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Wax! Crackle! Pop! #57: Pam Torno and her Filipino-Afro-Soul!

Monday, March 2


My friend, Pam Torno, Oakland based DJ and vinyl enthusiast, stops by W!C!P! and sets fire to the joint with her electrifying records. From the street-wise soul classic sounds of Joe Bataan and Sugar Pie DeSanto to the overlooked rocking combo madness of Dakíla (the “Filipino Santana”), to the even more overlooked sub-SUB genres of “cruise rock” and the Manila sound! Tune in.



Gypsy Woman by Joe Bataan from Gypsy Woman (1967)
Young Gifted and Brown by Joe Bataan from Young Gifted and Brown compilation (1970/2004)
The One Who Really Loves You by Sugar Pie DeSanto from 45 single (1968)
In the Basement part one by Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto from 45 single (1966)
Leave It In The Hands Of Love by Fontella Bass from 45 single (1965)

Heavenly Angel by The Viscaynes from Soul City Los Angeles (195?/2014)
Humpin’ by John Cadman Trio from On The Harbour (1976)
Black Widow by Joe Cruz and The Cruzettes from Joe Cruz and The Cruzettes (197?)
The Ghetto by Victor Green from 45 split single (2005)
Nena by Joe Cruz and The Cruzettes from Joe Cruz and The Cruzettes (197?)

Manila by Hot Dog from The Best of Manila Sound (1974)
Bump The Bump by Black Buster from 45 single (1975)
Perwisyo Sa Lipunan by Frictions Band (1978)
Siggy Siggy by Tribe from 45 single (1974)
Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal by VST & Company from OPM HIts of the 70’s (1978)
I Will by The Dynasouls (197?)

Ego Trippin’ by Please from Manila Thriller (1976)
Wild Safari by Barrabas from Barrabas (1972)
Makibaka/Kalat by Dakíla from Dakíla (1972)

Ordinary Guy by Joe Bataan from Afrofilipino (1975)

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