Lowrider soul heads for a south-of-the-border surf date on these two sizzling originals from Alba + the Mighty Lions. A perfect soundtrack for cruising with the bad girls in a drop-top or soothing a late night heartbreak, “La Verdad” and “Esperando” are your tough, no-nonsense friend with a heart of gold who always has your back. Soulful vocals paint a mood while the band’s nimble arrangements follow every move. Alba Ponce de León is a multi-talented artist who cut her teeth in the swirling scene of Brooklyn’s indie underground, backing up Daptone acts Charles Bradley & Naomi Shelton as well as playing a major role in the fearsome feminist freedom fighters, The Resistance Revival Chorus.
released August 17, 2018
Vocals - Alba Ponce de León
Organ - Mike Deller
Guitar - Robin Schmidt
Bass - Derek Nievergelt
Drums - Caito Sanchez (La Verdad)
Drums - Marian LiPino (Esperando)
Trumpet - Billy Aukstik (Esperando)
Written by Alba Ponce de León
Published by Just Chuckle Music, ASCAP.
Engineered & Produced By Vince Chiarito.
La Verdad recorded At Orangefish Studio.
Esperando recorded At The Music Garage, Galaxy Smith Studio.
Mixed by Eric Banta.
Mastered by Frank At The Carvery, London.
Insert Photo by Mariano Paul.
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre