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Bobby ValentinBad Breath ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Killer early work from Bobby Valentin – one of his few Latin Soul recordings, cut back when he was leading the band on trumpet! The album's got a lyrical side that's different from some of Bobby's other work – with a number of tracks in Spanish, but a few even better numbers in English – sung with a heck of a lot of soul, and a great sense of humor that makes the album easily as playful as the best work from the time by Joe Cuba or Joe Bataan! The title cut, "Bad Breath", is a parody of a famous 60s mouthwash commercial – set to a tight boogaloo groove that's a direct ripoff of "Bang Bang" – and other tracks include "Zip Zap", "Love Me So", "Que Mate", "Ritmo Merembe", and "Chango Ta Beni". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ValentinBobby Valentin (1986) ... LP
Bronco, 1986. Very Good+ .... $12.99
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New Bobby ValentinBobby Valentin (El Gato) (1980) ... LP
Bronco, 1980. Very Good+ .... $11.99
Titles include "El Gato", "Ya Lo Puedes Decir", "Asi Asi", "La Mujer Y La Primavera", and "Si Me Caso Mejoro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Bobby ValentinYoung Man With A Horn ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from the great Bobby Valentin – his first-ever album, issued back when he was a jazzy trumpeter! The record offers the "best in boogaloo" – as the cover states – and features a very mod mix of tunes that really gets at the mish-mash crossover energy of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! Highlights include the very groovy "Batman's Boogaloo", a reworking of the "Batman" theme; a hard driving remake of the hit "Good Lovin", one that really exposes its Latin roots; a driving descarga number called "The Gate"; a Latin jazz remake of "Song For My Father"; and the super-hip, super-swingin tune "Geronimo" – a Latin soul winner all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby ValentinEl Mensajero – Ritmo Pa Goza ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
An early cooker from the young Bobby Valentin – a record cut even before his initial outings for Fania, and done with the same trumpet-heavy groove! There's a raw crackle to the set that's mighty nice – not really Latin soul, but the kind of small combo energy you'd find in the generation just before – as on some of the best Joe Cuba Sextet sessions before his time at Tico. Bobby's trumpet has plenty of jazz inflections, and the rhythms from the group are nice and tight – great lean energy from this younger generation – on tracks that include "Para Don Jose", "Bombon", "Try Out", "Macorina", "Dejame Tranquilo", "Que Ambiente", and "Caliente". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby ValentinIn Motion ... LP
Fania, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
A standout 70s session from Bobby Valentin – his last record for Fania, and a perfect example of the strengths that had allowed him to rise up to the ranks of the label's famous All-Stars! Bobby's playing electric bass throughout, but his biggest skill here is really that of a leader – one who really brings strong focus to the group, and lets it hit strongly both on righteous groovers and some warmer numbers too. Vocals are by Marvin Santiago and Frankie Hernandez – and titles include "Amar Y Vivir", "Borinquen You Te Canto", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Bella Mujer", and "Safa Diablo" – plus a surprising Latin jazz version of "Shiny Stockings"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some pen on the back.)

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New Bobby ValentinLet's Turn On/Arrebatarnos ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Stone slamming boogaloo – and one of the greatest albums from a young Bobby Valentin! Bobby's really cooking on all burners here – mixing together a bit of Latin jazz with a headier, trippier style of Latin soul – one that features lots of sinister undercurrents in the rhythms, making for a sense of darkness that's really counterbalanced by the joyous feel of the grooves. This sublime mix can be heard to perfect effect in the amazing "Use It Before You Lose It", a monster track that's sure to fill any dancefloor – but the whole album's wonderful, and other tracks include "Boogaloo y Shingaling", "Keep the Faith", "Funky Big Feet", and "Descarga En Mozambique". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousFania Records 1964 to 1980 – The Original Sound Of Latin New York ... LP
Fania/Strut, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $20.99 23.99
A sprawling collection of classic Fania – featuring a pretty adventurous set of salsa, boogaloo, Afro-Latin, funkier numbers and all around incredible material put together by our friends at Strut Records – going beyond the classics! It features numbers by many of the most iconic names on Fania – Johnny Pacheco, Joe Bataan, Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Hector Lavoe and more – loosely chronicling the stylistic genesis at Fania during the time period, but compiled with an ear to the dancefloor rather than academia. A great set of classics on an uber-iconic label, put together by one of our favorite contemporary labels! 19 tracks on the 2LP version: "Dakar, Punto Final" by Johnny Pacheco, "Mercy Mercy Baby" by Ray Barretto, "Anacaona" by Cheo Feliciano, "Quimbara" by Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, "Bomba Carambomba" by Sonora Poncena, "Pedro Navaja" by Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, "Cuando Despiertes" by Fania All Stars feat Celia Cruz and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1971. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer early work by the Fania All Stars – caught live at the legendary Cheetah club, which was the heart of the New York salsa scene at the start of the 70s! The album is easily one of the best by the group – and features long tracks that really capture the jamming intensity that occurred on stage when this many great artists were brought together in one space – kind of the "next step" for the older descarga mode put forth at the start of the 60s, pushed forward into the prouder, more unified Latin scene of the 70s! All Stars on this date include Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentin, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, and others – and titles on this first volume include "Quitate Tu", "Descarga Fania", and "Anaconda". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Impacto CreaImpacto Crea (1973) ... LP
Vaya, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great debut from Impacto Crea – a combo who grew out of an early 70s drug education program, but who have a sound that's right up there with the best New York salsa of the time! The set was produced with assistance from Larry Harlow and Bobby Valentin – so it's got the tightness you might expect – but the overall groove is also somewhat different, and much more open to rhythmic changes than some of the combo's contemporaries – in a way that makes for a very fresh little record! There's lots of odd twists and turns in the arrangements – unusual side-steps that keep things exciting, and which go past the usual salsa modes. The lineup includes tenor sax from Alfredo Rios and vocals from Frankie Hernandez – and titles inlcude "El Mensaje", "De Boriquen Son", "Como Guia Juan", "Que Es Lo Que Pasa", "El Errante", "Despierta Ya", and "El Arrepentido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and smudges.)

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New Charlie PalmieriHeavyweight (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used .... Out Of Stock
Massive work – one of Charlie's best albums of the 70s! The album's a straight salsa set, but it's done with a truly pummeling level of energy that kicks in from the first note – really blasting in with some strong statements by the band, then letting loose on longer tracks than usual, all of which have Charlie's jazzy touch firmly in place! Arrangements are all wonderful – done by Charlie, Roy Roman, and Bobby Valentin – and vocals are by Menique and Julito Villot. Includes the instrumental track "Melodica In F" – which features Charlie playing some very weird melodica – plus "Arroz Con Bacalao", "Tiene Sabor", "Consuelate", and "No Puedo Mas". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Fania All-StarsOur Latin Thing (40th Anniversary Limited Edition DVD) (plus Live At The Cheetah Vols 1 & 2 with bonus tracks) (2CD/DVD) ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy 2CD+DVD .... Out Of Stock
A landmark moment in the New York scene of the 70s – and a mindblowing document of the energy and lifestyle of the city's growing Latin scene at the time! The film combines live performances from the legendary Cheetah nightclub with amazing street footage – woven together in a rich tapestry of music and culture that documents the reality of life in Spanish Harlem at the time. Musicians featured include a veritable "who's who" of the New York Latin world – such as Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Cruz, Ricardo Ray, Bobby Valentin, and Hector Lavoe – but even without the music, the documentary footage alone makes the film an instant treasure! Spanish language film with English subtitles for the limited narration, with newly remastered sound. Also included are Live At The Cheetah Vols 1 & 2 on 2CDs. Vol 1 is easily one of the best by the group – and features long tracks that really capture the jamming intensity that occurred on stage when this many great artists were brought together in one space. Includes "Introduction Theme (Cheetah)", "Quitate Tu", "Descarga Fania", and "Anaconda". Vol 2 is just as great – and this set includes 3 previously unreleased tracks! Includes "Ponte Duro", "Estrellas De Fania", and "Ahora Vengo Yo" and more – plus the bonus tracks "Cocinando", "Abran Paso Part 1" and "Abran Paso Part 2". CD
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Jean CarneCollaborations ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
Smooth modern duets from one of our favorite ladies in soul music! Jean Carne's a heck of a singer – with a career that stretches back to early soul jazz recordings with (then) husband Doug Carn, to solo recordings on Philly International in the late 70s, to appearances on records by other artists – sessions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s in which Jean lent her vocals to a wealth of great recordings! This great collection focuses on work in that category – uncollected sides from a three decade period, brought together in one album that shows just how great Jean can sound when she's singing with other artists. Many of these titles are quite hard to find otherwise, and haven't even shown up on other collections of Jean's work – and tracks include "Good Thng Goin On" with Billy Paul, "Holdin On" and "Dreams Of Tomorrow" with Dexter Wansel, "Keep In Touch" and "The Look Of Love" with Grover Washington Jr, "Lean On Me" with Nathan Heathman, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" with The Temptations, "Love Is Beautiful" with Universe, "Star Flower" with Lonnie Liston Smith, "Let's Stay Together" with Bobby M, "I'm Back For More" with Al Johnson, "You Might Be Surprised" with Roy Ayers, "Mother Of The Future" with Norman Connors, and "Valentine Love" with Michael Henderson. Also features the bonus solo track "Trust Me" – never on CD before! CD

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Valentine BrothersFirst Take ... CD
Bridge/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $16.99
Easily the greatest album ever from brothers John and Billy Valentine – a seminal 80s groove classic, produced with a sweet jazzy touch from keyboardist Bobby Lyle! The record's a real standout from the time – a solid soul effort that still manages strong dancefloor appeal – thanks to a range of midtempo numbers that still resonate strongly in the modern steppers era. Strongest among these tracks is the pair's classic "Money's Too Tight To Mention" – offered up here in both instrumental and vocal versions that are better than the later remake by Gwen Guthrie. But the whole album is plenty great too, and features sophisticated vocals that move in the same early 80s territory explored by Leon Ware or Lamont Dozier! Titles include "Money's Too Tight To Mention", "Just Another Love Song", "Just Let Me Be Close To You", "This Kind Of Love", and "I'll Make You Happy" – plus 2 "overture" tracks that make the whole thing come off like a long suite of soul! CD

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VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 1 – Teach Me To Monkey ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP .... $26.99
A treasure box of early 60s R&B 45s – a top shelf collection of singles cut for the King & Federal labels from 1960 to 1964 – amazing numbers from Hank Ballard, Freddy King, The Drivers, Little Bobby Moore, Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels, Johnny Guitar Watson, Carol Ford, Little Willie John and more. Early 60s soul and rollicking R&B sides to rival the best and most exciting sounds of the era – compiled by DJ Mr Fine Wine, most of which have never been reissued before now! Includes "Gibble Gobble" by Willie Wright & His Sparklers, "Broadway" by Hank Ballard, "What Makes You So Cold" by Lulu Reed, "My Nerves" by Little Willie John, "The Slummer The Slum" by The 5 Royales, "I Don't Know About You" by Lloyd Nolan, "Where You At Jack" by Little Mummy, "That's It Man" by The Valentines, "Mind Your Own Business" by Eugene Church, "Regardless" by Charles Brown, "Texas Oil" by Freddie King", "One Zippy Zam" by Roy Mildton & His Orchestra, "Mom, Won't You Teach Me To Monkey" by Little Emmett Suttoon, "Hog Killin Time" by Eddie Kirk and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSound Stage Seven Soul Story ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest labels in southern soul at the end of the 60s – a Nashville-based imprint that really helped bridge the space between Memphis and Muscle Shoals – plus some key other points in the south as well! Sound Stage Seven always knew how to record a cut with the right sort of punch – even if it was a ballad – a way of putting over a tune that makes the labels singles almost all worth seeking out – part of an incredible run of top-shelf music that few other indies of the time can hope to touch! Of course, it also helps that the label was run by John Richbourg – a key radio force at the time, with an ear turned towards just the right sort of modes to make his artists sparkle strongly – often much more so than on some of their recordings for other labels. The set features 36 tracks in all – a great mix of southern soul, funky soul, deep soul, and even a few rawer numbers as well – with titles that include "We Gotta Bust Out Of The Ghetto" by Moody Scott, "Breakaway" by The Valentines, "He Called Me Baby" by Ella Washington, "Just Like She Said She Would" by The Soul Ambassadors, "I Want To Keep You" by Roscoe Shelton, "You're Gonna Need Me" by Ted Ford, "Right On Time" by Jimmy Church, "I Can't Be Your Part Time Baby" by Gwen Davis, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "I'm Not Through Lovin You" by Sir Lattimore Brown, "Let Me Come On Home" by Bobby King, "I Got Love" by Leon Byrd, "Hey Girl" by Jackey Beavers, "I Love You" by Sam Baker, and "Don't Destroy Me" by Margie Hendrix. CD