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


La Radiofonica
Cubitas, 1940s. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
El Bravo En Navidad
J & T, Mid 80s. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Danzones
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Very Good+
LP, Vinyl record album
Son Clave De Oro
RCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+
LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Mongo Santamaria at the height of his Latin Soul years – working on a cool Columbia session titled after an earlier hit, but served up with his new lean sound of the late 60s! The album's got that perfect Santamaria combo from the time – a group that features trumpet and these ... CD
Listen Here!
Concord, 2005. Used
Jazzy goodness from Eddie Palmieri – a recent set that shows him still burning strong after a stunning 50 years in Latin music! The arrangements are spare, but extremely creative – well-penned jazz charts that allow Eddie plenty of modern moments on the keys of the piano, but which ... CD
La Formula
Ahi-Nama, 2000. Used
CD
Salsoul/Suss'd (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
Soulful Latin and Latin club – 4 albums worth of material by the legendary Joe Bataan, nearly all of his second period recordings in one 2CD package! The first album on the set is the legendary Salsoul, Joe's groundbreaking combination of Latin rhythms, funk, and New York soul – ... CD
Univision, 2006. Used
CD
Ahi-Nama, 2000. Used
CD
Soul Bag/Stone Soul
Columbia/SPV (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs
A pair of tremendous albums from Mongo Santamaria – back to back in one cool collection! Soul Bag is a stone 60s smoker from Mongo Santmaria – and a great little set that really lives up to its title! The "soul" reference points to the record's host of 60s soul tunes, which ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going ... CD
La Gigantona
Numero, 1976. New Copy
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the ... CD
Cha Cha Cha
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
Bronco, 1980. Very Good+
Titles include "El Gato", "Ya Lo Puedes Decir", "Asi Asi", "La Mujer Y La Primavera", and "Si Me Caso Mejoro". ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fania, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
A monumental album – for a monumental movie! The film Our Latin Thing was a key part in breaking the New York scene to the rest of the world – a 1972 movie that combined documentary and musical footage, showing the rich culture of Spanish Harlem at a time when it was bubbling over with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yambu
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+
One of Mongo's great early records, with a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists, 1964. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1959. Very Good
This one's a bit subdued, but it's still classic RCA material by Tito – with a strong easy Latin vibe, of the sort that went down very big with the Catskills crowd. The record's got plenty of Cha Cha and Mambo Latin jazz tracks, most of which are covers, apart from the originals "Dancing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Latino
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. Used
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the ... CD
Flores
Xenophile, 1998. Used
CD
Juntos Otra Vez
Coco, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold
Features Cortijo in the lead on timbales and congas – with vocals by Ismael Rivera – plus Eddie Perez and Hector Santos on sax, Roberto Roena on bongos, and Martin Quinones on congas! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Champagne
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good-
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 60s – a landmark not just for his career, but for Latin jazz in general! The record features a very prominent electric bass – which kicks up the groove a lot more than on some of Eddie's earlier records, and almost gives the set a Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fuerte!
Concord/Picante, 1987. Near Mint-
Tight, hard and straight ahead Latin jazz from one of the greats of the 80s! Poncho's work on Concord/Picante is always a treat – and this record's a very nice batch of no-nonsense Latin jazz tracks, played with strong arrangements, and a sweet west coast vibe. Titles include "Co Co My ... LP, Vinyl record album
Determination
Inca, 1982. Very Good
Beautiful later work from Sonera Poncena – a record that softens the edges a bit from their brassier sessions of the 70s, but which also comes across with an even deeper sense of soul! The salsa here is really wonderfully balanced – emotive, but never too much so – and set amidst ... LP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Olivo
Inca, Mid 70s. Sealed
Titles include "Algun Dia", "Borinquen Mia", "Ese Soy Yo", "Voy", and "El Loco". ... LP, Vinyl record album
SAR, 1980. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
Havana 3 AM
RCA, 1956. Very Good
A real Latin standard of the 50s – packaged with a title and a cover that perfectly evoke the lure of pre-Castro Cuba at its best – and played by Perez Prado with a style that's more open and flowing than some of his earlier singles! The album's got a really unified feel overall – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vaya, 1975. Very Good-
A pretty tasty set of mid 70s neuvo charanga tracks – recorded by Pupi Legarreta with help from Johnny Pacheco on vocals and guiro, and Gonzalo Fernandez on flute. Titles include "Pacheo Y Masucci", "Bommaye", "Guapacha Bururu", "Barco Perdido", "Y ... LP, Vinyl record album
Acid
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Home Of Boogaloo
Tower, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic record, and one of our most treasured Latin Soul albums from the late 60s! Ray Terrace leads a totally sharp little Latin combo through a host of originals and soulful covers, and the real highlight of the record is Willie Torres, who sings English vocals in a very deep soulful style ... LP, Vinyl record album
In Line/En Linia
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tell It Like It Is!
Decca/El Sonido, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A heck of a great little boogaloo album – and one of the few 60s sides by the legendary Johnny Zamot! Although cut for Decca, the album's every bit as tight and soulful as contemporaneous work for Tico, Fania, or Cotique – and the set features a similar blend of English lyrics, Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tough!
Prestige, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Killer Latin soul from Pucho and crew – and an album that's one of their greatest! The record is also one of the earliest by the group, and it features a different lineup than later ones – with William Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vince McEwan on trumpet. There's a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lenni Sesar
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Latino Con Soul
West Side Latino, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Killer material from the mid 60s – recorded for United Artists after Ray's initial watusi work for Tico – and in a similar style that has mixes together Ray's Charanga Moderna sound with some more boogaloo and Latin Soul numbers! The record's a key bridge between these two chapters of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Subway Joe
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bwana
Caytronics, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
King Conga
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. New Copy
A killer album of Latin jazz tracks! This is most likely the best album that Johnny Blas has cut for the Cubop label – and it's stone solid all the way through. Johnny's playing here with his new band – and most of the tracks have a nice stripped-down lineup that features piano, conga ... LP, Vinyl record album
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
Although the Ubiquity label originally started out as a home for rare groove and funky jazz, sometime in 1995 they began their Cubop imprint as a home for all of the great Latin jazz currently being played on the west coast. The label immediately became one of the best Latin ones out there – ... CD
Back From Havana
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
A real treasure – and the best album in years from Latin percussion maestro Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! Jack's moved past the bongo rhythms that he was famous for in the 50s and 60s, and is working here as the lead congolero in a tight group that features some bright young west coast ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
Some of the best recent Latin Jazz around – all tied up in one slick package by those crafty folks at Cubop! In a world of silly "fake" Latin remake projects, Cubop's delivered some of the best straight Latin around – taking older giants and getting them back in the studio, ... CD
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
Can You Feel It
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful ... CD
Lo Mejor En Danzones Vol. 2
Kubaney, 1970s. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Comedia
Fania, 1978. Very Good
A hokey cover but a really classic album from Hector Lavoe – one of his biggest records of the 70s, and a great mix of modes that showcases the full range of his talents! The standout number here is the 10 minute groover "El Cantate" – a driving salsa tune penned by Ruben ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 24, 2014


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