Nov
20
2016
0

Maravilhar

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Irmaos do mundo – maravilhar

Italian latin style disco from the album Papagaio Amarelo. Made sometime in the 70s.

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Sep
14
2016
0

Isadora

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Nydia Caro – Isadora

Nice latin US disco from the relatively small Libra label

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Sep
28
2014
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Dec
30
2013
4

Raul Gomez (Cuba)

Raul Gomez

Cuban musician, producer, arranger and composer Raul Gomez was responsible of some of the nicest Disco acts to come out of the island. After a period of exploration through local rhythms, in 1977 he decided to venture into contemporary genres, and then released the acclaimed “Instrumental” album. It took four years to produce a new studio album, the lesser-known “Luces En La Pista”, which was released in 1981 on the Areito-Egrem label (on the same Record label as the previous albums). Two of the nicest tracks were Luces En La Pista and Erupcion.

Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista

Raul Gomez – Erupcion

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Dec
01
2013
2

Vicente Rojas (Cuba)

Vicente Rojas

The enigmatic Cuba, always so close and so distant of the Occidental traditions. The cradle of several Latin rhythms that were spread through diverse cultures. In the late 70s the island also got inseminated of the glamorous Disco vibes, and some musicians decided to explore the then-new genre. One of them was Vicente Rojas, a prolific composer, arranger and producer, who was a key member of the legendary EGREM factory (the main local record company). In 1978 he released the brilliant “A Las 2 A.M.” album, whose music was integrally composed by him (four tracks in collaboration with Alberto Vera, who formed a solid tandem with Rojas). A total of 12 seasoned musicians participated in these recordings, whose members included guitarist Omar Barroso, and pianist Pedro Coto, among others. The highlights of the album are: En La Nieve, En La Orbita and Esto No Es Para Bailar. This was Roja’s only solo-work in the 70s.

Vicente Rojas – En La Nieve

Vicente Rojas – En La Orbita

Vicente Rojas – Esto No Es Para Bailar

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Nov
15
2013
9

CAOBA a.k.a. GRUPO CAOBA (GUATEMALA)

Rene Gruau (Caoba)

It is very gratifying to see how the diversity of the Disco music phenomenon impacted even in some of the unlikely places on this planet. The contributions to the genre coming from Guatemala are practically nonexistent. The autochthonous music in this small country from Central America (with a 40% of indigenous population) is strongly influenced by the Maya roots, which are rarely amalgamated with foreign rhythms. Caoba (a.k.a. Grupo Caoba) was a Rara Avis in that specific region, and not much is known about the band. They deliver us some interesting versions of classic Disco numbers (included in their one and only known album from 1977 on Polydor), with the inclusion of Marimba (a local type of xylophone), which gave Caoba a particular and distinctive sound. Romance De Primavera was an instrumental version of Donna Summer’s Spring Affair, and is surely the standout track. But not less interesting is their version of Love In C Minor (Amor En Do Menor). That is, in the context of productions from the region.

Caoba – Romance De Primavera (1977)

Caoba – Amor En Do Menor (1977)

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Mar
24
2013
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Ambabaia

ambabaiapicNat Roman – Ambabaia

This is the original version by Romano Farinatti (Italy, 1973) later discofied by Colette.

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Feb
16
2009
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Nov
05
2008
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Jungle Fever

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Chakachas – Jungle Fever (1972)
(Listen to the full track)

It’s getting hot in here ! (X-Rated) A warm and sunny sound for the winter coming. This is the original sexy hit from the ChakachasJungle Fever LP.

Kinkina‘s cover is not very different except principally the electronic production and different voices:

Kinkina – Jungle Fever (1982)

Kinkina – Jungle Fever (Megamix) (1987)

“Little” Louie Vega made also his own version (listen to the full track) to introduce the album “Elements Of Life” in 2004.

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Jul
06
2008
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Saudade De Você

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It’s been a long time since I posted anything housey and festive…

Hot Hands – Saudade De Você (2007)

Have a nice (and warm) summer.

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Apr
18
2008
4

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Santa EsmeraldaDon’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=WrOfBRblGec

Santa Esmeralda is a band led by the american singer and saxophonist Leroy Gomez. (biography)

They made a fusion between the genres pop, rock and disco with latin influences. Best known for their rock classics’ covers in 1977 like this originally by The Animals or the following.. (more…)

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Nov
30
2007
1

Hanna Haïs


Hanna Haïs and the legend Chez Damier

Hanna Haïs has been producing special blends of latin house since 2002, she always benefits from great remixes and is surely someone to check out.

Hanna Haïs – Jazz Samba (Ian Carey Remix) (2006)

Hanna Haïs – Jungo (DJ Memê Remix) (2006)

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