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Friday, May 12, 2006

Ain't Now Stopping Us Now....

La Charanga 76 Fronted by hirsute vocalists Hansel and Raul (perhaps the hairiest men in Latin music), La Charanga 76 came into the world with a mission: to give disco music to the Hispanic market. Now, King of Bongo would maybe think that this would not be a worthy aim... his original opinion was Latin music needed disco like George W Bush needs a list of all your phone calls. But, there was something special in this idea. (And George obviously does need to know about those calls...)

La Charanga 76 spent the late '70s releasing a string of disco tracks translated into Spanish (e.g. Good Times [Como Vamos A Gozar] and We Are Family [Somos Familia]), and, hombre, fueron muy populares! Whilst poor John Travolta had to make do with Sylvester Stallone directing Staying Alive, real people were grooving on down to mega-extended Latinized cuts of some of the choicest sounds around.

Experiencing a resurgence of interest, possibly starting from when French lounge lizard Dimitri from Paris featured No Nos Pararan on his collection Disco Forever, La Charanga 76 had a reunion concert in November 2004 at Lehman College in NY. Hopefully things are in the pipeline, so watch out for a La Charanga 06 version of Get Ur Freak On.

So people, what do we have for you today?

Featuring a blistering flute solo from Andrea Brachfeld (First Lady of Latin flute) and delicious backing vocals, this 9 minute plus cut, No Nos Pararan, is one of La Charanga 76's finest moments, and is indeed momentous. A scintillating version of a MacFadden and Whitehead dancefloor classic, the Latinization imbibes the song with a new life, and a groove that reaches into your head, down your back and into your dancing feet.

Can you guess what the original song is by now?

Ladies and Gentlemen, King of Bongo is proud to present:
La Charanga 76: No Nos Pararan [mp3 | 9:43 mins | 192 kbps | 13.3 MB]
Buy "12 Originales 12" by La Charanga 76 from Amazon
File under: Quiero bailar
[Click on the link and you’ll be taken to yousendit where you can download the track. First come first served people, only 7 days and/or 25 downloads allowed!]

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