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New Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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 – A Man & His Music ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 CD set with 28 tracks. (Latin) CD

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Ray BarrettoQue Viva La Musica (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
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 BarrettoTogether ... LP
Fania, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early 70s killer from Ray – recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode – as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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 BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... CD
Fania/Marketing West, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Saint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP 9.99

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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 Justo BetancourtPa Bravo Yo (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really top-shelf album from Justo Betancourt – a perfect illustration of the power of his vocals at their height! The set's got a really classic 70s salsa feel – a horn-heavy groove that almost effortlessly flows from a combo of strong players, topped by majestic vocals from Justo ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Ruben BladesBohemio Y Poeta (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A collection of important early work by Ruben Blades – and easily one of the best examples of his tremendous talents in the 70s! The title is very well put, as Blades is both poet and bohemian on the record – hitting themes that are both personal and political in a way that other Latin ... (Latin) read more CD

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Ruben BladesMaestra Vida – Segunda Parte ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... $16.99
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 Ruben BladesMaestra Vida Vol 1 – Primera 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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New Willie ColonEl Malo ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and a very sharp album cut by Willie during the Latin soul era, featuring a bunch of tracks that veer more towards the boogaloo side of things than his later albums! The groove is nice and hard – stripped down with the youthful energy that Willie brought to the scene at ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available El Malo (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99

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New Willie ColonEl Malo (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
Great stuff – and a very sharp album cut by Willie during the Latin soul era, featuring a bunch of tracks that veers more towards the boogaloo side of things than his later albums! The groove is nice and hard – stripped down with the youthful energy that Willie brought to the scene at ... (Latin) read more CD

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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 ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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New Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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Willie ColonGuisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1969. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
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
Also available Guisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD 8.99

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New Willie ColonGuisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1969. Used ... $8.99
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
Also available Guisando – Doing A Job (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99

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Willie ColonHustler ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Brilliant early work from a young Willie Colon – a true hustler if there ever was one! The album has an amazing energy that really bridges a number of Latin scenes – it's part descarga jamming, part Latin soul, and part traditional Latin – put together with a no-nonsense approach ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Cortijo & Su ComboLa Quiniela Del Dia ... CD
Tico/Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A classic collection of grooves from the legendary Cortijo – most of which feature lead vocals from Ismael Rivera – mixed with a few other great tracks from later years too! Cortijo's combo was one of the leading lights of the pre-salsa scene – and his firey percussion really ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Jack Costanzo & Gerrie WooLatin Percussion With Soul (limited edition vinyl) ... LP
Tico/Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Fania All StarsCampeones – Band And Their Music ... CD
Fania, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer compilation of the Fania All Stars- a sprawling 2CD set that captures at it's dynamic best – giving a solid half or so of the running time over to the iconic live recordings as well as some top notch studio efforts! 11 of the 20 tracks on the set are live, from the ultra classic ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Fania All StarsSan Juan 73 ... CD
Fania, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The unearthed debut concert of the Fania All Stars in San Juan, and the first ever concert to be held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum – a blazing set from the vaults of Fania Records seeing release for the first time ever! The Fania stars at hand for the concert is truly exceptional – ... (Latin) read more CD

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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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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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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

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New Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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 – ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fania All-StarsRhythm Machine ... LP
Columbia/Fania, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)
Also available Rhythm Machine ... CD 12.99

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New Tito GomezLa Herencia ... CD
Fania/Codigo, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LavoeQue Sentimiento (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 HarlowElectric Harlow ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good ... $28.99
Prime work by Orchestra Harlow – with the "electric" in the title used to describe the energy of the set, not really the instrumentation! There's a bit of electric playing on here, mostly on organ or piano – and of course the group's strong use of an electric bass – but ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Peruvian pressing, on Dinsa.)

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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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New Orchestra HarlowHommy – A Latin Opera ... CD
Fania, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Johnny Pacheco & Jose FajardoPacheco Y Fajardo ... LP
Fania, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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New Johnny Pacheco with Pete Conde RodriguezLa Perfecta Combinacion (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1971. Used ... $16.99
A stellar Latin groover from Johnny Pacheco & Pete Colde Rodriguez – rightfully dubbed a perfect combination – recorded in 1969 and released in 1971, and we can think of no reason to have delayed such a smoking set! It's one of the better albums in the successful series of them ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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New PachecoVolando Bajito ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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)... Temporarily 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 Bobby PaunettoModern Sound Of Bobby Paunetto/El Sonido Moderno – Plus Rare Seeco Sessions ... CD
Mardi Gras/Fania, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Latin jazz albums ever – and a truly amazing record! Bobby Pauntteo, aka Bobby Vince Paunetto, is probably best known for his groundbreaking Latin fusion albums of the NuYorican era – but this rare gem from the 60s shows that he was a really forward thinker, even at ... (Latin) read more CD
(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 Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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New Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... 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

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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 (delayed)
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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 Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound – Lucky 7 ... LP
Fania, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-colored label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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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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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 SeguidaOn Our Way To Tomorrow ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... 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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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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New Sonora PoncenaAlgo De Locura ... CD
Fania, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
The third LP from supremo salsa combo Sonora Poncena under Papo Lucca's direction and a wonderful early production effort from the great Larry Harlow, to boot! Algo De Locura is a great record that's been overlooked for decades and it sounds as great to us as their earlier couple of albums – ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Tipica 73Tipica 73 (limited edition) ... LP
Fania, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The landmark first album by Tipica 73 – one of the important "new traditionalist" groups of the 70s, and a great mix of newer salsa and older styles – done by a group that features Sonny Bravo on piano, Orestes Vilato on timbales, and Rene Lopez on trumpet. Titles include ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 140 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 1000)

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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 (delayed)
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. Used ... $31.99
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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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
Also available Se La Comio ... CD 31.99

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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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New Louie Vega/Elements Of LifeEclipse ... CD
Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 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 CD

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New Louie Vega/Elements Of LifeEclipse (with download) ... LP
Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Eclipse ... CD 17.99

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New VariousEl Barrio – Gangsters, Latin Soul, & The Birth Of Salsa 1967 to 1975 ... CD
Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest reissues to come from the newly-invigorated Fania Records – a brilliant exploration of the sound of Latin Soul that broke hard in the New York scene at the end of the 60s! The package is equally heavy on the "soul" as it is on the "Latin" – so ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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New VariousEl Barrio – Latin Disco – Dancefloor Grooves With A Latin Touch ... CD
Fania, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very different side of the sound of Fania Records – tracks that draw heavily from the club and disco rhythms of the New York scene of the 70s, but serve up the music with a sweet little Latin twist! The set really illustrates the evolution of Latin Soul from the 60s – showing a ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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New VariousEl Barrio – Latin Funk – Ny Yorican Funk 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy funk with a Latin groove – a wonderful mixing of modes that's completely fresh and unique! The set follows nicely off other El Barrio explorations of late 60s Latin Soul, and traces the groove that emerged in its wake – a blending of hipper funky styles in the 70s with some of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousEl Barrio – Sounds From The Spanish Harlem Streets ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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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New VariousEl Barrio – The Bad Boogaloo – Nuyorican Sounds 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Fania/Codigo, Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing bad here, as the grooves are all totally great – and pulled from the hardest-hitting side of the New York Latin scene at the end of the 60s! The collection does a great job of mixing together some of the key favorites from the classic Fania catalog with a few other bits that haven't ... (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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New VariousHammock House – Eastbound L ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Classic Latin, beautifully remixed – as a host of Fania Records gems are given a fresh twist by Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Gilles Peterson, and others! The package is way more than you might expect – not clunky remixes of Latin styles, but some beautiful numbers that really expand the ... (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 VariousI Like It Like That – (2CD edition with remixes & originals) ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.98
Remixes and original versions of purely classic Fania! Disc one is cool collection of benchark Latin remixed – contemporary takes on the Fania Records grooves of the 60s and 70s – all done in a very groovy way! The tracks are quite respectful of the original tunes – no surprise, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
 
 



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