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Sonora de Lucho Macedo/La Logia Sarabanda - Guayaba EP 7"



Our series of tropical 45s aimed to shake up the dance floors presents two incredible versions of one of the best songs ever composed by maestro Tito Puente: Guayaba. In the late 1950s, rock'n roll shook the foundations of music in Peru, and orchestras rushed to cover hit songs and explore the possibilities of mixing them with tropical music. Lucho Macedo followed this trend, even many years later. In 1972 his version of "Guayaba" was published, combining elements of the emerging Chicano rock sound, popularized internationally by bands like Santana or Malo, blended with a Latin flavor loaded with elements of mambo, son montuno, boogaloo. Timbales and distorted guitars shaking hands in this very dance floor friendly version. La Logia Sarabanda would arrive all the way from Rio de la Plata but -- despite their origin -- they'd release their records exclusively in Peru and Mexico. Their only single opened with another very interesting version of "Guayaba" that highlights the sounds of fierce and psychedelic guitars while keeping the Latin essence of the original song. First time single reissue!

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