Various - Cuba: Music And Revolution vol.2 TRIPLE LPSKU: SJRLP496
Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!
The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.
Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.
The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!
The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.
Format & package: Triple LP
Record label: Soul Jazz Records
Year of release: 2021
A1 Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien
A2 Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces
A3 Conjunto Los Latinos - Quemando
A4 Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas
B1 Fa-5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
B2 Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arullos De Palma
B3 Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expreso Ritmico
C1 Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo
C2 Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos
C3 Los Van Van - Llegada
C4 Grupo Raíces Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó
D1 Luis Carbonell - La Rumba
D2 Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
D3 Juan Formell & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue
E1 Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar
E2 Los Papines - Para Que Niegas?
E3 Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - ¡Cuba Va!
E4 Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista
F1 Los Brito - El 4-5-6
F2 Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
F3 Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132
F4 Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor