Star Time #35: Cajón De Castañas



Two of the next three Star Times are special "theme shows" I've been meaning to get to for a long time, including this one. This show's got a Latin theme, featuring both straight Latin music and music heavily influenced by Latin rhythms. Spanning three continents, plus the Bronx. We even have someone from Uruguay. We never have anyone from Uruguay. We do now. (Also Sweden, but that's harder to explain.) We have seven songs from one of my favorite labels, Fania, and it still doesn't feel like enough. We also have dense and satisfying rhythm lines that keep productivity high. I like this show a lot.
ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Harvey AverneNever Learned to Dance1969Fania
Ray RodriguezDelusion1969Alegre
Modern Sound QuintetMemphis Underground1971Odeon (Finland)
Frankie NievesThe Four Corners1968Speed
Ray & His CourtSoul Freedom1973Sound Triangle
Ralfi PaganTo Say I Love You1971Fania
Set 2
Ray BarrettoNew York Soul1968Fania
The LatinairesCreation1968Fania
Lenni SesarMorris Park1969Fania
Mongo SantamariaMarch of the Panther1970Atlantic
Wilson SimonalNa Baixa Do Sapateiro1970Odeon (Brazil)
Som TrêsTake It Easy My Brother Charles1971Odeon (Brazil)
Joe TorresNightwalk1967World Pacific
Set 3
Tito Chicoma y su Orquesta Paco AmayoPata Pata Pelada1968Mag (Peru)
CokeQue Seria de Mi1972Sound Triangle
ChakachasYo Soy Cubano1970Polydor
Eddie PalmieriCaminando1971Tico
La Logia SarabandaCajón De Castañas1972Discos Rex (Mexico)
Jimmy SabaterKool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)1971Tico
MaloEverlasting Night1974Warner Bros.
Set 4/Outro
The LTG ExchangeCorazon1974Wand
Pedro GonzalezEl Samurai1976Audio & Video
Enrique Olivarez & Los VampirosEl Coqueton1971Discos Vampiros
Otto de Rojas & Los Ultra 76Al Ritmo del Bump Bump1976RCA (Peru)
Willie ColónMC2 (Theme Realidades)1975Fania
Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoQuimbara1974Fania
WarDon't Let No One Get You Down1975United Artists

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