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Tito Rodríguez & His Orchestra Yambere
02 :35
02
Blind Blake O' Look Misery
02 :32
03
Arsenio Rodriguez Se Formo el Bochinche
02 :29
04
Dave Bartholomew Shrimp & Gumbo
02 :06
05 03 :18
06
Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste A Pali Papa
03 :09
07
The Duke of Iron Mambo Calypso
02 :53
08
Trio Serenata Cumbia Sobre el Mar
02 :53
09
Pacho Galan y su Orquesta Cumbia del Caribe
02 :13
10
Mongo Santamaría Jamaicuba
03 :28
11
Lord Power & Trentos Spence Strip Tease
02 :52
12
Celia Cruz y Sonora Matancera Baila Yemaya
02 :51
13
Alvin "Red" Tyler Peanut Vendor
02 :07
14
Melao R. García y Conjunto Cibao Ahora si hay
02 :22
15
Cortijo y su Combo Besitos de Coco
02 :40
16
Lalo Guerrero Los Chucos Suaves
03 :01
ARTIST
TITLE
Mambo Calypso
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GR 022LP GR 022LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2014

Mambo Calypso is a new volume of sonic Caribbean cruise. Following the approach of the first volume and understanding the Caribbean as a region is not limited to a strictly-geographical demarcation but rather a demographic and cultural space where countries, islands and coastal areas may fall into a common Mare Nostrum even encompasses New Orleans. The influence of the African drum and the "Cuban clave" makes different music beyond its specific components. No matter if the musicians be Latinos, Anglos or Frenchies, they all belong to a certain same family. This is not a coincidence, since the slave trade brought African music from the port of Havana to Cartagena de Indias, Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Salvador de Bahia and the southern United States. The same Blackness, the same rhythm, the same festive mood, spirit of resistance and struggle is consistent across the board. And so, Arsenio Rodriguez can be heard next to the calypso of Blind Blake, Pacho Galan's coastal cumbia crosses over with Dave Bartholomew's mambo, and the Latin swing of Lalo Guerrero sits next to the Dominican merengue sounds of Joseito Mateo, in line with that of Haitian neighbor Nemour Jean Baptiste. This collection comprises a very spicy musical "melting pot," a gumbo of percussion and languages to enjoy and to dance to.