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For their latest release, Spanglish Fly went into the studio with Fania legend Harvey Averne, the man behind the boards for classic records by giants like Ray Barretto and Eddie Palmieri. The results? Two tunes grounded firmly in the old school while updating boogaloo for the next generation of fans.

"Brooklyn Boogaloo" is a paen to the home borough of numerous band members, a faithful recreation of 1960s boogaloo--complete with chants, claps, and dance instructions--but with lyrics about life in the Bk today. It name checks DJ Turmix, quotes a certain ubiquitous ice cream truck melody, and shouts out to Brooklyn neighborhoods and beyond.

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from Single: Brooklyn Boogaloo​/​My Shingaling Boy (plus bonus tracks​!​), released September 27, 2012
a Harvey Averne production and mix
Written by E. Ramos/C. Schwartz/M. Wallace
Copyright 2012 Spanglish Fly

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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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