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Shades of Brown [Los Mocosos]


  • 1. Llegaron los Mocosos
    2. Caliente
    3. Soy Callejero
    4. Shades of Brown
    5. Tito Puente
    6. Spill the Wine
    7. En el Amor
    8. Border, The
    9. Gran Skalsero, El
    10. Mi Barrio Loco
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1049

  • Credits
    ProducerHappy Sanchez; Mark Pistel
    EngineerHappy Sanchez; Mark Pistel; Steve Carter

    Los Mocosos: Manny Martinez (vocals, percussion); Gabriel Sandino (guitar); Gordon "Shorty" Ramos (flute, saxophone, background vocals); Victor Castro (trombone, background vocals); Steve Carter (keyboards); Happy Sanchez (bass, background vocals).
    Additional personnel includes: Dave Shul (guitar); Rick Eakin, Norbert Stachel (baritone saxophone); Mark Pistel, Alicide Marshall (drums).
    Recorded at Skyline Studios, Oakland, California and Room 5, San Francisco, California.
    All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
    Personnel: Mannix Martinez (vocals, percussion); Dave Shul (guitar); Gordon Ramos (flute, saxophone, background vocals); Rick Eakin, Norbert Stachel (baritone saxophone); Victor Castro (trombone, background vocals); Steve Carter (keyboards); Happy Sanchez (bass guitar, background vocals); Mark Pistel (drum programming).
    Audio Mixer: Mark Pistel.
    Recording information: Happy's Bedroom; Happy's Mom's Closet; Karl's Garage; Manny's Dining Room; Room 5, San Francisco, CA; Skyline Studios, Oakland, CA; Steve's Living Room; Victor's Bathroom.
    Photographer: Jay Blakesberg.
    Latin rock band Los Mocosos followed their 1998 debut album, Mocos Locos, with a ten-track record titled Shades of Brown. The San Francisco-based six-member ensemble paid homage to Latin star Tito Puente; covered the freewheeling War's "Spill the Wine"; and played the salsa-inflected "Soy Callejero," the Latin rap "The Border," and the Latin soul groove "Mi Barrio Loco" (My Crazy Neighborhood), all of them keeping alive Los Mocosos' Latin dance fusion and socially conscious songs. ~ Drago Bonacich

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ (6/11/01, p.28) - "...Fuses 21st-Century Mission District street wisdom with salsafied funk and soul....the group get censorious with the status quo as well..."
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