Hello and happy new year! We have two great new releases to kick off 2010 in style, sure to make you move and keep you warm if youve been feeling the cold. We wanted to announce that, from next month, there will be a few changes to this newsletter. You probably know about our other labels Munster, Electro Harmonix and the recently created Vinilsssimo. Although each label focuses on certain styles of music, there is a degree of overlap in that, for example, Los Saicos have records on Electro Harmonix, appear on Vampisouls Back To Peru series and have a box set coming out soon on Munster. Likewise, some Spanish bands with tracks on our Sensacional Soul series will have their LPs reissued on Vinilsssimo. So wed like to use this newsletter to let you know about the new releases across all our labels, as we think they might be of interest. If you dont know our other labels, click on the links at the end to find out more.



Format: CD DIGIPACK Cat #: VAMPI CD 119 Format: 2LP (limited edition) Cat #: VAMPI 119

Compilation of the late 50s and early 60s recordings by this unique singer and showman from Cuba, a contemporary of Prez Prado, Cachao and Mongo Santamara. Includes his ska/mambo crossover hit El jamaiquino. MORE INFO


Format: CD DIGIPACK Cat No: VAMPI CD 121 Format: LP (limited edition) Cat No: VAMPI 121

Reissue of this magical album that merges rock, soul and psychedelia with Venezuelan rhythms. Recorded in London in 1973, Spiteri gained the support of artists such as Noel Redding, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Bob Marley, Steve Winwood and many others This is the only legacy from the most important Latin rock group from Venezuela. Includes detailed notes about their incredible story and bonus tracks on the CD. MORE INFO

Some press about our latest releases:


Fantastic rare-Mod floor-fillers, with brilliant basslines, the fuzziest guitars, phenomenal horn arrangements and the much-underrated psychedelic jews harp. A great wrong is being righted here. 4 stars. MOJO (UK)

Groovy Alan Haven-style organ, fly fuzz guitar, businesslike brass and the ubiquitous funky drummer abound throughout, while certain tracks Svlikm Lsku, Legendy even resemble The Carrie Nations from the soundtrack of Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. This is solid stuff and an invaluable righting of a historical wrong. RECORD COLLECTOR (UK)


For those interested in Czechoslovak jazz, this is an essential archive collection of excellent and important material. It is also a great listen: a recording full of life and excitement and fun. PRAGUE JAZZ (Czech Republic)

Viklicky is no mere impersonator and is both a gifted arranger and composer as illustrated on the big-band piece Boston, with a Latin undercurrent that could be either an impressive MPS recording, or even a Thad Jones/Mel Lewis outing. UK VIBE (UK)


The best of this stuff is as unhinged as any US psychedelic gem: Tormenta en el mar de la tranquilidad by Los Jaguar's is a berserk cross between Link Wray and the 13th Floor Elevators. You'll be pleasurably surprised. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

A wide variety of the underground pop scene from 64 74 in all of its many shades: psych, soul, surf, ethno folk pop, everything with a beat and a bowlcut to its name. LOWCUT (Denmark)

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