Various Artists - The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948 - 79 (Part 1)

The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948 - 79 (Part 1)

Various Artists

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Various Artists - The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948 - 79 (Part 1)

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Soundway set sail for Colombia once again, delving deeper into the South American country’s rich musical past. Boasting 55 tracks spread over two CDs and two triple LPs, 'The Original Sound of Cumbia' is Soundway’s definitive guide to the origins of Colombian cumbia and porro and the result of five years pain staking re-search by Will ‘Quantic’ Holland.

Disc 1 tells the story of some the earliest Colombian cumbia recorded, a genre that captured a nation, spreading from its birthplace on the Caribbean coast in land to central Colombia and the capital Bogata. Disc 2 sees the evolution of cumbia. Greats of Colombian music like Alberto Pacheco, Toño Fernandez & Anibal Velasquez brought the genre forward, bringing new influences and instruments to the genre. What had once been considered the music of the underclasses had risen up as the new sound of a nation.

After five years of becoming slowly submerged in Colombian musical culture, learning the accordion, setting up a band and a studio, and scouring the country in search it's recorded legacy, Will 'Quantic' Holland (Quantic Soul Orchestra & Quantic y su Combo Barbaro) has compiled the fruits of his labour into this unique compilation that tells the story of cumbia in the years of the phonograph record's supremacy. Along with good friend and head of Soundway Records, Miles Cletet, Will Holland has condensed hundreds of 78s, 45s and LPs into just over two and a half hours of the finest Colombian cumbia.


“The whole album is simply stunning with a superb track listing” Laurent Garnier

“These CDs put history not in the museum but firmly in the middle of the dancefloor.” The Telegraph – Pop CD of the Week

“It’s a magnificent cumbiapedia.” The Observer

“Joyful tropical madness.” MOJO


12" Vinyl Triple Album (SNDWLP032A)
  1. Gastón (El Isleño) con El Conjunto de Jaime Simanca - La Cumbia Está Llamando
  2. Conjunto Los Rumberos - Cumbia del Puerto
  3. Lucho Peréz - Judith
  4. Alberto Pacheco y su Conjunto - Sembrando Café
  5. Rafeal Yepes Crespo con sus Negros de la Región - Nubia en la Playa
  6. Santander Flores - Capital Cebuista
  7. Ruffo Garrido y su Conjunto - El Pájaro Prieto
  8. Conj. Ritmos del Caribe - La Fullera
  9. Anibal Velásquez y Su Conjunto - San Jacinto
  10. Orq. Ritmos de Sabanas - Montería
  11. Baldomero Urieles con Efrian Burgos y su Conjunto - Amor del Magdalena
  12. Los Alegres del Valle - Samaria
  13. Conjunto Martínez - Cumbia Fonsequera
  14. Silvio Guzman y Conjunto Jose M. Peñaranda - Canto a Betty
  15. Pedro Salcedo y su Orquesta - La Vaca y El Caporal
  16. Los Alegres Bucaneros - Cumbia Bucanera
  17. Gildardo Montoya y Conjunto Los Rumberos - Fabiola
  18. Guillermo Munoz y Conjunto Tipico del Magdalena - Cumbia de Todos
  19. Cresencio Salcedo - Me Quedo con el Viejo
  20. Lalito y Conjunto Colombia - Flores de Colombia
  21. Nacho Paredes con Los Vaqueros Sabaneros - Dulce Lamento
  22. Los Ases del Ritmo - La Margarita
  23. Emiro Caicedo y su Combo - Los Cumbiamberos
  24. Hugo Racedo y su Conjunto - Cumbia del Magdalena
  25. Trio Serenata - Cumbia Sobre El Mar
  26. Los Indígenas - Sangre Goajira
  27. Toño Fernandez - La Muerte
  28. Los Hermanitos Ferreyra - Cumbia del Mar
  29. Angel Martinez con Los Sabaneros - Cumbia Alegre