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HIP SPANIC ALLSTARS Old School Revolution

Listen to Old School Revolution

A supergroup comprised of members of Santana, Tower of Power, Spearhead and Los Mocosos, the Bay Area stars turn in an album full of Latin jazz, salsa and incendiary rock’n’roll.

With over a dozen players lending their talents, it’s an accomplished and festive listen, where each tune brings new surprises. Though the album gets off to a fiery start with “Salsero”, where the scene is set for a retro party, “Party In The Mission” essentially expands on the disco sounds of soul’s past, with a funk fueled vibe.

Things do calm down on occasion, though,.as band pause from the wildness for the softer “In My 64” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion” is a latin flavored cover of the 1969 Tommy James smash executed with much restraint and precision.

Since 3 vocalists are on board here, as is a 3 piece horn section, there’s never a dull or predictable moment to be found. Ultimately, Old School Revolution is nothing if not a good time and could soundtrack the lively social gathering that you’ll want to be present at.