5 February 2008

THE MOON PEOPLE / LOS ASTRONAUTAS - LAND OF LOVE





















The Moon People for Speed from 1968.

Dusty Groove:One of the grooviest records ever recorded -- and pretty darn rare, too! The Moon People -- aka Los Astronautas -- were a Latin Soul studio band who played behind some of the other killer recordings on the Speed Label. They're best known for their sock-boogaloo instrumental "Land Of Love" -- a stone jammer which kicks off the album -- and their forte is blending together Latin rhythms, soul instrumentation, and kind of a mod 60s easy production style, handled here by maestro Morty Craft. The album's got a really really weird feel -- part Latin Soul, part 60s soundtrack -- almost as if Joe Cuba and Quincy Jones were hanging out together!

There's a fascinating write up on this crew over at Spectropop so if you're a sample spotter or just wanna bit more background on this lp it's well worth a visit.
320 vinyl rip-reissue appears to be out of stock most places.

13 comments:

JTF said...

Third time the charm? :) Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

oui said...

bacoso, sorry for bothering with this again but how can i get a kind of reply from you about the re-up of Masabumi Kikuchi/Elvin Jones back cover? i've left 3 comments, in the wind... if there's no way no big deal but please at least let me know, thanks! friendly, oui

mad said...

thanks bacoso! wicked album. cheddar.

the doc said...

nice post, thanks!! Now if someone could upload The Latin Blues Band "Take a Trip Pussycat" we'd be in business!!

somogyvari said...

Thanks, sounds exciting

Pekis said...

Pekis is good for you :)

Joe Farrell "Upon This Rock" (1974)
LP > MP3 @ 320

http://rapidshare.com/files/89700118/Upon_This_Rock.zip.html

Licorice Pizza said...

Just got this one on the rotation and very groovy. Thanks for the offering. I have not been able to log into blogger to leave comments until recently. Had to go to explorer to log on (opera user).

Many thanks for many great posts I have not been able to say thanks for. Been feeling shamed to listen to such great music and not be able to tell you.

LP

Green Onion said...

many many thanks man!

chris said...

lots of thanks, ive been looking for this one off and on.
Happy soul is my fav :D:


thanks a million, love you lots

daytime lovers said...

really cool record, thank you!

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Hanimex 3000 said...

I should be missing something but where is the link?..

Bacoso said...

click on moon people in the first sentence its still good to go