LEIF TOTUSEK “FREESTYLE CANDELA” ALBUM

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”’Freestyle Candela”’ is Artist Leif Totusek’s debut album. A documentation of his Compositions from the 1980s, based on Soukous guitar, Cuban Rumba and inspirations from Hendrix to Haiti.

Track listing

1) “Prim Rose”

2) “Volino”

3) “Cathnor Rd.”

4) “Soukous”

5) “Coming Home”

6) “Oh Fan fan”

7) “Song for Haiti”

8) “Mali”

9) “Papa Franco”

10) “Lovers”

11) “Ashe’ Rumba”

Personnel

• Leif Totusek – vocals – guitar

• Lora Chiorah – vocals

• Tschibangu Kadima – vocals

• Skerik – tenor saxophone

• Scott Gilman – tenor saxophone

• Keith Lowe – Bass

• Ralph Gasparello – bass

• Arne Livingston – bass:

• Marillio Gonzales – percussion:

• Denny “Nicolas” Stern – percussion

• Yonaton Yushpe – percussion

• Tyrone Davis – percussion

• Will Dowd – drum set

• Dale Fanning – drum set

• Erik Rosenthal – drum kit

• Banning Eyre – rhythm guitar

• Harpo – Harmonica

Production

• London Bridge Studio

• Robert Lang Studios (Star Track)

• Sound House Studio

• New Alliance Studio

• Loosegroove Records|Loosegroove Studios

Sound engineers:

• Tom Pfaeffle

• Andrew Murdock

• Rick Senechal

• Rick Vaughn

• Robert Lang

• Mastered @ Hanzek by Mel Dettmer

References

• Boston Phoenix 1996 – December 26, 1996 – January 2, 1997 “Reviews and Features” by Norman Weinstein http://www.leiftotusek.com/images/reviews/fcreviews2.gif

• Banning Eyre/Boston Phoenix, March 22, 1991 Banning Eyre/Boston Phoenix, March 22, 1991 http://www.leiftotusek.com/leif_totusek-phoenix.pdf

• Danny Housman/Seattle Stranger – January 24, 1994 http://www.leiftotusek.com/leif_totusek-stranger.html

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