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Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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VariousCha Cha Chas – Recorded In The Caribbean ... LP
Sounds Of The Caribbean, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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VariousPalenque, Palenque! – Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975 to 1991 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A killer collection of champeta work from the Caribbean coast of Colombia – music that still has plenty of local touches, but also shares a lot with African imports of the time – a really unique little hybrid that makes for plenty of heavy rhythms! The sound is quite unique – a slight echo of more familiar Colombian music at points, but often a more full-on approach to rhythm – with plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom, driving Afro rhythms, and some occasional Caribbean touches in terms of the production – which can make things nicely trippy at just the right points! Soundway have done a great job of introducing us to this unique genre – thanks not only to a wicked selection of tunes, but also a full complement of notes and photos, which really open up our understanding of the music. Titles include "Yoro" by Wganda Kenya, "El Scususu" by La Nelda Pina, "Tetero" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Esclavo Moderno" by Manuel Alvarez Y Sus Sangers, "Bumburumbumbum" by Cassimbas Negras, "Naga Pedale" by Cumbia Siglo XX, "Pim Pom" by Wganda Kenya, "Tetero" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Palenque Palenque" by Son Palenque, and "Shacalao" by Lisandro Meza & Su Conjunto. CD

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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
While Pete Rodriguez and Pete Terrace were battling it out for the "King Of The Boogaloo" title – La Lupe went ahead and dubbed herself "The Queen Of Latin Soul"! Oddly, though, the album's less of a strict Latin Soul effort than you might guess from the title – and is more of a mix of different modes, including some more heartfelt ballads that were more typical of Lupe's work – sung here with that heartfelt sense of soul that's most likely the real reason for her claim to the title! Arrangements are by Hector DeLeon, and bring a good focus on Lupe's incredible vocals through creative use of strings and percussion. Titles do include a Latin Soul version of "Fever", plus more traditional Latin tunes that include "Amor Gitano", "Aun", "Negruna", "Este Ritmo Sabroson", "Soy Sonerita", "La Tirana", and "Busamba". CD

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New Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Cuna ... LP 14.99

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New VariousIt's A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba – The Latin/Jewish Musical Story 1940s to 1980s ... CD
Idelsohn Society, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of Latin music we've ever seen – and one of the first to really demonstrate the importance of the Jewish market during the postwar years! The New York scene wasn't just fed by a hotbed of Cuban and Puerto Rican customers – and Jewish listeners were a key part of its success in the 40s, 50s, and 60s – especially as a rising middle class found new time to enjoy itself both at clubs in the city and resorts up in the Catskills! The Jewish/Latin connection has been a big part of recording from the start – no real secret to anyone who's been buying Latin records for years – but this package goes out of its way to bring it all into sharp focus, with a really big booklet of notes, and a revolutionary selection of tracks that traces different elements through a variety of different Latin styles, plus a few other genres as well. Easily one of the most playful, powerful packages so far from the excellent Idelsohn Society – with 41 tracks that include "Exodus" by Ray Barretto, "Hava Nageela" by Celia Cruz, "El Molestoso" by Eddie Palmieri, "Cheek To Cheek" by Candido, "Arriba (part 1)" by The Barton Brothers, "Miami Beach Rhumba" by Xavier Cugat, "Matzoh Ball Merengue" by Jonny Conquet, "Pan Amor Y Cha Cha Cha" by Abbe Lane & Tito Puente, "My Yiddishe Mambo" by Mickey Katz, "Cucaraca Macara" by Harvey Averne, "Just Another Guajira" by Mark Weinstein, "America" by La Lupe, "Twist Of Hava Nageela" by Perez Prado, "Loco" by Don Tosii with Raul Diaz, and "Raleigh Riff" by La Plata Sextet. CD

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New Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available La Cuna ... LP 14.99

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New BatacumbeleAfro Caribbean Jazz ... CD
Montuno, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Afro Caribbean Jazz – but with a good dose of New York Latin as well – just the kind of wonderful blend we'd expect from Batacumbele on a classic like this! All tracks are nice and long, and are recorded with an open, free-flowing energy that was hardly used in Latin music at the time – a mode that hearkens back to the jam sessions of the descarga generation, and some of the most creative modes of the 70s modernists as well! Like the best of those artists, Batacumbele has a way of weaving old traditions into something new – working complex musical patterns, but with a quality that's right on the money, right away – really grabbing you in, and holding you rapt throughout! The jazz aspect of this record is even higher than most of their other sessions – with trumpet from Tommy Villarini, trombone from William Cepeda, tenor and flute from Hector Veneros, keyboards from Amuni Nacer and Arturo Ortiz, and lots of great percussion from Angel Cachete Maldonado and other members of the group! Includes long instrumental numbers "May Day" and "Hot Blood", plus a cover of Horace Silver's "Nutville" – and the vocal track "Cachita". CD
 
 
 



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