Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's not the end....

Well my friends I think I owe you an explanation for my long absence from mexicovers, the thing is that I got a full time job a little more than 2 years ago so it became imposible to keep up with all the work that this place needs, I was used to upload 1 album per week, you can say it's an easy job but it really isn't, first I had to buy the record, then clean it, make the transfer to my computer, clean the audio, scan the covers and so on....the process from start to finish took me almost 3 days (95% of the albums here were done that way).

I once envisioned this place to be like a starting point and a reference to all things mexican, specially retro design and vintage mexican music, in order to give people from other cultures a glimpse of what mexican culture USED to be, you know... there was really a time when we had good music, good films, great design and a great culture overall.

Anyways, the sad thing here is that I had a series of (computerly speaking) tragedies:

  1. My hard disks were getting full so I decided to buy a 1Tb Seagate Hard disk to back up everything I had "dowloaded" back from 6 years ago, hard to get vinyl transfers, movies, family pictures, etc., etc.
  2. The new 1Tb disk was defective, so I lost the data 3 days later (data means E-VERY-THING I-HAD).
  3. Decided to replace the faulty disk and got a new one, but at that very same time I was moving from my old house to a new one and found out (the hard way), that the electrical wiring was faulty, so one day I came back from work to find everything plugged in was blown.
  4. I'm using a live CD (KANOTIX) right now, but my hard disks are gone, I don't wan't mexicovers to disappear, but at the moment there's nothing much I can do. So until more prosper times, I'll go idle for a while.
  5. Come back soon, I intend to keep alive and update this place in the not so distant future.
  6. I'll try to answer the mail.
  7. Finally, thanks for visiting mexicovers and remember to play all records only on Stereo Equipment!.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Los Locos Del Ritmo - Rock - 1960


Los Locos del Ritmo were one of Mexico's pioneering rock bands. This was their first album which was recorded in one night, but the quality is great, my favourite song is track number 2, La Cucaracha.
Back in those times, mexican rock bands played mostly covers of american rock songs, but Los Locos del Ritmo managed to play some original compositions, which were not bad at all.

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01 - Nena No Me Importa
02 - La Cucaracha
03 - Tus Ojos
04 - Un Gran Pedazo De Amor
05 - Morelia
06 - Blues Tempo
Side B:
07 - Crecidito Para Amar
08 - Un Vasito Con Agua
09 - Pedro Pistolas
10 - El Mongol
11 - Yo No Soy Rebelde
12 - Geraldine

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Orquesta del "Chino" Flores - Bailemos Danzon - 1960

Bailemos Danzon

Hello everybody, hope you had a merry xmas, and hope you have a happy new year.

Here's a great album full of danceable songs, there's no info on who the "Monster" Orchestra or Mr. Angel "Chino" Flores were, but as always the important thing is the music, and the music is great. So there's no excuse for not having this album.

The FLAC files are here, here and here

If you take a closer look at the label on the album, the "CORO" logo is identical with the "RCA" logo.....but I don't know if they were related or if it they where just a bad copy.....
And here's the tracklist:

Side A:
01 - La Margarita
02 - Decidete
03 - Merida
04 - Negocio Bueno
05 - Consuelito
06 - Fiesta Cubana
Side B:
07 - Florecita
08 - Novedades
09 - Senorita
10 - Aurora
11 - Sabor De Engano
12 - Cuando Canta El Cornetin

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quartz - Quartz - 1978

¡Por fin! llegó el disco que estábas esperando, el disco que has buscado toda tu vida y nunca lo has podido encontrar, incluye la canción que siempre has querido saber como se llama y nunca te lo han dicho.

Lo mas seguro es que no reconozcas la portada, ni el grupo ni nada de nada, pero si eres un treintón como el sr. mexicant, entonces este disco es para ti.

El grupo se llama Quartz, el disco lleva el mismo nombre y la canción 1 también, bueno ¿y cual es esa canción? se preguntarán ustedes, pues nada mas y nada menos que es la que salía en la Carabina de Ambrosio, esa que bailaba Gina Montes y que durante toda mi vida me había preguntado como demonios se llamaba esa canción, por cierto, la canción viene sin la edición que le hicieron para el programa, ésta dura 13 minutos.

Gracias a San eBay, se pudo conseguir el disco, ¡el vinil venía aun sellado!, así que la calidad de la grabación es excelente, no tiene hiss, ni pops, ni nada, por lo que por primera vez el sr. mexicant ha decidido, además de subir el disco de la manera tradicional, agregar el archivo en formato FLAC.

Si deseas bajar los archivos FLAC tienes que bajar las 2 partes para poder descomprimir, y están aquí y aquí.


Back in the early 80's, there was a TV show called "La Carabina de Ambrosio", it was one of the best comedy shows ever produced in mexican TV, the show intro featured a gorgeous dancer called Gina Montes, who danced along a very catchy (and edited) instrumental disco song, which for years and years I tried to track down, it was impossible to get it because there where no credits shown. Thanks to the internet and eBay, el sr. was finally able to get the album (still sealed!), and for your delight the album was uploaded in FLAC format also.
Track number 1 is the song I was talking about.

So if you don't know the show, you might not like this post at all, so beware!

And here's the track list:

Side A:
01 - Quartz
Side B:
02 - Beyond The Clouds
03 - For Geromine
04 - Chaos

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Joe Loco Plays Agustin Lara

Get Loco here

It's been a while since the last post, unfortunately el senor got a steady job and now there's not enough time for the music, mexicovers is not dead but will not be updated weekly as it was before, but let's talk about the music!.

Joe Loco (José Estévez Jr.) was born in Manhattan in 1921, you can read the bio from amg here, and one in spanish here.

And here's the track list:

Side A:
01 - Oracion Caribe
02 - Contraste
03 - Azul
04 - Piensalo Bien
05 - Solo Una Vez
Side B:
06 - Veracruz
07 - La Cumbancha
08 - Aventurera
09 - Rosa
10 - Marimba

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Repost: Juan Torres- Reflejos

This is the original post, it's too hot in here to be writing right now, so see you until next post.

One more thing: It's a big file (341 mb) so beware!

It's a well known fact that a lot of people bought an organ or tried to learn to play one, thanks to the influence of at least one of his 74 Albums, almost all by the name of "Juan Torres & His Melodic Organ".

When I was a kid, my mom used to have one that she liked to play whenever we had guests coming over for dinner (and now I can't eat anything unless there's some album of him playing in the background), and I guess many other moms (or dads) used to do the same, mainly because Juan Torres covered a lot of musical tastes, with albums ranging from classical music, to mariachi or international hits, as you would hear later on.

This was a request from someone who lost his only tape from Juan Torres, so in compensation here's a 7 disc boxset.


There's no tracklist today, because it's too big and it'll take another post just for it, but here's the list of the 7 albums:

Disc 1 (International Hits)
Disc 2 (Disco-Atmosphere)
Disc 3 (Tribute To Five Inmortals)
Disc 4 (Musical Mosaic)
Disc 5 ( Flashes From The 70's)
Disc 6 (Mexican Fiesta)
Disc 7 (All Time Favorites)

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereophonic Equipment!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Repost: Terry Snyder & The All Stars - Persuassive Percussion

This is the first LP from the Command Quadraphonic Series, it was recorded as a demo (Persuasive Percussion Quad Demo Album), so people could try their brand new (and expensive) quadraphonic systems (left front, right front, left back & right back channels), remember that this stuff was pre-5, 6 and 7.1 systems we all know, so having 4 speakers was actually a very cool thing back in the good ol' days (well, I suppose).

And Here's The Track List:

Side A
01- I'm In The Mood For Love
02- Whatever Lola Wants
03- Misirlou
04- I Surrender Dear
05- Orchids In The Moonlight
06- I Love Paris
Side B
07- My Heart Belongs To Daddy
08- Taboo
09- The Breeze And I
10- Aloha Oe
11- Japanese Sandman
12- Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Quadraphonic Equipment! ;)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Don Nauro & His Caribbean Bar Sextett



No senoorr, el sr. mexicant is not dead (yet), it's just that he's been so drunk lately, he spends the whole day now in the cantina with the mariachis, he was getting bored with tequila, and wanted something new, so he tried some of the green stuff that the guy is holding, but found out is just green colored water, so now he's going for the cheers everybody!!

As usual, I bought this album just because of the cover, but the music turned out to be very good, and I don't have any info on who Don Nauro & His Caribbean Bar Sextett is or was, the only info I found is that he's from Venezuela.

The album's called Fin de Semana...En El Bar Tropical (Weekend at the Tropical Bar), and I just hope the bar did not go bankrupt for serving green colored water.

And here's the track list:

Side A:
01 - Que Pasa En La Obscuridad/Do Wah Nanny
02 - Amada Amante/Soy Rebelde
03 - No Tengo Dinero/Chicos De Mi Barrio
04 - Hablame Suavemente/Cada Dia De Mi Vida
05 - Mosaico Cubano (Cuando Sali De Cuba/La Sitiera/Bilongo/Rumba Blanca)
Side B:
06 - Tantos Deseos De Ella/Como Las Violetas
07 - Sanson Y Dalila/Agua Fresca
08 - Esta Noche La Paso Contigo/Tu Me Haces Falta
09 - Brisas Del Torbes/El Carite
10 - Cuando Nos Casemos/Mundo Salvaje

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Orquesta Festival De Acapulco - Lara En Bossa Nova - 1969

After a long hiatus, el sr. is finally back, this time presenting a very fine album:

Lara En Bossa Nova (this are Agustin Lara's songs bossanova style!), played by the "Orquesta Festival De Acapulco", yes you may ask now, who the hell are these guys?, and I'll tell you that this orchestra is conducted by none other than Cecilio "Chilo" Moran, considered one of the greatest mexican jazzists of all time.

Chilo Moran was born in Sinaloa, and went to Mexico City to study music at the "Escuela Libre De Musica", as a trumpetist he played in several orchestras, including the orchestra of Arturo Nunez, Ismael Diaz, Luis Arcaraz, Pablo Beltran Ruiz and Damaso Perez Prado, just to name a few.

In 1956 he and his friend Tommy Rodriguez opened the "Jazz Bar", the very first bar in Mexico City that played live jazz music.

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01 - Senora Tentacion
02 - Mia Nomas
03 - Mujer
04 - Monisima Mujer
05 - Piensalo Bien
06 - Volveras
Side B:
07 - Rosa
08 - Por Que Ya No Me Quieres
09 - Mi Novia
10 - Santa
11 - Pervertida

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Eduardo Davidson- Le Chien- 1968

Le Chien


The first time I heard Eduardo Davidson was thanks to the Easy Melodias album, "Mueva El Dinero" is an excellent song but the wackiness of it was what caught my attention, and after listening to this album, there's only one word floating in my mind:

Weird (And Great)

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01 - Le Chien (El Perro)
02 - El Panuelo Rojo
03 - The Boy From G.U.S.T.O.
04 - Con Sol Y Sal
05 - Corazon De Mujer
06 - Mueva El Dinero
Side B:
07 - Se Aprende, Senor
08 - A Santa Barbara
09 - Lagrimas Y Letras
10 - Munecos De Frisson
11 - Es Ilusion

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereo Equipment!


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