Many music fans will remember Jimmy Salcedo due to his wonderful work as arranger and producer with the duo Elia and Elizabeth in the early '70s. Their delicate songwriting acquired, after his treatment, a special tropical aroma that even included the funk influences received by Salcedo at that time. He released with his band, La Onda Tres, a few LPs and singles that had a limited distribution, mainly in Colombia only. This anthology comprises a selection of songs that celebrate Salcedo's sound signature: a base of coastal funk with vocals and melodic bubblegum-bomb arrangements and hints of light psychedelia. Many of the compiled songs became popular radio hits in Colombia that Jimmy Salcedo and La Onda Tres recorded and arranged at the Zeida studios in Medellín. These recordings include Latin-jazz tracks ("Mira") with stunning percussion solos, songs recorded under a heavy Caribbean-soul influence ("¡Qué linda es Colombia!: and "Lo mismo de siempre") "Maranguango", an irresistible mix of Afro-Latin percussion and catchy tropical harmonies spiced-up with Moog keyboard sounds, fuzz and wah-wah guitars and even touches of Hammond, in a psychedelic funk style, an exhilarating Moog driven instrumental with a heavy Afro-funk rhythm ("Moogambo") and revisited Latin classics ("Moliendo Café"). Jimmy Salcedo's big popularity in Colombia is due however to his long career as TV presenter at El Show de Jimmy, running for over 20 years, where he would also perform with his band and act as a comedian. His life was tragically cut short and died in 1992, when he was only 48, due to health issues. This compilation celebrates his superb musical legacy and makes most of these songs available again for the first time. Includes and insert with notes and rare photos.
|A1||Que Linda es Colombia|
|A3||La Pollera Colora|
|A5||Josefa Matia, La Mafafa|
|A6||Mi Destino Es Como El Viento|
|B6||Vete Pronto - Mono Mono (Aka Hit The Road Jack)|