An obscure little album from Jack "Mr Bongo" Constanzo – his only entry into the Latin Soul genre, and a really nice batch of grooves! Jacko's working here with singer Gerrie Woo – who sings in English on about half of the album's tracks, giving the set a nice pop-styled ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version on 140 gram vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.)
By the end of the 50s, Machito was a king of the Latin scene – and had an ability to both groove hard, and lay down sophisticated arrangements that were a lot stronger than those of other throwaway cha cha cha groups. This album's one of his best from the era – and it includes lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Malo ... LP Warner, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo! This first record's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light staining, a spot of sticker residue, and a small split on the top seam.)
A stone cooker from Tito Puente's great back to basics years of the 80s – a time when he was really moving towards the Latin jazz of his roots – working without any singers, or any contemporary gimmicks, and letting loose with tight combos and top-line jazz players! This set features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning bit of Latin funk from Motown – the only album of its type we've ever seen on the label, a real groover that kicks it up with the best of the early 70s Chicano scene! The record's got all the core elements that make a set like this so great – jamming instrumentation, soulful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tito Rodriguez returns to the Palladium – in a smoking set that's got all the great jazzy touches of his first volume at the famous club, but a bit more of a charanga groove overall! The core combo elements that make Tito great are firmly in place – that strong sense of rhythm and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album