Batalla De Sonidos

Hi Everybody. It’s been a while. Thank you for all the kind comments on past posts. The requests for new material are really what have motivated me to re-learn everything and put something new up on the site, which has been hanging around the Internet for over seven years now. So I present to you a real classic in the true Thrift Store DJ style…scratchy, forgotten music that sounds like it was recorded off AM radio in some distant border town. This one features Guadalajuara Boys and Bando Da Lua Boys in a “Batalla De Sonidos.” Here’s a video from Bando Da Lua:

 

So although the quality of the record is poor, the quality of the music is great. I present “Guadalajuara” as evidence:

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BatallaDeSonidos.zip (28MB)

Side One:
El Cumganchero
El Caballo Y L Montura
Perfidia
Guadalajara
Quizas Quizas Quizas
Tico Tico

Side Two:
Alo Alo
Baia
Cumana
Brazil
The Old Piano Roll Blues

Greetings all. I know it’s been a long time, so I thought I’d drop in and say that the site is not dead. I’ve still been scouring the bins and have some great finds to share. Late last year the site was hacked, which was the style at the time. I cleaned it up, but not good enough, and it was hacked again earlier this year. (These people are very serious about their sweepstakes and contests). Cleaned again and this time it looks the vermin might be finally eliminated. Hopefully have some albums up real soon.

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Joe Loco Mambos

Love the cover on this Tico 10-inch from Joe Loco. These are some laid-back Latin jazz tunes for your cocktail hour.

Enjoy “Why Don’t You Do Right”:

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Loco.zip (29MB)

Side One:
Why Don’t You Do Right
Kismet
There’ll be Some Changes Made
I Only Have Eyes for You

Side Two:
Gee
Sadie Thompson Song
El Biaon
The Nearness of You

David Carroll - Mexico

If you are anything at all like me, you consider the Marty Cooper Clan’s recording of “Walk, Don’t Run” to be one of modern mankind’s greatest achievements. If that’s the case, you should also enjoy David Carroll’s “Mexico and Eleven Other Great Hits.” Pitched on the back cover as a cash in on the Nashville Brass bandwagon (recorded in Nashville and “will mark your introduction to the new ‘sound’ craze currently sweeping the country”), this album is really much, much more than that. In these dozen short tracks, the varied arrangements feature electric and acoustic guitars, groovy background vocals, and even manage to throw in an occasional Hammond organ, as we swerve from Ventures style surf into Boots Randolph territory all under the guise of Latin standards like Tequila and Vaya Con Dios. Another wonderful rescue from the Goodwill outlet, purchased by the pound, but the vinyl’s in very good shape. Presented in glorious mono.

I challenge anyone to find a more swinging version of Perfidia:

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CarrollMexico.zip (37MB)

Side One:
Mexico
La Golondrina
Caribbean
Perfidia
Vaya Con Dios
El Rancho Grande

Side Two:
Amor
Mexican Joe
Senor
Bonita
Tequila
Mexican Hat Twist

Seeco Sampler

Regular visitors to this blog (and I’m not sure why there would be any given the erratic frequency of posting) know of my love for the Seeco record label. Well imagine my joy when I stumbled upon this gem at the local Goodwill outlet store. If you’ve never been to a Goodwill outlet store, it’s worth a trip just for the spectacle. Picture row after row of troughs, filled with the dregs and unwanted leftovers and castoffs from the thrift stores from the surrounding area. There’s always a sizable crowd of people digging through the troughs, and another long line anxiously awaiting the arrival of new troughs to be wheeled out. Everything is sold by the pound, so yes, this record was purchased by the pound. I bought a Gameboy and this record for the grand total of 79 cents.

Given the nature of this discovery, you can rightly imagine that the condition of the vinyl is less than ideal. In my mind, the music more than outshines the cracks and pops, and in fact, adds to the charm in my opinion. This one is a winner, no matter how you slice it.

This is a sampler of the Seeco “Una Noche en …” series. There are twelve Una Noche albums featured on the cover, and I have never actually seen any of them in the wild. Google tells me there was a series of samplers.

Check out “El Bombon de Elena”:

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SeecoSampler.zip (46MB)

Side One:
Havana – Micaela – Joseph Trouillot with Ernest Lamy Orch.
Mexico – Alma Triste – Mariachi Tres Piedras
Buenos Aires – Adios Muchachos – Hermanos Alak & Orch.
Rio – Samba Blanca – Noro Morales Orch.
Madrid – El Relicario – Espana Orch.
Caracas – Tu Rica Boca – Carlos Argentino with Sonora Matancera

Side Two:
Puerto Rico – El Bombon de Elena – Ismael Rivera with Cortijo and his Combo
Lisboa – Uma Casa Portuguesa – Marciel Bianchi & his Guitar
Bogota – Cuando Vuelvas Conmigo – Alberto Beltran with Hector de Leon and his Conjunto
Quisqueya – El Sombrero de Gaspar – Jaime Richetti with Conjunto Tipico Cibaeno Angel Viloria
Paris – Grands Boulevards – Aimable & his Parisians
Roma – Chichilo – Los Cuatro Acordeones

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