Sunday, 21 June 2009
Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical and Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77
Another excellent compilation from the Soundway label who come with the goods time after time. As usual this ticks all the right boxes, lovingly compiled, great label scans, excellent sleeve notes, 24 page booklet. And it comes on a double vinyl too. What more do you want? It's releases like this that you have to own. Downloading the likes of this wouldn't be half as satisfying.
`Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical and Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77' does what is says on the tin and continues where Volume 1 left off, but this time concentrating on a very slightly later period. It's very hard to pick out individual tracks, but here is little in way of fillers on this, with rare tracks culled from LP's and 45's. A joy to behold.
Here's me waiting for `Colombia 2'.
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