Als Place / Communicate
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DescriptionEnrique Olivarez – along with his Vampiros – crossed the border from Mexico to the USA in the mid ‘60s and settled in the sleepy town of Stockton, California. Gigging around town, they recorded an LP and a 45 before disappearing completely. While the LP was mainly Mexican Corrido music, the 45 (Al’s Place) is an ace of hard hot and heavy funk – recorded as an ode to the local club where they had a residency, and no doubt the soundtrack to many a debauched night on the tequila.
‘Communicate’ is from the LP and runs more into a funky Latin soul instrumental, a true party starter!
Both the 45 and the LP were private pressings with no distribution to speak of and are proper super rare – see more on our forthcoming California Funk album!