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Fania All-StarsCross-Over ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good .... $6.99
A landmark album – one that has the Fania All-Stars playing in a Latin club style that greatly influenced dance music for years to come! The title "Cross-Over" might make you think of this one as a sell-out attempt, but it's not – it's a brilliant effort by the New York Latin scene to reach a much larger audience, and at the time, it really really worked! The album's actually got a surprisingly strong jazz basis to a lot of the playing – mixed with soul, disco, and funk influences that helped make this one a big album in the crates of plenty of non-Latin listeners. Features work by Eric Gale, Ruben Blades, Louie Ramirez, and Johnny Pacheco – and includes the cuts "You Want It You Got It", "Brazilian Paradise", "What A Big Thing", "Los Bravos", and "Prepara". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Fania All-StarsLatin-Soul-Rock (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1974. Used .... $33.99
A wicked batch of funky tracks from the Fania All Stars – one of their greatest albums, and one with a good story to boot! Supposedly, the group were all set to do an all-star concert with some very famous guests, but the whole thing turned out to be a disaster with lots of problems in the recording of the set. So, the ensemble retreated to the studio, where they cut a non-live version of the music that was supposed to be on the live album – hence the sub-title of the record, which is "How It Was, How It Ended, How It Was Going To Be!" The record is a real burner – one of the best 70s Fania funk sides – with loads of long tracks, killer jazz funk soloing, and guest work by players that include Manu Dibango, Jorge Santana, Billy Cobham, and Jan Hammer. The album includes great versions of "Soul Makossa" and "Viva Tirado", plus a very nice track called "Smoke", and the cuts "El Raton", "Congo Bongo", and "Chancullo". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fania All-StarsOur Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $34.99
A monumental album – for a monumental movie! The film Our Latin Thing was a key part in breaking the New York scene to the rest of the world – a 1972 movie that combined documentary and musical footage, showing the rich culture of Spanish Harlem at a time when it was bubbling over with pride, politics, and creative energy! The album really does a fantastic job of capturing the magic of the film – as over and above musical tracks, it also features some great other stuff – like a live cockfight, some interviews, a block party, and Izzy Sanabria's impersonation of Ed Sullivan! Musical tracks include "Ponte Duro", "Quitate Tu", "Botanica", "Descarga Fania", "Estrellas De Fania",a nd "Lamento De Un Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Fania All-StarsRhythm Machine ... CD
Columbia/Discos 605, 1977. New Copy .... $12.99 13.99
One of the proudest moments of the New York Latin underground – a time when some of its best players wound up playing for Columbia, through a brief affiliation between Fania and the larger label! And although you might think that the album would totally sell out the group's best points, it's actually a great batch of cuts that mixes the All-Stars' strong salsa and jazz grooves with some nice club-oriented rhythms – a blend that was perfect to show the growing sophistication of the Nuyorican scene in the late 70s! All the right touches are still strongly in place – and the record features work from Pacheco, Roberto Roena, Mongo Santamaria, and Louie Ramirez, as well as guests Bob James and Eric Gale. Titles include "En Orbita", "Awake", "Juan Pachanga", "Steady", "Jubileo", and "Ella Fue". CD

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Fania All-StarsViva La Charanga ... CD
Fania/Edenways (France), 1986. Used .... $11.99
The Fania All Stars pay tribute to a form that inspired many of its players – but which faded from Latin vogue before the group was properly formed in the late 60s. The session's a nice bit of retro Latin, with some strong late era salsa touches. Titles include "Guajira Con Tumbao", a great groover, plus "Hueso Y Pellejo", "Me Voy Pa Moron", "Naranjo Y Lucas", "Isla Del Encanto", and "Vacila Con Tu Trago". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Fania All-StarsLatin - Soul - Rock ... LP
Fania, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After a disastrous attempt at recording a live show, the Fania All-Stars went in the studio with guests like Billy Cobham and Manu Dibango and created their funkiest and one of their finest albums of the seventies! A few cuts are more straight Latin sounding, some of these tracks have a nice hard funky jazz feel, and sound like they could have been recorded for Prestige. There's great versions of "Soul Makossa" and "Viva Tirado", plus a very nice track called "Smoke". Other titles include ""El Raton", "Congo Bongo", "Chanchullo", "There You Go" and "Mama Guela". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Latin-Soul-Rock (remastered edition) ... CD 33.99

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New Fania All-StarsLatin - Soul - Rock ... LP
Fania, 1974. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After a disasterous attempt at recording a live show, the Fania All-Stars went in the studio with guests like Billy Cobham and Manu Dibango and created their funkiest album of the seventies. Although a few cuts are more Latin sounding, some of these tracks have a nice hard funky jazz feel, and sound like they could have been recorded for Prestige. There's great versions of "Soul Makossa" and "Viva Tirado", plus a very nice track called "Smoke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Cover has edge wear.)
Also available Latin-Soul-Rock (remastered edition) ... CD 33.99

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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 Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! CD
Also available Live At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP 9.99

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New Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches of soul, club, and fusion – all of which were worked nicely to tighten up their groove. And while you might think that after playing side-long jams, these shorter cuts could represent a more commercial side for the group – to us, this shift is an important one that has the ensemble taking the old energy of the Latind descarga and bringing it nicely into focus for a huge crossover audience. The cuts here sparkle and glisten with the best non-Latin funk and club of the time – and the CD features 13 tracks from the albums Spanish Fever, Rhythm Machine, Cross Over, and Delicate & Jumpy – titles that include "Coro Miayre", "Ella Fue", "Fania All Stars Cha Cha Cha", "Los Bravos", "Peanuts", "Prepara", "Que Pasa", "Sin Tu Carino", "Isadore", and "Foofer Soofer". CD

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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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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download for the whole 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 Ismael MirandaNo Voy Al Festival ... LP
Fania, 1977. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring 70s salsa from Ismael Miranda – cut at a time when he was making some great waves with the Fania All Stars, but sounding even better on his own! Miranda's got a positive, powerful vocal approach here – one that's oozing with soul and humanity, but never falls into the too-emotive traps of some of his contemporaries. Arrangements are full and rich – put together by Jorge Millet with a fair bit of horns, but also some nice use of acoustic guitar to pull out a slightly rootsy mode at times. Titles include "La Puerta Esta Abierta", "No Voy Al Festival", "Piensas", "Sauavecity", "Ten Fe", and "Vuelve Cipriano". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wax PoeticsIssue #49 – Latin Issue ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2011. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long-awaited Latin issue of Wax Poetics – a treasure trove of features on some of the hippest Latin music of the 60s and 70s! The issue's got a great cover feature on Eddie Palmieri – plus long takes on Cal Tjader, Harlem River Drive, Fania All Stars, Alegre All Stars, and Lowrider Oldies – plus the legendary Speed Records – one of our favorite record labels ever! As usual, the writing is totally top-shelf, the packaging is great, and there's as many wonderful images as there are thoughtful words on the page! Magazine

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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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