Who would have thought that music from Peru would have affinities towards a more Cuban and/or Nuyorican sound – well the Peruvian MaG label sure did. Be sure to check out O-dubs article this month – I’m expanding a tiny bit on what he had started.
From the 50’s to the 70’s the MaG label was putting out some very gritty hard-edged sounds from South America. From the tune O-dub dropped, to the songs here, you can see the wide range of influence on this label. There is even a Bobby Cruz and Ricardo Ray cover. But from what I gathered, it was pianist Lucho Macedo who was the record labels most popular artist (sorry I don’t have any 45’s of his on MaG). In fact, most musicians posted here played in his Sonora at one point in time, almost like an Alegre All Stars for the MaG label of sorts. Nevertheless, all these musicians really capture that 60’s Antillean sound very well. Please Enjoy!