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Malo: Suavecito

Dj Alex Gutierrez SFDJA/ Rewind 1039 Although the track was released in 1972 , it wasn’t until the summer of 1975 that I attended a house party where the record player was being manned by an older kid about 17 or 18 years old. Salsoul’s ” Tangerine” has just finished playing , and the dance floor ( the middle of someone’s living room ) was clearing when I first heard the song that would attach itself to a memory I would create that night. My first slow dance . At first it sounded like something my parents would hear at the time, Latin Music was something I only heard at adult parties, but slowly I saw many of the kids leading girls to the dance area and turning down the lights, after a minute or so only one girl remained and only one shy, introverted boy , looking awkwardly at each other knowing that by the process of elimination they were destined to be each others ” First Slow Dance” The song was Suavecito by Malo a SanFrancisco group led by, Richard Bean, Arcelio Garcia and┬áJorge Santana brother of Carlos. The song was written by and sung by, Richard Bean.Continue readingMalo: Suavecito

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