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 it's 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 India's, 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.
Yambere - Tito Rodriguez
O' Look Misery - Blind Blake
Se Formo El Bochinche - Arsenio Rodriguez
Shrimp & Gumbo - Dave Bartholomew
Santa Isabel de Las Lajas - Benny More
A Pali Papá - Nemours Jean-Baptiste
Mambo Calypso - the Duke of Iron
Cumbia Sobre El Mar - Trio Serenata
Cumbia Del Caribe - Pacho Galán y Su Orquesta
Jamaicuba - Mongo Santamaria
Strip Tease - Trenton Spence
Baila Yemaya - Celia Cruz with Sonora Matancera
Peanut Vendor - Alvin Tyler
Ahora SÍ Hay Melao - Joseito Mateo
Besitos de Coco - Cortijo y Su Combo
Los Chucos Suaves - Lalo Guerrero
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.