Soulful Latin and Latin club – 4 albums worth of material by the legendary Joe Bataan
, nearly all of his second period recordings in one 2CD package! The first album on the set is the legendary Salsoul, Joe
's groundbreaking combination of Latin rhythms, funk, and New York soul – originally issued on the Mericana label, but a record so great the company decided to adopt its name for all future releases! Salsoul kicked off a groove that countless other artists followed – but Joe
was always at the head of the pack, turning out the global hit Afrofilipino record a few years later, then the club classics Mestizo and Joe Bataan
2, which took the earlier Latin club experiments into disco and boogie territory! All that work's compiled here, along with a great set of notes – and the package is essential stuff for anyone with an ear for funk, Latin, disco, or soul. 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "The Bottle", "Chico & The Man", "Johnny", "Latin Strut", "Peace Friendship Solidarity", "Aftershower Funk", "Woman Don't Want To Love Me", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", "Ling Ting Chong", "Rap O Clap O", "I See Hiney", "Mestizo", "Forever", and "Sadie".
(Out of print.)