Lito Barrientos y Su Orquesta - ‘Cumbia en Do Menor’
Los Robbins - ‘Patricia’
We are happy to present here two stunning party tunes from Central-American artists Lito Barrientos y Su Orquesta (from El Salvador) and Los Robbins (Honduras) that will please the Latin music collectors as much as those into the Jamaican genres.
Barrientos massive hit from 1965 ‘Cumbia en Do Menor’ could have resulted of a dream meeting between Glenn Miller and The Skatalites at the Discos Fuentes studios in Colombia, recalling Jamaican sounds almost as much as big-band jazz while keeping all the right ingredients of its Latin essence.
Los Robbins’ ‘Patricia’ is an accomplished rock steady number recorded in Honduras under the influence of the Jamaican sounds that were making it into the country via the neighboring Belize. Almost impossible to find in its original issue, its is reissued here on a 7” single for the first time.
A new nice addition to our ‘Tropical 45s series’.
Music travels and transforms itself. Sometimes along the way similarities arise in sonic paths that are distant to each other. The African roots of popular genres in different parts of the World are out of question as so is the big influence of modern Afro-american styles such as rhythm’n blues or jazz in the development of diverse local scenes.
While in the case of Honduras’ mighty band Los Robbins their syncopated and bass-enriched style was a declared (and successful!) attempt to play the hip rhythm of the time, Rock Steady, most probably arriving via the neighboring Belize into this Central American country, we can only wonder why Lito Barriento’s greatest hit ‘Cumbia en do menor’ (1965) recalls Jamaican sounds almost as much as big-band jazz while keeping all the right ingredients of its Latin essence. You can think of a dream meeting between Glenn Miller and The Skatalites at the Discos Fuentes studios in Colombia and you will get the picture…
Two stunning party tunes that will please the Latin music collectors as much as those into the Jamaican genres. A new nice addition to our ‘Tropical 45s series’ that so far has included recordings by the likes of Jimmy Salcedo, Sebastiao Tapajos/Pedro Dos Santos and more recently La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad and Machuca Cumbia on the celebrated big seller “Disco Cumbia” 7”.