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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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Brought Back Live From PJ's
Dunhill/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
Stunning stuff – and one of the best-ever Latin soul albums of all time! Despite the fact that Eddie Cano's earlier albums are more in a Latin easy mode, this late 60's side for Dunhill is totally smoking – and probably his greatest album ever! Forgive the superlatives, but we're ... CD
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La Onda De Elia Y Elizabeth
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Very groovy work from this Columbian duo – two female singers who work with some surprisingly cool arrangements that are often a mix of Sunshine Pop and subtle funk – a bit like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 at their best! Arranger Jimmy Salcedo handled the backings, and they've got ... CD
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Brother
Cotique, 1971. Near Mint-
More great stuff from the Lebron Brothers and their hot Latin group. Firey mix of tracks, with some salsa stuff and some Latin Soul tracks with English lyrics. Cuts include "Don't Be Afraid", "Couldn't Give You Up Girl", "Daddy's Home", "Dance, Dance", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. Near Mint-
These guys were masters of the funky Latin jazz groove, and their work from the early seventies stands today as some of the finest Latin crossover stuff ever recorded. Most of their great tracks are collected here, in this great package from Soul Jazz that stands as the finest full album of their ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe Cuba
Embajador, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Rico, 1972. Very Good+
Chaparro's The Godfather on the cover of this cool early 70s set – adding in a heavy cover image to back up the record's tight salsa groove! Chaparro was never as much of a bad boy or gangster as Willie Colon, but his group here romps along in similar territory – with Chaparro's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Chant
Prestige/Tru Sound, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best albums ever recorded by this groundbreaking Latin jazz combo – and a magnificent blend of jazz instrumentation and deeper Latin roots! Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet was a new sound in Latin jazz – one that took the piano/bass/conga rhythms of smaller groups of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Do The Boogaloo
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great jammer from the 60s years on Fonseca Records – and like most of the other work on the label, a set with a slightly different feel that a lot of combos coming out of New York scene! There's definitely some of the boogaloo promised in the title, but the album also seems less strictly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Madri Gras, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite Latin jazz albums ever – and a truly amazing record! Bobby Pauntteo, aka Bobby Vince Paunetto, is probably best known for his groundbreaking Latin fusion albums of the NuYorican era – but this rare gem from the 60s shows that he was a really forward thinker, even at ... 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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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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Ali Baba
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mama Calunga
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A rare gem from the legendary Fonseca catalog of the 60s – a smoking set from saxophonist Johnny Sedes – a player who really gets to soar on his solos! In a world of brass-led Latin combos, Sedes horn really makes a difference – and brings a strongly jazzy sensibility to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Jala Jala Woe Woe Baby
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
No woe here at all – because the album's very upbeat, and very joyous all the way through – played in the best young combo mode of the 60s! Latin soul, jazz, and older descarga modes all come into play on the set – mixed up in the Puerto Rican groove of the Fonseca Records scene ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Harlem River Drive
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A legendary Latin funk album – spearheaded by Eddie Palmieri! The record is a landmark crossover album from the early 70s – cut at the end of the Latin soul era, but featuring that genre's wonderful mix of Puerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk – which are ... 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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Sony, 1998. Used
No description available. CD
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Vivito Y Coleando
Xenophile, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Afrofilipino
Salsoul, 1975. Very Good+
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ecue – Ritmos Cubanos
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used
A strangely wonderful Latin set with a very drum-heavy approach! Cuban percussionist Walfredo plays in a large group with Louie Belson on the regular kit and "moog drum" – and the rest of the group features strong Latin players like Francisco Aguabella, Clare Fischer, Emil Richards ... CD
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Vuelven De Nuevo
International, 1973. Near Mint-
The record's not as hip as you might think, given the group's name and the date – and is mostly a set of mellower, romantic-styled tunes overall. But there are some nice baroque touches in the arrangements that deepen the sound somewhat – almost European-inspired at times, and which ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mericana, 1974. Very Good+
Good album from the 70's by this classic Latin singer, and the sister of Machito (and the wife of Mario Bauza). Bauza and Chico O'Farrill handle the arrangements, and the tracks include "Yo Soy Asi", "A Cuba", "Kimbo Kimbisa", and "Delirio". LP, Vinyl record album
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La Batalia
Borinquen, 1973. Near Mint-
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El Gran Combo 7
EGC, 1975. Very Good+
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A Todos Mis Amigos
Tico, 1978. Near Mint-
A collection of tracks produced by Joe Cain, Al Santiago, Pancho Cristal, and Tito Puente – probably all collected from other albums, and featuring Celia singing to arrangements by Louie Ramirez, Tito, and Memo Salamanca. Titles include "La Guarachera", "Tatalibaba", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Electro Duro
Coco, 1974. Very Good+
A great little record from Charlie Palmieri – and one of his oddest! The "electro" in the title refers to a strange tinny organ that Charlie plays on many cuts on the record, a cool little instrument that gives the songs a nice twist. The backing's pretty great in the classic Coco ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cross-Over
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+
A landmark album – one that has the Fania All-Stars playing in a Latin club style that greatly influenced dance music for years to come! The title "Cross-Over" might make you think of this one as a sell-out attempt, but it's not – it's a brilliant effort by the New York Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album
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De Nuevo
Vaya, 1985. Near Mint-
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Greatest Hits
Fania, 1970s. Near Mint-
Titles include "Congo Bongo", "Descarga Fania", "Ponte Duro", "Me Gusta El Son", "Mi Gente", and "Con Cuero Y Boogaloo". LP, Vinyl record album
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Cheo
Fania, Mid 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold
A wonderful mid 70s comeback from singer Cheo Feliciano – a set that still holds onto the soul of earlier years, but which also has a few wonderful touches of jazz in the mix! Arrangements here are by Bobby Valentin and Nick Jimenez, and they're played by a small combo that includes some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Viva Cugat!
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+
Nice later material by Cugie – recorded slightly before his 60s pop excursions, and with a sound that retains a lot of his original conception, but which touches it with some nice exotic hi-fi production. Titles include "Siboney", "Anna", "Jungle Drums", "Ju ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lo Dice Todo
Salsoul/Mericana, 1976. Very Good+
The rare second album by this groundbreaking New York Latin group! Artists like Ruben Blades, Manny Oquendo, Jerry Gonzalez, Virgilio Marti, and Chocolate Armenteros join forces in an blend of modern and traditional explorations of the Latin groove – all with a good raw sound, and a hard New ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1962. Very Good+
One of the more masterful albums that Prado cut for RCA, and a thrilling set of tracks with a very haunting feel. The entirety of side one features the extended "Exotic Suite Of The Americas", which has a storming Latin sound, mixed with nice exotica touches. The flipside features ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Unfinished Masterpiece
Coco, 1975. Very Good
Eddie Palmieri's work for the Coco label is some of his best of the 70s, and this album is no exception – and while the title may call the record "unfinished", it sounds pretty darn well done to our ears – far better than most other Latin sides of the time! The album includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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El Talento Total
Coco, 1977. Very Good-
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Poco Loco
GNP, Early 60s. Very Good
Titles include "Tabu", "Piel Canela", "Teach Me Tonight", "La Montana", "To Each His Own", "Sway", and "Guitarra Romano". LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Walpatacas
Tania, 1981. Very Good
A great indie salsa session from the early 80s – lots of fire, some great vibes, and even some bass from the legendary Cachao! LP, Vinyl record album
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Habana Jam
Fania, 1979. Very Good+
One of the better Fania All Stars albums from the time – recorded live in Havana, with a lineup that includes Roberto Roena, Larry Harlow, Reuben Blades, Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Quintana, and Papo Lucca. Includes the extended "Descarga A Cuba", plus "Castellanos Jam", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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A Toda Cuba Le Gusta
World Circuit, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Chico De Oro
Barbes, 2010. Used
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Puerta Del Sur
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2014. Used Gatefold
One of the coolest contemporary combos in the Latin scene – a group who bristle with all the fire of a classic New York or Puerto Rican ensemble – and one who really keep the salsa dura flag flying high! Almost every cut here is a winner – just the kind of heavy-hitting gems that ... CD
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Anthology
Fania, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The ... CD
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Tiger Boo-Ga-Loo
Kapp, Late 60s. Very Good
A great lost Latin Soul album, and a key link in the shared harmony vocal group tradition that linked up Latin and Soul genres in the late 60s. The group's got a Latin groove, but they also harmonize like a lost mid 60's east coast or New York group – with high notes, harmony choruses, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dilo (Ugh!)
RCA, 1958. Very Good
The title says "ugh!" and there's lots of that in this record! Perez plays in that tight hard way that he used on his best 50s recordings, making his trademark grunt of "ugh!" as the songs change rhythms – in a style that the notes describe as "the only vocal baton ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 01, 2014


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