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Old 08-13-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Does anyone here know a lot about Latin music (specifically groups, recordings, and songs)??

To know about pop, folk, and oldies would also be helpful in what I am looking for.

Hope you are out there.

Daffy

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Old 08-14-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Turn right at the stop sign
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I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a Latin music guru, but I know a bit about it, though not so much current stuff, more like from the 1940's through the 1960's. What exactly is your question?
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I was listening to an oldies song called Saturday night by the Bay City Rollers. I said to my wife, wouldn't this song be really cool in Spanish. She actually started singing the song in Spanish. I got to thinkin', has anyone ever done this (record some of those great oldies, in Spanish).

Do you have any idea if anyone recorded 'Saturday night' under the Latin genre? Do you know any group that might have?

Daffy
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I've heard Los Fabulosos Cadillacs do some Bay City Rollers covers, but I think those were just bootlegs from concerts.

Most of my Latin music is modern. For more poppy rock, check out Juanes (very clear Spanish if you are learning, very easy to understand) and Mana. Ha-ash were a big teeny pop group a few years back... I don't know if they're still popular. For some good rock, Bacilos, Cafe Tacuba, and Jaime Sin Tierra are all good. All of these are modern bands.

For a little older, Manu Negra (Manu Chao's previous project) and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (sort of Latin ska... lots of horns).
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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Don`t know too much about it myself but here`s a real old timer. I remember he was always on the radio when I was a kid..

YouTube - Cavaquinho - Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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My sincerest of thanks to you guys for responding to my post.

I will be checking out your responses not only for new music leads, but to further my own learning of the genre.

Perhaps I will be the next Latin Music Guru!

Sincerely,

Daffy
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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juan gabrial and celia cruz started it all
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Luis Miguel. That dude can sing...
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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juan gabrial and celia cruz started it all
How so?? Juan Gabriel wasn`t born until 1950..??..Now Celia is another matter..
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:19 AM
 
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If you want to trace the roots of Latin music, or at least what most people immediately identify with when using that phrase, then you need to look primarily to Cuba. The music that spawned the major Latin dance crazes of the 20th Century was popularized first in that country. We are talking the Rumba, Cha Cha, and the Mambo.

So, starting there you would want to explore the work of Arsenio Rodriguez, Xavier Cugat, Enrique Jorrin, Antonio Machin, Perez Prado, Beny More, and the Orquesta Aragon.

Next you have Latin Jazz, which some of the above crossed over into, most notably Perez Prado and Beny More. Add to that list Machito, Tito Rodriguez, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Mongo Santamaria.

Then you have our friends in Brazil who gave us Bossa Nova and Samba. If you want to get into that then look into people like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Mendes, and Bola Sete.

Anyway, just my opinion and suggestions.
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