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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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Warner/Varese, 1972. New Copy
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo! This first album's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the end ... CD
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Willie Rodriguez Swings
Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning sounds from Willie Rodriguez – easily one of the hardest, heaviest leaders on the 60s scene in New York! The record is a live one, but has the focus and intensity of Willie's best studio work for Fonseca – red hot grooves that are a fusion of Willie's Puerto Rican roots with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cha Cha Cha
World Circuit, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Landmark recordings from Cuban singer Abelardo Barroso – one of the most expressive voices on the Havana scene – both before and after the revolution! Barroso is heard here in he company of Orquesta Sensacion – a great group with a very rhythmic vibe, and a style that's often in ... CD
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Global Rhythm Group, 2013. New Copy
Some of the best work we've heard in years from the legendary Eddie Palmieri – sounds recorded especially for a film on pick-up basketball in New York City, and done with a style that really takes us back to Eddie's best records from years back! The music is very jazzy – with long ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Seeco Sampler
Seeco, Mid 50s. Good+
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Hitt Makers, 1989. Very Good+
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Capitol, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Inti-Illimani
Xenophile, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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EMI, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Eye Of The Beholder
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Chulo, 2013. New Copy
A contemporary Latin combo, but one with a really unique feel as well – a mix of 60s charanga modes, 50s Cuban roots, and some definite modern phrasing! The group has a really wonderful blend of flute, violin, trombone, tres, and percussion – and congolero Hector "Papote" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Idelsohn Society, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
One of the coolest collections of Latin music we've ever seen – and one of the first to really demonstrate the importance of the Jewish market during the postwar years! The New York scene wasn't just fed by a hotbed of Cuban and Puerto Rican customers – and Jewish listeners were a key ... CD
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Hitting Hard!
Epsilon/CuBop, 1977. New Copy
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as congolero Francisco Aguabella comes on hard, hitting strong throughout – and serving up a wicked blend of Latin, funk, and soul! The mid 70s set is a standout recording from Aguabella – done after he left the group Malo, and one ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy
Two massive records from Ray Barretto – both from a time when he was really opening up his groove! Eye Of The Beholder is a really wonderful album from Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem ... CD
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Mi Montuno
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Willie Rodriguez at his 60s best – driving his combo with a fire and fury that few other Latin leaders could match! The grooves here are raw and tight, right from the start – a recasting of Cuban descarga modes into an even tighter combo setting – with percussion leading the way ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars Vol 2
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
An excellent batch of Latin Jazz – and a great second chapter in this series from LA, one that's possibly even better than the first one! The Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars is a crack group of players that includes old masters and fresh new talents – with a lineup that includes ... 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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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
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Kool Heat
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent (and very rare) boogaloo album by Orchestra Kool! The group has a rough hewn, tightly walloping feel that we totally love – with English vocals on some tunes and Spanish on others – with killer rhythms and some jazzy reed work. The album includes lots of hard stompin' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vuelve El Gigante
Alegre, 1973. Fair
A hard to find Charlie Palmieri album from the early 70's – released on Alegre, and with a crack set of arrangements by Charlie, Sonny Bravo, and Tito Puente. The tracks are all fairly short – except for the long take on Arsenio Rodriguez' "El Guaya Catalina" – but as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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There Goes The Neighborhood
Vaya, 1975. Good+
Mon Rivera gets a great revival here during the height of the 70s salsa era – thanks to backings from Willie Colon, and a sound as solid as any of the best on Fania Records at the time! The album has Willie working with a tight combo that's heavy on trombone, piano, and percussion – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Latin Piper
Fania, 1972. Very Good
Another departure for Pacheco – as he kicks off the 70s with a set of funky instrumental tunes! The tracks on this set are quite different from either his earlier charanga records, or his later salsa ones – and sparkle with the kind of "soul meets Latin instrumental" style of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsa Encendidia
Inca, 1978. Very Good+
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Super All-Star
Caiman, 1984. Very Good+
The artists included in the All-Stars are such players as Paquito Pastor on piano, Juan Marquez on guitar, Tite Puente on timbales & vibraphone, Mario Rivera on tenor sax and Spanky Davis on trumpet, among others. Tracks include "Francisco Guayabal", Tres Lindas Cubanas", Puente's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Combo, 1983. Very Good
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Tico, Late 50s. Good
Despite the "for lovers" in the title, this is a fairly lively set of cha cha tracks by Tito Puente, with a feel that's in keeping with the best of his 50's work. Like the other Tico recordings, this record's got a harder sound than some of his RCA albums, and is much closer to the New ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cotique, 1968. Sealed
Good people, these Latin Teens – a very cool group that was young enough to not worry about names or labels, and who jammed in the best open-ended style of the time! As their name might imply, the group was mostly made up of kids – and as such, they had kind of a freewheeling approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Alegre, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Uno Dos Tres
Verve, 1966. Very Good-
Killer material, and one of Willie's best-ever albums for Verve! The album's filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time – and Willie delivers all of it with a tight jazzy sound that works great with the titles. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nuevos Horizontes
Bronco, 1984. Very Good
One of Willie's great slammers for the Bronca label in the early 80s – all sessions that cook with the same burning energy of the best New York salsa sets of the 70s! Vocals on the album are by Tony Vega and Gilberto Santa Rosa – and Willie's timbales help the whole thing groove along ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tico, 1963. Very Good-
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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Stone Soul
Columbia, 1969. Very Good
A killer album from Mongo Santamaria's classic 60s run for Columbia – and a record that also features some wonderful alto work from a young Sonny Fortune! Sonny's the key soloist on the record – bringing some sharp jazz elements to an album that's equal part Latin and 60s soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cotique, Late 60s. Very Good+
Very cool compilation of groovy singles from the golden years of this classic Latin label. The set's got lots of nice Latin Soul groovers, like "Mambo Suzie" by Johnny Colon, "Peyote" by Johnny Rivera, and "Jala Con Joey" by Joey Pastrana – plus nice straight ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Reprise, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Not as all-out Latin as some of Eddie's other records – but a killer batch of tunes played in his firey style! Eddie's a monster on the piano – hitting the keys with intensely rhythmic lines, backed here by bass, drums, and percussion, and riffing in a style that's at once fast and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold
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Homenaje A Rafael Hernandez
Tico, 1971. Very Good+
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Merengues Vol 3
Ansonia, Early 60s. Very Good-
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Spanish Fire
Mercury, 1967. Very Good
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Tico, 1966. Good+
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Los Chicanos
RCA, 1971. Sealed
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Night Beat
RCA, 1957. Very Good
One of Tito Puente's best sides for RCA – a really jazzy effort that was cut with a top-shelf list of players! The groove's a bit different than some of Tito's other work – but in a good way, and one that has him stretching past straight Latin to mix in a heavy dose of jazz – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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My Heart Sings For You
Musicor, 1965. Very Good-
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100% Latino
RTP, 1991. Very Good+
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Para Ustedes... El Publico
Musical Productions, 1990. Very Good+
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Romantico Y Saboroso
Combo, 1988. Very Good+
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El Cartel, 2007. Used
No description available. CD
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Ya No Hace Falta
Ahi-Nama, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated November 27, 2014


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