Academic and popular group from Barcelona.
Los Catinos has dared to interpret a rocksteady song by Jimmy Cliff and popularized by The Pioneers like ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’ (Trojan, 1971), which reached number 5 in the British charts in July of that year. Why? Maybe because they had tried it years earlier with ska (‘My Boy Lollipop’, here ‘Eres mi bombón’, 1964) or later they did it with reggae (‘Mother & Child Reunion’, here ‘Reunión de madre e hijo’, 1972).
Reviewing their discography one discovers another fixation: the fad rhythms, that is to say, yenka, creep, twist, shuffle...