Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro

Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro

     
 

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 thatSee more details below

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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 Bárbaro 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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
Label:
Soundway Records
UPC:
0846833000639
catalogNumber:
32
Rank:
30705

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. La Cumbia Está Llamando  -  Conjunto De Jaime Simanca
  2. Cumbia Del Puerto  -  Conjunto Los Rumberos
  3. Judith  - Lucho Pérez
  4. Sembrando Café  -  Alberto Pacheco Y Su Conjunto
  5. Nubia En La Playa  -  Rafeal Yepes Crespo Con Sus Negros De La Región
  6. Capital Cebuista  - Santander Flores
  7. El Pájaro Prieto  - Rufo Garrido
  8. La Fullera  -  Conjunto Ritmos Del Caribe
  9. San Jacinto  -  Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto
  10. Montería  -  Orquesta Ritmo De Sabanas
  11. Amor Del Magdalena  - Baldomero Urieles
  12. Samaria  -  Alegres Del Valle
  13. Cumbia Fonsequera  -  Conjunto Martínez
  14. Canto a Betty  -  Conjunto Jose M. Peñaranda
  15. La Vaca Y El Caporal  -  Pedro Salcedo Y Su Orquesta
  16. Cumbia Bucanera  -  Alegres Bucaneros
  17. Fabiola  -  Conjunto Los Rumberos
  18. Cumbia De Todos  -  Conjunto Típico Del Magdalena
  19. Me Quedo Con El Viejo  - Cresencio Salcedo
  20. Flores De Colombia  -  Conjunto Colombia
  21. Dulce Lamento  -  Vaqueros Sabaneros
  22. La Margarita  -  Ases Del Ritmo
  23. Los Cumbiamberos  -  Emiro Caicedo Y Su Combo
  24. Cumbia Del Magdalena  -  Hugo Racedo Y Su Conjunto
  25. Cumbia Sobre El Mar  -  Trio Serenata
  26. Sangre Goajira  -  Indígenas
  27. La Muerte  - Tono Fernandez
  28. Cumbia Del Mar  -  Hermanitos Ferreyra

Disc 2

  1. Cumbia Del Carnaval  -  Betopey
  2. Reina De Cumbias  -  Conjunto Miramar
  3. La Millera  -  Cumbiamberos De Chorrera
  4. Rosa Y Mayo  - Andrés Landero
  5. La Culebra  -  Tigres Con Morgan Blanco
  6. Tambo, Tambo  -  Cumbia Soledena
  7. Cumbia Negra  -  Jaime Simanca Y Sus Fandangueros
  8. Cumbia Candela  -  Aniceto Molina Y Su Conjunto
  9. Descarga En Cumbia  -  Banda Bajera De San Pelayo
  10. Guayabita Colorá  - Alberto Pacheco
  11. La Cachona  -  Banda 11 De Enero De Murillo
  12. Rastrillando  - Lucho Campillo
  13. El 4 Y 5  - Carlos Román
  14. Tracionera  -  Banda 2da De Laguneta Córdoba
  15. Cumbia De La Montaña  -  Satanás Y Su Grupo
  16. La Guacharaca  - Tono Fernandez
  17. La Gaita Del Pato  - Lucho Yepez
  18. El Porro Es Hermano De La Cumbia  -  Pholy Combo
  19. A Baranoa  -  Grupo Costa Brava
  20. Playas Embrujadas  -  Elías Morón 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. El Secuestro  -  Celia Estremor Y Su Grupo De Baile Cantao
  26. Lluvia  -  Hermanos Tuiran
  27. El Niño Llora  -  Unknown

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