22 June 2011

Episode 34: Latin Music

Rob comes back from Brazil, which is appropriate because in this episode, Brent and Rob focus on Latin and Latin influenced music from 8-bit and 16-bit video games.  Whistles, cuica drums, funky bass lines -all this and more on The Lambada Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.). Hideto Inoue (arr.) - Adios, Amigo (Versus Mode: Round 2) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

The Little Mermaid - Yasuaki Fujita - Sunken Ship (Stage 2) - Capcom - NES - 1991

Earthworm Jim 2 - Tommy Tallarico - The Flyin' King - Shiny Entertainment - Genesis - 1996

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Wild Plains - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Starman/Invincibility - Nintendo - NES - 1990

DoReMi Fantasy - Jun Chikuma - Through the Woods - Hudson Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

Super Hydlide - Shigeru Tomita - Chaos Separater - T&E Soft/Seismic Software - Genesis - 1990

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Flight Club - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Road Rash 3: Tour De Force - Don Veca - Brazil - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1995

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Donut Plains - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - David Javelosa, Masayuki Nagao, Masanobu Tsukamoto - Stages 1-4 Intro - Compile - Genesis - 1993

Zoop - Brian Schmidt, Bob Scumaci, Mark Davis - Mexican Flavor - Viacom New Media - SNES - 1995

Puyo Puyo - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Masanobu Tsukamoto - Warning - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

Star Tropics - Yoshio Hirai - The Sub-C - Nintendo - NES - 1990

Streets of Rage - Yuzo Koshiro - Moon Beach - Sega - Genesis - 1991

EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki - The Jolly Flying Man - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.). Hideto Inoue (arr.) - Ay, Chihuahua (Paco Loco) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Samba de Chocobo! - Square - SNES - 1991

Side Pocket - Rick Fox (Fox Productions) - Midnight Kiss - Iguana Entertainment - SNES - 1993

6 comments:

  1. Another great (almost entirely) Latin flavored game soundtrack is Sunsoft's Super Fantasy Zone. Probably some of the best use of the Genesis/Mega Drive's FM synthesis.

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  2. @Z_MET Yep.

    Even the Picnic stage theme was remixed by Jun Senoue in Sonic 3D Blast for the Genesis (the Bonus/Special stage).

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  3. Guys, just curious, how many soundtrack files do you listen to when preparing for an episode?

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  4. Z_MET: I listen to about 20, I think. There are occasions when I find tracks for future episodes and flag them so the number may be less depending on the episode. 20 sounds about right though. Of course, I am not counting the tracks I listen to at work for my own leisure.

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  5. Way late note from the Corrections Department: The black chocobo theme from Final Fantasy IV is "Samba de Chocobo". "Mambo de Chocobo" is the black chocobo theme from Final Fantasy V.

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  6. Road Rash 3 track Brazil's bass line is very similar to a Jaco Pastorius song Kuru/Speak like a Child. Greg

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