Monday, September 19, 2005

Que Bruto

This is perhaps a prequel to an upcoming Soul Sides post. Oliver was cool enough to let me do a write up on his site. The topic: Chicano Soul. Many of these soul songs are "hidden gems" for funk enthusiasts simply because the songs are sandwiched between classic Tejano tunes. The first track is from The Latin Breed. The Latin Breed were an offspring of Sunny and the Sunliners, another band responsible for some raw Texas funk. Latin Breed's version of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle" opens with a wall of horns and wah wah guitar and features the raspy vocals of singer Jimmy Edwards.
The second track is a vinyl rip from Tejano legend Augustine Ramirez. His rendition of the Ides of March classic,"Vehicle" sounds very raw to say the least. The aggressive horns and dominant organ are no match to the raunchy sounding, in your face guitar solo. Excellent.

MP3: "Hard To Handle" by Latin Breed
MP3: "Vehicle" by Augustine Ramirez from Sangre de Indio lp(Zarape)


Blogger AK said...

Thanks for these...excellent stuff.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey Siegel said...

Glad to see your are filling in all the gaps with great stuff - loved your Maynard post!

7:40 AM  

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