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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 (El Gato) (1980) ... LP
Bronco, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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Bobby ValentinRey Del Bajo ... CD
Fania, 1974. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
Bobby Valentin was certainly the king of the bass by the time of this record – and a player who'd helped bring the electric instrument from its strong 60s use in Latin Soul to one of the key components in salsa rhythms of the 70s! The set follows very strongly in bold sound of Valentin's "second wave" of salsa sides – his post-trumpet years that marked an even deeper commitment to shaping the broader sound of the Latin mainstream, but always with an ear for soulful twists and turns that made his records so great! Marvin Santiago and Frankie Hernandez are on vocals, but the lineup also features some tenor and baritone sax fleshing out the more typical trumpets – a groove that brings in nice colors at just the right moments, especially on the hipper tunes in the set. Titles include "La Vibora", "Arenas Del Desierto", "Aqui No Me Quedo", "Hay Craneo", "Guaraguao", "Codazos", and "Coco Seco". CD

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Bobby ValentinRompecabezas ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Around September 15, 2014
One of the standout records from the second era of Bobby Valentin's career – a smoking 70s salsa set, bubbling over with great bass work by Bobby, and featuring some great instrumental touches, like tenor sax and vibes, which really push the sound past the usual! Lead vocals are by Marvin Santiago, but the strongest aspect of the record is the unity of the band's instrumentation – stepping together with incredible tightness, pulling the vocals in as an essential, part of the groove! Titles include "Pobre Soy", "Besos Brujos", "El Matakan", "Papel De Payaso", "Vete Pa'Lla", and "Amolador". CD

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Bobby ValentinSe La Comio ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
If a cover was enough, this album would already be great – but it's also one of the hardest-grooving sets from Bobby Valentin, cut at the end of the 60s with a heavy early salsa groove! Bobby's really stepping off his Latin soul work nicely with the set – moving into a realm of longer, more complicated songs that's handled with a style that's got a timeless edge that makes you think you've heard half the songs on the record before! Titles include "Que Mujer", "Beribicua", "Son Son Charari", "Grarambembere", and "Me Abandonaste". CD

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Bobby ValentinYoung Man With A Horn ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
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
(Multi-colored label pressing, with initials in marker. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
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". CD

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Pete RodriguezEl Conde ... CD
Fania, 1974. New Copy ... Around September 1, 2014
The classic first album as a solo act from Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – not the boogaloo artist with the same first and last name, but the singer who'd rose to fame on a series of classic albums with Johnny Pacheco! The style here is rich and soulful – a return to tradition in Latin male vocals, with roots that stretch past Pete's Puerto Rican homeland, and deep into 20th Century Afro-Cuban traditions. Arrangements are by Bobby Valentin, Louie Cruz, and Louie Ramirez – and the instrumentation mixes some 70s salsa brightness with the deeper tones of older years. Titles include "El Conde Negro", "Los Compadres", "Un Toque Pa Yambao", and "Lo Quiso Dios". 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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New Willie RosarioOtra Vez ... CD
Inca, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key 70s set from Willie Rosario – soaring salsa done under the direction of Louie Ramirez, with a sharpness and sense of groove that's sometimes missing from his later albums! The horns here are all very tightly crafted – four trumpets undercut with a baritone sax, which creates some deep colors and jazzy interplay throughout – even when vocals are strongly in the lead. Junior Toledo handles most lead vocals – and chorus vocals are by Adalberto Santiago and Yayo El Indio. Arrangements are by Louie Ramirez and Bobby Valentine – on tracks that include a surprising reading of "Otra Vez", plus "Oriente", "Antonia", "No Llores Corazon", and "Casualidades". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Valentine BrothersFirst Take ... CD
Bridge/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 1 – Teach Me To Monkey ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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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