New York Boogaloo

by Spanglish Fly

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"This is a seriously wonderful record, full of spectacular, raucous musicianship – a very high quality of musicianship" – World Music Report

“A hard-hitting, wickedly arranged, cleverly crafted update on classic 60s salsa soul from this irrepressible, danceable, psychedelic New York outfit.” - NY Music Daily (Best of 2015 list)

"Spanglish Fly’s spot-on horns, incredibly tight percussion section and expert musicianship shine throughout." – New York City Jazz Record

"Spanglish Fly encompasses not only the complicated sound of boogaloo, they are also committed to maintaining the high quality of musicianship required for such an undertaking." – All About Jazz

"Spanglish Fly est au boogaloo ce que Sharon Jones est au soul old school : du revival éclatant et vivifiant. " (Roughly: Spanglish Fly is to boogaloo what Sharon Jones is to old school soul: an explosive and vibrant revival.)
– Le Devoir

"Los ritmos de Latin soul y boogaloo al mas alto nivel en todo el orbe" – La Salsa es Mi Vida

"Spanglish Fly is fun-fun-fun music … You don’t have to be a “Nuyorican” or bilingual to love Spanglish Fly." – The Green Man Review

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released September 18, 2015

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Spanglish Fly New York

SPANGLISH FLY is NYC’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, and clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Spanglish Fly's 11 members come together to play the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio. The band’s live shows are explosive Latin Soul parties featuring dance floors packed with happy listeners. ... more

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Track Name: Love Graffiti Me
LOVE GRAFFITI ME (JG)

VERSE:
I'm tel-ling you a sto-ry 'bout a guy I know,
When he tagged up my name I knew I'd love him so.
He gets his in-spir-a-tion from the New York Streets,
And he gets his in-spir-a-tion here where my heart beats.

PRE-CHORUS:
When he goes out to, Graf-fi-ti,
I say hey hey hey hey love, Graf-fi-ti me

CHORUS:
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!

He spends his nights putting himself into his street-art,
Hey love, graffiti me!
Then he comes home and puts himself into his sweet-heart.
Hey love, graffiti me!


PRE-CHORUS:
When he goes out to, Graf-fi-ti,
I say hey hey hey hey love, Graf-fi-ti me

CHORUS:
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!

BRIDGE:
Up in the Heights and down in-to the Bay,
From the Boogie Down, down to Boo-ga-loo Down Brodawway
To him all these
are gall-er-ies
that's where you see them
they're his mus-e-um

VERSE (half)
You can keep your Bank-sy and your She-pard Fair-ey
I got my graf-fi-ti guy and I ain't shar-ing

PRE-CHORUS:
When he goes out to, Graf-fi-ti,
I say hey hey hey hey love, Graf-fi-ti me

CHORUS:
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!
Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me! Graf-fi-ti me!
Track Name: Cuidate Hermana
Cuidate Hermana (Jonathan Goldman)


No olvido nuestros ultimos momentos
You turned to me in the door and told me hasta pronto
If words are all I’m left, te mando ese canto
Though I might as well be singing Esperanto


Early evening ‘neath the eaves of the el train
Why do we always wind up like this?
You’re somewhere repeating the same refrain
I’m back here trying to maintain my promise


Caminando por las calles nuyorquinas
Me odio el olor de los cigaros
I wonder how it goes contigo
Estan todavias occupadas tus manos?

And here ‘neath the shadows of the el train
I’m lost as I make my way downtown
And though I know that you know that we know together
That still doesn’t help me through somehow

Cuidate hermana
Llegaras . . . Carolina
Llegaras hermana
En la mañana . . . menos pensada


Copyright 2015 Jonathan Goldman