Caliente Caliente… A Go-Go — Pablo Beltran Ruiz


There’s so much here to enjoy, it’s hard to know where to start. There are rousing versions of  “I Got You” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” There’s “Quien Sera Ska,” which takes the Ruiz-penned hit “Sway” and re-envisions it as sort of a polka/ska/Mexicali Brass mashup…it all has to be heard to be believed. And before you ask, this album was released the week of August 13, 1966. There was a “Living Stereo” version of this release, and this ain’t it. Glorious Mono.

For your next musical chairs drinking game session, why not play “La Banda Borracha”:

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Side One:
Caliente, Caliente
Te Tengo (I Got You)
Llevame a La Luna (Fly me to the Moon)
Agua Miel
La Banda Borracha
Jamaica Ska

Side Two:
Sabado a las 5
La Sombra de tu Sonrisa (The Shadow of Your Smile)
Solo Para Dos
Quien Sera Ska
Picnic a Go-Go
Una Probada de Miel (A Taste of Honey)

  1. Kurt L from NY’s avatar

    Thanks for telling me about this.
    This guy recorded for RCA Mexico and some of his other LPs are still at MexiCovers (I think those links still work).
    (BTW, if you find out about any new plug-ins for Audacity, let me know).

  2. lkbarden’s avatar

    Awesome—thanks for posting this!

  3. Stephen’s avatar

    Excellent post! This record is loads of fun, I’ve been playing it at work and all the customers dig it.

  4. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Cool! Glad to hear it’s hitting some ears.

  5. House On Fire’s avatar


    like what you’ve got going on here, presentation, samples and of course the music.

    just listened to the sample “La Banda Borracha” (the drunk band), it brought a smile to my face with the lyrics, “the thing is, the band is drunk” combined with the bad/out of tune playing on purpose.

    good work!

  6. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Thank you for the kind comment. Always appreciated.

  7. Beazley’s avatar

    never heard of them, but made my curious. Thanks for the crate 🙂

  8. radioman01’s avatar

    Thanks for all the great music.

    I played around with track ten – Quien Sera Ska — and managed to get rid of the scratches and crackles. I hope this will improve your listening enjoyment.


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