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Plena for my Boombox

Against all odds I've put out another annual mix CD of what I've been listening to lately. Like last year, if you're a regular commenter here, drop me a line and I'll send you a copy. And for those of you who already have it and came here for the liner notes, the links on the left below will take you to more info about the artists.

Plena for my Boombox Stuff I've been listening to in 2003
Zuco 103  1  Zabumba no Mar
Bass drum in the sea
Tribalistas  2  Já Sei Namorar
I know how how to love, I know how to kick the ball
Celso Piña  3  Sólo Quiero un Xodó
Mexican cumbia cover of the Brazilian standard
Smokey and Miho  4  Consolacão
Spinoff of the Japanese pop group Ciba Matto
Torch  5  Dindi
Austin singer Seela and her band
Catavento  6  Music Goes Round and Round
Since when does a trumpet have four valves?
Óscar Alemán  7  Bésame mucho
Argentine-Brazilian orphan who grew up to play Django-style jazz guitar in Paris
Glover Gill  8  Milonguita Irminita
Austin's king of the tango
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán  9  Mambo Sinuendo
The roving guitarist and the Cuban surfer
Mosquitos  10  Boombox
Indie pop meets MPB
Charlie Hunter and Garage a Trois  11  Plena for my Grundle
I looked up "grundle" and I'm almost sorry I did
Bumcello  12  3 Bandits
Drums 'n' cello
The Clash  13  The Guns of Brixton
Who knew the Clash was NRA?
Antibalas  14  Uprising
Insurgent Afrobeat from Brooklyn
Celso Piña  15  Cumbia Sobre el Río
The Johnny Cash of Monterrey cumbia
Café Tacuba  16  Eo [El Sonidero]
What happens happens will happen happened
The Judys  17  All the Pretty Girls
I used to live next door to this guy
Jim White  18  Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi
Things is always better than they seem
Tin Hat Trio  19  Big Blue House
Is that a tinfoil helmet?
Zuco 103  20  Maracatu Atômico
Behind the skyscraper there is a sky, there is a sky
Tribalistas  21  Um a Um
I don't want to win, I want to get there together
Maria Rita  22  Menininha do Portão
The girl goes out the gate and comes to play
Torch  23  Bye Bye Blackbird
Pack up all my care and woe

(A printable version of the liner notes is here.)

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