Post Your Spanish (Euro, Spain) Top Ten Records

ScopeCGNScopeCGN 163 Posts
edited January 2007 in Strut Central
Hi all,Im in Barcelona and Im digging through tons and tons of records for three days now... Great city, I can only recommend to come here and enjoy.As I came by a lot of 50's & 60s beat & freakbeat records, I rarely see funk, jazz, psych 70's stuff from spain / Catalania here. And if I see some stuff I don't know any of the important names. And once again I feel like Im lost in the field here without the good advise from the Strutting society.So please post your Spanish - Yeah, from Spain! - top selection of records here. A short description would be nice!!!thanks & I will post some pics of the finds later onBest,Scope
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  • Nothing??

    Bring it up, peeps - someone got to know some decent spanISH...
    laplanetesouvage?? You got any suggestions???

    Best from Barcelona,

    Scope

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,119 Posts
    check yo pms, got something for you!!

    peace,

    S.D.

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,119 Posts
    laplanetesouvage??

    I thought it was french

    good luck with finding something...

  • Theres a new Vampi Soul comp called something like Sensational Soul or something with spanish soul tunes on it. I havent heard it but they do quality stuff so it might be worth checking out.

    Im going to BCN in April so I would like to know a bit about which recordshops I should check out aswell as clubs, bars etc etc.

    Holla,

    Dress

  • For me top ten would be all about flamenco and classical.
    Talking about soul, jazz, funk there's nothing groundbreaking but some good stuff here and there.
    Check this comps:
    http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/featured/7115.html
    http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/featured/7774.html
    http://www.swan.opcion1.net/imagenes/book/caratula.JPG
    http://lnx.indajaus.com/acidjazzhispano/content-224.html
    El soul es una droga comps have some cool pieces as well

    Some top tunes:
    The Brothers - Brothers Groove
    Augusto Alguer?? - Great Expectations
    Los Bravos - Every Dog Has Its Day

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    This is one of the best (old) spanish albums I've heard.


  • The best shop I've been to in Barcelona is Wah-wah, c/Riera Baixa. It's within a 5 min walk of la Rambla.
    They run their own label and have done excellent reissues of some amazing Catalan psych and folk as well as more conventional soul and funk stuff and also stock a good selection of soul, jazz, soundtracks, prog and psych reissues and originals. Pan y Regaliz, Smash, Musica Dispersa, Pau Riba and Sisa are names to look out for and Jaun Carlos Calderon is a flamenco fusion artist whose albums always seem to have at least one pretty good funky track, at least up til the late 70s, which is all I've heard.
    There's a couple of other stores on the same street that are also worth a look.

  • Yeah, Musica Dispersa is nice.
    Thinking about hiphop, Solo los Solo are absolute winners.

  • This is one of the best (old) spanish albums I've heard.



    Couldn't agree more, it's a fantastic record.

  • Danno3000Danno3000 2,846 Posts
    The best shop I've been to in Barcelona is Wah-wah, c/Riera Baixa. It's within a 5 min walk of la Rambla.
    They run their own label and have done excellent reissues of some amazing Catalan psych and folk as well as more conventional soul and funk stuff and also stock a good selection of soul, jazz, soundtracks, prog and psych reissues and originals. Pan y Regaliz, Smash, Musica Dispersa, Pau Riba and Sisa are names to look out for and Jaun Carlos Calderon is a flamenco fusion artist whose albums always seem to have at least one pretty good funky track, at least up til the late 70s, which is all I've heard.
    There's a couple of other stores on the same street that are also worth a look.

    I thought this was a lousy store. All the records were shrinkwrapped so that it was difficult to know whether a given album was a reissue or OG and, most importantly, its condition. The prices were ridiculous and when I asked the salesman whether he wanted more copies of a dollarbin Canadian record that the store was selling for 40 Euros, he scoffed and told me it was very rare and I would never find a copy. I was hoping to stock up on minty Barcelona Tractions and I was prepared to spend to get them, but the guys in the stores had never heard of it. Huh? I did find one or two decent pieces, but I realised very quickly that there were far better things to do in Barcelona than dig for records. The real heat in Barcelona is on the table.

  • SooksSooks 710 Posts
    This is from Spain


  • Thank you guys for all the info,
    of course I went out to the flea markets as well, but I did not one big score here besides finding bobby freeman 7" for 3.74 EUR and my partner in crime Defcon found one minty OG pressing of the Harlem Underground on Winley for 20 EUR :-)

    But the spanish stuff is still missing out.

    I went to Wah Wah on friday, and like Danno sez, the shrinkwrapping thing totaly sucks, also you cant listen to the records... I dug through all (and I really mean serious piles) of sevens there and put on hold to continue the crusade on Monday. We will see...

    Other finds so far:

    Wool - it's alright 7"
    Another Adriano Celentano - Prisecolinensinainciusol 7"
    Pino D'Angio - Ma Quela Idea 7"
    Shadows - Little "B" :-)

    all in nice EURO PicSleeves


    Best,
    Scoper

  • For me top ten would be all about flamenco and classical.
    Talking about soul, jazz, funk there's nothing groundbreaking but some good stuff here and there.
    Check this comps:
    http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/featured/7115.html
    http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/featured/7774.html
    http://www.swan.opcion1.net/imagenes/book/caratula.JPG
    http://lnx.indajaus.com/acidjazzhispano/content-224.html
    El soul es una droga comps have some cool pieces as well

    Some top tunes:
    The Brothers - Brothers Groove
    Augusto Alguer?? - Great Expectations
    Los Bravos - Every Dog Has Its Day


    Thanks my man, excellent, I will hit the streets with a little more knowledge now...

    SC

  • fejmelbafejmelba 1,139 Posts
    yo scope if ya still there?
    look out for Aguaviva Poetas Andaluces b/w cantara (check out the bassline on cantara) .
    also Osanna (crazy jazzfusion)
    good luck.
    pce.


  • also Osanna (crazy jazzfusion)
    good luck.
    pce.

    Osanna are italian.
    Pau Riba's Dioptria is bananas.

  • fejmelbafejmelba 1,139 Posts
    sorry paquales youre right.

  • damn...why couldn't i find this thread a week earlier. I just came back from spain!

    Wah-Wah's is overrated, but full of rare re-issues. I felt like i got ripped off there. Edison's next door is a nice spot, and I got a lot of cheap records there.

  • high_chigh_c 1,384 Posts



    shit is more bueno.

    The only other Spanish record I own has an orange and blue cover with psychedelic lettering spelling out the name of the female vocalist named **l* one tracker but the track is




  • this reminds me of





  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    i dont know a whole lot bout the spanish scene, i have these two and theyre both very recommendable on the jazzfunk tip!



  • slushslush 691 Posts

    Pau Riba's Dioptria is bananas.

    big huge cosine
    Pau Riba entire back catalogue is amazing

  • plaese to find me a Los Gritos "tuset street" 45 and send to Memphis....


  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts

    bananas.

    big huge
    amazing

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    I mean. I don't know. I prefer Cha-Cha.


  • SLurgSLurg 446 Posts


    I realized after seeing that record that there was probably not a deep appreciation for afro americain music in Spain...

  • tbone:

    That may explain why the field is so dried out here :-)

    Yesterday I found:

    Mr. loco - Lola 7"
    Rotation - Ra Ta Ta 7"
    Manolo Gas - Spain / Luna India 7"
    Los Super Ye-Ye (Los Brincos) - Borracho / Llorar / Flamenco / Baila La Pulga 7"
    Granada - Hablo De Una Tierra 7"
    Dejame Sonar - Solo Una Yez / Un Mundo Sin Amor 7"
    Los Pekenikes - Tabasco / Trio 7"

    Also Red Bullet by Performance.

    I had 100 more Pekenikes and Pedro Ruy Blas titles going through my hands, all shit and boring, the musica dispersa and the others you guys here mentioned, are all still missing out...

    Pretty dry here, as I said!


    Nevertheless big thanks going out to the strutting comunity for all the help and good tips and clues...

    Best from Barcelona,

    Scoper


    Ian Wright here on Tuesday, gonna be nice... :-)

  • theres a song on here i really really like


  • The_NonThe_Non 5,690 Posts



    this reminds me of





    The tsunami drawing is a world renown Japanese drawing, so artists are bound to base album covers off of it.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I'm a little late. You sound serious spending all that time in dusty record stores while in Barcelona, where there is so much more to do and see. I ruined my wife's amd mother's vacation by wasting one afternoon and one morning in record shopping and an other morning trying to mail my booty back home.

    Best stuff was at the flea markets.

    There are 3 or 4 stores on that street near the Ramblas, but the best records were in a store selling used porn videos.

    The Catalonia rock I got was not that hot.

    The flamenco rock fusion stuff was where it's at. I love that stuff, the only prog rock I like. Sadly every flea market and store knows the value and I didn't have any markup. Of course Barcelona is the wrong part of the country to really find this stuff.

    Mostly I bought 45s of American soul and French pop. I love those Spanish picture sleeves.

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    Disco Edison's has boxes of spainish beat eps and a listening station, no? Have at it man! My best pull from there was Los Pasos "Habibi"

    heavy stuff

  • I went through entire Wah Wah (the shrikwrapped owner refused to give me a 60 Cent discount to make it flat 50 bucks - sez it all, right?!) and Disco Edisons (Yeah, thats where used Porn meets record on the shelves!!) shop. ca. 20.000 records were flipped :-)

    Outcome was pretty poor, like I posted yesterday night.

    Just to make sure you know - I don't spend all day in shops - that's due to the siesta they have here around midday, were all shops are closed and we hang in nice cafes and take time to sight see a little and walk around in the harbour quater and so on...


    I also went to all known flee markets here (about 4) and the outcome was as poor as in the shops. Nothing really big to score there, but I must admit that we were pretty late last sunday due to heavy drinking the night before :-)

    Yesterday night DJ Hype and Jim Dunloop arrived here and we took a little break in a old & dirty fishermans restaurant.



    Tomorrow we gonna spin at the fair here the whole day long and the day after we gonna leave this city.

    Thanks for all your info guys, very helpful. I appreciate all your comments!!!!


    Scoper
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