila, was set in the disco Rosso Nero Apumaque at the mall, which opened spaces for jazz on Mondays of each week and whose owners were Meli himself and pop singer Paolo Salvatore. In 1973, Aquila completed as ordered as a quintet with a diversity of influences. It was led by the vibraphone Rite, whose origin was in classical music, and background of Sergio Meli, drummer for the generation of modern jazz, and also had the addition of alto saxophonist Sandro Salvati (who had just gone through the prototype Fusion), electric pianist Guillermo Olivares, until 1972, member of rock band Embrace) and electric bassist Williams Miño (with experience in popular music). Aquila released their only album, Aquila (1974), through the label Alba, incorporating compositions related to the merger mostly belonging to Rite, as well as creations of other members of the quintet and pieces from the modern jazz of Pharaoh Sanders and Herbie Hancock. He closed his active life quickly after a few appearances on underground and cons of a city curfew. Although, as noted by Alvaro Menanteau Chilean musicologist in his book History of Jazz in Chile (2003), in that short time Aquila reached a foundational category in the line of instrumental music mixes. After the fall of the curtain, Guillermo Rite continued to develop its popular vein musically directing Hindetmith Sexteto 76 (1973), chamber ensemble learned that delved into the folk roots music, and then lead the group electro Latinomúsicaviva (1978), one of the most significant projects of the merger Latin American man.

Text of Iñigo Díaz

musica para la cabeza blog (spanish version)

SAMBA COSTANERA Aquila 1974 (track 2)

Psicofásicos De Bolivia – Go-Gó A 4000 Metros (download LP)

Posted in Bolivia Music, Bolivia Psych, download single song on August 27, 2010 by Listen Recovery

DOWNLOAD FULL LP “Psicofásicos De Bolivia”

You have right here an LP less than common to see or hear.  All the songs were recorded at the end of the 70’s in about 4000 meters above sea label, by young rebels in Bolivia with many obstacles in life.  This music was referred as “el go-go” even thou the music was unknown in the country it hide many jewels.  At the start of the 70’s the “rock & roll” arrives in Bolivia via radio programming.  The start of an organized concert/gigs in a Bolivian way:  One records player and a few percussionist to play along the music with bongos, tambourines, etc.  By then in Bolivia the electricity would be cut off after 11pm due to the transit division between mules and their workers/vendors against the daily traffic of cars and motorcycles.  Then unexpected “the Beatlemania” arrives in the highest terrain of the southern America.  Bands from Uruguay like “Los Shakers” and “Los Iracundos”, in Brazil like “Os Clevers” this unchained a massive collective amounts of bands that played modulated electric sounds that was captivated by their English idols.  This is how the new-wave sounds is born in Bolivia and the seed of long hair and youth rebellion is ignited.

It was a full on Rock era, but the live of a “nuevaolero” (new-waver) from Boliva wasn’t the greatest nor easy.  During this times in the mid 70’s, after the ignition of the Rebel identity in Boliva, Police officers launched a campaign call “operacion tijeras” translated “scissors operation”.  It consisted in shaving the head of any long hair rocker/rebel in the city that had any profile towards a “revolutionary”.

SIXTO PAITO SILGADO, “Merengue Faroto / El Gusto De Las Mujeres” (GAITA NEGRA LP) download mp3

Posted in Afro Colombian, download single song, Listen Recovery on August 11, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Merengue Faroto (download mp3)

Rich Spirit & Paito, Bogota Colombia 2009