the soul fantastics / los silvertones - el mismo / el baile de la arana - soundwaySNDW7007 - uk7'
1. The Soul Fantastics - El Mismo
2. Los Silvertones - El Baile De La Arana
Panamian 7"with bonustracks not on the Panama! 2 compilation. Both tracks featured on this rare and limited 45 release offer a glimpse of the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and ‘70s. Tip!
The choice of tracks was heavily influenced by the collectors, DJs and Latin music aficionados that Roberto Gyemant, compiler of the Panama!2 album, met during his digging through dusty Panamanian warehouses and visiting of old radio stations in the Panamanian outback
The Soul Fantastics flute driven track “El mismo” is a dancefloor driven soul workout with heavy influences from the States. Jazz flautist Felix Wilkins leads the charge and therein takes the track to a huge crescendo lending itself to the same school as the 1971 stone cold b-boy classic ‘S.O.U.L ‘ by Burning Spear. The original breaks and beats of Panama!
Los Silvertones do their thing with their ode to Arana in, ‘El baile de la Arana’ - a boogaloo inspired jam, funk driven and sure to provoke some heavy hustling on the discotecas.