Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Godmother of Rock and Roll

Good morning, best wishes for the new year to everyone.
New year, new beginning and hopefully things are going to
get better for the world. Depending of where you live, some
of you may have watched Jools Holland’s annual New Year’s
Hootenanny on BBC 2. I watch it every year with a lot of
pleasure. He had a range of artists, we saw Gregory Porter,
Lulu, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ed Sheeran and others making the
musical party a joy to watch once again. I enjoyed one
particular performance a lot. We saw singer and guitarist
Yola. She’ll be playing the roll of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in
Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Elvis’ coming out next year.

Rosetta Tharpe was a gospel singer from a very young age,
she grew up in Mississippi singing in churches with her mother.
Rosetta developed her gospel into rock ‘n roll. Artists like Little
Richard, Chuck Berry and also Elvis Presley found their inspiration
listening to her sound. Chuck Berry was so impressed by the way
she played her guitar, he based his style on it. Watching the Story
of Rosetta Tharpe on YouTube (four parts) inspired me to make this
compilation. Some songs are with Lucky Millinder.
Enjoy watching and listening ..

Goeiemorgen, de beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar aan iedereen.
Een nieuw jaar, een nieuw begin en hopelijk wereldwijd een betere
tijd. Afhankelijk van waar je woont heb je wellicht gekeken naar
Jools Holland’s annual New Year’s Hootenanny on BBC 2. Ik kijk er
elk jaar met veel plezier naar. Hij had weer een brede selectie aan
artiesten. We zagen Gregory Porter, Lulu, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ed Sheeran
en anderen er weer een mooi muzikaal feestje van maken. Ik was in het
bijzonder gecharmeerd van het optreden van zangeres en gitariste Yola.
Zij gaat de rol van Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Elvis’
spelen die volgend jaar uitkomt.

Rosetta Tharpe was vanaf zeer jonge leeftijd al gospel zangeres, ze
groeide op in Mississippi en zong met haar moeder in kerken. Rosetta
ontwikkelde haar gospel tot regelrechte rock ‘n roll. Ze inspireerde
artiesten als Little Richard, Chuck Berry maar ook Elvis Presley met
haar speciale geluid. Chuck Berry was zo onder de indruk van haar
manier van gitaar spelen dat hij zijn stijl erop baseerde. Toen ik gisteren
naar the Story of Rosetta Tharpe keek op YouTube (vier delen) besloot
ik deze compilatie te maken. Enkel van de songs zijn met Lucky
Millinder, kijk en luister met plezier naar Sister Rosetta Tharpe ..


01 – Shout sister shout
02 – That’s all
03 – Rock me
04 – This train
05 – I want a tall skinny papa
06 – Strange things happening every day
07 – Trouble in mind
08 – Two little fishes and five loaves of bread
09 – Rock daniel
10 – Sit down
11 – Four or five times
12 – Didn’t it rain
13 – The lonesome road
14 – This train
15 – Down by the riverside
16 – That’s all
17 – Tall skinny papa


Los Teen Agers – Adelante !
Zeida 1965

It is a little crackly, but then again, it is some 56 years old.
This album with Los Teen Agers comes from 1965. The
group was founded in 1957 and was the first Colombian
band to mix Bolero and cumbia with twist and rock ‘n’ roll.
they changed the line up several times in their career that
lasted until the late seventies. They recorded 50 7″ singles
and 17 lp’s. Listen to Los Teen Agers ..

Hij is wat krakerig maar wat wil je, hij is al zo’n 56 jaar oud.
Deze plaat met Los Teen Agers komt uit 1965. Los Teen
Agers werden opgericht in 1957 en waren de eerste Co-
lombiaanse band die bolero en cumbia mixten met twist
en rock ‘n’ roll. Hun bezetting veranderde verschillende
keren in hun carrière die duurde tot de late jaren 70. Ze
namen 50 7″ singles op en 17 lp’s. Luister zelf ..

Se Armó La Pachanga

01 – La gorda
02 – Bienvenido amor
03 – Acuyuye
04 – Campesino
05 – Eso beso
06 – Gaito movido
07 – La bamba
08 – Se quemo la casa
09 – Cerveza
10 – El perico
11 – La casa de estanislao
12 – Alegre de maya


Baranoa – Various Artists
Discos Fuentes

Baranoa, voorkant

Discos Fuentes heeft in de loop der jaren heel wat verzamel albums
geproduceerd en niet altijd even origineel in de keuze van nummers.
Ook nu komen er weer wat langs die we al eerder gezien hebben. De
pret zal dit evenwel niet drukken, voor wie het niet wist zal het niet
opvallen. ‘Baranoa’ is er eentje om in te lijsten, een collectie dikke
dansplaatjes die je feestje zeker tot een succes maken..

Discos Fuentes made quite a lot of collectors over the years and
not always very original in choice of tracks. This time we also find
some songs we’ve seen before but still I’m quite sure that will not
spoil the fun. For those who didn’t know it shall not be obvious.
In short, ‘Baranoa’ is a collector with a bunch of dance hits
that will certainly make your party a succes..

titels ;

01 – Carlos Gomez – Baranoa
02 – Toño Fuentes – Very very well
03 – Climaco Sarmiento – El mojarro
04 – Alberto Pacheco – Santo domingo
05 – Pacho Galan – Boca sala
06 – Eliseo Herrera – El coroncoro
07 – Nono Narvaez – Rico jalaito
08 – Toño Fuentes – Mi nena
09 – Rada – El boquineto
10 – Alberto Pacheco – Al amanecer
11 – P.P. – Mario jimeno
12 – Eliseo Herrera – Mis cuatro mujeres


14 Cañonazos Bailables vol. V
Various Artists, Discos Fuentes 1965

14 Cañonazos, front

This is number five in the series ’14 Cañonazos Bailables’
on Discos Fuentes. It’s from 1965 and contains some of
the hottest tracks from that era. 13 stars with 14 songs
for your downloadingpleasure..get and spread..


01 – Eliseo Herrera – La bonga
02 – Roberto de la barrera – El pulgon
03 – Julio Erazo – Yo conozco a claudia
04 – Cristobal perez – La negra celina
05 – Eliseo Herrera – Tres tigres
06 – Isaac Villanueva – Golfo de morrosquillo
07 – Anibal Angel – La hossa
08 – César Castro – El pasmao
09 – Adolfo Echeveria – La paloma
10 – Carlos Holzinger – Don martin
11 – Toño Fuentes – Mi nena
12 – Calixto Ochoa – Pirulino
13 – Lalo Montañe – Rosa maria
14 – Marciano Torres – La pisinga


l’Unité Africaine vol.1 – Various Artists
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1978

l'Unité Africaine vol.1, front

I’m gonna tell you straight away, posting this album is a kind
of compromise. It contains a few things I would not post when
standing on it’s own. Nigerian reggae for instance, I think reggae
should be from Jamaica. And how about rock and roll sung in
wolof from Senegal. As a whole however I think it’s kind of funny.
The collector also contains some typical African styles, like on
the b-side, sweet benga by Victoria King’s Jazz for instance.
It’s a 1978 selection made by Blaise Fayette Mikano who used
to do a great job for Pathé Marconi. I think this LP with songs from
1975, 1977 and 1978 gives us a unique view on Africa’s taste
during the late seventies, listen and tell me what you think.


1 Sonny Okosun – Rain
2 Konn-Konn – Sagak-sagak
3 Abeti Masikini – Mwana muke wa miso
4 M’baye Abdoul – Soko bouge
5 M’baye Abdoul – Douces douces filles
6 Victoria King’s Jazz – Rieko Magftich
7 Trio Ce.Pa.Kos – No title
8 Kouka Celestin – Veve na linga
9 Pamelo Mounk’a – Mabeyey


Etta James – Tuff Lover,ACE 1983

Etta James, front, cd size

Let’s stir the place up a bit. R&B today means a kind of music,
with all respect, not for me. Back in the old days, R&B would stand
for rhythm and blues, honest stuff with stunning instrumentation and
mindblowing voices. Such as this one, if you speak of a woman with
bollocks in her voice, this is her. Etta James, although quite light
coloured and with blond hair, she has a fat black sound like no one has.
Bluesy, New Orleans based rock and roll with crazy saxophones and
Etta’s unique way of singing. check track #2 in which she has
a conversation with a talking sax, greatly performed by Harold Battiste.
It’s all recorded in the 50’s, over half a century ago, don’t you just love it?


1 Tough lover
2 The pick-up
3 By the light of the silvery moon
4 Fools we mortals be
5 Come what may
6 Dance with me Henry
7 Good lookin’
8 Tears of joy
9 Shortnin’ bread rock
10 Baby, baby, every night
11 Then I’ll care
12 Market place


Lo Mejor de 14 Cañonazos Bailables Vol 1
Discos Fuentes 1995

mejor de 14 cañonazos

Now here is something very special, I need to make something clear.
Since this fine music is unavailable in most parts of the world, I am
making a big exeption, normally I would not post a CD which might
still be in the stores, Global Groove doesn’t want to hurt anybody’s
business. Come on Fuentes, spread this material around ! Europe,
Asia and other parts o.t.w. want this too ! Super nice compilation
of rare Colombian recordings, Discos Fuentes’
vaults contain fantastic stuff.


1 La Sonora Cordobesa – El pajaro picon ( Paseaito )
2 Carlos Roman y su Sonora Vallenata – Very very well ( R&R )
3 Los Corraleros de Majagual – El molinillo ( Paseaito )
4 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La negra caliente ( Gaita )
5 La Sonora del Caribe – Noche de estrellas ( Cumbia )
6 Los Corraleros de Majagual – Cigarron colorado ( Paseaito )
7 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La boquillera ( Gaita )
8 Los Corraleros de Majagual – Festival en Guarare ( Guarare )
9 Climaco Sarmiento y su orquesta – La cigarra ( Gaita )
10 Los Corraleros de Majagual – Del tingo al tango 9 ( Trabalengua )
11 Lucho Bermudez y su orquesta – Hombre al agua ( Fandango )
12 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La compatible ( Gaita )
13 Los Corraleros de Majagual – La adivinanza ( Paseaito )
14 Los Hermanos Marquez – Yo conozco a Claudia ( Merengue )