|Genres||Rock, proto-punk, garage rock, beat music, psychedelic rock|
|Years active||1963–1969, 1971, 2005-present|
|Labels||EMI, Electro Harmonix|
|Associated acts||Rubén Rada, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Manal, Litto Nebbia|
Osvaldo Fattoruso †
Roberto "Pelin" Capobianco
Carlos "Caio" Vila
The band was formed in 1963 in Montevideo, Uruguay. They were modeled after The Beatles and even adopted similar haircuts and clothing, as can be seen in their record cover. The band sang many songs in English, despite their location, and gained their greatest popularity in Argentina. The first single recorded as The Shakers was "My Bonnie", in 1965.
Their music went in a new direction on their last studio album with the original line up, La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar. On this album, their sound was that of psychedelic music mixed with candombe and some tango sounds. However, their recording label (EMI) did not approve of this new sound, and left them without any promotion or support; it led to the band's split up. In 2005, the original lineup re-united, and recorded a CD Bonus Tracks and played in Argentina and Uruguay.
Osvaldo Fattoruso, a great drummer that, however, used to play one of the guitars of the band died on July 29, 2012 due to cancer at the age of 64.
- Hugo Fattoruso - lead vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
- Osvaldo Fattoruso - guitar, vocals
- Roberto "Pelín" Capobianco - bass guitar, Bandoneon, backing vocals
- Carlos "Caio" Vila - drums, backing vocals
- "Break It All" (single) (1965)
- Los Shakers (1965)
- Break It All (1966, consists mostly of re-recordings sung in English of songs from their debut LP and singles; released in USA)
- Shakers for You (1966)
- La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar (1968)
- En el Estudio Otra Vez (1971 without Hugo and Osvaldo)
- La Vigencia De Los Shakers (1976, EMI SLPE 500.569)
- Los Ineditos De Los Shakers (1977, EMI 6186)
- Bonus Tracks (2005, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 8287 678827-2)
- All The Best (1999, CD, Hitland 8022090400142)
- ¡Por Favor! (2000, CD, Big Beat Records, CDWIK201)
- Los Shakers + Shakers for You (CD, Circolo Del Disco Produzione, CDDP XXV AGADU)
- "Biografia de Los Shakers". Rock.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Official site
- Los Shakers biography and discography at AllMusic.com
- Los Shakers discography at Discogs.com
- Review of La Conferencia Secreta Del Toto's Bar (English)
- Video of Los Shakers "Break it All"
- Miscellaneous color/B&W Videos of Los Shakers at Youtube
- Los Shakers (Spanish)
- Info on Los Shakers(English)
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