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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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Tito Tito Tito
United Artists, 1968. Very Good+
A better Tito Rodriguez session than usual – one that's got 2 great descarga tracks! The album features the cuts "Descarga Cachao" and "Descarga Malanga" – both of which are hard-hitting, fiercely-jamming tunes that really push past the usual Latin fluff of Tito's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Los Rodriguez
Lo Mejor, 1979. Very Good
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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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Spanish Fire
Mercury, 1967. Very Good
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United Artists, 1965. Very Good+
Although this album wasn't recorded in Buenos Aires, it's Tito's attempt to recreate a very successful tour of the city, and it's filled with lively grooves that capture the band's fire in a tight live setting. Tracks are short, and the set includes a mix of mambo and cha cha tracks – like ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Los Chicanos
RCA, 1971. Sealed
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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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Crescent Moon, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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El Cartel, 2007. Used
No description available. CD
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Melaza
Chulo, 2014. Used
A crack salsa combo from New York – contemporary, but with a very old school vibe – and a really rich sense of arrangement! The group's got two trombones and two trumpets – but arrangements are by pianist Mike Eckroth, who's got a really broad sense of color – and uses the ... CD
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Oso
Suave, 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Arhoolie, 1930s. Used
No description available. CD
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Otro Llano
Cacao Musica (Venezuela), 2006. Used
No description available. CD
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Doble Energia
Fania, 1980. Very Good+
Willie Colon helps Ismael Miranda get a new sense of energy in his music – backing the vocalist here with a tight set of salsa backings that are every bit the best Colon sound of the late 70s! The arrangers here are varied – and include Luis Cruz, Marty Sheller, and Luis Garcia – ... 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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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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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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Eye Of The Beholder
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. Used
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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Latin Satin
RCA, 1957. Very Good-
Dreamier stuff from Perez, but still with a nice Latin undercurrent. The set list is mostly Latin versions of pop material – like "Sway", "Tabu", "Perfida", "Green Eyes", and "Frenesi" – but the pop material is all Latin-tinged, and ... 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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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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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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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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Latin Street Music, 2008. Used
No description available. CD
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Ya No Hace Falta
Ahi-Nama, 1999. Used
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Eclipse Total
Tico, 1975. Used
Tight 70s salsa from Ismael – with tracks that include "Mi Negrita Me Espera", "Dime Por Que", "El Nazareno", "La Cumbita", "Si Yo Pudiera", "El Cumbanchero", and "Cordero Y Belmonte". CD
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Jugando Con Candela
Atlantic, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Rough Guide (UK), 2006. Used
No description available. CD
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Alfredo
Criollo/Latin Percussion Ventures, 1979. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.99
An excellent album of 70s work by this legendary musician from Tipica 73! The record is the debut of Alfredo De La Fe – a great percussionist and string player with a keen ear for a salsa groove that's steeped in tradition, yet has a forward thinking approach to rhythm. Alfredo's style is a ... CD
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Tucson Habana
Wrasse, 2010. Used
No description available. CD
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Ay De Mi
Dutty Artz, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Authority
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1976. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.95
A stunner of an album – and a really unique Latin percussion jam from the 70s! The session's headed by the legendary Carlos Patato Valdez – who arguably sounds better here than on any of his earlier albums – as he's working with a really fluid, open groove – achieved in the ... CD
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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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Camel Walk
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Killer Latin soul! This record is one of the hardest to find from the late 60's boogaloo era, and it's a massive stormer filled with tasty grooves! The band is small and tight, with a 2-sax frontline, for an extra-soulful sound. Vocals are in English and Spanish, and the album wails away like a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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El Malo
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Great stuff – and a very sharp album cut by Willie during the Latin soul era, featuring a bunch of tracks that veer 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 ... 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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Together
Fania, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
An early 70s killer from Ray – recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode – as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a ... 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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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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Sun Of Latin Music
Coco, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal bit of 70s Latin from Eddie Palmieri – a full, rich session that really earns the "sun" in its title! Eddie's working here in that complicated approach to jazzy rhythms from the later Tico years – inflected by a bit of straighter salsa rhythms – in a style ... LP, Vinyl record album
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My Own Image
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1978. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.95
A hell of a trumpeter – making his debut here on one of the grooviest albums on the legendary Latin Percussion label! The session's a bit fuller than some of the other LP albums – a crackling blend of jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms – warm, but with some pretty complicated moments, ... CD
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Dandy's Dandy – A Latin Affair
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1979. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.99
An obscure but excellent session – recorded at the end of the 70s with some of the best players in the New York salsa underground! The music is extremely vibrant – and the styles of the tracks range from hard Afro-Cuban percussion grooving to tight Latin jazz in a classic mode – ... CD
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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
 
Updated November 23, 2014


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