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Turner, Gecko / Guapapasea!
Album:Guapapasea! Collection:World
Artist:Turner, Gecko Added:03/2006
Label:Quango Music Group 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-04-02 Pull Date:2006-06-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:4 Jun28 May21 May14 May30 Apr23 Apr16 Apr9 Apr

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Album Review
Reviewed 2006-03-31 
GECKO TURNER – “Guapapasea!”
Quango, 2006

SPAIN – Hard-to-classify blend, mostly old-school soul with dollops of reggae, jazz, and even blues mixed in. Vocals in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. I find the r&b jams less successful than the jazzy numbers, but any track on the album could probably find a home on somebody’s show. 1 & 3 are home runs.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12

1. cover of Bob Dylan’s beatnik-rap! Sweet tropical-soul groove, low flute, cool vox
2. relaxed, lazy-day jam, ‘70s-retro feel (sounds like the Spinners’ “It’s a Shame”)
3. uptempo samba-funk with super-catchy vocal refrain (you WILL start singing it), muted trumpet, CUICA (hi, don!)
4. reggae, relaxed & bouncy, good-time groove with a very steady pace
5. another retro r&b groove with (silly) laid-back English vocals
6. Bob Marley cover with flamenco guitars and handclaps!
7. catchy latin-jazz riff: cool piano loop, acoustic bass, lots of percussion, cool vox
8. cute reggae rhythm, blues guitar, light African percussion, fun vocals
9. another retro-soul groove, with peppy ryhthm & tricky-smooth vocal
10. midtempo swirl of tropical soul, smooth-jazzy guitar, a bit of Marley in the vocal
11. keyboard-heavy slow jam, bluesy vocals remind me of Lou Rawls
12. afrobeat strut / hangin’-on-the-corner vibe, bluesy break & jazzy sax solo

[Fo] - 3/31/06

Track Listing
1.Subterranean Homesick Blues 7.Monka Mongas
2.Sabes Quien Te Quiere? 8.Did Ya Black Up Today?
3.Limon En La Cabeza 9.Dime Que Te Quea
4.Te Estas Equivocando 10.Nina Del Guadiana
5.How Come You Do Me Like You Do Me? 11.Dizzie
6.Rainbow Country 12.45.000$ (Guapa Pasea)