May 22, 2018

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Hello, we've arrived in Columbia that country that gave all those whitey ego's something to die for, Coca Cola build a billion dollar industry on and those poor South Americans got something to chew on and keep them working. But then it's not all misery there, there's lot's of great music as well.

The cumbia "crystallized", through music, the dream of Símón Bolívar: a united Latin America. From the 1940s onwards, modern cumbia spread and became popular throughout Latin America, with which it followed different commercial adaptations, such as the Argentine cumbia, the Bolivian cumbia, the Chilean cumbia, the Dominican cumbia, the Ecuadorian cumbia, the cumbia mexicana, cumbia peruana, cumbia salvadoreña, cumbia uruguaya and cumbia venezuelan, among others. Cumbia is a musical genre from Colombia, which has its origins in Africa. This genre is a mixture of the influence of slaves from Africa, Native Americans and to a lesser extent the Spanish. Being a product of the miscegenation between these cultures during the Conquest and the Colony. The cumbia gets its name from the word "Cumbé", which is a dance of the people of color of the Spanish Guinea, in West Africa. .... N'Joy

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Cumbia began as a courtship dance practiced among the African population on the Caribbean coasts of Colombia. It is a mixture of Spanish, Native Colombian and African music. The style of dance is designed to recall the shackles worn around the ankles of the slaves. In the 19th century, slavery was abolished and Africans, Indians and other ethnic groups got a more complete integration in the Colombian culture.

Cumbia is a complex, rhythmic music which arose on Colombia's Atlantic coast. In its original form, cumbia bands included only percussion and vocals; modern groups include saxophones, trumpets, keyboards and trombones as well. It evolved out of native influences, combining both traditions. Some observers have claimed that the dance originally associated with iron chains around the ankle. Others still believe that it is a direct import from Guinea, which has a popular dance form called cumbe.

Cumbia's form was solidified in the 1940s when it spread from the rural countryside to urban and middle-class audiences. Mambo, big band and porro brass band influences were combined by artists like Lucho Bermúdez to form a refined form of cumbia that soon entered the Golden Age of Cumbia during the 1950s. Discos Fuentes, the largest and most influential record label in the country, was founded during this time. Fruko, known as the Godfather of Salsa, introduced Cuban salsa to Colombia and helped bring Discos Fuentes to national prominence by finding artists like La Sonora Dinamita, who brought cumbia to Mexico, where it remains popular.

It is worth pointing out that the "classic" cumbia known throughout Colombia is the Cumbia Cienaguera. This song reflects a uniquely Colombian feel known as "sabor" (flavour) and "ambiente" (atmosphere). Arguably, this song has remained a Colombian staple through the years and is widely known as Colombia's unofficial national anthem.

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Miles Cleret's Soundway Records has done more than any other label in the 21st century to uncover the many musical mysteries of Colombia. In 2008, the label issued its first compilation, Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes: The Powerhouse of Colombian Music. In the years that followed they released a compilation of the Afro-influenced champeta Palenque Palenque; Aqui los Bravos!, a best-of collection dedicated to the work of Michi Sarmiento and y Su Bravos; and another, detailing more of the history of Discos Fuentes and especially the legacy of the Fuentes family's youngest son, called Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972. This double-disc, 55-track monster was compiled by Will "Quantic" Holland and Cleret (Quantic actually moved to Colombia, learned to play accordion, and started the band Quantic y Su Combo Bárbaro in order to more fully understand the the multifaceted cumbia, birthed in the Magdalena River in the southeastern part of the Andes. The journey begins there, and moves north through cities along the river to the more urban areas surrounding the place it empties: the Caribbean Sea. These tracks cover 31 years in the era when the vinyl record dominated the music industry. The tracks come from 78s and 45s, and include rare LP tracks by some of the music's legends such as Anibal Velasquez, Tono Fernandez, Albert Pacheco, Gilardo Montoya, and Grupo Costa Brava, but also feature many recordings by obscure and even unknown artists. The evolution of cumbia is fascinating and compelling as it moves from its percussion, accordion, and chanted call-and-response vocal origins to include horns, beautifully harmonized vocals, and electric bass as it moves north. Stylistically, given its movement up a body of water, the music's history eventually reveals the inclusion of descarga, guaguanco, and even montuno in its travels, becoming first a Latin and then a true world music. The Original Sound of Cumbia isn't merely a historic series of recordings, but reveals that cumbia, from its poor, rural, and indigenous roots, has become -- long after these recordings faded from view -- a vital part of Colombian, Latin, and European culture at large. The music found in this collection sounds as radical and vital in the 21st century as it did during the period documented here.

VA - The Original Sound Of Cumbia 1948-79 1     (flac  278mb)

01 Gastón (El Isleño) Con El Conjunto De Jaime Simanca - La Cumbia Está Llamando
02 Conjunto Los Rumberos - Cumbia Del Puerto
03 Lucho Pérez - Judith
04 Alberto Pacheco Y Su Conjunto - Sembrando Café
05 Rafael Yepes Crespo Con Sus Negros De La Región - Nubia En La Playa
06 Santander Flores - Capital Cebuista
07 Ruffo Garrido Y Su Conjunto - El Pájaro Prieto
08 Conjunto Ritmos Del Caribe - La Fullera
09 Anibal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto - San Jacinto
10 Orquesta Ritmos De Sabanas - Montería
11 Baldomero Urieles Con Efrian Burgos Y Su Conjunto - Amor De Magdalena
12 Los Alegres Del Valle - Samaria
13 Conjunto Martinez - Cumbia Fonsequera
14 Silvio Guzman Y Conjunto Jose M. Peñaranda - Canto A Betty
15 Pedro Salcedo Y Su Orquesta - La Vaca Y El Caporal
16 Los Alegres Bucaneros - Cumbia Bucanera
17 Gildardo Montoya Y Conjunto Los Rumberos - Fabiola
18 Guillermo Muñoz Y Conjunto Típico Del Magdalena - Cumbia De Todos
19 Cresencio Salcedo - Me Quedo Con El Viejo
20 Lalito Y Conjunto De Colombia - Flores De Colombia
21 Nacho Paredes Con Los Vaqueros Sabaneros - Dulce Lamento
22 Los Ases Del Ritmo - La Margarita
23 Emiro Caicedo Y Su Combo - Los Cumbiamberos
24 Hugo Racedo Y Su Conjunto - Cumbia De Magdalena
25 Trio Serenata - Cumbia Sobre El Mar
26 Los Indígenas - Sangre Goajira
27 Toño Fernandez - La Muerte
28 Los Hermanitos Ferreyra - Cumbia Del Mar

VA - The Original Sound Of Cumbia 1948-79   (ogg   126mb )


VA - The Original Sound Of Cumbia 1948-79 2   (flac  358mb)

01 Betopey - Cumbia Del Carnaval
02 Conjunto Miramar - Reina De Cumbias
03 Los Cumbiamberos De Chorrera - La Millera
04 Andrés Landero - Rosa Y Mayo
05 Los Tigres Con Morgan Blanco - La Culebra
06 La Cumbia Soledeña - Tambo, Tambo
07 Jaime Simanca Y Sus Fandangueros - Cumbia Negra
08 Aniceto Molina Y Su Conjunto - Cumbia Candela
09 Banda Bajera De San Pelayo - Descarga En Cumbia
10 Alberto Pacheco - Guayabita Colorá
11 Banda 11 De Enero De Murillo - La Cachona
12 Lucho Campillo Y Su Conjunto - Rastrillando
13 Carlos Román - El 4 Y 5
14 Banda 2da De Laguneta Córdoba - Tracionera
15 Satanás Y Su Grupo Cumbia Se - La Montaña
16 Toño Fernández - La Guacharaca
17 Lucho Yepez - La Gaita Del Pato
18 El Pholy Combo - El Porro Es Hermano De La Cumbia
19 Grupo Costa Brava - A Baranoa
20 Elías Morón Y Su Conjunto Vallenato - Playas Embrujadas
21 Chico Cervantes - Cumbia Colombia
22 Anibal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto - Cumbia Bogotana
23 Alfonso Puerta Y Su Conjunto - Pescadores Del Mar
24 Miguel Durán - Elionora
25 Celia Estremor Y Su Grupo De Baile Cantao - El Secuestro
26 Hermanos Tuiran - Lluvia
27 Unknown Artist - El Niño Llora

VA - The Original Sound Of Cumbia 1948-79 2 (ogg  146mb)

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This album contains a song from the general discography of Aníbal and Cheíto Velásquez: "La negra Celina", which was recorded for the first time in 1963 and subsequently reissued in 26 albums of that discography. The cumbia received, without a doubt, a great impulse from Mexico, being the obligatory springboard for all those who wished to be successful in different musical genres. In Mexico is where the cumbia type ballad was created without ceasing to be danceable. Many groups came out ahead of the best exponents of the Colombian cumbia but with the use of more modern instruments than those traditionally used for cumbia. In some regions of Colombia and Mexico the accordion is used as the basic instrument of the cumbia. Without further ado, these are the 40 cumbias that should never be missing in any pachanga, since they were resounding successes in their time and danced by crowds in several countries of the world, if you are looking for a great set of cumbias, look no further. Move your skeleton and be ready to dance!

 Historia Musical De La Cumbia Colombiana 1 ( flac  371mb)

01 Pedro Salcedo - La Pollera Colorá
02 Gabriel Romero - La Piragua
03 Conjunto Típico Vallenato - Cumbia Cienaguera
04 La Sonora del Caribe - Noche de Estrellas
05 Gabriel Romero - La Subienda
06 Manuel Villanueva - La Estereofónica
07 La Sonora Dinamita - Se Me Perdió la Cadenita
08 Gabriel Romero - Ave Pa' Ve'
09 Rodolfo Aicardi y Su Típica RA7 - La Colegiala
10 Los Guacharacos - Esperma y Ron
11 Climaco Sarmiento - Conchita
12 Armando Hernández - La Canoita
13 La Integración - Cumbia Que Te Vas de Ronda
14 Los Corraleros de Majagual - Cumbia Campesina
15 Aníbal Velásquez - La Negra Celina
16 Climaco Sarmiento - La Cigarra
17 Los Warahuaco - El Pescador de Barú
18 El Combo Los Galleros - Soledad
19 Los Corraleros de Majagual - Cumbiamberita
20 La Integración - Tina

 Historia Musical De La Cumbia Colombiana  1   (ogg  141mb)


Historia Musical De La Cumbia Colombiana 2   (flac  412mb)

01 Rodolfo Aicardi y Su Tipica RA7 - Tabaco y Ron
02 Conjunto Típico Vallenato - Cumbia Sampuesana (Ya No Más)
03 Edmundo Arias - Cumbia del Caribe
04 La Sonora Dinamita - Ay Chavé
05 Los Cumbiamberos de Pacheco - Santo Domingo
06 Armando Hernández - La Zenaida
07 Guillermo González - Lupita
08 La Integración - Yo Me Llamo Cumbia
09 Adolfo Echeverría - Amaneciendo
10 Pacho Galán - Diana María
11 La Sonora Dinamita - Las Velas Encendidas
12 La Orquesta de Ray - Colombia Tierra Querida
13 Orquesta Melodía - La Tabaquera
14 Los Corraleros de Majagual - Tres Puntá
15 Pastor López - La Cumbia
16 Los Corraleros de Majagual - La Medallita
17 La India Meliyara - Cumbia Universal
18 Orquesta Melodía - Tolú
19 La Sonora Dinamita - Maruja
20 Lito Barrientos - Cumbia en Do Menor

Historia Musical De La Cumbia Colombiana 2   (ogg  161mb)

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1 comment:

Richard said...

Sorry to report that only working links on this specific page are for first disk of Original Sound of Cumbia and second disk of Historia Musical de Cumbia Colombiana. The notes are very interesting and I intend to read your site extensively. Thanks for your hard work and informative notes.