With this new set, we dig deep into the vaults of the fabled Colombian label Discos Fuentes to bring you six vintage tropical sound system bangers in the cumbia genre. It just so happens that all six of these tracks are considered classics in the Mexican “sonidero” scene and have been since the 1970s. It’s not hard to see why, since they will make everyone dance whether they know what a cumbia is or not. However most of the original 45s from that era are either very hard to find, far too expensive, or have been abused (some with the center labels erased), so here we present with this collection your very own sonidero “crate starter” with remastered sound and liner notes that tell the story behind the tracks.
released April 8, 2022
All Tracks Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc.
o/b/o Discos Fuentes / Miami Records
Liner notes by writer and historian Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead (of Peace & Rhythm)
supported by 20 fans who also own “Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers from the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981”
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre
supported by 17 fans who also own “Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers from the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981”
During the first UK lockdown in 2020, this album took me all the way to the Peruvian Amazon. This album's a great introduction to one of the main players of psychedelic cumbia (chicha), Amazon style. Each track's full of sunshine jay psychedelia