Cortijo / Cortijo Y Kako Y Sus Tambores

Ritmos y Cantos Callejeros

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Cortijo joins forces with old colleague Kako in this rhythm-section-only recording, almost a reminder of his earlier sextet, which preceded his popular combo. Both percussion masters, aided by bass player Bobby Rodríguez and pianist Paquito Pastor, produce sheer magic on great tunes like "Chiviriquitón," "La Madame," "Alegría Bomba Es," "A la Verdegue," "Las Ingratitudes," "Que le Pasó," "Juan José," and "Yo no Bailo Con Juana." This repertoire was previously recorded by Cortijo, but the interesting new treatments are worth the reconsideration. Vocals by the great Chivirico Dávila. A colorful little item. [Note: Curiously, Ismael Rivera is one of the backup singers.]

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