Hello everyone! We have some great releases this month: the first volumes of two new Vampisoul series, the return of a Spanish rock & roll legend and arguably the best duets album you'll hear this year, plus reissues of the debuts by two of the most important 60s Spanish bands. On the press front, our Vinilísssimo label had a nice feature in Spanish newspaper El País a couple of weeks ago, check it out here.

 
 
  Title: R&B HIPSHAKERS Vol 1 - TEACH ME TO MONKEY Artist: VARIOUS

Label: VAMPISOUL Format: CD DIGIPACK Cat #: VAMPI CD 122 Format: 10 x 7" BOX SET (limited edition) Cat #: VAMPI 45051

R&B and early soul from the Federal and King vaults, compiled by renowned DJ Mr Fine Wine (Downtown Soulville, WFMU). First volume of our new series, sure to keep you dancing in the months ahead. Most tracks have never been reissued. MORE INFO

 
   
  Title: CUMBIA BEAT Vol 1 Artist: VARIOUS

Label: VAMPISOUL Format: 2CD DIGIPACK Cat #: VAMPI CD 116 Format: 2LP (limited edition) Cat #: VAMPI 116

In 1960s Peru, a thrilling and unstoppable style of music is born: Peruvian cumbia, also known as “chicha”. Tropical genres such as merengue, guaracha, rumba and cumbia mix with 60s beat and psychedelic rock, while electric guitars reinterpret folk melodies and traditions from the Andes and the Amazonian jungle, in a musical representation of the exodus from rural areas to Lima and other big cities. First volume of a new series dedicated to documenting this most exciting and popular genre. MORE INFO

 
   
 
Title: FEMINA Artist: THE LEGENDARY TIGERMAN

Label: MUNSTER Format: Gatefold LP (limited edition) Cat #: MR 303

Fourth album by the Portuguese blues one-man-band who combines the tradition of the original blues from the Mississippi Delta with samples, beats and loops. The Legendary Tigerman (Paulo Furtado: ex-Tédio-boys, Wraygunn) is the man behind the kick, the hi-hat, the kazzoo and the guitar, here accompanied by Asia Argento, Peaches, Lisa Kekaula, Becky Lee, Phoebe Killdeer, Cibelle, Maria de Medeiros, Rita Redshoes, Claúdia Efe, Mafalda Nascimento, Dorit Chrysler, Rita Braga and Cais Sodre Cabaret. MORE INFO

 
   

Title: ˇHARTO! Artist: MICKY

Label: MUNSTER Format: 7" (limited edition) Cat #: MR 7228

The amazing return of Micky, a rock & roll pioneer in Spain along with his legendary backing band Los Tonys. This single is a preview of the new album he has recorded at Jorge Explosion’s Circo Perrotti vintage studio. This time he’s accompanied by a band of true lovers of rock & roll, including members of Doctor Explosion, Raunch Hands, The Kaisers, The Reak Mcoyson and Bubblegum, among other underground garage stars. B side is exclusive to this release. MORE INFO

 
   
 
Title: S/T Artist: LOS BRAVOS

Label: VINILÍSSSIMO Format: LP (limited edition) Cat #: MR-SSS 11

Reissue of the 1966 debut album by Spanish beat/soul band Los Bravos, the most international Spanish act of the 60s. Recorded in London under Ivor Raymonde's direction, it features such powerful tracks as 'Trapped' and the worlwide hit 'Black Is Black'. MORE INFO

 
   
 
Title: S/T Artist: LOS BRINCOS

Label: VINILÍSSSIMO Format: LP (limited edition) Cat #: MR-SSS 12

Reissue of the 1964 debut LP by Los Brincos, the Spanish answer to The Beatles. They were Spain's first truly pop band and represented a needed breath of fresh air in a stale music scene and a country under a dictatorship. Includes their hits 'Flamenco' and 'Dance The Pulga'. MORE INFO



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