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Wednesday 11 November 2020

Groovin' in Galicia

We had a request last week for some Spanish soul. I am happy to oblige. Here are a few choice cuts from the excellent compilation "Sensacional Soul Vol. 2", which is appropriately subtitled "32 Groovy Spanish Soul & Funk Stompers 1965-72".

We kick things off with Barcelona's own Los Gatos Negros reworking a John Fred & The Playboys number. Next up is Ritmo Pilé, about whom even the compilérs of the CD seem to know nothing at all. Then we ride off into the sunset with Henry C Martin (known to his Mum and Dad as Enrique Carlos Martinez Ibanez), the latter day Sancho Panza.

 "Hey Hey Bunny" - Los Gatos Negros

"Pilé Beat" - Ritmo Pilé

"Donkey" - Henry C Martin

It is but one short step from Spanish soul to Spanish Stroll.


  1. Donkey is a strong contender for Best Song Lyric Of The Day. Did you know that I wanted a donkey?

    1. I didn't, but with your menagerie I'm not totally surprised