Category Archives: boogaloo

SONG OF THE DAY David Martial – Jerk Vidé

The absolute cheerful charm of today’s song is something to be celebrated and shared!! What a little bundle of sunbeams this sonic delight is!! I love those kaleidoscopic keys and their hypnotic dance, I love the range of those ecstatic … Continue reading

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Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra – That’s How Rumours Start

Emerging in the late 1960’s, singer-songwriter and musician, Joey Pastrana had a special gift for singing songs in both English and Spanish. He dedicated his whole life to music and was performing right up until his passing in 2014 (he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Earl Coleman And The Latin Love-In – What You Gonna Do?

You may recall me featuring a track by Earl Coleman a couple of months ago, so forgive me copying some of the information from that post in today’s write-up! Coleman was active for nearly five decades, with some of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Leo Soto Con Alex Y Su Conjunto – Caballo Psicodelico

Today’s scorching Latin delight was originally released in the late-60’s (1968 I think?) on US label, Falcon Records. Accompanied by Latin-Salsa band, Alex And His Ensemble, Mexican artist Leo Soto backed this belter with A-side, Amercame A Tu Vida – … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Manny Corchado & His Orchestra – Pow Wow

Active in the early 1960’s, New York native Manny Corchado was a Salsa percussionist and orchestra leader possibly best-known for his debut 45, Pow Wow. Released in 1966, this crazy splash of vibrant sound became very popular in the Northern … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders – Yasugi Bushi (Bolero)

….With songs encouraging dancing and drinking, the Crusaders are on a mission to bring “highbrow” min’yō back to it’s “lowlife” roots -whilst also bringing traditional Japanese music onto the global music stage… Adorn your Saturday with this indulgently soothing sonic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Together

I love how the room comes alive and burns with sonic fire when you switch a bit of Ray Barretto on!! He’s electric! Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Fernandez – Soul Freedom

Ray & his Court are a family of musicians led by composer, arranger, organist and flutist, Ray Hernandez. Hailing from Miami, they were still playing together in the early 2000’s, more than 30 years after they emerged on on the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe

Known and celebrated for his contributions to the boogaloo sounds of the 1960’s, Johnny Colon is an American musician born in ‘El Barrio’ New York City to parents of Puerto Rican heritage.  A multi-instrumentalist, he is a singer, bandleader, arranger, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY La Redada – Calaboca

La Redada are a collective from all over the world. Made up of six musicians, this global fusion are made up of three Mexicans, Two Chileans and one European! Their sound reflects their geographical diversity, presenting itself in a heady … Continue reading

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