Friday, October 31, 2014

Los Ocho de Colombia

Artist: Los Ocho de Colombia
LP: De Costa a Costa Con Los Ocho de Colombia
Song: "La Danza del Diablo" 
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Song: "Shunga Marunga (Cuca Maruca)" 
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Happy Halloween! A spider just dropped onto my head while I was typing this. How appropriate. Have you seen this costume for a TV weather news person? What about this one that turns out like this? Anyway, "La Danza del Diablo" by Los Ocho de Colombia was the best I was able to come up with to commemorate the holiday. It's not very scary. There isn't much info about these eight handsome fellows on the web; according to this page they began making music in 1974, but I also found a discography that includes an album from 1972 and I have a feeling this "De Costa a Costa" LP is from even earlier than that. The group is still around, though according to the photo header on this Facebook page, Los Ocho de Colombia have now grown into Los Quince! I feel it's also important to point out that the male members of this group are not averse to posing long as they can continue to wear a tuxedo

In English, via Google Translate

1. Where has pace and party have to be The 8 of Colombia
2. Reminding the county that they are guilty of domestic happiness which
3. Members and instruments are at the top of the modern creation
4. Manufacturing
5. Only for crowds
6. The best list of successes that 
7. Located as precursors and absolute owners of musical truth of the nation
8. These are the seven critical highlights and notes in the dance music of Colombia

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