Thursday, March 29, 2007

Gettin Soulful

The cover of this reminds me of a line I just heard on the new Redman "I got chest hair that looks like taco meat". Vampisoul is bringing you 21 tracks of soul. Heavy emphasis on the Latin end of their catalog, but track after track of obscure funky soulful nuggets. This has got a ton of big names (Willie Bobo,Cal Tjader, Fania All Stars, Joe Bataan, Mongo Santamaria,etc) Willie Henderson name checks a whole lot of dances I haven't heard of on "Break your Back". Joe Bataan drops a rocking latin funk jam called "Chick-a-boom" that is real nice. Erma Franklin lays down the law on "Gotta find me a lover". Cal Tjader takes you into space for "Solar Heat" a nice rare-groover. Lenni Sesar drops a nice full orchestra "Morris Park" that swings like an Oliver Nelson Verve record. Is Johnnie Colon the man responsible for the eletric slide? I can't say, but he does drop "Line Dance" on this comp. Israel "cachoa" Lopez drops a honking salsa track "Es Diferente". Irakere drop a proggy latin jam called "38 1/2". Finishing it off is an organ driven James Brown meets the frat house classic called "Squeeze it Tight" by Coss Nostra.
Totally recommended unless you have an aversion to latin grooves
Buy this and it saves you the time and trouble of mixing a killer party tape -just don't look directly at the cover....

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