After two successful Picaro compilations (GRUMETE 001LP, 2014 and GRUMETE 002LP, 2017), the label presents Picaro Vol. 3: Killer Cumbia, Cuban Calipso, Son Doo-Wop & Many More Caribbean Delights, oriented to more tropical sounds. This is music which traveled from South America to Europe and the USA, becoming all the rage. Thanks to this, new ensembles and orchestras adapted those styles to the European audience. These bands performed in clubs and party halls, driving the audience crazy and warming up the dance floor. Compiled by El Coloso de Roda.
"Grumete Records has done it again. This prestigious label has searched far and wide to bring together this colossal collection of outstanding tracks with a tropical and Afro-Cuban feel from the days when these beats dominated the scene in Benelux, Liechtenstein and Benidorm. Presenting a flamboyant combination of artists ranging from absolute mega stars in their twilight years like Miguelito Valdés, Slim Gaillard, and Armando Oréfiche to long-forgotten arresting proposals like Los Tres Hernández, Miguel Córdoba, Ñico Membiela, and Lucha Montes, as well as other dusty microgroove artists. So, fellow revelers and partygoers, you have in your hands a spectacular collection of mambos, rumbas, tumbas, cha-chachás, merecumbés, boleros, standards and rarities, wickedly composed in Spain, Colombia, Peru, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and even in Cuba. So don your rumba shirt and Panama hat and groove to crazy, unique, chronic hits like 'Isla Bruja', 'Gasolina', and 'Kanimambo'" --Marciano Pizarro. Also features: Emilio Reyes, Reinoso Y Su Combo, Los Tamara, Los Teen Agers, Rulli Rendo, Los Merecumbes, Los Españoles, Nico Gómez, and La Charanga De Cuba De Mayito Fernández.