Sunday, March 16, 2008

La Clave - La Clave (1973 Latin Funk Rock)

An incredible album of Latin funk -- the only-ever record from this west coast combo headed by the legendary Benny Velarde! Benny's a name that you might recognize from earlier, straighter Latin dates for Fantasy -- or for countless studio work during the 70s -- but here, he's really got a talent for a funky 70s groove -- and manages to hit a unique space that's somewhere between conventional funk, west coast Latin, and some of the hippest blacksploitation grooves of the time! The album also features some under-credited work from Lalo Schifrin -- who was tied to the project somehow (Velarde claims that the record was killed by MGM upon release because of a feud with Lalo) -- but never really fully credited in the notes. There's a definite link here with some of Schifrin's funkier soundtrack of the period -- a great blend of jazzier elements and headier 70s funk -- all served up with a tightness that has made the record one of our favorite funky treasures for years! Titles include "The Ghetto", "Latin Slide", "Who You Fooling", "Road Runner", "Soul Sauce", "Cocoa Leaf", and "Move Your Hands".

1.Sally go round the roses


2.Angels of mercy


3.Move Your Hand


4.Latin Slide


5.Who you foolin


6.The Ghetto


7.Road Runner


8.Soul sauce


9.Baila mi guaganco


10.Cocoa leaf

Latin slide

23 comments:

Ricsi said...

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djkit-dj fanis said...

GREAT ALBUM.THANKS PROG!!!

Anonymous said...

covers here: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/291179-01.htm&highlight=Clave

Anonymous said...

deleted already...

Ricsi said...

http://rarme.com/?Npkta

Anonymous said...

hi,
thanks for the repost.
great record !!!

dyor said...

deleted again, please repost

Anonymous said...

This looks great - please repost!

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Anonymous said...

Awesome thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the nice music
Fun and funky!

Kevin said...

This sounds really nice, as I am a sucker for anything 70's and funky blaxploitation style. Keep up the great work.

Peace, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com

Christian Bauer said...

nice one

adam said...

ooo this is great but the link is dead..any chance of another por favor?

isabelbc said...

hi adam,

try here alternative link http://prognotfrog.com/search.php?q=La+Clave

isabel :o)

Profeamigos Constitución-Pichidegua said...

plis, another link!!! (thanks from Chile)

isabelbc said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?n4n7qgak5nv748s
from http://rockchilelatinoamerica.blogspot.com/2008/06/la-clave-la-clave-1973-varios-latinos.html
as suggested above
"try here alternative link http://prognotfrog.com/search.php?q=La+Clave"

Gzuslovesyou said...

Thank you. Great album!

Anonymous said...

Super good, any chance of another link?

Anonymous said...

Is there any other link, please?

World said...

Hi, none of the links are working, can you post another link please :)

World said...

Thanks :)

Bushdoc said...

Hi,
looking for this album, can I download it somewhere?

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