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Old Love Dies Hard

by Boogaloo Assassins

Latin Boogaloo is back! Vintage sounding NYC-inspired Latin Boogaloo, Salsa, and Latin-Soul baked in the sunshine of modern Los Angeles. Served con sabor.
Genre: Latin: Boogaloo
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1. No No No
5:27 album only
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2. Para Mi
4:58 album only
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3. Mi Jeva
4:28 album only
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4. Do You Wanna Dance
4:11 album only
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5. Evil Ways (Instrumental)
3:01 album only
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6. Magic Rose (Live @ Kpfk)
3:56 album only
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7. No No No (Radio Edit)
3:52 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Boogaloo Assassins long-awaited debut CD "Old Love Dies Hard" is 7 cuts of old-meets-new salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-soul. Taking inspiration from groundbreaking artists of NYC's latin music explosion of the 1960's, "Old Love Dies Hard" reinterprets and creates classic Latin dance music perfect for today's dancefloor. Singles such as "Mi Jeva" (featured in feature film Celeste and Jesse Forever) "No No No" (a classic reimagining of the blues/reggae classic) and straight-latin-Boogaloo-meets-the-Beach-Boys romp "Do You Wanna Dance" are 3 of the disc's highlights.

"Old Love Dies Hard" went to analog tape at Killion Sound, one of Los Angeles's funkiest studios, and the results came out swinging. The racous high-energy party that is a Boogaloo Assassins show is on full display, as are the differing vocal styles of all three lead singers: Charles Farrar, Chiquis Lozoya and Robert Mc Lachlan. The rhythm section of William Purdy (pno), Billy Goodtimes (timbales), Richi Panta (conga), Sergio Padilla (bongo) and Rich Rochelle (bass) and horn section Joe Bautista (sax) and Tommy Ouweleen (sax/flute) cook throughout the session, a result of their six years of steady-gigging as a live band in Southern California.

Special guests include Todd Simon on trumpet, Tom Cook on trombone, MIke Benge on trombone and Garth Rodriguez on vibraphone. Recordings were engineered by Orgone's Serg Rios and mixed by the Lions' Steve Kaye, Brian Hardin, and mixed by JJ Golden of Golden Mastering. Photography by Azul Amaral. Art direction by the Boogaloo Asssassins.

"When I first heard the Boogaloo Assassins, I was floored that a Los Angeles group hadn't just nailed the sound of boogaloo but also embodied its mixed heritages. The Assassins span not only the diversity of multiracial L.A. but musical tradtions too, be cumbia, ska, jazz, and of course, soul. Just as the original boogaloo masters honed their craft in the ballrooms before committing their sound to record, the Assassins have patiently sharpened their skills through countless shows over the last five years before releasing this, their debut recording. They've already outlasted almost all the pioneering Latin soul bands that were their inspiration; here's to their continued success and vibrancy as they keep the boogaloo spirit alive for the Southland and beyond." (Oliver Wang, NPR, Vibe)




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