- Naino! Spanish Gipsy Soul Funk Disco (Various Artists)
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 1/26/2018
Naino! Spanish Gipsy Soul Funk Disco, 1974-1984 is a compilation dedicated to the fusion of black music and gipsy music created during the last century in Spain. Adarce Records mainly focus on a breakthrough movement that was started by "rumberos" and "flamencos" by mixing soul, funk, and disco, reaching it's maximum splendor in the late seventies. By mixing these genres, all unashamedly executed, musicians were able to explore new sounds and discover links between these two well-known musical traditions, so distant and yet so close. For this compilation, Adarce Records have chosen fourteen of the best songs, all recorded during those times and released between 1974 and 1984. The Spanish interest in soul goes back to the sixties and, fundamentally began with the arrival of Motown and Atlantic records. Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Bee Gees, Barry White, Isaac Hayes, Boney M., Earth Wind & Fire, and many more were released in the 1970s. Enlightened by this music, a group of "flamencos" and "rumberos" started to perform soul, funk and disco in their own way, creating a genuine and unrepeatable musical phenomenon. The aim with this compilation is to illustrate this journey from "calé" music to black music. To do so, Adarce Records have selected tracks released by Belter, DB Belter, Discophon, and Olympo, showing the different stems of this amazing phenomenon. With this fusion, you get danceable music that culminates the passage from tablao to the club. This is evidenced by the fact that several of the songs in this compilation were previously selected for albums like Flamenco Discoteque Vol.2 (Olympo, 1975) or Rumba Pop Discoteca (Belter, 1977). 13 of the 14 tracks on this compilation were released between 1974 and 1980. Features Marian Conde, Juan Bautista, Los Maravilla, Dolores Vargas, Paca y Manuela, Chele, Lola Flores, Perlita de Huelva, Morena y Clara, Trigal, Las Deblas, Rumba Tres, Tobago, and Chipén. Remastered from the original tapes (Revox). Liner notes by Oriol Farràs.