Malong - Outernational Boricua

A vinyl selection of 1960s and 70s Puerto-Rican Bomba, Plena y Salsa, with a few Boricua-infused tunes from Colombia, Congo, Trinidad and the US thrown in for good measure !

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Following-up on my previous Outernational mixtape, I put together a selection of dusty records paying tribute to the massive influence of Puerto Rico in the golden era...

When Afro-Cuban beats like Charanga, Son Montuno or Mambo met Boricua styles Bomba & Plena, the Latin music scenery was transformed, eventually birthing what a group of forward thinking NYC based Puerto-ricans labeled Salsa !

Put your headphones on and feel the heat !


1- Cortijo y su Combo con Ismael Rivera - Oriza (Puerto Rico / 1960)

2- Coca y sus Exploradores - Fuego (Colombia / 1966)

3- Los Pambele - Cannabis (Colombia / unknown)

4- Mario Ortiz y su Orchesta - Tras Tres Tragos (Puerto Rico / Unknown)

5- Willie Colon y Hector Lavoe - El Malo (Puerto Rico / 1968)

6- Fruko y Sus Tesos - Lontananza (Colombia / 1976)

7- Adolfo Echeverria y su Orquesta - Sabroso Bacalao (Colombia / 1977)

8- Willie Colon y Hector Lavoe - Calle Luna Calle Sol (Puerto Rico / 1973)

9- Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos - Mi Musica (Puerto Rico / 1977)

10- Ray Barretto - Ay No (Puerto Rico / USA - 1973)

11- Cortijo y su Combo con Ismael Rivera - Como Son las Cosas (Puerto Rico / 1974)

12- Dr Nico et l'Orchestre African Jazz - Merengue Fafa (Congo / 1966)

13- Cyril Diaz Orchestra - Mme Killio (Trinidad / 1958)

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