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✨✧ VariousPoco Loco In The Coco Vol 3 – Syrian Rock, Puerto Rican Woble Cha, Polynesian Jerk, Chinese Twist, Cuban Jungle Mambo & Mexican Canibals ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Weird sounds from around the globe – all packaged in a cool collection that's like some of those oddball R&B and rockabilly compilations we love so much! The groove here is much more expansive – with a nice amount of Latin, Middle Eastern, and European styles at play – but the production all has a great late 50s/early 60s sort of feel – with lots of very vibrant undercurrents that really keep the whole thing grooving throughout! There's a few great guitar lines from time to time – giving some of the music a rockish Latin spin – and titles include "Judo Twist" by Sonny Scott, "Allo Brigitte" by Tito Benito, "Watusi Wedding" by The Warriors, "Teahouse 90" by David Melanio, "Making Love" by Doc & Les 6 Jets, "Shish Ka Bob Rock" by Eddie Kochak, and "Cup E Co" by The Journeymen. (Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 1 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A piano trio takes on the biguine rhythms of Guadeloupe – those long-spun, cascading grooves that turn out to be a surprisingly great fit for jazz – especially the percussive approach of David Fackeure on piano! David's bright lines on the piano leap out in warmly melodic fashion over the pulsating rhythms from the bass and drums – mostly acoustic, but Fender Rhodes on a few numbers too – and although Fackeure's got a style that's a bit more straight jazz than Alain Jean-Marie – another artist who's worked in a similar mix of modes – the biguine influence is still heard quite strongly throughout. Titles include "An Tan Ta La", "More Rum Please", "Sic A Coco", "Nostalgie D'Amour", and "Jamming The Biguine". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ OchoOcho 1 ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated for the audiences of their time, which might be why they're only finally getting their due these days. This first record's excellent all the way through – with loads of great little numbers like "Flautira", "Undress My Mind", "Coco May May", "Suena Tu Bongo", "Que Pelota", and "Oriza". There's a great mix of electric piano, percussion, vibes, and some pretty sharp work on tenor and flute! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrican Woodoo ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from the legendary Manu Dibango – sound library recordings done right around the same time as his "Soul Makossa" hit, and with an equally funky groove! The music often has Manu's sax in the lead, alongside larger orchestrations that have a soundtrack/sound library funk sort of approach – tight, but never slick – and a perfect foil for solos, especially considering that some of the music here was recorded in New York – with work from Cedar Walton on keyboards, Buster Williams on bass, and Tony Williams on drums! The whole thing's great – a whole new side of Dibango's genius, appearing here for the first time ever – and titles include "Lagos Go Slow", "Du Bush A Bush", "Walking To Waza". "Blowin' Western Mind", "Motapo", "Groovy Flute", "African Pop Session", "Coco In Central Park", "Aphrodite Shake", and "New Wood". CD

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