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 on a Codiscos sublabel that had a limited distribution, mainly in Colombia only. We have selected here two songs from the mid 70s that seem to have been conceived to round off a perfect dancefloor-oriented 45.
"Maraguango" is an irresistible mix of Afrolatin 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. On the flip, "Moogambo" is an exhilarating moog driven instrumental with a heavy Afro-funk rhythm that rounds-off this single.
Both songs are reissued here for the first time, acknowledging the undisputed genius of Jimmy Salcedo.