Phirpo y sus Caribes – Y Esa Pava Que? / Pa’ Los Rumberos (Matasuna Records) 7″




Exactly three years ago, “Matasuna Records” released a hot Latin 45 feat. two songs by the Venezuelan band “Phirpo y sus Caribes”, led by musician, arranger and conductor “Porfi Jiménez”. Now, fortunately, two more tracks from the band’s only album, “Parrilla Caliente”, are being reissued on vinyl by Matasuna – and for the first time, on a 7-inch! The original pressing of the 1972 album on “Philips” is a rare and valuable collector’s item. Officially licensed by the family of the late musician. Don’t miss this gem!

“Y Esa Pava Que?” on the A-side of the single is an explosive Latin funk joint written by Porfi Jiménez. An irresistible groover, opulently and densely orchestrated with virtuoso musicians showing off their musicality. Heavy drums, powerful horns, funky & slightly psychedelic keys & guitars are the basic ingredients, enriched with solo parts and vocal interludes. A real treat!

The B-side features “Pa’ Los Rumbero”, a cover version of the song by New York Latin maestro “Tito Puente”. In 1972, Puente recorded a great new version of his original 1955 composition. Phirpo y sus Caribes used this new version as the basis for their cover, compressing the Puente song to about two and a half minutes. The result is an energetic and upbeat song that proves that Porfi Jiménez and his bandmates were among the continent’s finest musicians. Vamos que la rumba ya va empezar!

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A: Y Esa Pava Que? – Phirpo y sus Caribes



B: Pa’ Los Rumbero – Phirpo y sus Caribes

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Weight 100 g


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