Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates – Guajira Boogaloo
Los Destellos – Guajira Sicodélica
Glorious 7” double-sider packed with boogaloo and guajira goodness that pairs Coco Lagos’ in-demand “Guajira Boogaloo” and Los Destellos’ outstanding “Guajira Sicodelica”. Dancefloor heat!
Coco Lagos would play the conga drums for artists who passed through Lima, accompanying Pérez Prado, Oréfiche and Chano Scotty, among others. In the late 50s, he started working as a regular musician in the recently founded record company MAG, alongside musicians such as Ñiko Estrada, Mario Allison, Lucho Macedo... He would record two albums for MAG, always accompanied by the pianist Alfredo Linares, with whom he shared the credits for the musical arrangements.
The outstanding ‘Guajira Boogaloo’ is taken from Lagos’ second album —and was also released as a separate single— and has become a much in-demand DJ favorite.
On the flipside, Los Destellos deliver their killer ‘Guajira Sicodélica’. Los Destellos truly defined the sound of Peruvian cumbia with the incorporation of diverse influences and the use of electric guitars.