Ray Lugo The Boogaloo Destroyers Swingy Boogaloo
Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - Swingy Boogaloo
(7"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR7067, 2011-05-16

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised on the lower east side of Manhattan, Ray Lugo has experienced such an enormous variety of music in his life time, from attending gigs by Fania Records super stars with his parents as a young boy, though to being a roadie on the Beastie Boys License to Ill tour, performing in bands, managing bands, running record labels and club nights - Ray has seen the music world from every angle possible. Also known as the driving force behind US afrobeat heavy hitters Kokolo, Ray's latest project brings him full circle as he returns to his latino/New York roots with The Boogaloo Destroyers, his new project dedicated to spreading the unifying spirit of classic boogaloo, the fusion of influences that fermented into the heady brew that changed forever the future of latin and soul music in the mid to late 1960's. Swingy Boogaloo was originally known as the instrumental heavyweight number by El Gran Combo: Gran Combo's Boogaloo. Ray has augmented the original with new lyrics, chorus and title and the results speak volumes about the authenticity of this music. This beautiful little 45 single is a teaser for the forthcoming full length Boogaloo Destroyers album Mi Watusi (FSRCD/LP087) which will be creating waves all through Summer 2011, take it from us!

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