Various Artists / Rough Guide Latin Psychedelia
Album: Rough Guide Latin Psychedelia   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Feb 2013
Label:World Music Network  

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Add Date: 2013-03-02 Pull Date: 2013-05-05 Charts: Reggae/World
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1. Feb 10, 2022: Daydream Disaster (rebroadcast from Mar 14, 2013)
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Baila Mi Rumbita
2. Feb 03, 2022: The Songsmith Show (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2013)
Guajira Sicodelica, Number 17
5. May 02, 2013: Catharsis
La Pelea Del Gobernador
3. Oct 27, 2021: Some Songs Without Words
Guajira Sicodelica
6. Apr 25, 2013: The Sunset Life
Onsta La Yerbita

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-02-21
Rough Guide to Latin Psych
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/21/13
Mostly 60’s and 70’s Latin Psych, from Nuyorican to South American. Most of the first half of CD 1 is from Latin explants in the US, after that it’s mostly Peruvian. Peru, eh? Who knew? Every track is terrific – your favorites might be different from mine.
CD 1:
1. 3:16 ***loungy mambo with vibes, rock ‘n’ roll vocals in English.
2. 3:34 ***soul vocals in English, swingy cha-cha groove, manic laughter. Drug-related lyrics.
3. 3:13 **basically Cuban son, until it’s time for the guitar solo – yikes! Fuzzilicious!
4. 3:40 ****awesome Latin funk, great Latin percussion, totally stoned horn section.
5. 3:21 ***sweet swingy Latin soul, fine singing, playing and production – from OHIO?
6. 3:17 ***definitely schooled at the feet of Santana – very complex, uptempo percussion, with plenty of psych in the guitar and keyboards. Mostly a psych jam!
7. 4:02 ***funky swing with lots of rat-a-tat on the snare, farfisa, very sweet norteno-style harmonies. Groovy horns, only a hint of psych mostly, but a lot of jam.
8. 3:10 **groovy swingy son with major fuzz. Instrumental.
9. 3:38 ****sweet, soulful funky groove, pretty harmonies in Spanish. Offshoot of Antibalas and Grupo Fantasma. Nice stuff – great for burning trees…
10. 2:23 ***cumbia! Very stoned, with lots of wah wah. Female bandleader from Columbia. Wah wah wah wah wah…
11. 2:47 ****nice! Upbeat with lots of percussion, apparently a Peruvian-style version of a Barcelonan hit. Dribbly guitar bits, farfisa.
12. 3:28 ****fuzz-rock from Peru, driving guitar and freaky horns. Changes to a nice fuzzy cumbia, garage-rock vocals, then into a psych jam.
13. 3:30 ****WAH WAH guitar, relaxed cumbia jam with Santana feel to the guitar. Goes all laid-back psychedelic soul a bit, then back to jam.
14. 3:56 ***very downbeat hazy fuzzy psych mambo, pretty vocals, garage-y.
15. 4:34 ****slow cha cha, garage-rock vocals in English, plenty of fuzzy guitar, extremely prog-psych flute solo.
16. 2:48 ***slow cumbia, swingy and fuzzy, a bit proggy. Definite Santana influence.
17. 5:24 ***goats. Goats? After quite a bit of goats, a sort of low-key freaky crawl, then hard-driving funky something, with a bit of Tull-ish flute, and a bit of Os Mutantes. Interesting. Bird calls for a bit… Huh!
18. 3:19 *****wah wah farfisa (my life is fulfilled now!), deeply druggy psych. Processed vocals in English. Ends with squeebles.
CD 2:
1. 6:16 *****wah wah and heavily accented English announcement – pretty bizarre, looooong intro, then midtempo loungey rock with extremely fuzzy guitar solo. Psych, alright! Santana tinge.
2. 3:24 ***echo-y plinks, uptempo instrumental swing with fuzz guitar.
3. 3:25 ****cha cha with echo and a fair amount of drugs (and a bit of surf…) Odd.
4. 2:32 ****boogaloo with big drums, large chorus, Cuban sound. Cool percussion.
5. 3:19 ***goofy spoken intro and squeals, wobbly downbeat surf-garage-rock.
6. 3:55 ****sweet uptempo cover of a Latin classic. Not real psych, but fun.
7. 5:11 ***pretty, folky, uptempo son, with lots of echo. Electronic “flute” ending.
8. 2:53 ****uptempo folksy cumbia-bop with wah wah wah wah wah wah wah.
9. 3:11 *****very fast mambo with wah wah and percussion and lots of stuff.
10. 3:25 ****fast cumbia, lots of guitar. Not deeply psych, but nice.
11. 3:15 ***fast mambo with a bit of relaxed feel, gnarly guitar solo.
12. 3:18 ***uptempo cumbia with lots of guitar solo and percussion.
13. 3:26 ****mellow midtempo cumbia with tremolo and sweet male vocals.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Joe Cuba Sextet Psychedelic Baby
2. Johnny Rivera & The Tequila Brass Cloud Nine
3. Flash & The Dynamics Guajira Psicodelica
4. Frankie Dante & Orq. Flamboyan Con Larry Harlow Dame Un Tipi
5. Los Nombres Todos
6. Wild Wind A Drink Or Two
7. Brownout Olvidalo
8. Juan Pablo Torres Pastel En Descarga
9. Ocote Soul Sounds En El Temblor
10. Tita Duval Y El Nuevo Ritmo De Bobby Rey Playa Dorada
11. Afrosound (Feat. Jamie Ley) Baila Mi Rumbita
12. Conjunto El Opio Piratas En El Titicaca
13. Los Destellos El Boogaloo Del Perro
14. Los Pakines Tomalo O Dejalo
15. Los Texao La Pelea Del Gobernador
16. Traffic Sound La Camita
17. Spiteri Campesina
18. Chicha Libre Number 17
19. Los Destellos Onsta La Yerbita
20. Los Destellos Volando Con Destellos
21. Los Destellos Guajira Sicodelica
22. Los Destellos Bogaloo De Los Destellos
23. Los Destellos Noche De Garua
24. Los Destellos La Cumbia Del Sol
25. Los Destellos Tu Jugaste
26. Los Destellos El Campesino (Soy Un Campesino)
27. Los Destellos El Electrio
28. Los Destellos Descarga Destellos
29. Los Destellos Volando Alto
30. Los Destellos La Fatidica
31. Los Destellos Sin Un Querer