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Going Down To Panama

by Shorty&Slim

Shorty&Slim #4: More NEW tracks of that Calypso, Reggae, Latin, and Rock-n-Roll blend. Includes LIVE versions of past favorites. All S&S tunes are lyrically based on the country of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone.
Genre: World: Island
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Going Down to Panama
4:36 $0.99
2. Chiva Bus
3:30 $0.99
3. Big Ship (On My Way)
3:46 $0.99
4. Hey You!
3:45 $0.99
5. This Old House
4:41 $0.99
6. Colon It Looks Like Venice
4:24 $0.99
7. No Es Una Carrera
5:08 $0.99
8. JammaMan
3:56 $0.99
9. Out On The Ocean
5:29 $0.99
10. Puro Tilin-Tilin
4:10 $0.99
11. Mine
4:36 $0.99
12. Backstage Passes**
0:21 $0.99
13. Fadda Madda**
4:33 $0.99
14. Pedro**
4:41 $0.99
15. Life on Mango Street**
6:30 $0.99
16. I Don't Like Snow**
9:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
SHORTY&SLIM is a pleasing blend of Calypso, Reggae, and Caribbean sounds with a touch of Rock-n-Roll, and has best been described as “Canal Zone Folk Music”!! Conceived in a Gamboa living room in 1992 and later captured on 4 CD productions, (Life on Mango Street ‘95, Gone Platano ‘97, ‘Tird One ‘99, and Down to Panama ‘06) it is written all about Panama and the Canal Zone by Panamanian Zonians, and it’s the only musical production of its kind to truly capture the sights, sounds and experiences of living in or visiting the beautiful Paradise of Panama and the Canal Zone. It is Original, feel-good music that will make you laugh, cry and remember the days.

Shorty and Slim have been working hard this past year to release this new CD - their 4th in the Shorty and Slim Cult Classic Series. The logistics of recording a CD while one lives in Panama and the other in Germany were tough. David spent the better part of a year writing during the dark days of the German winter and thanks to modern technology, he was able to email tracks to Alex. Alex did the leg work of setting up studio time and getting things ready so that we were able to record all of Dave's tracks (including some vocals and flute by the Seitz girls!) during our wonderful month in Panama last summer. We had a blast and the band was able to play a gig to a full house of dancing Pana-Zonians to showcase some of their new songs.

Going Down to Panama brings out a new sound and flavor of Shorty&Slim music, as live musicians were used as much as possible. Also included are 5 LIVE tracks recorded at the Balboa Yacht Club in 2001 by Cage9's Evan Rodaniche. The live songs capture the new Shorty&Slim sound that has evolved over the years, a unique caribbean color.

In compiling songs and melodies for this latest album, David and Alex realized that they had enough material for TWO ALBUMS!! So let it be known, there is another Shorty&Slim CD in the works, and its gonna be a good one
!! Sample song titles: "Rust,Termites & Juega Vivos", "Eatin-On-D-Islan", "Same Old 6-an-8", "Taboga"

For additional Bio info on David Seitz (BHS’77) and Alex Reyes (BHS’89), a.k.a. SHORTY&SLIM, click the "Life On Mango Street" link, below-left, or go to or



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Glenn Roberts Jr

Wife is from Panama & BHS Class of 91
You Guys Are Awesome. I was stationed in Panama in 89-91. Going down to Panama video on You Tube brought tears to my spouses eyes. So I decided to buy the CD and boy am I glad I did. I can't wait until you guys release your next album. Thanks David and Alex (Shorty and Slim). You have know idea what these songs meant to us. Thank You again from the bottom of our hearts.

Paul Barkowitz

Another Wonderful Shorty and Slim CD
With a great followup to "Tird One", Shorty and Slim (David and Alex) show their creative juices are still flowing.

For those of us who grew up in the Canal Zone, this music brings back a ton of memories. For those unfamiliar to the Zonian way of life, this is the most entertaining way to get that introduction.

Keep the music coming!!

Kathie Sears

Great reminder of home
Another great musical rendition of our lives in Panama and what those of us who no longer live there are missing.

Robin E Reyes

Best CD yet!!!
I'm not a Panamanian or a Zonian (but I married a great guy who's both), so I thought I would feel a little alienated and not be able to relate or fully enjoy as an outsider. Not so with this new release!!! Hubby and I have our own copies so we don't have to share and steal the CD from each other. I am constantly playing this, tapping my foot, and singing along! The more serious songs are very touching, too. The songs are all different, their music has matured yet still has all the fun and happiness you expect from Shorty & Slim. Maybe one day they'll let me into the studio with them to sing along. :-) These guys have HUGE hearts and good souls, and it shines through in every note. Highly recommend this to Zonians and normal people alike! hehehe

Steve J

Welcome back after a long time off and even better music than before.

Syd Corbett

I love it!
This CD tugs at the heart while at the same time making you tap your toes. What a delightful bit of nostalgia. I'm looking for my ruby slippers--there's no place like home. Going Down to Panama brings a bit of home to the States.

Margie (Houx) Self

Heard so many familiar references to places and homesick
Every song had a great melody and had so many familiar sayings and places that my mind took me to. I've not been home in many years and it was wonderful to hear those names again. Only someone from Panama could truly relate to the references made in each song...the calipso beat and euphoria one feels when hearing the songs for the first time.

Diane Lester-Sanchez

Great music! Brought back so many wonderful memories of growing up in Panama, Canal Zone. Keep them coming!

Laura Kosik

Awesome Job!
Wha Happenin' Mon!! I was one of the fortunate ones to have seen the performance at the Panama Canal Society! I heard about Shorty & Slim through the grapevine and now I am one of their biggest fans! I have bought two of their CDs because I wish I was Going home to Panama! I love This House, saw the videos during the performance, awesome job putting that together! I love the Jamaican theme! Thanks to David and Alex and all the others who made our love for our home stay alive, thanks for the Memories, as I drive my truck...I smile. I love you guys!


great cd for the car!
I travel to Panama a lot on business, I love it there - now hopefully this cd will help convince my wife too :) One day I will move down there!
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