GHETTO BROTHERS

GOT THIS HAPPY FEELING (VAMPISOUL)

GHETTO BROTHERS - GOT THIS HAPPY FEELING 165033
Format:
1 7"
Release:
12.07.2024
Label:
VAMPISOUL
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
165033
Barcode:
8435008864804
This single comprises two stand out tracks from "Power-Fuerza" (1972), one of the best Latin funk albums ever recorded, with all the right ingredients to shake dance floors worldwide.

Produced by boogaloo-don Bobby Marin, these tracks are a vibrant tapestry, weaving together the raw energy of the South Bronx streets and the soulful melodies born from the band's Puerto Rican heritage.

DESCRIPTION The Bronx in the 1970s, marked by the presence of notorious gangs, presented a complex and challenging urban landscape reflected in abandoned buildings and neglected public spaces.

The prevalence of street gangs, such as the Ghetto Brothers, contributed to an atmosphere of heightened tension and occasional violence.

The Ghetto Brothers, originating from the Melendez family who moved from Puerto Rico to the South Bronx in the 1950s, faced challenges involving violence and crime.

Despite this, Benjy Melendez, a key figure, directed the group towards community improvement.

The Ghetto Brothers embraced music, crafting a potent, NYC-flavored musical fusion that caught the attention of record mogul Ismael Maisonave (Salsa Records).

Their collaboration resulted in the recording of eight tracks in a single electrifying day at Manhattan's Fine Tone Studios, skillfully produced by Latin studio maestro Bobby Marin (Harvey Averne, La Lupe, Brooklyn Sounds_), one of the best Latin funk albums ever recorded_ This musical odyssey showcases the band's ability to seamlessly blend genres, creating a NYC-flavored stew that captivates listeners with its authenticity.

The two tracks on this single, stand out songs from the LP, are a perfect representation of the Ghetto Brothers sound.

'Got This Happy Feeling' is an upbeat number with heavy Latin funk grooves, while 'Girl From the Mountain' is a highly addictive mid-tempo soulful ballad.

These tracks are a vibrant tapestry, weaving together the raw energy of the South Bronx streets and the soulful melodies born from the band's Puerto Rican heritage.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. GOT THIS HAPPY FEELING
  • 1.2. GIRL FROM THE MOUNTAIN