Mi Tierra (English: My Homeland) is the third studio album by Cuban-American recording artist Gloria Estefan, released in 1993. Produced by husband Emilio Estefan, it is her first Spanish-language album and pays homage to her Cuban roots. The album features Cuban musical genres, including Boleros, Danzan and Son music. Recorded at Crescent Moon Studios in Miami, Florida and produced by Estefan's husband, Emilio Estefan, Mi Tierra features notable Latin musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Cachao López, Chamin Correa and Paquito D'Rivera. Also Sheila E and Miami Sound Machine members Clay Ostwald and Jorge Casas play on the album.
The album was an international success, selling eight million copies worldwide as of 2006, the majority of listeners non-Hispanics. The album received favorable reviews from critics, who praised the album's production, songs and Estefan's vocals. Its success won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Mi Tierra spawned no less than seven singles: "Mi Tierra", "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan", "Tradición", "Montuno", "¡Sí Señor!...", "Mi Buen Amor" and "Ayer".
1. Con Los Años Que Me Quedan
2. Mi Tierra
4. Mi Buen Amor
5. Tus Ojos
6. No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga
7. ¡Si Señor!...
10. Hablemos El Mismo Idioma
11. Hablas De Mi
Stereophile magazine senior contributing editor and analog expert Michael Fremer presents his almost three hour long Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up. Fremer sets up three popular turntables from Pro-Ject, Rega and VPI. Using the hands-on phono cartridge installation techniques, tips and basic principles demonstrated with close-ups and flash animation, any turntable from the popular Technics SL-1200 to the most esoteric can be set up to perfection. Also included: an interview with famed Sterling Sound mastering engineer George Marino, and a 20 page PDF file embedded in the disc's DVD-ROM section that includes even more detailed technical descriptions and an article on record cleaning no vinyl fan should be without. Despite the seemingly dry subject matter, the disc is entertaining. There are even some laughs as Fremer once did stand up comedy (he played legendary Max's Kansas City and even opened for bands like Television and The Jam).
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes' influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he's a three-time Grammy® Award winner.
Mendes' innovation and versatility has enabled him to collaborate with a wide a range of artists. In 2006, his Timeless album was a collaboration with contemporary Pop, Rock, Urban and Hip Hop artists, including Justin Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas. In 2011, Mendes released his 39th album, Celebration: A Musical Journey, which represented his 50 years as a recording artist and included classics from his career as well as two new recordings.
For his new album Magic, Mendes called in the help of major superstars like John Legend, will.i.am, Seu Jorge and many more. This is the ultimate summer record – uplifting, warm and elegant – just like the man himself.
1. One Nation – Feat. Carlinhos Brown
2. My My My My Love - Sergio Mendes & Will.i.am Feat. Cody Wise
3. Don't Say Goodbye – Feat. John Legend
4. Sou Eu – Feat. Seu Jorge
5. When I Fell In Love – Feat. Gracinha Leporace
6. Meu Rio – Feat. Maria Gadu
7. Magic – Feat. Scott Mayo (Instrumental)
8. Samba De Roda – Feat. Aila Menezes & Gracinha Leporace
9. Atlantica – Feat. Ana Carolina
10. Olha A Rua – Feat. Milton Nascimento
11. Hidden Waters – Feat. Gracinha Leporace
12. Simbora – Feat. Carlinhos Brown
Since joining forces in 2011, Los Hacheros have been setting dance floors aflame with their astounding live shows. Now with the release of their debut album, Pilon, they are ready to introduce to the world their revelatory new sound. Recorded live onto a classic 388 Tascam tape machine, Pilon captures a gritty soulfulness that has been absent far too long from modern latin music. Combining the raw emotion of Papote Jimenez's vocals, Eddie Venegas and Itai Kriss' powerful mambos, and Jacob Plasse's psychedelic tres guitar, Los Hacheros have a created a sound that is both unique and timeless. On Pilon one hears echoes of legends such as Ray Barretto, Fania, and Arsenio Rodriguez, but with an immediacy and power that is unmistakably New York now.
This new album features the music of Calypso in its many forms - from its birthplace, the island of Trinidad, as well as other Caribbean islands (Jamaica and the Bahamas), and its subsequent onwards journey (Britain, Panama and the United States), recorded during the years 1955-69. Calypso is one of the most exciting and enduring forms of musical expression to emerge from the beginning of the 20th century - swinging, persuasive rhythm, brilliantly expressive melodies and lyrics of great humour and wisdom. Here you will find Calypso’s aristocracy & royalty – Lord Kitchener, Lord Cobra, Lord Growler, King Fighter, Lord Byron, The Mighty Viper, Lord Ivanhoe & more. Their songs vividly capture the popular news stories and fashions of the era - the first Man on the Moon, James Bond’s Pussy Galore, bed bugs, voodoo, love in cemeteries, West Indians in England, Bossa Nova, the Iron Curtain, and a white man who had a black heart transplant operation.
1. Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros: Man On The Moon
2. Young Growler: Pussy Galore
3. Lord Hummingbird: Teenage Bossa Nova Girl
4. Lord Byron & Orquesta Nueva Alegria: Yes Parssin
5. Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra: Voodoo
6. Lord Flea & His Calypsonians: Out De Fire
7. Brownie: The Bed Bug Song
8. Count Zebra And The Seasiders: Cat-o-nine
9. Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm: Elena
10. Azie Lawrence And The Carib Serenaders: West Indians In England
11. Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros: Negro Heart
12. Lord Kitchener: Love In The Cemetery
13. Charlie Binger & His Quartet: Jamaica Is The Place To Go
14. Mighty Dougla: Exchange No Robbery
15. Viper: Dog Better Than Man
16. Lord Kitchener: Jamaican Woman
17. Jb Williams Band: Gee Bongo Lay
18. Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights: Lift The Iron Curtain
19. King Fighter: People Will Talk
A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Cesária Évora was known as the country’s foremost practitioner of the morna, a combination of West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties. After a short singing career in the 1970’s, she returned in the late ‘80s with a string of fine albums.
Her 1999 album Café Atlantico (a reference to her home where she frequently entertained guests) is a much acclaimed masterpiece, finding Césaria Évora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Évora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once.
This album is nothing short of world class, and we’re overjoyed to give Café Atlantico its very first vinyl issue, with two bonus tracks to boot!
1. Flôr Di Nha Esperança
3. Amor Di Mundo
4. Paraiso Di Atlantico
6. Carnaval De São Vicente
7. Desilusão Dum Amdjer
8. Nho Antone Escaderode
1. Beijo De Longe
2. Roma Criola
4. Maria Elena
5. Beijo De Longe
6. Roma Criola
8. Maria Elena
Rockbeat Records proudly presents a LP collection of tunes from Mexican Garage Rock band Los Fugitivos.
Hailing from Guadalajara, Los Fugitivos were active in the late 60’s and played clubs and dances throughout Mexico. They also appeared on Channel 4 television in their home town.
The collection features original tunes and a number of Rock en Espanol covers of hits by Roy Orbison, The Beatles and Creedence.
1. En La Esquina
2. El Tren
3. Rio Amarillo
4. Buenos Dias Colengiala
5. El Hombre De Las Nieves
6. Cuando No Casemos
7. El Espiritista
8. Miro Traves De Mi Puerta
9. Cemetario De Trenes
10. Dame Una Sonrisita
11. Esperare Un Million
13. Oh Darling
14. Si Te Alejas
"[Los Amigos Invisibles] has taken the rhythmic sass in salsa, the bass-heavy fun in funk, and even the note-bending bile in acid-jazz, and mixed it all up to produce an infectious beat. [They] have put the joy back into dancing, sending a warm current into the cold alienating waters of industrial strength techno." – LA Weekly
"We're a dance band," says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: A VENEZUELAN JOURNEY INTO SPACE with a disco sensibility. Admiring French DJ/producers the band sought a heavier house sound in contrast to the retro and lounge elements of THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA. "The lounge thing sounds more Japanese," says Jose Luis. "The house sound is fresher, the disco songs we do sound more like that. The album is more electronic in certain ways."
2. Arepa 3000
3. La Vecina
4. Que Rico
6. Si Estuvieras Aqui - (with Martika)
7. Masturbation Session
8. Mami Te Extrano
9. Mujer Policia
10. No le Metas Mano
13. El Barro
14. Domingo Echao
15. Piazo E' Perra
16. El Baile del Sobon
17. Fon Novo
19. Llegaste Tarde - (Radio Gozadera AM mix)
The amazing Tom Zé, or as he wrote to us when we were working on this album “Should I change my name? It could be Zé Tom Zé? Or Ze Ze Tom? Or Tom Tom Zé? “ This was his first newly record album after being ‘rediscovered’ and it’s as surprising and special as one would expect from this iconoclast. “Inspired by hard-lit and science fiction, Zé’s tick-tocking sambas and comforting cançãos range from the painfully touching to the inscrutably conceptual.
1. Ogodô, Ano 2000
2. Sem a Letra "A"
3. Feira de Santana
4. Sofra da Juventude
5. Cortina 1
9. O Amor é Velho-Menina
10. Cortina 2
12. Jingle do Disco
13. Lua - Gira - Sol
14. Multiplicar -se Única
15. Cortina 4
16. O Pão Nosso de Cada Mês
The Afro-Peruvian style heard on The Soul of Black Peru compilation originated hundreds of years ago from the Spanish slave trade. The music is a mix of African, Spanish, and Andean traditions, due to the fact that the slaves who came to Peru were not from one specific region, so they did not have a common language to communicate with. It's easy to break the music down and see which culture contributed what -- the lyrics are all sung in Spanish (Spain), have a slight melancholy approach (similar to the Yaravi form from the Andes), and boast interesting rhythms (Africa). The musical form is just starting to catch on in other parts of the world, and deservedly so. And since this is heartfelt, emotional music, fans outside of the world music circle can easily grasp and appreciate it. Ranging from Manuel Donayre's "Yo No Soy Jaqui" to Chabuca Granda's "Lando" (Luaka Bop Records head David Byrne even contributes a track, "Maria Lando"), The Soul of Black Peru is a true musical treasure.
- Greg Prato (All Music)
1. Maria Lando - Susana Baca
2. Yo No Soy Jaqui (I Am Not Jaqui) - Manuel Donayre
3. Canterurias - Cecilia Barraza
4. Samba Malato - Lucila Campos
5. Enciendete Candela (Light The Flame) - Roberto Rivas & El Conjunto Gente Morena
6. Azuca De Cana (Sugarcane) - Eva Ayllon
7. Prendeme La Vela (Light My Candle) - Abelardo Vasquez & Cumanana
8. Lando - Chabuca Granda
9. Toro Mata (Bull Kills) - Lucila Campos
10. Son De Los Diablos (Dance Of The Devils) - Peru Negro
11. No Me Cumben (That's Not For Me) - Nicomedes Santa Cruz
12. Una Larga Noche (A Long Night) - Chabuca Granda
13. Lando - Peru Negro
14. Maria Lando - David Byrne
15. Zapateo En Menor - Vincente Vasquez
Brazil Classics, Beleza Tropical is the first in a series compiled by Talking Heads singer David Byrne that preceded the big wave of interest in Tropicalia during the late '90s by almost a decade. Performers include such influential Brazilian figures as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Jorge Ben, with several songs from each. The selected recordings span the 1970s and '80s, also including tracks from Milton Nascimento, Nazare Pereira, and more. The liner notes feature the original lyrics as well as their English translations.
1. Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)
2. Sonho Meu
3. So Quero Um Xodo
4. Um Canto de a Foxe Para O Bloco de Ile (Ile Aye)
5. O Leaozinho
9. San Vicente
10. Quilombo, O el Dorado Negro
11. Caranba!... Galileu da Galileia
12. Caixa de Sol
15. Andar Com Fe
16. Fio Maravilha
Soul Jazz Records’ new release is the first album ever outside of Spain to focus on the history of Gipsy Rhumba - "one of the most interesting musical culture clashes" - that first took place in the early 1960s. In the Catalan region of Spain, gipsies, primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, came up with a fascinating hybrid style - "Gipsy Rhumba" - which blended together Latina and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own flamenco, as well as the emerging rock’n’roll from America.
1. Nuestro Ayer - Rabbit Rumba
2. Labios Morenos - El Noi
3. En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima - Los Gitanos Polinais
4. Sarandonga - Antonio Gonzalez
5. La Fiesta No Es Para Los Feos - Peret y Sus Gitanos
6. Fuí a Bahía - El Gitano Portugues
7. Che Camino - Maruja Garrido
8. Tequila - Juncal y Sus Calistros
9. Orisa - Moncho y Su Wawanko Gitano
10. Voy, Voy - Peret y Sus Gitanos
11. Anana Hip - Dolores Vargas
12. El Guapo - Chango
13. Bacalao Salao - Ramonet y Sus Rumberos
14. Meneíto Men - Lola Flores y Antonio Gonzalez
15. A-chi-li-pu - Dolores Vargas
16. El Loco - El Noy
17. Si, Compay - El Noy
18. El Pan Y Los Dientes - Chacho y Sus Rumbas
19. Amanecí En Tus Brazos - Maruja Garrido
20. Levantate - Antonio Gonzalez
Rockbeat Records continue their exploration of great Latin rock bands of the golden age with this release from Spain’s LOS SALVAJES.
Considered by many as the Spanish equivalent of the Rolling Stones, this 19 track collection is a must for fans of savage rock everywhere.
Los Salvajes played the same German cities as the legendary English rock bands of the time, sharing the stage with the Kinks, Searchers, Hollies, The Yardbirds and others. Their music comes from a similar vein of blues based pop played with
passion, fury and precision.
This collection of tunes recorded between 1965-68 includes versions of tunes made famous by The Rolling Stones, Sam The Sham, Spencer Davis, The Bee Gees, Nancy Sinatra and a smattering of equally excellent originals.
1. Wooly Bully
2. Hielo en Vez de Amor
4. Todo Negro
5. Corre, Corre
6. Soy As
7. Que Alquien me Aude
8. Pienso en Ti
9. These Boots Are Made For Walking
10. Una Chica Igual que Tu
11. La Neirastenia
12. Ed La Edad
13. No Me Puedo Controlar
14. Vuelve Baby
1977 is the fifth studio album by Latin hip hop artist Ana Tijoux, released on Nacional Records. 1977 is Tijoux's second solo release and fifth overall album released. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Ana Tijoux's song "1977" was featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, Comedy Central's Broad City and the EA Sports video game, FIFA 11.
1. Partir de cero
4. Crisis de un MC
5. Problema de 2
6. Mar adentro
8. Pie Izquierdo
9. La nueva condena
10. 1977 (Instrumental)
Los Nuggetz is a collection of hyperkinetic Fuzz, Punk, Garage and Psychedelic music from Mexico, Spain and Latin American countries. Vinyl junkies who dig that basic "four on the floor" raw power, one take, stripped down, go for broke hedonism are always looking under the surface, on the hunt -not just in record stores but in trips to Spanish speaking countries, Ebay and various outlets online. When psychedelic music edged into the mainstream, Bands like Los Apson, Los Saicos, Los Cheyenes, Los Salvajes, Los Yorks were now INSPIRED and not just knocking off an American or British songs. Most of the bands were only around for a short time. Los Saicos from Peru made music that predated the punk movement by a good 10 years. They are heroic pioneers. With other bands, you hear not just competent musicianship but an unabashed love for the music. Some of it is raw and some extremely melodic. The key was lack of production and basic instinct for melody, angst and attitude. Assembled here is a look at these bands from an historical and musical viewpoint. This is not and historical or definitive collection. It is meant as a portal to discover more from the artists you hear on these discs. Here's hoping you dig it!
--- Viva la musica de garage y psychodelico conjuntos! James Austin
1. Bule Bule - Los Shains
2. Hey Joe - Los Locos del Ritmo
3. El Psicodelico - Los York's
4. Me Atrapaste - Los Matematicos
5. El Tren Para Esta Noche - Los Shains
6. Estas Botas Son Para Caminar - Gloria Benavides
7. Satisfaccion - Los Apson
8. Problemas Otra Vez - Los American's
9. Salvaje - Los Saicos
10. Que Chica Tan Formal - Los Polares
11. Todo Negro - Los Salvajes
12. Conoces El Final - Los Cheyenes
13. Amame Dos Veces - Los Shakers
14. La Droga - Los Polares
Señor Flavio’s new solo album Proxima Ola (Nada Especial) is a raucous mix of punk, ska, dub and straight up rock & roll. Señor Flavio’s band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are a Grammy winning international phenomenon, who have sold millions of albums and continue to sell out stadium-sized concerts worldwide.
2. Mexican Princess
3. La Trinchera
5. Hoy (feat. Mimi Maura)
6. Eva Lava
7. Mi Playa (feat. Coco & Surfpunks Tribute)
8. Los Hoteles de Perón
9. Velvet Malinche
10. Gil Trabajador
11. Madam Satán
12. Canto Mal
13. Mal Soldado (feat. Ricardo Iorio)
14. Miedo a Volar Ii (feat. Sergio Roitman)
15. Terrorama Dub
16. Un Gran Circo (feat. Maldito Seven Clasho Tribute)
17. Killing Dub (feat. Sista Aguss Amlak)
For fans of and featured on Rockbeat’s excellent
LOS NUGGETZ collection. Los Apson hail from Sonora Mexico and these mid-60’s recordings are heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones.
Features their Spanish language versions of Wolly
Bully, Midnight Special, Game of Love plus a
smattering of their original recordings.
1. Becho Becho - Wolly Bully (Samudio/Salas)
2. Despierta Nena - Game Of Love (Ballard/Vasquez)
3. Por Eso Estamos Come Estamos (Magattanes/Lopez)
4. El Tren ( Segal/Salas)
5. A La Media Noche - Midnight Special (Ledbetter)
6. Que Mas Puedo Hacer - More I Cannot Do (Gallop/Kant/Gill)
7. Mejor Me Voy (Cannon/Gomez/Cota/Omero)
8. No Puede Ser
9. El Actor (Berry/Renner)
10. Mi Cuento Favorito (Gomez/Cota/Omero)