First things first: hats off to Sonido Franko for undertaking the monumental task of posting up a quality 45 every day for one month! Super Sonido continues to be the most interesting and fun Latin music/record blog on the internet, and it’s been great to visit every week!
Today, I wanted to share this red hot Bush y su Combo Los Magnificos 45 with you all. Both sides are amazingly beautiful slabs of Latin music from Panama. While not the most explosive descarga out there by any means, “Nananina” holds its own with pure style and swing. It’s always been one of my favorite songs off of the now-classic Panama! compilations on Soundway Records, but I never knew the flipside of this obscure, privately-pressed 45 was just as hot!
“Los Magnificos” is a deep guaguanco complete with rolling piano, mighty horns, and able vocals from Chombo Castro (unknown to me until now). Either side should have no problem setting the dancefloor ablaze…..
Bush y su Combo Los Magnificos: “Nananina” y “Los Magnificos”
From the Sol Records 7″ (Panama, 197?)
I want to thank Adam for the amazing post and for being an all around cool ass dude. Adam has been a big supporter of the site since day one and continues to surprise me in his own right. Totally appreciated. What a great track Nananina is though. Adam I think you’re being modest, the song is a real cooker. And I’m really glad you threw in Los Magnificos, on account of me not having too much salsa/70’s guaguanco.
Please go check out Mr. Dunbar’s Latin audio-blog Musica Del Alma * Word em’ ups!!!