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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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Cosa Nuestra
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Master
Chesky, 2014. New Copy
It's hard to imagine anyone making music for as many years as the legendary Candido – nor anyone who might still sound as great after so many decades in music! This set's definitely well-titled – as the congolero works here with a gorup of Latin jazz musicians, on an album that's one ... CD
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De Nuevo
Vaya, 1985. Used
No description available. CD
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Soy La Lay
Fania, 1979. Near Mint-
One of our favorite albums ever from Pete El Conde Rodriguez – a bold little session that seems to have a bit more jazz in the mix than some of his other records! There's a soaring sound here that starts from the very first note – a somewhat joyous groove that steps out with tight ... LP, Vinyl record album
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West Side Latino, 1973. Near Mint- (reissue)
A crack set of early 70s Latin, played by "the cream of New York" – a group that includes Louie Ramirez on piano, vibes, and organ, and Mauricio Smith on flute and sax! The whole album's pretty darn great, with a really strong jazzy touch – thanks to great work by Ramirez and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cuarto Flores
RCA, 1930s. Very Good
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Anyone Can Play Bongos
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A record with lots of great percussion parts – similar to bongo instruction records by Jack Costanza and Willie Burger! Chuck Sagel provides orchestrations – and the set includes music with and without bongos. LP, Vinyl record album
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El Eterno Enamorado
TH Rodven, 1988. Used
No description available. CD
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Nosotros
BMG, Mid 50s-1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Paquito Guzman Con Trio
Universal, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Salsa De La Mata
EGJ, 2008. Used
No description available. CD
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Clasico De Nuevo
RMM, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Salsa Encendidia
Inca, 1978. Used
No description available. CD
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Commitment
Fania, 1980. Used
A great little back to basics effort from the Fania All Stars – one that shakes off some of the electric and clubby influences that were creeping in during their years at Columbia, and returns the group to a mostly salsa groove! The sound here is bold and bright throughout – ... CD
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RMM, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used
No description available. CD
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Pa' Fuera
International, 1974. Used
A solid salsa slammer from Roberto Roena and his legendary Apollo Sound group! And it's got some great vocal numbers in the best tradition of the group. Titles include "Tu Loco Loco, Y Yo Tranquilo", "El Traqueteo", "Chotorro", "El Sordo", and "El ... CD
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Jubilee
Inca, 1985. Used
An album issued on the 30th anniversary of Sonora Poncena's years in music – and a set that shows that the group was still going strong into the 80s! Some of the titles here are ones recorded previously on earlier albums, but they're redone here with a freshness that's very nice – ... CD
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Disfrutelo Hasta El Cabo
Combo, 1974. Used
Smoking 70s material from El Gran Combo – exactly the kind of set that shows why they received so much well-deserved attention at the time! There's a simple, understated quality to the record – one that has the group working in a rock-solid blend of saxes and trumpets, plus a bit of ... CD
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Coleccion Romantica
Karen, 2000. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Tico, Mid 60s. Used
The group were certainly doing something right – as this album has Joe Cuba's sextet at the top of their game, easily showing why they were one of the best groups on the New York scene of the 60s! The album's a pivotal one in the development of Latin Soul – as it sports the incredible ... CD
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Vaya/Fania, Late 70s. Used
Don't let the title fool you, because it's similar to the album that Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz started off the 70s with – El Bestial Sonido – but the record's something quite different indeed! This set has Ricardo and Bobby exploring a more spiritual side of their music – one ... CD
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Formula Vol 2
Sony, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Salsabor
RMM, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Rey Ruiz
Sony, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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El Nino Bonito
Fania, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Soul Of Puerto Rico
Charly (UK), 1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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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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Jazz Espagnole
Alegre, 1960. New Copy (reissue)
A masterpiece of Latin jazz – and one of the truest expressions of the genre we can think of! The album's quite unique, especially for the time – a spare, stripped-down presentation of Latin-influenced jazz – a sound that has its roots in the cubop experiments of a decade before, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige, 1964/1965. New Copy
CD...$8.99 18.98
2 rare Latin albums from the Prestige/Fantasy vaults – both of them great! The set compiles the records Wild & Warm and Arriba! Con Montego Joe – by congolero Montego Joe, a key figure in the underground New York scene of the 60s. Both albums have a good hard Latin jazz feel, with ... CD
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Live at Sing Sing Vol 1
Tico, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Landmark work from Eddie Palmieri – a stunning performance by his Harlem River Drive band, recorded live before a very wild crowd at Sing Sing Prison! The feel here is a blend of the sound heard on the legendary Harlem River Drive album – a unique fusion of Latin, soul, and political ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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
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Hard Hands
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Bang, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible record and very unique – cut around the same time as Arsenio's rare boogaloo album for Tico Records! Like that session, this one has a style in which Arsenio is featured in a larger group – playing with a raspy edge that really steps out in front of the fuller instruments ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Willie
Fania, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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El Exigente
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coke
Sound Triangle, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the 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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Tico, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded ... 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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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
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Tribute To The Masters
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
Proof that the Cubop label is home to some of the best Latin Jazz currently in print! Congolero/percussionist John Santos leads an extremely tight Bay Area Latin combo through 13 hard wailing tracks with a very strong jazz sensibility – and the set sparkles with an intensity that you don't ... CD
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CuBop/Ubiquity, 2003. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
Long live Cubop – one of the greatest labels for Latin music in the past 25 years, and still one of the imprints that most frequently graces our turntables! Cubop have stepped in where many other labels fail –resurrecting a solid, classic style of Latin jazz that isn't always recorded ... CD
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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
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Indestructible Spirit
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from California congolero Johnny Blas – a set that also has him returning to saxophone in addition to percussion, and which comes off with some of his sharpest grooves ever! There's a definite lean towards the jazzier side of the spectrum here – ... CD
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Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars Vol 1
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
An excellent set that's a fitting tribute to the genius of the West Coast Latin Scene! For as many years as New York's been a hot city for Latin jazz, Los Angeles has also had an excellent scene, filled with many talented players – but it's always been eclipsed in the history books because ... CD
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Sessions
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1980s/1990s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
After having such great success with their two recent Bobby Matos recordings, Cubop has gone ahead and put together this great collection of material that Bobby recorded over the past 15 years. It includes a few tracks recorded for Cubop and not released at the time (including a very funky Latin ... CD
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CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy
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
 
Updated October 23, 2014


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