José Luis Carballo is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll guitarists you've never heard of. His compressed, piercing, fuzzed-out sound will be familiar to any fan of 60s and 70s classic rock, and his long, endlessly imaginative lead lines call to mind players like Duane Allman and Eric Clapton.
Carballo is from Lima, Peru and is one the people who shaped the sound known as chicha, or Peruvian psychedelic cumbia. The first of his bands to make an impact was Los Hijos Del Sol; he went on to form La Mermelada and Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema (the latter named for Clapton's old band).
This week on Global A Go-Go (Sunday November 21, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards on the wrir.org archive player, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) you'll hear music from throughout Carballo's career, including a wonderful featured appearance on the new album by Money Chicha where he shows that he's still got his chops.
Also this week: Jamaica's rocksteady sound, Get In The Garage presents more of los nuggets (Spanish-language garage rock hits), Moonlight Benjamin's new single, Afrobeat from Belgium and Switzerland, and new Igbo highlife by Oliver Nayoka.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
The Kingstonians | Jamaica | Singer Man | Sufferer | Trojan | 1970
Maxado | Brazil | Upon A Smile | Upon A Smile - Single | Badasonic | 2021
John Holt | Jamaica | Ali Baba | Ali Baba - Single | Treasure Isle | 1969
The Frightnrs | USA | Trouble In Here | Nothing More To Say | Daptone | 2016
Apache Indian | England UK-Jamaica | The Israelites (feat Desmond Dekker) | Time For Change | API | 2005
Los Hijos Del Sol | Peru | Cariñito | Cariñito - Single | Sucesos | 1979
Money Chicha | USA | Lágrimas De Amor | Chicha Summit | Vampisoul | 2021
La Mermelada | Peru | Desesperado | La Rica Mermelada | Discos Horóscopo | 1982
Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema | Peru | A Trabajar | El Soberano De La Cumbia | Discos Horóscopo | 1982
Los Brincos | Spain | Nadie Te Quiere Ya | Contrabando | Novola | 1968
Los Pops | Mallorca Spain | Todo Cambió | No, No, No | Munster | 1967
Gloria Benavides con Los Diablos Azules | Chile | Estas Botas Son Para Caminar | Estas Botas Son Para Caminar - Single | Odeon | 1966
Los Salvajes | Spain | La Neurastenia | La Neurastenia - Single | Regal | 1966
Los Mustang | Spain | La Carta | En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor / Flores Bajo La Lluvia / La Carta - Single | La Voz De Su Amo | 1967
Los Shain's | Peru | El Sabor De La Miel | El Ritmo De Los Shain's | Odeon De Peru | 1965
Mamani Keïta | Mali-France | Gagner L'Argent Français | Gagner L'Argent Français | No Format | 2011
Moonlight Benjamin | Haiti-France | Epi | Epi - Single | Ma Case / Takam | 2021
Ibibio Sound Machine | Nigeria-England UK-Ghana | She Work Very Hard | Doko Mien | Merge | 2019
Angélique Kidjo | Benin-France | The Great Curve | Remain In Light | Kravenworks | 2018
Kolonel Djafaar | Belgium | Movin' | Movin' - Single | Batov | 2021
Professor Wouassa | Switzerland-Senegal-Mali | Thiebou Djaga | Thiebou Djaga - Single | Matasuna | 2021
Oliver Nayoka | Nigeria | Uwa Bia Kirike Nayoka | Aja Wele Wele | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque | 2021
Atakora Manu | Ghana | Osebo Anyame Ankyeme | Omintiminim / Afro Highlife | BBE | 198x