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


Omega, 1995. Used
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Cha Cha Con Cano
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good-
Eddie's hard firey piano is right at home in this set of nicely stripped-down cha cha tracks – and he grooves a lot more than on his pop Latin recordings made later for Reprise. The backing is relatively spare, and mostly percussion – and titles include "Poinciana", "Time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Senor Salsa
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Near Mint-
Larry Harlow certainly earns the name of Senor Salsa here – not just because of his decades-long pedigree in Latin music, but also because the record's easily one of his most solid since the 70s Fania years! There's a tight, jazzy feel to most of these numbers that's really great – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lo Mejor En Danzones Vol. 2
Kubaney, 1970s. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Disco Hit, 1950s. Used
CD
Serenata
Universal, 2005. Used
CD
Ashe, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CDs
2CDs and a really massive book, too! ... CD
Que Seas Muy Feliz
Parcha, 2003. Used
CD
Ahi-Nama, 2000. Used
CD
Sello De Calidad
Heaven Records, 1992. Used
CD
Celebracion
Sony, 1999. Used
CD
Sony, 1996. Used
CD
Dejame Entrar
BMG, 1999. Used
CD
En Mi Soledad
Sony, 2002. Used
CD
La Musique De Chaud Meler (France), Late 90s. Used
CD
Tico, Early 60s. Used
A smoking compilation of some of Tito's best sides for the Tico label – most of which were recorded in the early and mid 60s, when he was in a very hard-hitting mode! There's loads of great groovers here – like the boogaloo cuts "Fat Mama" and "TP's Shingaling", and ... CD
Todo A Su Tiempo
Sony, 1995. Used
CD
Libre
Sony, 2001. Used
CD
Todo A Su Tiempo
Sony, 1999. Used
CD
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
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
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Fania, 1974. Used
A wicked batch of funky tracks from the Fania All Stars – one of their greatest albums, and one with a good story to boot! Supposedly, the group were all set to do an all-star concert with some very famous guests, but the whole thing turned out to be a disaster with lots of problems in the ... CD
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
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
Mozambique
Tico, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
An important early album from Eddie Palmieri – one in which he introduces the "mozambique" rhythm – essentially a conga-styled approach to the tune, and one that features a lot more percussion than on his earlier sides! The group that supports him is strong enough to carry ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jungle Fantastique
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1958. New Copy
An incredible record – one of the best sides of Latin jazz you could ever hope to find! West coast vibist Bobby Montez had a fantastic sound during the 50s – one that mixed together Latin rhythms in a way that few other players were using. He kind of fixed on a changing modal groove, ... CD
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
New York Sound
Tico, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The one and only album we've ever seen from this ultra-hip Latin Soul combo – an outfit that has a sweet swinging sound, soulful lead vocals, and some nicely tripped-out guitar! The style here is a bit different than some of the other New York groups of the time – as these guys bring ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Salsoul
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Barretto Power
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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
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
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
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
Palo Congo
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most unique sessions ever cut for Blue Note – an album of very traditional Afro-Cuban jamming, led by percussionist Sabu Martinez! The music on the album's comprised mostly of percussion – plus some occasional guitar, bass, and vocals shouted by Sabu, and group members that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98 (LP)
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
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
 
Updated April 18, 2014


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