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Als Place / Communicate

Enrique Olivarez

  • Label: Funk 45
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: Funk, Instrumental, Jazz Funk, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Catalogue number: FUNK45034

Availability: In stock


Enrique 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!

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Als Place / Communicate



  • Als Place
  • Communicate