I've been doing quite a lot of digging lately, but I haven't posted a digging story on this blog in a long time. Today, I had some spare time and I decided to rip all my 7'' Latin records to digital and then I said, since I have them, why not share them with my readers? So here's the first batch of MP3 ripped from seven inch vinyls, some of them are wack, maybe most are, but I love digging and collecting garbage, so if you're like that too, I know you'll enjoy this.
PS: More to come!
2+2 de Colombia - Fiesta Disco Cumbias (Orfeon Records, 1979): During disco music's peak somebody had the great idea of combining a bunch of classic pop cumbia songs into two megamixes with some cheap laser FXs and sell it as cumbia disco (similar to what Two Man Sound did with a bunch of sambas in their classic "Disco Samba"). But the staple four-to-the-floor beat that distinguishes disco music is nowhere to be found. Honestly, these are very bad chunks of versions of otherwise good cumbia songs like "La Pollera Colorada", "Se Va El Caimán" and my favorite "La Cosecha de Mujeres" which sung by women changes its meaning completely. How fun! Even though the "group" claims to be from Colombia in their name, I'm pretty sure they are from Mexico.
Download all the rips on one folder from here. Enjoy and keep digging through the trash, keep vinyl alive!