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The Explosive...

   Artist: New Swing Sextet
Label: Cotique
Orig. Released:
Catalog No.: LPCOTI1009
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Track Titles

A1. Monkey See, Monkey Do 4:30
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
A2. Baby Get A Hold on My Heart 3:53
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
A3. Vente Pa Ya 3:55
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
A4. My Baby Couldn't Wait 3:50
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI

B1. Up Tight 4:30
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
B2. Mira Mama 6:43
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
B3. Coquero 3:10
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI
B4. Honeybee 3:20
George Rodriguez/ Cotique Productions, BMI


 

Liner Notes
FROM THE TEAMING TENEMENTS OF EL BARRIO COMES SOMETHING NEW, VIBRANT, AND ALIVE! FROM THE SQUALID STREETS OF EAST HARLEM WE HEAR THE VOICE OF STRUGGLING, VALIANT PEOPLE. THEIR VOICE IS MANIFESTED IN THE SOUND AND EMOTION OF THE NEW SWING SEXTET! THE PEOPLE OF SPANISH HARLEM ARE AT ONCE ANGRY, YET GAY, FRUSTRATED YET YEARNING. THEY LIVE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, REFLECTING THE EMOTIONS OF EACH. AT LONG LAST A GROUP OF "MUCHACHOS" FROM EAST HARLEM HAVE REPRODUCED THESE VERY FEELINGS ON RECORD. WHILE THE NEW SWING'S SOUND IS UNMISTAKABLY LATIN, IT CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF VARIOUS OTHER AMERICAN MUSICAL FORMS. LIVING IN HARLEM, ONE CANNOT ESCAPE THE OMNIPRESENT TEMPO OF NEGRO MUSIC. THUS THE THROBBING, EMOTION LADEN BEAT OF "SOUL" MUSIC CAN BE DISCERNED IN THE SELECTIONS INCLUDED IN THIS ALBUM. HOWEVER, THE VERSATILITY OF THE NEW SWING SEXTET DOES NOT END HERE. IN THEIR FIRST ALBUM, ONE CAN ALSO HEAR TRACES OF JAZZ AND POP. THUS THE NEW SWING HAS TAKEN THEIR LATIN BAG AND FLAVORED IT WITH ALL THAT'S SWEET. THE RESULT? AN EXCITING NEW SOUND; A "NEW SWING" IN AMERICAN MUSIC. A SYNTHESIS THAT REFLECTS THE LIVES OF A GROUP OF YOUNG MEN GROWING LIKE A "ROSE" IN SPANISH HARLEM. PERHAPS THIS ULTIMATE RECONCILIATION OF LATIN-SOUL AND POP IS BEST MANIFESTED IN TWO PARTICULAR SELECTIONS FROM THIS ALBUM: "UPTIGHT" AND "MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO." WELL ENOUGH TALK, LET'S TURN ON, TUNE IN, AND LISTEN TO THE SPECTACULAR NEW SWING SEXTET.--LEWIS ZUCHMAN PRODUCED BY GEORGE GOLDNER RECORDED AT MIRASOUND STUDIOS ENGINEER: RON JOHNSON COVER PHOTO: CHARLES STEWART COVER DESIGN: JOHN MURELLO
 
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