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.

"My Shingaling Boy," with lyrics in which singer Erica Ramos celebrates the . . . abilities . . . of her man, sounds like a NYC Latin band veering south toward the Big Easy, featuring a rhythm and blues beat and rolling piano riffs--before the whole band takes off in a Cuban carnival, fading away until all that's left is the sound of percussionists jamming in the park, long after dark.


from Single: Brooklyn Boogaloo​/​My Shingaling Boy (plus bonus tracks​!​), released September 27, 2012
Music and lyrics by Jonathan Goldman (Jonny Semicolon Songs)
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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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