PERUCHIN: A FIERY ROMANCE

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Peruchin: Laura (GNP, 1961, The Incendiary Piano Of Peruchín!)

Another Groove Merchant pick-up, this comes from one of Cuba’s most accomplished Latin pianists of the 1960s. Normally, I would have gone with the delightful little descaraga, “Pa Gozar,” but I find “Laura” to be mesmerizing as this mix between a straight forward romantico cha cha cha with that killer piano montuno midway through.

365 Days of Soul, #165

LOS TIOS QUERIES: COME ON BACK, PLEASE

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Los Tios Queridos: Por Eso Vuelve Por Favor (RCA Peru, 197?, 7″)

Los Tios Queridos were a popular band out of Argentina in the 1960s. With my poor Spanish, I’m not sure on what the name translates to…the loved uncles? The loved ones? Anyways, “Por Eso Vuelve Por Favor” had been on my want list for a while – I love that blend of both funky rhythms with a decidedly bright, pop groove.

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PEREZ PRADO: SYNTHETIC FURY

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(Pantaleón) Perez Prado: Imperfect (UniFunk, 1973, Love Child
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Following up on yesterday’s post, this is another one from the “lesser” Prado brother who cut a few funky LPs for Italy’s UniFunk back in the early ’70s.1

“Circle” is the best known track off this album but I dig “Imperfect” for all that synth action (ARP Odyssey maybe?)

365 Days of Soul, #132

Pro-tip but while the original UniFunk LPs can be pricey, both were reissued on other LPs by different titles. It gets confusing for […]

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PEREZ PRADO: PANTALEON’S PLAY

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Perez Prado: Que Es Lo Que Pasa? (UniFunk, 1972, Escandalo)

First off, this isn’t the more famous Dámaso Pérez Prado, this is his name-biting, younger brother, Pantaleón Pérez Prado. But while Prado the Lesser might have tried to surf off his sib’s fame at least he dropped some killer funky Latin tracks under that family name in the 1970s.1

The bulk of Pantaleón’s output occurred on two albums you recorded for the Italian label UniFunk and if you like one, you might as well try to […]

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ROBERT JOHN: TIPSY OF THE TEQUILA

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Robert John (Gallo): Tequila (Guinness, 1977, Compositions)

I’m not sure if there are any really great covers of a song that’s so kitsch-associated but Gallo gives it a decent shot…until the main melody drops in. What can you do?

365 Days of Soul, #122