Monday, April 28, 2008

Tiempos Buenos!  


Many attempts by Latin artists were made to cover American Disco tracks pretty much from the inception of the genre. Charanga 76 were probably the most successful of the lot. I would stop short of saying that their covers were better than the original versions, but when you are up against an artist as influential and important as Chic, you better do a damn good interpretation. I would venture to say that Charanga pulled it off quite nicely. The slowed down, laid back groove and the dubbed out production sit very nicely with this cut. "Good Times - Comos Vamos A Gozar" was the first single from their 1979 LP No Nos Pararan. The album also included Charanga's fantastic cover of Mcfadden and Whiteheads "Ain't No Stopping us Now" which was featured on Dimitri from Paris's Disco Forever compilation released on BBE Records in 2000.

Charanga 79 - Good Times

Charanga 76 - Ain't No Stopping Us Now

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3 comments: to “ Tiempos Buenos!


  • April 28, 2008 at 11:55 PM  

    What a great post! Love these songs. Would it please be possible for you to upload We Are Family? Thank yo very much.


  • April 29, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

    The string stings that dub out in Good Times are quite magical.


  • May 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM  

    So, who is Charanga 79?