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Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74 / Various 2xLP Yellow Vinyl RSD 2023
Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74 / Various 2xLP Yellow Vinyl RSD 2023
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Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74 / Various 2xLP Yellow Vinyl RSD 2023

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Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74 / Various 2xLP Yellow Vinyl RSD 2023

2023 Record Store Day releases will be for sale in person at Soundmerch's Real Life Records Store, 64 Oxford Street, Collingwood from 8am AEDT Saturday 22nd April. There will be no holds or reservations with all RSD product sold on a first come first served basis.

If there is any stock remaining, it will be made available online on Monday 24th April 2023 at 9am AEST.

New one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition yellow vinyl pressing exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 – 1974, with a 28-page booklet and download code. The extensive booklet in this release contains definitive sleevenotes by the musicologist Jose Manuel Gómez, record designs and stunning photography from the celebrated photographer Jacques Leonard.

Soul Jazz Records’ Gipsy Rhumba is the first album outside of Spain to focus on one of the most exciting musical culture clashes ever. In the early 1960s, Gypsies from the Catalan region of Spain, primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, came up with a fascinating hybrid style – Gipsy Rhumba – which blended the Latin and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own Flamenco, as well as the emerging Rock ‘N’ Roll from America.

“A capsule of supercharged clapping and joyous vocals” -- The Guardian

“Must-have”. “You all know Gipsy Kings’ blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms … but where did this convergence of Latin music styles occur? This compilation demonstrates how mid-1960’s Barcelona hot-housed gypsy musicians who employed the rumba rhythm… Gipsy Rhumba unearths a forgotten corner of Europop.”-- The Sunday Times

“Musicologists aren’t the only ones who will enjoy pulling at the threads that bind this particular sound clash … Messing with the traditional form is daring at any time, but the result was something quite fantastic, potent and intriguing, full of marvelous grooves and compelling rhythms.”-- Irish Times

“A victory for gipsy party music… A collection worthy of conquering the world”--Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

“Punchy, rhythmic and popular …specialist Rhumba research starts here with this compilation released by the London Soul Jazz label. Another genre of pop history.” -- Junge Welt, Germany

A1. Rabbit Rumba – Nuestro Ayer
A2. El Noi – Labios Morenos
A3. Los Gitanos Polinais – En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima
A4. Antonio González – Sarandonga
A5. Peret – La Fiesta No Es Para Feos

B1. El Gitano Portugués – Fui A Bahía
B2. Maruja Garrido – Ché Camino
B3. Juncal Y Sus Calistros – Tequila
B4. Moncho Y Su Wawankó Gitano – Orisa
B5. Peret – Voy, Voy

C1. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – Anana Hip
C2. Chango – El Guapo
C3. Ramonet Y Sus Rumberos – Bacalao Salao
C4. Lola Flores Y Antonio González – Meneíto Men
C5. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – A-Chi-Li-Pú

D1. El Noy – El Loco
D2. El Noi – Sí, Compay
D3. Chacho Y Sus Rumbas – El Pan Y Los Dientes
D4. Maruja Garrido – Amanecí En Tus Brazos
D5. Antonio González – Levántate