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ARTIST
TITLE
Candombe For Export/Candombe Liso
FORMAT
CD

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VAMPI 074CD VAMPI 074CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2006 release. The complete outstanding recordings of Uruguayan organ player Mike Dogliotti for the Sondor label from between 1970 and 1972. This release includes his two full lengths (Candombe For Export and Candombe Liso), plus a few tracks from 7" singles. Mike Dogliotti managed to create a commercial version of the Afro-Urugayan rhythms know as "candombe music," using the very simple but effective formula of combining percussion with Farfisa organ. Alberto "Mike" Dogliotti made a whole generation of young South Americans dance and remains in the category of musicians truly waiting to be discovered. After touring as a jazz musician throughout South America in the '60s, he returned to his home country in 1970 where the Uruguayan music scene was embracing the candombe beat. Dogliotti felt comfortable within this sonic universe, embracing this booming trend with electronic keyboard experiments and honing his impeccable skills as a classical musician with his knack for improvisation inherited from his experience with jazz. Thanks to his virtuosity, Dogliotti took the candombe beat to new boundaries, delivering music with a personal stamp where the irresistible sound of his organ shared prominence with the traditional cuerda de tambores (group of drummers playing drums) from the Uruguayan candombe. In 1970 the legendary Sondor label signed him to record Candombe For Export, his debut featuring a comprehensive repertoire of classic tracks from Uruguayan popular music. The excellent reception garnered by this release encouraged him to record compulsively and just two years later Candombe Liso was released at De la Planta records. It was the same formula, although more refined, and Candombe Liso went on to be Dogliotti's best-selling records. Once again, compositions by Rubén Rada, Manolo Guardia and the Fattoruso brothers pass through his sound "processor," and he even attempts compositions by Pedro Ferreira, one of the most outstanding candombe songwriters.