Monday, March 01, 2010

Mission and Valencia Mix

El Gallo Blanco Presenta: Reggae, Cumbia, Boogaloo, Mambo, and Remixes. A typical night from Sockpuppet Soundsystem's fourth Friday of the month residency at The Argus located on Mission at Valencia in the Deep Mission.

Mission and Valencia Mix by Pinched Nerve

Monday, January 25, 2010

El Gran Combo

El Gran Combo have a billion albums. I've come across a few of them from the late 70's and early 80's that were straight forward salsa. This is probably the earliest album of theirs that's I've owned. "Latin Power" has quite a few soul covers. I like soul covers. This is probably my favorite. I also like the fact that somebody wrote "Mom" on the cover model.

El Gran Combo - "Build Me Up Buttercup" from Latin Power

Tito Rodriguez

I don't anything about Tito Rodriguez. I found this record at the swap meet. If you look closely at the picture, you'll notice somebody put horns on Tito's head. I like this song a whole lot though.

Tito Rodriguez - "Ahi No" from Reliquia De Tito Rodriguez

9th Floor Radio

Friday, August 14, 2009

Japanese Wrestling Record

I found this along with a bunch of Japanese noise, hardcore, and metal records at the local thrift store.
Side A:

Side B:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

El Poder De La Cumbia

I have been visiting the Honduran Electronics shop on 17th and Mission to buy cumbia CDs. I decided to make a mix of my favorites. I changed my DJ name to El Gallo Blanco for this one. Like it matters.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Couple of Links...

Toy Selectah has a free album available for download. Toy Selectah is responsible for Celso Pina's Cumbia Sobre El Rio. He was also the producer for Control Machete. He's been playing Bersa Discos shows here in SF and will apparently have an album coming out on Diplo's Mad Decent Records. Check out this album of remixes he has out. It's called The Mex-More album. Mexican/Baltimore. Get it?
Toy Selectah - The Mex-More LP

Have a new album out. It's available by donation. They are basically my favorite band in SF right now. Their live shows are completely berzerker. And, their drummer, Weasel Walter is a machine. You may know him as the guy who fronted The Flying Luttenbachers
XBXRX - Un Usper

Dennis Brown "Joseph's Coat of Many Colours"

I don't find good reggae very often, so I was pretty excited to come across this Dennis Brown album. First of is "Man Next Door", which I'm embarrassed to say I first heard The Slits cover. It's originally a Paragons track and I believe John Holt originally wrote it. Secondly I'm sharing "Together Brothers" which has Brown taking on the Real Rock Rhythm. And finally I'm sharing "Home Sweet Home" which opens with a great break that I'm surprised nobody has sampled yet.

"Man Next Door" by Dennis Brown from "Joseph's Coat of Many Colours"

"Together Brothers" by Dennis Brown from "Joseph's Coat of Many Colours"

"Home Sweet Home" by Dennis Brown from "Joseph's Coat of Many Colours"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sockpuppet Soundsystem @ The Argus Friday Night

My DJ partner, Jaybee, and I will be spinning records at the Argus Lounge, here in SF, Friday night. Drop on by, mention the blog, and I'll buy you a drink.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Los Diablos - Ya Te Encontre

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've been busy listening to this song.