Tag Archives: Latin

SONG OF THE DAY (last one until Friday 14th) Los Pekenikes – Tren transoceánico a Bucaramanga

The Pekenikes were a Spanish psych-pop outfit that emerged in the late 1950’s. Signed to Spanish label Hispavox, the group released many albums and single over their lengthy career. Founded in 1959 by by brothers Alfonso Sáinz and Lucas Sáinz, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tito Puente – Tito on Timbales

Celebrating a career that spanned over fifty years Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., better known as Tito Puente, was a musician, songwriter, bandleader and record producer of Puerto Rican descent. His music has helped popularise Latin sounds over the decades and he … Continue reading

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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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SONG OF THE DAY Sonora Dinamita – Eco en Stereo

Ahhhh…..this is so good!! Recently, I’ve been trying to get a copy of the LP  that today’s song comes from, but its not looking too easy and there are definitely no copies in the UK! I will find one though!! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Hommes – Canticle

Today’s song is rather alluring, mysterious and, with its kooky sound effects, deliciously quirky. The cascading melody ripples and creases as its sinuous body snakes its way around in a meandering fashion – the whole experience leaves me feeling rather … 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 Los Kintos – Idioma Criollo

I press play, this song starts and I swear everything turns technicolour and the stress just fades away!! Replaced by rainbows and sunbeams, Los Kintos are bringers of joy!! I welcome these moments! Forming sometime in the late 1960’s, Los … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minus Group – Black Lights

Today’s curious little instrumental charm was originally recorded in 1981 by the elusive Minus Group, a mysterious studio band led by multi-instrumentalist Enzo Minuti (aka Ezy Minus). Described as a little “psych-dub masterpiece”, this track has been issued in two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Illapu – El Cascabel

 Illapu is a band that formed in 1971 in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta. Their (so appropriate) name comes from the Quechua word meaning “Lightning Bolt”, and when you hear their music, you will no doubt feel like you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Alegres Diablos – La Motilona

..maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this before bed, the percussion is s0 wired, but it’s lovely!! I’ll risk a sleepless night for the delights of this rhythmic madness any day!! Perhaps way to much for me to go into … Continue reading

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