28 June 2008

Sounds of the 70s strongly recommends

Benitez and Nebula
double album cd : Night life / Essence of life
Vampisoul records

I recently discovered this latin rock/funk/soul project and bought the superb VAMPISOUL re-edition cd.
My advise : if you liked this blog and all the stuff in it, you sure will love this band

the dustygroove review (below) is right : TREMENDOUS albums !!!

2 tremendous 70s albums from Eddie Benitez -- both of them a great mix of jazz, funk, and Latin soul! Eddie's style here is totally great, and very unique -- a laidback approach to the groove that has echoes of the Chicano soul coming out of LA in the early 70s -- but which is often a lot more fluid, and with strongly jazzy overtones on guitar. Most numbers feature great organ or keyboards -- really setting up the flow of the record nicely -- and there's almost a Santana-inspired quality to some of the tracks -- but one that really goes back towards Latin music much more strongly, thanks to lots and lots of heavy congas and percussion! CD version features 19 tracks from both albums -- with titles that include "Nightlife", "Viejo", "We Are The One", "Hey Girl", "Dreams Can Come True", "Love's Way", "Waiting For Your Love", "Anyone", "Essence Of Life", "Latin Thing", "Hermano", and "Nueva Generacion".

This re-issue cd is from the highly respected VAMPISOUL label (spain), that has released a lot of amazing and remastered 70s material

so naturally i will not post it, but rather invite you to get the real cd sound and the superb cd-pack these guys released.

To give you feel of the album and convince you, here is one sample track : Eternal life

cd on sale at:

Vampi soul
Dusty groove

15 June 2008

Sounds of the 70s presents a new summer compilation
of super hard-to-find out-of-print material :

Frequency 70.4 FM - a radioscopy of 70´s funky airwaves

this is my introduction to summer 2008, a cool mix of various 70s pearls that once were aired on mainstream radios... (these days are far...)

all tracks original reaps from out-of-print cds or lps


Teddy Pendergrass

Set Me Free


Ray Barretto

Fat Mama


Barbara Lynn

Love Ain't Never Hurt Nobody


PĂ©rez Prado

Mambo Bump


Art Pepper

Mambo De La Pinta





Harlem & 42nd

Deep Sensation


Jack Ashford

black jack


Roberto Roena

Que Se Sepa


Original Tropicana Steel Drum Band

Spanish hustle (Kon 12 edit)


Leroy Hutson

Cool Out


Brazilian Singers

Esperancas Perdidas


So samba

In the mood (B funky edit)


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