VARIOUS ARTISTS Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love LP – Limited Edition Clear & Smokin’ Black Vinyl [RSD2021-JUN12]
In 1960s Los Angeles, there was a unique scene brewing east of Laurel Canyon and the Sunset Strip. It blended the musical traditions of Black and Brown cultures and served as a backdrop to the lives of the city’s young Chicanos. On warm afternoons, a soundtrack of infectious doo-wop, smooth vocals, sweet harmonies and laid-back Latin beats (often served up by radio DJ Art Laboe) filled the neighborhoods—and provided entertainment while young men spent hours customizing their cars. At night, they picked up their girlfriends in their souped-up “lowriders” and headed to the clubs, for hours of music, dancing and romance.
Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love fondly channels this era with a blend of classic R&B and Latin Soul love songs—all handpicked from the catalogs of Vee-Jay, Fania, Double Shot, We Produce, Riverside and Abner Records. The collection includes the soulful harmonies of The Temprees and The Dells, Latin hitmakers like Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan, and R&B favorites from Brenton Wood and Gene Chandler.
Mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios, Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love is limited to 3,100 units worldwide and pressed on clear and black-colored vinyl.