May 30, 2009

Panama! 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77

The people from Soundway are finally back! As expected with another high quality compilation: Volume 2 showcases more of the unique tropical music created in Panama in the fertile decades of the 1960s and ’70s. The thin, tropical bridge that connects North and South America, Panama is home to three million culturally diverse people, and its’ music is a soulful blend of Latin American, Caribbean, European and Indigenous forms. From Calypso Funk to Típico Soul, from hard Descargas to rustic Cumbia-related styles, Panamanian musicians fearlessly combined and brilliantly executed styles that reflected their multi-cultural environment during a turbulent time in the young country’s history. This collection presents more of the golden age of Panamanian music and the music of the Combos Nacionales on rare recordings that have never been released outside the Isthmus until now. See here for their first Panama comp. Check also the Soundway blog here. For soundsamples go here.
On Vinyl & CD, Release date: 01 June 2009
Track list:
La Murga De Panama – Papi Brandao y Su Conjunto Aires Tablenos
Tamborito Swing – Los Silvertones
Flora – Maximo Rodriguez y Sus Estrellas Panameñas
Decidete Mi Amor – Papi Brandao y Sus Ejecutivos
Te Toca Tocar La Tumba – Skorpio
Descarga Superior – Los Superiores
No Llores Porque Me Voy – Idamerica Ruiz con Osvaldo Ayala
Mi Bella Panama – Los Revolucionarios (Soul Revolution)
Dreams (edit) – The Duncan Brothers
Ain’t No Sunshine – The Soul Fantastics
Ese Muerto No Lo Cargo Yo – The Exciters
La Confianza – Meñique El Panameño con Bush y Los Magnificos
Borombon – Camilo Azuquita
Jazzy – Los Papacitos
La Escoba – Alfredo y Su Salsa Montañera
Juck Juck Pt.1 – Sir Jablonsky
Love Letters – Lord Cobra y Los Hnos. Duncan
Ceferino En Salsa – Ceferino Nieto
Si La Vez – Ormelis Cortez con Su Conjunto Viva Guararé
Piculina – Chilo Pitty


Anonymous said...

nice alnum

Roberto said...

Thank you for providing the contents of this album. Some of the old calypsonians like Lord Cobra, Jablonski, etc. are included. Great!!