Goza La Salsa
Los Afroins was the flagship salsa band of the obscure but beloved INS label from Colombia. Their 1975 LP “Goza La Salsa” is just as hard to find as their first record, and contains 10 bright and sassy salsa dura treasures that light up the dance floor with their incessant rhythms, syncopated trumpets and trombone and buoyant melodies. There are smoking covers of hits by Panama’s Bush y sus Magníficos (‘Salsa Al Pindin’) and Bronx timbalero Orlando Marín and His Orchestra (‘Está De Bala’) as well as updated renditions of old Cuban chestnuts ‘La Masacre’ (written by Joseíto Fernández of ‘Guantanamera’ fame) and ‘Matusa’ (originally titled ‘Macusa’, composed by Francisco Repilado aka Compay Segundo). The entire record makes for a very tasty and satisfying party platter filled with guaguancó, mozambique, pachanga, descarga and bolero that deserves to be more accessible and better known by today’s fans of Colombian salsa who may have heard of The Latin Brothers or Sonora Carruseles, but have yet to discover the short/lived but highly sought after Los Afroins. “Goza La Salsa” is presented here in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
TRACKLIST Side 1 1. LA MASACRE (Joseíto Fernández) 2. SALSA AL PINDIN (Francisco Buckley “Bush”) 3. EL BOMBON (Benjamín, Roy) 4. PUERTO RICO POWER (Luis E Mosquera) 5. UNA MA:ANA (Oscar Ochoa) Side 2 1. MATUSA (Francisco Repilado) 2. ESTA DE BALA (Orlando Marin) 3. EL BOGA (Oscar Ochoa) 4. NO SUFRAS MAS (Luis E Mosquera) 5. ALEJADA (Darío, Roy)