Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Viva El Chicano ! (latin rock)

When you've read my earlier articles about Popcorn you will have noticed that the songs are mostly from the time-era end fifties / begin sixties. Last sunday I heard a great instrumental Colman brothers - El nino played by DJ Marc de Schepper which seemed to be a brandnew recording... I'll have to ask him.

Here's a 1972 El Chicano latin album with Viva Tirado, a Popcorn classic.

El Chicano - Viva El Chicano _1972
01-Viva Tirado pt 1 (..1970..)
02-Latin One
03-Brown Eyed Girl
04-Cantaloupe Island
06-Tell Her She's Lovely
07-Quiet Village
08-Ahora Si
09-Pyramid (Of Love and Friends)
10-Mas Zacate

John Bush from All Music Guide has this to say about this album.
One of Latin rock's most restless, dynamic groups, El Chicano recorded furious Latin jams and gorgeous pop ballads, covering everyone from Van Morrison to Les Baxter to Ray Barretto, and recording some solid original material as well. Though it includes only ten songs, Viva El Chicano! Their Very Best weighs in at nearly 50 minutes, and tells El Chicano's story quite well. It begins with "Viva Tirado," their biggest hit (one that hit the jazz, pop and R&B charts), a groovy re-engineering of the boogaloo grooves of Willie Bobo and Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers with great interplay between organ and guitar. "The Latin One" gained a degree of fame after being used in the 1997 gangster film Donnie Brasco, and the group's cover of "Brown Eyed Girl" illustrates their way with a tender ballad. "Tell Her She's Lovely," though, is the cornerstone of the group's career and this collection as well, with great group vocals and a breezy summer-day soul arrangement. With none of the group's original albums available, Viva El Chicano! Their Very Best is still the best place to investigate one of the best groups of the '70s Latin rock explosion.

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EDIT 2007_06_18
A big thanks to Luc F for sending me Colman brothers - El nino !

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'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they sadly don't get... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
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Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.

Pass to extract the file : 080617
The file is a small 40MB, 'cause the songs are only in low bitrate 128kbits.
Please donnut give a nasty comment about that : check 'My opinion about bitrates' on 2008_jan_25.

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dag jean
kijk eens in uw mailbox en dan kan je genieten van 'el ninio'.
bedankt voor deze, een van mijn favoriete popcornsongs.

You have so much good music on your site (and a lot that I have never heard or never seen in Australia) I find it difficult to make up my mind what to listen to and could spend all day on the site. You should be congratulated for the amount of work and time that you have put into it,
Regards Ray
great work
I've been searchin for this record
for a long time

Thank you

from Mexico
Only discovered this group a little while ago thanks
Thanks once again Jean.
More El Chicano here: http://easyjams.blogspot.com/2011/09/el-chicano-viva-tirado-parts-i-and-ii.html
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