Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I love the boogaloo, it's that simple. Don't tell me you've never heard of the boogaloo! According to Wikipedia "Boogaloo or Bugalu (shing-a-ling, popcorn music) is a genre of Latin music and dance that was very popular in the United States in the 1960s." It doesn't matter wether or not that description is accurate, because most importantly, boogaloo has a groove that makes one want to shake their ass!

Boogaloo is one of the many music scenes/genres born out of New York city. Artist such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers, Joe Bataan, and George Guzman have recorded many impressive LPs over the years. Dusty Groove has a great selection of these records.

This morning on the blip.fm, I located a great boogaloo track by Coco Lagos y sus Orates called "Guajira Boogaloo." The drums are tight and the groove is massive. The track is worth the listen. Let's Boogaloo!

- I just noticed that the The Funky 16 Corners blog has a great posting on Boogaloo featuring The The TNT Band.

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