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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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Renovando La Salsa
Raynbo (Puerto Rico), 1979. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Exitos De Los 50 Vol 2
Fania, 1985. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Aquel Gran Encuentro
Combo Ayer, 1983. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Mariano
Hitt Makers, 1991. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Jorge Maldonado
Guajiro, 1981. Near Mint-
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Sorpresas
United Artists, Early 70s. Very Good
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Antilla, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Classic Chappottin tracks from the 60s – material done in a host of key Cuban modes – all with tight trumpet on the top, and great vocals from singers who include Miguelito Cuni, Cheo Marquetti, Rene Alvarez, and Gina Martin! The change in vocalists really keeps things fresh – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sunnyside, 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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Picosito Yemyere
Morrowland, 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Te Imaginas
Top Ten Hits, 1989. Used
No description available. 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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Melaza
Chulo, 2014. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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
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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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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
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Top Percussion
RCA, 1958. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest Tito Puente albums from the 50s, and a spare percussion jam session that's right up there with his legendary Puente In Percussion album! The group features Mongo Santamaria, Bill Correa, Julito Collazo, and Enrigue Marti on percussion with Tito – and the only other ... 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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Tipico
West Side Latino, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An early 70s killer from Louie Ramirez – and a striking return to traditional styles after his work in the Latin Soul era! Louie shows that he can keep the groove as well as any young salseros, and the record's a mix of tracks done in an early 70s trad groove, with a few more jazzy elements. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Home Of Boogaloo
Tower/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... CD
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Latino!
RCA/Camden, Late 50s. Very Good-
A nice set of harder Latin material by Perez, recorded for RCA, and issued as a budget compilation on the Camden label. Don't let that stop you, though, because the record's got some nice groovers – like "Latino", "Silbando Mambo", "Mambo Universitario", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Este Negro Si Es Sabroso
Fania, 1976. Near Mint-
A real 70s classic from Pete Conde Rodriguez – a set that has the singer's warmly soulful voice really soaring in a set of strong salsa backings penned by Papo Luca, Louie Cruz, and Jose Febles! There's a cohesiveness here that other records by Pete sometimes lack – a sense of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arcano, 1974. Good+
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RCA, 1957. Very Good
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mambo Diablo
Concord, 1985. Near Mint-
A stone cooker from Tito Puente's great back to basics years of the 80s – a time when he was really moving towards the Latin jazz of his roots – working without any singers, or any contemporary gimmicks, and letting loose with tight combos and top-line jazz players! This set features ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tico, 1958. Very Good
By the end of the 50s, Machito was a king of the Latin scene – and had an ability to both groove hard, and lay down sophisticated arrangements that were a lot stronger than those of other throwaway cha cha cha groups. This album's one of his best from the era – and it includes lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve, 1966. Used
Nice nice reissue of two rare Latin soul albums that Willie Bobo recorded for Verve in the mid 60s! Uno Dos Tres is certainly one of Willie's best-ever albums, and it's paired here with Spanish Grease, which is monsterously hard to find on vinyl. Both records are filled with groovy numbers that ... CD
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El Sabio
Fania, 1980. Used
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are ... CD
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Bele Bele En La Habana
Blue Note, 1998. Used
No description available. CD
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Tropical Tribute To The Beatles
RMM, 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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Arhoolie, 1910s/1920s/1930s. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Mambo Sinuendo
Nonesuch/Perro Verde, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Introducing
Nonesuch, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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La Formula Original
RMM, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Six Degrees, 2000. Used
Although suffering from a "bit of the Buena Vista" in presentation and packaging, this set is still a great tribute to Cuban percussionist Patato Valdes – a player who moved to America in the 50s, and helped shape the sound and scene of New York Latin tremendously over the next ... CD
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United Artists, 1961. Near Mint-
Tito Rodriguez returns to the Palladium – in a smoking set that's got all the great jazzy touches of his first volume at the famous club, but a bit more of a charanga groove overall! The core combo elements that make Tito great are firmly in place – that strong sense of rhythm and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sin Reservas
Latin Star, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Alexa
WEA, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Reclamando Nuestro Espacio
Korta/Sony, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Su Historia Musical
FM (Colombia), 2000. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Los Bravos De La Salsa Vol 3
TH Rodven, 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Canto A La Humanidad
CBS, 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Persona Ideal
Korta/Sony, 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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Milan, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Mimi Ibarra
MP/Sony, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Fruta Bomba
Tumi (UK), 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Bear Family (Germany), 1955/1956. Used
No description available. CD
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Tico/Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure little album from Jack "Mr Bongo" Constanzo – his only entry into the Latin Soul genre, and a really nice batch of grooves! Jacko's working here with singer Gerrie Woo – who sings in English on about half of the album's tracks, giving the set a nice pop-styled ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cotique/Fania, 1967. New Copy
A landmark record that should be in any Latin collection! At the time of this album, Johnny Colon was a young trombonist just getting his start – working in the turbulent late 60s Spanish Harlem scene, and picking up on the wide range of styles going down in the hood. At one level, he was a ... CD
 
Updated July 31, 2014


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