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We're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!


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Fania, Mid 70s. New Copy
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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 ... CD
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Cotique, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Early work by the Lebron Brothers – and a Latin Soul gem that's as groovy as its name! The group have a young, free, genre-blending approach on the record – easily tripping through a mix of Latin rhythms and 60s soul influences, delivering lyrics in both English and Spanish, often with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Beethoven's V (limited edition)
Cotique, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A strange concept – possibly because of the disco popularity of Beethoven's 5th – but sounding nothing like that, and instead a wonderful album of strong salsa cuts! The cut "El Quinto De Beethoven" is a mad instrumental descarga – with no vocals, loads of great piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fania, Late 60s. New Copy
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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 ... CD
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Fania, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Americanto, 1978. Very Good
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La Perfecta Combinacion (remastered edition)
Fania, 1971. Used
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 ... CD
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Fania, 1979. Used
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 ... CD
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Fania, 1969. Used
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 ... CD
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Boogaloo Blues
Cotique, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Algo De Locura
Fania, 1971. New Copy
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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 – ... CD
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Bwana
Acid Symposium, 1972. New Copy
An insanely wonderful bit of Latin funk! The groove is super heavy, and falls somewhere in between NuYorican soul and Chicano Power rock – with a sound that's pretty close to Black Sugar, but a little bit more psychedelic, due to the heavy guitars and keyboards in the grooves. Hard congas ... CD
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De Punta A Punta
EGC, 1971. Good+
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Spanish Fever
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint-
A fresh new groove from The Fania All Stars – one that definitely has them picking up some of the Spanish elements mentioned in the title – the fusing them into the tight mix of Latin, club, and jazz they were doing at Columbia Records in the late 70s! These new elements are often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ariel, Mid 60s. Very Good-
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Tico, Late 60s. Sealed
A duo from Chile, but one with a good ear for American pop of the 60s – which they sing in their own groovy way, with a style that's a bit different than usual late 60s Latin soul! The set features versions of "Mind Excursion", "Younger Girl", "Jelly Jungle", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good
One of the best albums ever by Mr. Bongo! This one was recorded live at the Garden Of Allah, and it features Jack Costanzo leading up a tight little group of congas/bass/drums/piano, plus some nice tenor work by Jay Corre. Tracks include "Garden Of Allah Bongo", "La Cumparasa" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Best Of Irakere
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
No description available. CD
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Discos Fuentes/Domino Sound, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Old school cumbia tunes – with plenty of raw rhythms and acoustic instrumentation in the mix! The package is a wicked batch of rare numbers from Colombia's legendary Discos Fuentes – most of which are from the early and mid 60s, recorded at a time when the imprint was really making ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The ... CD
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Tico, 1967. Very Good+
An early classic from vocalist Jimmy Sabater – one of the greatest singers of the New York scene, and a vocalist who was equally talented with both English and Spanish lyrics! The record's got a nicely soulful feel – not really Latin Soul, but in the kind of sophisticated approach that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsoul, 1977. Very Good
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "Bamboleate" by Libre, "Trompeta En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Adelant ... LP, Vinyl record album
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La Onda De Elia Y Elizabeth
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Very groovy work from this Columbian duo – two female singers who work with some surprisingly cool arrangements that are often a mix of Sunshine Pop and subtle funk – a bit like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 at their best! Arranger Jimmy Salcedo handled the backings, and they've got ... CD
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Loco Motion
Fantasy, 1961. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.98
2 of Joe Loco's best albums (Pachanga With Joe Loco and Going Loco) compiled together on one double-length CD by Fantasy! The Pachanga album has (as you might expect) a good set of Pachanga grooves with Joe on piano, Mongo Santamaria on conga, and Willie Bobo on timbales. Going Loco is a bit more ... CD
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Hey Sister
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe ... CD
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Ali Baba
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Home Of Boogaloo
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Message
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gypsy Woman
Fania, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Riot
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Viva Soul
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A wicked album of Latin Soul tunes – recorded by Harvey Averne, one of the heaviest hitting producers of the New York scene of the late 60s! The album's one of the few that Harvey issued under his own name, and it features him on piano and vibes, working with arrangements by Marty Sheller, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Psychedelic Goes Latin
Cotique, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing work from the New York underground of the late 60s – an album that's as magical as its title implies! Latin definitely goes psychedelic on this one – burning through a cloud of smoke with a brilliant blend of soul, jazz, and the hipper rhythms of the Spanish Harlem scene at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Young Man With A Horn
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Take A Trip Pussycat
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Latin - Soul - Rock
Fania, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Boogaloo In Apartment 41
Decca/El Sonido, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Monster Latin jazz and boogaloo – all the way through! The album's a rare gem from the short-lived Latin Soul years on Decca – cut by Ozzie Torrens, and featuring a great Latin lineup that includes Louie Ramirez on vibes, Charlie Palmieri on piano, and Manny Duran on trumpet – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tico, 1963. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent set from Willie – recorded in the years before he moved to Verve, with a very different sound! The Willie Bobo here is less of the pop instrumentalist on some of his later sides – and is more of a hard-hitting Latin leader with a heck of a lot of soul. There's an early ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ralfi
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pacheco Y Fajardo
Fania, 1982. Very Good+
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Estrellas De Areito Vol 1
Areito (Cuba), Late 70s. Very Good+
A great studio combo, playing very long tracks – directed by the great Juan Pablo Torres! LP, Vinyl record album
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More Bagels & Bongos
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good+
The obscure follow-up to Irving Fields' classic Bagels & Bongos album! LP, Vinyl record album
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Se Pone Bueno/It Gets Better
Alegre, Mid 60s. Very Good+
One of the first albums ever from percussionist Roberto Roena – and a set that already shows his amazing way with a groove! The set's got a bit more Latin jazz than some of Roena's other records – which is a great thing by us, especially given the album's strong use of tenor and alto ... LP, Vinyl record album
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La Quiniela Del Dia
Tico/Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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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 ... CD
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Fania, 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Explosive New Swing Sextet
Cotique, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Killer stuff! This rare boogaloo album is a monster batch of tracks by one of the best combos working the New York scene in the late 60s. The New Swing Sextet were extremely youthful, and at their best moments, they had a great raw sound the mixed Latin Soul and Latin Jazz into an extremely tasty ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hustler
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Puerta Del Sur
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2014. New Copy
One of the coolest contemporary combos in the Latin scene – a group who bristle with all the fire of a classic New York or Puerto Rican ensemble – and one who really keep the salsa dura flag flying high! Almost every cut here is a winner – just the kind of heavy-hitting gems that ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 22, 2014


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