Sound Advice 35: C-Monster

We are pleased to present our 35th installment of Sound Advice featuring C-Monster.  This mix was lovingly crafted by C-Monster and San Suzie, the brain trust behind the arts and culture blog C-Mon, otherwise known as Carolina A. Miranda in real life, is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, who covers a variety of important-sounding stuff. San Suzie, a.k.a. Rosa Lowinger, is an L.A.-based sculpture conservator and author of “Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Night Club.” (Buy it.)

Sound Advice 35

01. Quizas, quizas, quizas by Sarita Montiel
02. Arrancame la vida by Toña la Negra
03. Amor y más amor by Lucha Reyes
04. Estás acabando by Celeste Mendoza
05. Sopita en botella by Celia Cruz
06. Rata de dos patas by Paquita la del Barrio
07. Puro Teatro by La Lupe
08. Paloma Negra by Chavela Vargas
09. A Lucha Reyes by Eva Ayllón
10. Veinte años by Maria Teresa Vera
11. A mi que/El Manisero by Lucrecia (with Paquito d’Rivera)
12. Bamboleo by Carmen Miranda


A note about the mix:

This is a tribute to all the old school (and old school-style) Latin crooners (all girls!) who inspire us to be totally fierce. We’ve baptized it, “When You Want to Bitch-Slap Someone With a Chancla.” In it, we’ve got a singer who stabbed her man (Celeste Mendoza), another who predicted her own death (Lucha Reyes), a performer who trash talks men in her lyrics (Paquita la de del Barrio) and a an entertainer who ended up homeless, then became born again (La Lupe). There are legends (Celia Cruz, Carmen Miranda, Chavela Vargas) and a coupla contemporaries (Lucrecia, Eva Ayllón). Put all these ladies together in a room and you’d have more big-hair wigs, lamé ruffles and bright nail tips than even Lady GaGa would know what to do with. Our suggestion: pick up a quality bottle of tequila or rum, then turn the stereo up to 11. Enjoy. xox, C-Mon & San Suzie

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