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Hombres Calientes, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance
     

Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance

by Los Hombres Calientes: Irving Mayfield & Bill Summers
 
This is the kind of album that some critics like to say "erases musical boundaries," but think about that for a minute. If you go around erasing musical boundaries for long enough, what you eventually end up with is only one kind of music, and how much fun would that be? Luckily, Los Hombres Calientes are engaged in just the

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This is the kind of album that some critics like to say "erases musical boundaries," but think about that for a minute. If you go around erasing musical boundaries for long enough, what you eventually end up with is only one kind of music, and how much fun would that be? Luckily, Los Hombres Calientes are engaged in just the opposite project; what they offer on Vodou Dance, Vol. 4 is a kaleidoscopic celebration of many distinctly different musical styles and traditions from the general geographical region of New Orleans and the Caribbean. The group created this glorious mishmash by traveling to Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad, and Jamaica without a firm itinerary and with little in the way of formal planning, playing and recording with musicians they found there. (They also, of course, recorded a significant amount of material back home in New Orleans.) The resulting program is long, fragmented, and endlessly fascinating: it veers recklessly from voodoo chants and drumming to reggae, from Mardi Gras Indian songs to gospel, and from second-line funk to swinging candomblé rhythms. Despite the wild variety of these songs and compositions -- many of which are less than a minute long -- the album hangs together well, its disparate elements connected by the warm New Orleans groove that animates everything Los Hombres Calientes do. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Basin Street Records
UPC:
0652905020425
catalogNumber:
204

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hombres Calientes: Irving Mayfield & Bill Summers   Primary Artist
Bill Summers   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Claves,Bata,Shekere,Tumbadora,Hand Percussion,Handbells
Victor Atkins   Piano,keyboard bass
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández   Drums,Vocals
Phillip Manuel   Vocals
Cyril Neville   Bass Drums,Vocals
Gumbi Ortiz   Vocals,Background Vocals,Tumbadora
Curtis Pierre   Drums
George Porter   Electric Bass,Background Vocals
Shannon Powell   Tambourine,Vocals,cowbell
Davell Crawford   Vocals
Pedro & Pablo   Itotele
Edwin Livingston   Bass,Standup Bass
Jeff Raymond   Drums,Tamboura
Pancho Quinto   Bongos,Iya
Irvin Mayfield   Organ,Trumpet,Vocals,Soloist
Pamberi Steel Orchestra   Steel Pan
Ronald Markham   Piano,Wurlitzer
Aaron Fletcher   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andre   Cornet
Mark   Kata Drum
Rick Sebastian   Drums,Washboard

Technical Credits

George Duke   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Bill Summers   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Sugar Boy Crawford   Composer
Victor Atkins   Composer
Donald Harrison   Composer
Cyril Neville   Composer
Leonard Brown   Composer
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Diana Thornton   Graphic Design,Pre-Press Layout
Irvin Mayfield   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ronald Markham   Arranger,Composer
Mark Samuels   Executive Producer
Jeff Strout   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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