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el ritmo – forbidden gilligans island
May 16, 2012, 1:50 pm
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Artwork by Ken Bernstein –

DJ Thurston Howell III takes you to Forbidden Gilligan’s Island with a bottle of rum and a box of records… tiki, exotica, latin, breaks n bossa, soundtracks, eastern european pop, and funky fraulines… tune in and freak out

There was no plan… there was no planned setlist…he just went for it…

Listen Here


Arthur Lyman – Brasilleros – The Call of the Wild
Arthur Lyman – Black Orchid – Blowin In The Wind
Arthur Lyman – My Colouring Book – the Call of the Wild
Leo Arnaud – Taboo – Bongoland
Martin Denny – Misirlou – Mondo Exotica
Lex Baxter – Tropicando – Latin Holday
Nino Nardini – Tropical Call – Jungle Obsession
Martin Denny – Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish – Mondo Exotica
Jack Costanzo – Drum -a-mania – Latin Fever
Snowboy and His Latin Section – What The Hells Goin On – Pit Bull Latin Jazz
Dom Um Romao – Berimbau – From Latin Jazz to Jazz Dance
Rosinha Da Valencia – Summertime – Mondo Bossa Swinga Sambay
Mel Torme – Comin Home Baby – From Latin Jazz to Jazz Dance
Lalo Schifrin – Jim On the Move – Mission Impossible
Lalo Schifrin – The Cat – Mission Impossible and other Themes
Jon Hendricks – Jive Samba – The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms – Vol. 3
Sivuca – Aint No Sunshine – Mondo Bossa O Quatro
Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra – Berts Bossa Nova – That Latin Feeling
Ray Baretto – James Bond Theme – Senor 007
Xavier Cugat – Cugi’s Cocktail – Cugi’s Cocktails
Dimitri From Paris – Sacré Français – Sacreblue
Las Gammas – La Vie Des Anges – Break n Bossa Chapter 3
Greyboy featuring Elgin Park – Mastered The Art – Break n Bossa Chapter 4
UFO – Listen Love – Break n Bossa Chapter 6
Donald Byrd – Boom Boom – Some More Horizons
Marrianne Mendt – Jeder hat an andern schman – Funky Fraulines
Tommy Haggar Orchestra – Pealed Tomato – The In Kraut Volume 2
Hiedelinde Weis – Hans Emermerich – Funky Fraulines
Hungaria – Vegallomas – Well Hung
Certain Lions and Tigers – Fever – The In Kraut Volume 3
The Medodians – The Good The Bad and The Ugly – B Music Drive In Turn On Freak Out
John Barry – Space March – Themeology
Roy Budd – Main Theme – Fear Is The Key
Fussion – Ciclos – Finders Keepers Absolute Belter
Count Indigo – My Unknown Love
The Mike Flowers Pops – Bowie Medley
Cant Buy Me Love – Hollywood Strings – On The Rocks Part 2

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Latin Throwdown
March 12, 2012, 12:33 pm
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The most sexiest (did I say most sexist) DJ in the city returns… the Ladies Latin Love.. the man with (the) 12 inches…Yes, CARLOS TITO FUENTE returns to present el ritmo… to carrry his records and support his ego CARLOS is joined by his students CLAUDIO and SAFARI … the studio is HOT…its THREE LATIN MEN together for a Latin Throwdown… enjoy the boogaloo, enjoy the disco, enjoy the cheese… but most importantly enjoy the wisdom of The Man…

…Fruity and Flutey with massive breakbeats…

…Jackson Sisters classic goes to Sao Paulo…

…Latin Timbale Superstar Triple Treat…checkout the rotating throwdown…not a beat is missed just like a CARLOS DJ set

Listen Here


The John Buzon Trio – Caravan (Eat Static Remix)
Fruko Y Sus Tesos – A La Memoria Del Muerto
The Latin Brothers – Las Calenas San Coma Fores
Orchesatra La Selecta – Destino Humans
Mary Lou Williams and Group – You Know Baby
Irakere – Bacalo Con Pan
Bush Y Sus Magnificos – Nina Nina
Tito Puente – Last Tamgo In Paris
George Guzman – Cacumen
Beny More – Babarabati
Monngo Santamaria – Cloud Nine
Snowboy – Greetings From Southend On Sea
Beny More – Babarati
Nancy Ames – Eso Beso
Kako and His Puertorican All Stars – Abaniquito
Fats Sadi – Ensadinado
Joe Cuba Sextet – Oh Yeah
Marvin Gaye – Calypso Blue
Chrus Montez – The Place I Love
Los Litar Barrientos – Push and Pull
Joe Bataan – Shaft
Certain Lions and Tigers – El Soul Condor
Ram Comanchero and the Teardrops – Si Si Puende
Bobby Valentin – Use It Before You Lose It
Kool and The Gang – Celebranos
Charanga 76 – Good Times
Banda Achilifunk – I Believe In Miracles
El Gran Romantico Y El Super Combo Currio – Honolulu
Sergio Mendes – Crickets Sing For Anamaria
Les Leopards – D Leak Coco
Manu Djibango – Wouri

el ritmo radio show
May 13, 2011, 7:31 am
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Boogaloo – German Pop – Spanish Psych – Sergio, Cal and Nino…

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Bernard Lubat Bahia Bossa Nova Mondo Bossa una outra vez
Osmar Milito Maracati Atomico Mondo Bossa swinga sambay
Os Tres Marias Freio Aerodynamico Mondo Bossa una outra vez
Buzios Bossa Tres Mondo Bossa Tres
Willie Garcia Arinara Latin Spectrum II
Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers Descarga on Las Palmas Jazz Spectrum 2
Yambu Hippopotamus Al Santiago Presents Yambú
Bobby Matos Return To Spanish Harlem Yo
Quetzy Alma Deep Nu Yorican Funk Experience
Luis Avilles Lay It On Me Baby single
Joe Quijano Fun City Shingaling Harmless Sampler
Hector Rivera I Want A Chance For Romance Yo
Ray Baretto Under Tha Mango Tree Senor 007
Hugo Strausser Black Night In Kraut 3
Topsy Kuppers Sagen Sie Fra Zimmerman Funky Fraulines
Ambros Seelos Swingle Beat In Kraut 2
Hiedi Bruhl – Berlin – In KrautDaisy Clan Glory Be In Kraut 3
Obsession 77 Atomic Forest Obsession
The Medodians The Good The Bad The Ugly B Movie Road Trip
Fusioon Tocata Y Fuga Absolute Belter
Fusioon Farsa Del Buen Vivir Absolute Belter

Sergio Mendes Superstition Vintage 74
Sergio Mendes Here Comes The Sun Sergio Mendes Self Titled
Sergio Mendes Dock of The Bay Live
Sergio Mendes Day Tripper Live
Cal Tjader Sunny Live
Cal Tjader Solar Heat Solar Heat
Nino Nardini Bali Girl Jungle Obsession

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My Shingaling Latin Boogaloo
December 4, 2010, 11:05 am
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its 100% boogaloo from Studio 2…dance crazy or get your money back…

Ray Baretto – Under The Mango Tree
Ray Baretto – Search For Vulcan
Eddie Cano – His Groove
Jac Costanzo and Gerrie Woo – Jive Samba
Willie Colen – Willie’s Whopper
Luis Aviles – Lay an Oz on me baby
Luiz Ramirez – Its Not What You Say
Luiz Ramirez – New Breed
Joe Quijano & His Conjunto Cachana – Fun City Shingaling
Tito Puente – Ahi Ahi
Mongo Santamaria – Fever
Mongo Santamaria – Sweet Tater Pie
The New Swingtet – Monkey See Monkey Do
Joe Patrana & His Orchestra – My Shingaling
Cal Tjader – Spooky
Eddie Palmieri – VP Blues
Eddie Palmieri – Comparsa De Los Locos
Tito Puente – Wata Wasri
Mongo Santamaria – Crazy Lady
Fania All Stars – Smoke
Alexander Review – I Want You
Joe Bataan – I’m Satisfied
Ray Baretto – Together (Juntos)
Fire – Flight To Cuba
Ray Comanchero and the Teardrops – Si Si Puede
Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers – Cloud 9
Joe Bataan – Shaft
Banda Unaio Black – Na Palma Da Mao

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el ritmo
September 8, 2010, 12:54 pm
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… need to loosen up … need some bongo… need some brazil funk, brazil psych, latino beat, tex-mex, James Last, afro fuzz funk, afro disco…?

then try this

Jack Costanzo – Mr Bongo
Jack Costanzo – Peter Gunn Mambo
Baden Powell – Blues and Volente
Luis Eca Bebeto Tamba Trio – Mestre Bimba
Arthur Verocai – Silvia
Jon Lucien – A Sunnny Day
Rosinha de La Velencia – Summertime
Unidades – Caballo Salvage
Joe Bataan – Young Giften and Brown
Joe Bataan – Cycles of You
Cosa Nostra – The Ghetto
War – Ballero
La Kabala – La Kabala
Los Mismos – Jele Ironside
Ruben Y Sus Emiocione – Mar Y Ana
La Kabala – El Cumbamchero
MPB4 – Agribore
Lalo Schiffrin – Bossa Antique
Button Down Brass – Black Magic Woman
James Last – Inner City Blues
Sal Davis – Mankini
Cutlass Band – obiara wondo
Orchestre Poly Ritmo – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey – Gbeti Madjro
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s a Vanity
Doumbia Moussa – Keleya
Marijata – Mother Africa
Artist Unknown – What was that?
Kabbala – Ashewo Ara (Disco Mix)
Osibisa – Fire

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claude mono live in soho
April 10, 2010, 1:05 pm
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Live from a downstairs sex club in Soho Claude Mono presents sci-fi jazz, lounge beats, killer library grooves, mondo soundtracks, and of course Latin and Exotica.Your global hi fi journey from Ennio Morricone to Stereolab via Mongo Santamaria starts here….swank-o-rama…

DJ Claude Mono and his assistents for this show

Listen here

ufo airlines – pan am mono mix

colman brothers – el nino
gerardo frisina – if dreams come true
peter thomas sound orchestra – stars and rockets spiritual south remix
johnny hawksworth – harp beat
peter Thomas – pozzolico
strobiscopica – movimento
stereolab – op hop detonation
stereolab – brakahage
johnny trunk – zeus
stefano torrosi – sixth dimension
variety lab – london in the rain
di maggio – tempura
air – sexy boy flower pistols remix
gary pederson – indian pop brass
big boss man – party seven
los 4 culture – rabbits and carrots
tito Puente – cochise
enrique delgardo – onsta la yebita
low fidelity all stars- wasabi sauce
might show stoppers -hippy skippy moon strut
bahama soul band – serious soul
alvardo rodriguez trio – ya ya
riccardo marrero – babalonia
paul murphy – jazz room spiritual south remix
mateos and matos – a life to come
marius cultie – zouk
lorez alexandria – baltimore oriole

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el ritmo
February 27, 2010, 5:30 am
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Your el ritmo global hi- fi journey starts with mellow bossa and moves through jazzy lounge, library, sixties beat, baroque and afro funk – I can dig that…

If you have not heard Crysal Illusions by Sergio Mendes or John Andrews Tartagalia then you have extra reasons for listening…

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The Playlist

Stan Getz                                  Only Trust Your Heart

Antonio Carlos Jobim                Rockanalia

Sergio Mendes                          Crystal Illusions

Lalo Schiffrin                             Jim On The Move

Ray Martin                                 Girl In The White Coat

Parrafin Jack Flash                    Blue n Groovy

David Snell                                International Flight

The Harry Roche Constellation    Pinball Wizard

John Andrews Tartagalia            A Day In The Life

John Andrews Tartagalia            Light My Fire

Los Admiradores                       The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

Nico Gomez                              Caballo Negro

Ajo Y Su Organo Oriental           Black is Black

Mr Kicks                                    Eldee Young

Earl Grant                                  House of Bamboo

Buddy Greco                             Fever

The New Swing Sextet                Monkey See Monkey Do

Summertime                              George Benson Quartet

Listen Here                                Eddie Harris

Googie Rene Combo                 Smokey Joes La La

Billy Hawkins                             Whip It On Me

Mankini                                      Sal Davis

The African Brothers                  Sakatumbe

Marijata                                     Mother Africa

The Sweet Talks                         Kye Kye Pe Aware

Matata                                       I Feel Funky

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