Waxing Deep Records is a label borne out of a desire to make more accessible the music played on the Waxing Deep radio programme and podcast.  Waxing Deep Records is committed to ethical and informative releases that look and sound brilliant. 

WAX003 Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Volume 2

1. Los Brito El 4-5-6
Los Caneyes Suspirando por el Chikichaka
3. Los Rápidos Safari Salvaje
4. Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna Vehicle
5. Grupo Monumental Tremendo Tremendo
6. Juan Pablo Torres Y Aparecío el Trombón
7. Los Brito Cuando Llego a mi Casa
8. Combo Los Caribe Andalucía
9. Sonopop Vanguardia y Juventud
10. Grupo FA5 El Siglo de la Libertad
11. Los Llamas Siboney
12. Los Barba El Cristal
13. Los Barba Al Sonar la Hora
14. Mirtha Y Raúl El Sueño de Andria
15. Hilario Durán El Son de Victoria
16. Los Papines Para Qué Niegas

Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Volume 2 takes up where the first volume left off with another a fully-licensed compilation of Cuban funk, jazz, psych, son, and soul from the last four decades. All the tracks are remastered from the original tapes. Highlights include the deep funk of Safari Salvaje by Los Rápidos, a mesmerising funk workout from an obscure band that in the 70s won the Cuban equivalent of American Idol; Al Sonar la Hora, a funk-rock classic from Los Barba who, despite being one of Cuba’s most popular bands ever, never recorded a single LP; and Vanguardia y Juventud by Sonopop, absurdly unlikely party music from teenaged members of the Communist Youth Militia. 

$15US plus shipping and handling ($2 Canada; $2.25 USA; $3 International)

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August, 2009
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September, 2009 (Download the mp3 of the PRI review)
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Santa Barbara Independent September, 2009
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Wold Music Central Interview October, 2009
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WAX002 Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba

1. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo Son a Propulsion
2. Irakere Bacalao Con Pan
3. Los Van Van Y no le conviene
4. Los Reyes ’73 Adeoey
5. Combo Tiempos Nuevos De La Fiesta La Mejor
6. Grupo Monumental Si, Para Usted
7. Los Tainos Amor Mio
8. Ricardo Eddy Martinez Tambo Iya
9. Orquestra Riverside En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
10. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo Y Viva La Felicidad
11. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo Rompe Cocorioco
12. Los 5-U-4 Baila, Ven Y Baila
13. Síntesis Con La Luz Del La Mañana
14. Jorge Reyes Pocito 11
15. Grupo Los Yoyi El Fino
16. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC Sondeando
17. Mirtha Y Raul Casina Y Epidecus

For years, Waxing Deep listeners have asked us about the Cuban music we love to play on the show. Unfortunately, outside of the Waxing Deep archive, most of our favourite Cuban tracks are virtually unobtainable. Cuban recordings were never widely distributed beyond (and frequently within) Cuba and few have ever been reissued. Committed as Waxing Deep is to sharing good music, we took it upon ourselves to provide a solution!

We proudly announce Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba, a fully-licensed compilation of Cuban funk, jazz, son, beat, afro, and soul from the 70s and early 80s. Almost all the tracks have been lovingly remastered from the original tapes and, given the shoddiness of Cuban vinyl, this means the music has literally never sounded this good. Aside from superb music, the CD includes full liner notes.

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Salon.com April, 2007
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Cleveland Scene May, 2007
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Orlando Weekly May, 2007
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MidwestRecord.com May, 2007

Frequences Le Disquaire May, 2007 (Strangest review yet)
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Batanga September, 2007
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Boston Globe October, 2007
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Coming Soon: Si, Para Usted Remixed (an album of remixes from talent such as Catalist and Yosaku).