29 November 2008

WILFREDO STEPHENSON- AN ENSEMBLE OF SALSA PERCUSSION


















Wilfredo Stephenson for Amigo from 1982.
I think this has had more requests for a repost than any other album at O.I.R. since I last posted it in September 06.So I've ripped it again but at 320 this time.

Keeping the Percussion theme here's a great piece of wax from Europe-Sweden to be precise-recorded in 1981 for Amigo Records.Those of you who are on the case will know that Wilfredo Stephenson was the percussion wiz behind Hot Salsa but for this outing he recorded under his own name ,wrote all bar two of the compositions and used some of the Hot Salsa line up as well as Tobjorn Langborn,Carlos Leon,Per Cussion etc.
This is a pretty rare lp that has many great tunes but the standout tune is "Aire para respirar" that starts like a massive batucada but goes into a lovely uplifting, vocal fusion tune -big out on the floor back in the day.It's a terrific album and it proves shows the Swedish CAN play great latin music.Actually thinking about it I'm pretty sure I read some where that Wilfredo was a student of Sabu who saw the final years of his life out in Sweden whilst putting together some incredible music(Afro Temple for starters!!!)
This has never made it to a re-issue of any description.

15 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/168516700/WILFREDO_STEPHENSON.rar

Djalma said...

Thank you Bacoso, this one has been on my wishlist for soooo long... I sliiped through my fingers soooo many times... Peace brother and nuff respect!

jaguar said...

Never heard this.

Greatly looking forward to it.

Many thanks.

bluenote124 said...

What an LP, i was there back in the day,Rock City,Electric ballroom etc and this was king! I have the LP but nice to have plain on my PC.Bacoso your taste is inpeccable!

fauxteur said...

Thanks a lot for this bacoso!
It's great to see you back in business.

flageolette said...
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flageolette said...

Many thanks for this,

Great!


Cheers,

Simon666 said...

thanks for some classic bacoso style :)

S Park said...

Thanks for all the great stuff! Actually, Sabus sons were in Hot Salsa too.

a mind with no ceiling said...

Yes yes yes! Thanx a lot for this killer Bacoso.I knew "aire para respirar" and loved it, looking forward to the rest of the lp.

MamboMachine said...

wow cant wait to listen to this one. many many many thanks

codazzo said...

thanks ;)

alex said...

been looking for this gem for years bacoso-many,many thanks man!

Chris said...

Looks like a gem, can't wait to hear it, thanks!
Tokyo.

stripes said...

man I have not heard that Aire Para respirar for absolutely ages. Mad Marx aka snowboy used to play it back in the day. Absolute killer tune pure class