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The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro [Digipak]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Cumbia Est Llamando, La - Gastn (El Isleo) - (featuring El Conjunto De Jaime Simanca)
    2. Cumbia del Puerto - Los Rumberos/Conjunto Los Rumberos
    3. Judith - Lucho Prez
    4. Sembrando Caf - Alberto Pacheco Y Su Conjunto/Alberto Pacheco
    5. Nubia en la Playa - Rafeal Yepes Crespo Con Sus Negros De La Regin
    6. Capital Cebuista - Santander Flores
    7. Pjaro Prieto, El - Rufo Garrido
    8. Fullera, La - Conjunto Ritmos Del Caribe
    9. San Jacinto - Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto
    10. Montera - Orquesta Ritmo De Sabanas
    11. Amor del Magdalena - Efrian Burgos Y Su Conjunto/Baldomero Urieles
    12. Samaria - Los Alegres Del Valle
    13. Cumbia Fonsequera - Conjunto Martnez
    14. Canto a Betty - Silvio Guzman/Conjunto Jose M. Pearanda
    15. Vaca y el Caporal, La - Pedro Salcedo Y Su Orquesta
    16. Cumbia Bucanera - Los Alegres Bucaneros
    17. Fabiola - Los Rumberos/Gildardo Montoya/Conjunto Los Rumberos
    18. Cumbia de Todos - Guillermo Munoz/Conjunto Tpico Del Magdalena
    19. Me Quedo con el Viejo - Cresencio Salcedo
    20. Flores de Colombia - Lalito Y Conjunto Colombia/Lalito/Conjunto Colombia
    21. Dulce Lamento - Nacho Paredes - (featuring Los Vaqueros Sabaneros)
    22. Margarita, La - Los Ases Del Ritmo
    23. Cumbiamberos, Los - Emiro Caicedo Y Su Combo
    24. Cumbia del Magdalena - Hugo Racedo Y Su Conjunto
    25. Cumbia Sobre el Mar - Trio Serenata
    26. Sangre Goajira - Los Indgenas
    27. Muerte, La - Tono Fernandez
    28. Cumbia del Mar - Los Hermanitos Ferreyra
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Cumbia del Carnaval - Betopey
    2. Reina de Cumbias - Conjunto Miramar
    3. Millera, La - Los Cumbiamberos De Chorrera
    4. Rosa y Mayo - Andrs Landero
    5. Culebra, La - Los Tigres/Los Tigres Con Morgan Blanco - (featuring Morgan Blanco)
    6. Tambo, Tambo - Cumbia Soledena
    7. Cumbia Negra - Jaime Simanca Y Sus Fandangueros
    8. Cumbia Candela - Aniceto Molina Y Su Conjunto/Aniceto Molina
    9. Descarga en Cumbia - Banda Bajera De San Pelayo
    10. Guayabita Color - Alberto Pacheco
    11. Cachona, La - Banda 11 De Enero De Murillo
    12. Rastrillando - Lucho Campillo
    13. 4 y 5, El - Carlos Romn
    14. Tracionera - Banda 2da De Laguneta Crdoba
    15. Cumbia de la Montaa - Satans Y Su Grupo
    16. Guacharaca, La - Tono Fernandez
    17. Gaita del Pato, La - Lucho Prez/Lucho Yepez
    18. Porro Es Hermano de la Cumbia, El - El Pholy Combo
    19. Baranoa, A - Grupo Costa Brava
    20. Playas Embrujadas - Elas Morn Y Su Conjunto Vallenato
    21. Cumbia Colombia - Chico Cervantes
    22. Cumbia Bogotana - Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto
    23. Pescadores del Mar - Alfonso Puerta Y Su Conjunto
    24. Elionora - Miguel Duran
    25. Secuestro, El - Celia Estremor Y Su Grupo De Baile Cantao
    26. Lluvia - Hermanos Tuiran
    27. Nio Llora, El - Unknown
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SNDWCD 032

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: William Holland.
    Miles Cleret's Soundway Records has done more than any other label in the 21st century to uncover the many musical mysteries of Colombia. In 2008, the label issued its first compilation, Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes: The Powerhouse of Colombian Music. In the years that followed they released a compilation of the Afro-influenced champeta Palenque Palenque; Aqui los Bravos!, a best-of collection dedicated to the work of Michi Sarmiento and y Su Bravos; and another, detailing more of the history of Discos Fuentes and especially the legacy of the Fuentes family's youngest son, called Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972. This double-disc, 55-track monster was compiled by Will "Quantic" Holland and Cleret (Quantic actually moved to Colombia, learned to play accordion, and started the band Quantic y Su Combo Brbaro in order to more fully understand the the multifaceted cumbia, birthed in the Magdalena River in the southeastern part of the Andes. The journey begins there, and moves north through cities along the river to the more urban areas surrounding the place it empties: the Caribbean Sea. These tracks cover 31 years in the era when the vinyl record dominated the music industry. The tracks come from 78s and 45s, and include rare LP tracks by some of the music's legends such as Anibal Velasquez, Tono Fernandez, Albert Pacheco, Gilardo Montoya, and Grupo Costa Brava, but also feature many recordings by obscure and even unknown artists. The evolution of cumbia is fascinating and compelling as it moves from its percussion, accordion, and chanted call-and-response vocal origins to include horns, beautifully harmonized vocals, and electric bass as it moves north. Stylistically, given its movement up a body of water, the music's history eventually reveals the inclusion of descarga, guaguanco, and even montuno in its travels, becoming first a Latin and then a true world music. The Original Sound of Cumbia isn't merely a historic series of recordings, but reveals that cumbia, from its poor, rural, and indigenous roots, has become -- long after these recordings faded from view -- a vital part of Colombian, Latin, and European culture at large. The music found in this collection sounds as radical and vital in the 21st century as it did during the period documented here. ~ Thom Jurek

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "From the late 1940s and '50s he unearths the wheezy accordions, honking saxes and wonky hand drums of Anibal Velasquez and Conjunto Miramar..."
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