(Jonder here, helping out Big Scott by posting some of the excellent guest contributions that have been submitted recently. Keep 'em coming and we will post 'em! As Scott wrote a few days ago, your support of the blog means a lot to him.)
All the way from Spain, here's Jose K! Jose says that he wants to "contribute to the greatness of this blog, in these difficult times" (according to Google Translate). Today he is sharing what he calls the Spanish equivalent of the "Pebbles" series.
The series covers the years 1964 through 1973, and each of the five volumes is dedicated to a particular style. It's a carefully curated bootleg selection of rare vinyl records made in Spain during those years, that are sought out by collectors. Google translates "cosecha" as "harvest".
The titles of the volumes aren't easy to translate, but Wikipedia says that yé-yé music (yeah yeah) was a Beatles-influenced movement popular in France, Spain and Italy, with rock songs sung in the native languages of those countries. The style gradually lost popularity as the blues revival and psychedelic rock captured listeners' attention, just as it did in Britain and the States. Volume 3 features "rough" yé-yé songs, and Volumes 4 and 5 focus on the later years of the original Spanish garage rock era.
Jose recommends all of the tracks, and this certainly sounds like something cool and unique that you won't find easily on other music blogs! You can find the tracklist here (and see cuánto dinero these vinyl comps are selling for these days!): discogs.com/label/924473-Viñedos
Jose, hicimos todo lo posible para traducir fielmente sus palabras a través de la magia de internet! Muchas gracias por su contribución rara y única a Growing Bored!