Sounds of the 70s strongly recommends
Benitez and Nebula
double album cd : Night life / Essence of life
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
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