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Ray Camacho And The Teardrops - The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardrops



The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardrops
Ray Camacho And The Teardrops - The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardrops
(CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD052, 2009-05-18

Freestyle Records is immensely proud to announce the release of The Best Of Ray Camacho & The Tear Drops: Chicano Salsa, Funk, Cumbia & Soul 1968 to 1971. Compiled by DJ Pete Isaac from legendary UK club night Jelly Jazz, after Pete discovered and fell under the spell of Ray's music on original vinyl during a trip to New York in the late 90's. Pete then tracked down the man himself in California and so begun the long process of bringing Ray's music to the attention a new generation of dancers, DJ's and collectors.

The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardrops
Ray Camacho And The Teardrops - The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardrops
(CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD052, 2009-05-18

Tracklisting :
01. Si Si Puede
02. Let's Boogie
03. Chevere
04. Saigon Taxi
05. It's Time For Me To Love You
06. She's So Good To Me
07. Tough Talk
08. Tus Modos
09. Cumbia Rica
10. Cumbia Para Ustedes
11. Cumbia Del Sol
12. Dulce Y Amarga
13. Caballa Negro
14. Mama Guela
15. Tomas Al Timbal
16. Wade In The Water

Links :
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
facebook.com/group.php?gid=2397625339
Distribution : kudosrecords.co.uk

Press Release :
Freestyle Records is immensely proud to announce the release of The Best Of Ray Camacho & The Tear Drops: Chicano Salsa, Funk, Cumbia & Soul 1968 to 1971.

Compiled by DJ Pete Isaac from legendary UK club night Jelly Jazz, after Pete discovered and fell under the spell of Ray's music on original vinyl during a trip to New York in the late 90's. Pete then tracked down the man himself in California and so begun the long process of bringing Ray's music to the attention a new generation of dancers, DJ's and collectors.

Trumpeter Ray Camacho first formed his band in 1960, and like many jobbing Chicano musicians spent nearly a decade paying his dues by playing thousands of concerts (including gigs under enemy fire in Vietnam for the USO organisation) before finding legitimate success as a recording artist and recording well over 30 albums for a variety of labels including Discos Falcon, CBS and California Records.

The music itself is diverse as it is timeless, ranging from straight ahead salsa, latin rock, traditional cumbia, soul and latin funk but all featuring the unstoppable dance floor force that has made Ray's sounds indispensable for previous hip releases such as Ubiquity Records 'Bay Area Funk' compilation.

Ray Camacho is as individual a character as his music, we are pretty certain that there has never been an artist on Freestyle previously who is married to a former beauty queen (Miss Tuscon), and has played for US presidents like Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon or who has supported artists such as Santana, Tower of Power, Dick Clark, Chicago and even The Carpenters!

Reviews :
This unprecedented Camacho collection will no doubt thrill the hard jazz heads, collectors and disc jocks, but make no mistake: the main target for this Latin Funk bombshell is the dancefloor. Brooklyn tested and approved by yours truly and a roomful of rumberos!'
Monk One (Wax Poetics USA)

The Ray Camacho compilation is absolutamente fantastico! These amazing chicano funk'n'boogaloo sabroso tunes fix perfectly in my dj sets. Sonido super campeon
DJ Makala (Lovemonk Records)

Great compilation from Pete "Jelly Jazz"... jazz heads, funk freaks and latin lovers are going to find something satisfying here
Russ Dewbury (Jazz Rooms/Triple J Radio)

Put some glide in your stride and some dip in your hip,grab a copy and do yourself a favour. A simple (Ricky Hatton style) knockout delight.
Emrys Baird (Blues And Soul)

This is an ace disc!
Ian Fairley (Songlines)
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lolly genera lolly genera ·  22 October 2009, 20:12

i bought a ray camacho in 1971 in el paso, texas that had combia del sol and another song titled consentida and alot of other wonderful songs, the album got worn out and won't play anymore, can u help me find this album title, i want to purchase it again if at all possible. thank you lolly genera

Bella Bella ·  15 November 2009, 02:18

I would like to know if they are still playing and where the band is now . I knew one of the band members Jose Bueno and looking to reunite with him . He played the trumpet in the band I would like to know where he is
Bella

Medicine man Medicine man ·  24 November 2009, 22:35

Band's last gig was 9 years ago; Ray still in Fresno

Adrian Gibson Adrian Gibson ·  01 December 2009, 17:00

We could organise a tour for the band if there was enough interest. Promoters get in touch with me via adrian@agmp.co.uk


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