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New Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray BarrettoBarretto ... LP
Fania, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost gem in the 70s catalog of Ray Barretto – a fantastic album with some really wonderful tracks! Although Ray's clearly in his salsa mode here, he's also got a very strong jazz approach to the tracks – picking up the changes, tones, and colors used on his Other Road album, and ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color label pressing. Cover's drum flap has been torn off, but is included. Cover has a ring & edge wear, with a rip at the top of the back and a partially unglued top seam.)

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New Ray BarrettoBarretto Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great Ray Barretto album from 1972 – one that beautifully showcases the master percussionist as he effortlessly shifts between Latin soul and 70's salsa styles! The group's nice and lean – with Adalberto Santiago on vocals, Papy Roman on trumpet, Louis Cruz on piano, and the great ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, ... (Latin) read more CD

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Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray BarrettoHead Sounds ... LP
Fania, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Head Sounds" is a heck of a great way to describe this album – as it's filled with some of Ray's most mind-expanding cuts! The album kicks off with the tune "Acid", which you probably know from the album of the same name, but which still really does a great job of ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing – very nice!)

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New Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray BarrettoQue Viva La Musica (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff from Ray Barretto – and one of his most sophisticated albums of the 70s! The album mixes together rootsy percussion and smoother jazzy arrangements – in a manner that keeps things fresh at all points, and which shifts the focus nicely from track to track – ... (Latin) read more CD

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Ray BarrettoRican/Struction ... CD
Fania, 1979. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A great album of salsa tracks recorded at the end of the 70s – when Ray was returning to the scene after a prolonged hand injury kept him out of music for a while. Despite this time off, though, Ray's in top top form – coming back to basics with a really heavy groove, picking up right ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Ray Barretto/Celia Cruz/Adalberto SantiagoCelia Ray Adalberto – Tremendo Trio! ... LP
Fania, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has marks from sticker removal.)

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New Joe BataanGypsy Woman ... LP
Fania, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe BataanMr New York & The East Side Kids ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from the Spanish Harlem underground of the late 60s! From the title, to the cover, to the beautiful blend of songs, this album perfectly sums up the rich energy and raw power bubbling in the NuYorican scene of the time – effortlessly blending together soul, Latin, jazz, and funk ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe BataanRiot ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BataanRiot ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Riot ... LP 9.99

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Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ruben BladesMaestra Vida – Segunda Parte ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... $19.99
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print original Fania pressing.)

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New Johnny ColonBoogaloo Blues (remastered edition) ... CD
Cotique/Fania, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark record that should be in any Latin collection! At the time of this album, Johnny Colon was a young trombonist just getting his start – working in the turbulent late 60s Spanish Harlem scene, and picking up on the wide range of styles going down in the hood. At one level, he was a ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Boogaloo Blues ... LP 9.99

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Willie ColonFantasmas ... CD
Fania, 1981. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A brilliant new move for Willie Colon – a set that goes even further than his mid 70s classics with Ruben Blades, and pushes Willie into a Pan-American consciousness carried off with ambitious musical vision! The sound is still salsa at the core, but Willie's also brought in bits of other ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Willie ColonFantasmas ... LP
Fania, 1981. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant new move for Willie Colon – a set that goes even further than his mid 70s classics with Ruben Blades, and pushes Willie into a Pan-American consciousness carried off with ambitious musical vision! The sound is still salsa at the core, but Willie's also brought in bits of other ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and remnants of a price sticker.)

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New Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good – The Bad – The Ugly (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99

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Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Good – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP 9.99

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New Willie ColonGuisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild early work from Willie Colon – a record that's equally poised between the Latin Soul and later salsa era, and which features great lead vocals from Hector Lavoe! The album's got some very strong tracks that percolate in Willie's dark trombone-led groove – like the mighty 7 minute ... (Latin) read more CD

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Willie ColonSolo ... CD
Fania, 1979. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
An amazing little record from Willie Colon – one that has him stepping forth into the limelight as both singer and leader – after years of working with better-known vocalists like Hector LaVoe and Ruben Blades! But even more than the vocals the thing we really love here are the ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Willie ColonWillie ... LP
Fania, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solid 70s session from Willie Colon – a combination of a few tracks from previous efforts, mixed with other new ones, all featuring lead vocals by the wonderful Hector Lavoe! The work on the album's the kind that was so influential at the time, it's almost hard to hear how important it was ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Willie Colon & Associates49 Minutes ... LP
Fania, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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Willie Colon & Hector LavoeDeja Vu ... CD
Fania, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
It's déjà vu all over again, in this strong set of tracks that features Willie with his best lead singer, Hector Lavoe! The tracks are pulled from the pair's strong work for Fania from the early 70s – and it's a great package that includes some of Willie's strongest recordings from ... (Latin) read more CD

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Willie Colon & Ruben BladesSiembra ... CD
Fania, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A classic 70s salsa jammer from Willie Colon – working here with his best vocalist ever, Ruben Blades, back before he'd crossed over to super-huge success! The album really marked a departure for Willie – moving past the bad boy style of earlier records, that kind of "tough guy in ... (Latin) read more CD

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Jack Costanzo & Gerrie WooLatin Percussion With Soul (limited edition vinyl) ... LP
Tico/Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version on 140 gram vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Celia CruzBravo Celia Cruz (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico/Fania, 1967. Used ... $16.99
A late 60s album from Celia Cruz – but one with a sound that's very similar to her classic early recordings of the 50s! The feel here is quite similar to those – recorded in Mexico, with backings from the orchestras of Memo Salamanca and Juan Bruno Tarraza – both of whom support ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Celia Cruz Y La Sonora PoncenaLa Ceiba ... LP
Fania, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a number of successful 70s pairings of vocalist Celia Cruz with another strong Fania act – in this case the mighty La Sonora Poncena, who support Celia's vocals with a really full and focused sound! The styles here vary a bit – from a few rougher numbers to tighter tracks that ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fania All-StarsLatin - Soul - Rock ... LP
Fania, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1971. Used ... 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 ... (Latin) read more 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 2 ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. Very Good ... $22.99
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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-colored label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a small split on the top seam, a mostly split bottom seam, a stained corner, and fading on the spine.)

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
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 – ... (Latin) read more CD

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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 – ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
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 – ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Live At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP 9.99

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New Tito GomezLa Herencia ... CD
Fania/Codigo, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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New George GuzmanIn Line/En Linia ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry HarlowYo Soy Latino ... CD
Fania, 1979/1983. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
Late in the game for Larry Harlow's time at Fania Records – but a really great little album that marks a strong back-to-basics return in his music! Most of the tracks here were recorded at the end of the 70s, but not issued until a few years later – and they've got a cohesive, powerful ... (Latin) read more CD

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La LupeEs La Reina (The Queen) ... CD
Tico/Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
La Lupe was certainly the queen of Latin music at the time of this set – and she works here in a mix of emotive ballads and more lively groovers that show the full range of her talents! Joe Cain handled arrangements on all of side one – and he casts Lupe in a string-heavy mode that ... (Latin) read more CD

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New LatinairesCamel Walk ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer Latin soul! This record is one of the hardest to find from the late 60's boogaloo era, and it's a massive stormer filled with tasty grooves! The band is small and tight, with a 2-sax frontline, for an extra-soulful sound. Vocals are in English and Spanish, and the album wails away like a ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hector LavoeEl Sabio ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hector LavoeQue Sentimiento (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1981. Used ... $9.99
An unusual self-produced effort from Hector Lavoe – but a record that's every bit as strong as his other solo records from the time! Of course, Hector's got some big help on the record from Louie Ramirez and Jose Febles – who most likely did most of the arranging work, and ensure that ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ismael MirandaAsi Se Compone Un Son ... CD
Fania, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key early moment for the great Ismael Rivera – really stepping out here strongly with a tight group of his own! Ismael's in the lead on vocals, but his arrangements for the group are quite strong too – cast in that best mix of jazz and Latin roots that you'll find in forward-thinking ... (Latin) read more CD

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Ismael MirandaLa Clave Del Sabor ... CD
Fania, 1981. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
Ismael Miranda is standing proud at the start of the 80s with this great little set – bringing some new boldness into his work, and recording in the expanded salsa sound of Fania at the time! The record augments basic salsa backings with some larger orchestrations on a number of tunes – ... (Latin) read more CD

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Orchestra HarlowEl Exigente ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stunning album from Orquesta Harlow – one of their wildest of the 60s, and filled with delights! The record starts with this strange sound of a train pulling into a station, then rolls into a massive boogaloo groove that really sets the pace for the album – hitting hard with some ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra HarlowHeavy Smokin ... LP
Fania, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great early record by Larry Harlow's famous combo – every bit the "smokin" set that the title might imply! Harlow and the group are in full force here – ripping through a set of short tracks that really groove with a darkly percussive edge. There's a surprising amount of ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra HarlowHommy – A Latin Opera ... CD
Fania, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
Orchestra Harlow's answer to the Who's Tommy – Hommy, a Latin Opera, and one of the few concept albums we know from the New York Latin scene of the time! The tracks are fairly short, and they're separated by short "interludes" throughout the album that feature some cool spoken bits ... (Latin) read more CD

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Orchestra HarlowRumbambola ... CD
Fania, 1979. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
70's album by this swingin' Latin group led by the great Larry Harlow, who plays moog, rhodes, and clavinet on here, apart from his usual piano. Nestor Sanchez handles vocals, and the group moves through tracks like "Viva Caracas", "Para Mi Obatala", "Ponte A Bailar Mi Son ... (Latin) read more CD

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Orchestra HarlowTribute To Arsenio Rodriguez ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
Larry Harlow and crew pay tribute to the great Arsenio Rodriguez in this wonderful set of tracks with a classic Afro-Cuban feel! The record's one of the group's best – and it mixes all the tightness of their 60s recordings with a rootsier approach that includes lots of heavy conga and some ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Orquesta NovelPrestige ... LP
Fania, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Johnny PachecoViva Africa ... CD
Fania, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early Pacheco album, recorded as a tribute to his trip to Africa in the early 60's. Vocals are by Monguito and Chivirico Davila, and the group swings hard, as on all of his early albums. With "La Rebelion", "Mi Pollo Bon Bon", "El Mundo", and "Bacalao". (Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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New PachecoLatin Jam ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as the album's one of Pacheo's hardest-swinging albums! The set is miles away from the more composed style of Pacheco's charanga years – and has him really opening up with a descarga style that has lots of jazzy touches. Jose Chombo Silva plays some great tenor on ... (Latin) read more CD

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PachecoVolando Bajito ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Pacheco grooving hard in his second period – working with his "Nuevo Tumbao" group, with a lot more focus on percussion than on his earlier albums. Plenty of firey timbales – and lead vocals by Pete Conde Rodriguez. Titles include "Azucar Mami", "Negra Bon ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor label pressing. Vinyl and cover are great!)

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New Ralfi PaganRalfi ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sublime falsetto soul from the great Ralfi Pagan – one of the most unique artists on the New York Latin scene at the start of the 70s! Ralfi shares some of the sweet soul modes of Joe Bataan – when Joe's in the right mood – but he also goes further, too – and really pushes ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joey PastranaHot Pastrana (limited edition) ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Ahhhhh . . . The wonderful sounds of Joey Pastrana – the hip Latin Soul bandleader who was known to the kids as "Hot" Pastrana! This album's one of his best for Cotique – a strong mix of boogaloo numbers and straighter Latin tracks, all played with the kind of fire that was ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 140 gram vinyl. Numbered limited edition of 1000.)

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New Tito PuenteKing Tito Puente ... CD
Tico/Fania, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout Latin Soul session from Tito Puente – one of his first nods to the younger generation of Latin music, after bad-mouthing boogaloo for the first few years! The sound here is kind of a split between Tito's groove of the earlier 60s and some of the more soul-based ones of the time ... (Latin) read more CD
(Original CD pressing. Out of print.)

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Tito Puente & Celia CruzCuba Y Puerto Rico Son ... CD
Tico/Fania, 1966. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
The initial meeting of Tito Puente and Celia Cruz on record – the first of many great partnerships on wax, and a well-rounded set that has Cruz stepping out strongly in many modes! As the title implies, the styles are a range of Cuban and Puerto Rican musical themes – handled ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Bobby QuesadaBoogaloo En El Barrio ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Boogaloo in the barrio from trumpeter Bobby Quesada – a player we haven't heard much from over the years, but who we really love for this classic late 60s Fania album! The set's got a joyous groove that's very much in the feel of the image on the cover – a mixture of those darker ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Ismael QuintanaLa Herencia ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Ali Baba ... LP 9.99

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Richie Ray & Bobby CruzLa Herencia ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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Pete Conde RodriguezEste Negro Si Es Sabroso ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A real 70s classic from Pete Conde Rodriguez – a set that has the singer's warmly soulful voice really soaring in a set of strong salsa backings penned by Papo Luca, Louie Cruz, and Jose Febles! There's a cohesiveness here that other records by Pete sometimes lack – a sense of the ... (Latin) read more 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) read more CD

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New Roberto RoenaLa Herencia ... CD
Fania/Codigo, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
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Roberto RoenaRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound 5 ... CD
International/Fania, 1973. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
The mighty Apollo Sound combo at the height of their powers – hard-hitting on percussion, but also sparkling with some jazzier touches on tenor sax, flute, and trombone! Roberto Roena had a slightly looser groove than some of his contemporaries, and as you'll hear on this set, there's space ... (Latin) read more CD

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Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound – Lucky 7 ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
A lucky seventh album from Roberto Roena and his groundbreaking Apollo Sound combo – a set that's filled with spectacular arrangements and a new level of sophistication for the group – yet one that's still firmly pointed towards the dancefloor! There's a richness here that's really ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Mongo Santamaria & Justo BetancourtUbane ... LP
Fania/Vaya, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Justo Betancourt and Mongo Santamaria recorded this album together in 1976, and it's a good batch of 70's salsa tracks that lets Mongo play in a different setting than his other recordings at the time, which were more jazz oriented. Tracks include "Manana", "Cantandole Al Amor" ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, a center split on the spine, and a few stains.)

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Monguito SantamariaBlack Out ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014 (delayed)
Stone funky Latin soul from the younger member of the Santamaria family! Black Out is one of Monguito's greatest – a hip album of groovy late 60s tracks that perfectly blend the Latin and soul sides of the Spanish Harlem scene. Marty Sheller handled arrangements on some of the album's best ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Monguito SantamariaHey Sister ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Oooooo-weee – a monster album by one of our favorite talents of the Latin soul era! Monguito Santamaria had a really great way of putting the electric bass right up front in his tracks – kicking things up with a bouncing groove that's as sock-boogaloo as boogaloo can get, and which ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monguito SantamariaOn Top ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
A killer rare boogaloo album – and one of the few great late 60s sides cut by pianist Monguito Santamaria, son of Mongo! Monguito's different than his old man in that he's a pianist and a singer – and not a percussionist – but this gem of an album has a hard-hitting sound that ... (Latin) read more CD

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Adalberto SantiagoAdalberto ... CD
Fania, 1977. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
A great set by one of the best Latin vocalists of the 70s – a bold solo effort recorded after a number of successful recordings with other groups! The set was produced by Ray Barretto, with whom Adalberto sang famously in years past – and is done with a really solid salsa sound that ... (Latin) read more CD

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New SeguidaLove is...Seguida ... CD
Fania, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fierce and funky grooves from the glory days of the NuYorican scene! The album's a killer – filled with uptempo tracks that mix together Latin funk, jazz, and salsa – into an electrified groove that burns mightily across all the tracks! The album's got a great blend of electric keys ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New SeguidaOn Our Way To Tomorrow ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Seguida – a great little Latin funk group from the Nuyorican scene of the 70s! This set's got Seguida working in a style that's got a bit more of a dancefloor focus than before – bringing in some of the fuller Latin disco touches that were popular in the wake of ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Lenni SesarLenni Sesar ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost slammer from the Fania catalog of the 60s – the one and only album from the highly dynamic Lenni Sesar! Lenni's got a sound that's quite different from other Latin leaders of his time – very jazzy overall, especially on the uptempo numbers on the set – with a really full ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... (Latin) read more 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 ... (Latin) read more 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, ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Bobby ValentinSe La Comio ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print original Fania pressing.)

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New Bobby ValentinYoung Man With A Horn ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Louie Vega/Elements Of LifeEclipse (with download) ... LP
Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $16.99 18.98
Louie Vega on Fania Records – a long-overdue match that really makes for some amazing sounds on this set! The pairing isn't that much of a surprise – given that Louie's done plenty to keep Latin music alive in the past few decades in the clubs – from his own Nuyorican Soul ... (New Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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New WRLCBlonde Latin ... LP
Fania, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure batch of funk tracks from Fania – recorded in Paris, and most likely licensed to the label in some strange trade of releases with a French label. Whatever the case, the record's got a very different sound than the usual fare on Fania – a groove that's part sound library funk ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousEl Barrio – Sounds From The Spanish Harlem Streets ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer batch of boogaloo and Latin Soul – and a set that even features 2 unissued gems from the vaults of Fania Records! As with the previous entry in this series, the sound here is plenty darn soulful throughout – lyrics that are often in English, and rhythms that borrow heavily ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousHammock House – Africa Caribe – Produced & Mixed by Joe Claussell ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s/2011. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
Classic Latin, in the hands of Joe Claussell – served up here in a mighty mix that's heavy on roots, but also has an ear for the future as well! The building blocks of the set come from the classic catalog of Fania Records – older tracks from the 60s and 70s that are heavy on the rawer ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousHammock House – Lower East Side ... LP
Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A nice entry in the Hammock House series of hip remixes of Latin classics from the Fania canon – this one featuring Twin Shadow, Whiskey Barons, Toy Selectah and Isa GT nicely mixing up classics by Ray Barretto, Justo Betancourt, Ismael Rivera and Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon! Includes ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousMellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the amazing 70s Latin scene in New York – not the better-known salsa tracks of the time, but lots of the more obscure soul and funk cuts that were coming out of the Nuyorican underground! The tracks here share the same criss-crossing of Spanish Harlem modes that you'd ... (Latin) read more CD

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New VariousMellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the amazing 70s Latin scene in New York – not the better-known salsa tracks of the time, but lots of the more obscure soul and funk cuts that were coming out of the Nuyorican underground! The tracks here share the same criss-crossing of Spanish Harlem modes that you'd ... (Latin) read more CD

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VariousNYC Salsa 2 – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
A heavy-hitting batch of salsa from the legendary Fania Records catalog – and a collection that's almost more on fire than the first volume in the series! As before, the tracks here showcase the best sounds of New York's glory days for Latin music – that point in the 70s when the scene ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRitmo Caliente – Salsa Greats ... CD
Fania/Charly (UK), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP 19.99
 
 



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