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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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Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet10 ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A great little record that celebrates a decade's worth of music from the Afro Peruvian Sextet – but which also brings in a host of other jazz artists for the festivities too! The core sound is from the group led by trumpeter Gabriel Alegria – a well-balanced combo that begins in ... read more CD
Also available 10 ... CD 7.99

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Joe BataanLost Sessions – New York 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ... read more CD

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Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $5.99
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 ... read more CD

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Willie BoboJuicy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
Hard soulful Latin from the great Willie Bobo! The record's an extremely tasty blend of cuts that mix hard Latin grooving with a swinging 60s pop feel – all filtered through the crossover genius of late 60s Verve. There's lots of great boogaloo groovers, shing-a-ling rhythms, and a tight no- ... read more CD

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CachaoCachao y Su Descarga 77 Vol 1 ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
An excellent batch of descarga tunes – very much in the same spirit as Cachao's groundbreaking Cuban work of the early 60s – but done here as a wonderful return to roots in the mid 70s – part of that key shift back towards tradition on the New York scene, yet one that was still ... read more CD

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✨✧ Chocolate CalienteBien Sabroso! ... CD
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
The legendary Latin trumpet of Alfred "Chocolate" Armenteros is at the forefront of this recording by his group Caliente – blowing with the bold, jazzy style that always made his horn one of the more influential trumpets in Latin music! With records like this in the 70s and 80s, ... read more CD

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Jack CostanzoMr Bongo ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from percussionist Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – a cat who's way cooler than you might guess from his gimmicky nickname – not only one of the most powerful forces on the west coast Latin scene in the 50s, but also one of the jazziest too! Jack's ... read more CD
Also available Mr Bongo ... LP 25.99

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Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoEternos ... CD
Vaya, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Legendary Latin singer Celia Cruz is in wonderful company here – working alongside some great grooves from the equally legendary Johnny Pacheco! Johnny's got a way of keeping things clean and lean throughout – in a mode that mixes 70s salsa impulses with some of the older, more ... read more CD

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Oscar D'LeonClasicos De Big Band/Big Band Classics ... CD
CMP, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 17.98
A really unique album from this salsa legend – a set that has Oscar D'Leon paying tribute to the era of big bands, both Latin and jazz – with full orchestral backing alongside his vocals! The package has a really unusual presentation – in that it features two different CDs of the ... read more CD

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Roman DiazL'O Da Fun Bata ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A very rootsy set of Cuban bata – and a record that almost feels like a vintage session for Folkways than some of the more contemporary music on the Motema label! The album's got a strong Yoruba bend – and features spoken passages between most of the percussive tracks – ... read more CD

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Grupo FantasmaProblemas ... CD
Blue Corn Music, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
That's a mighty trippy cover on this album from Grupo Fantasma – and it kind of sums up the more expansive, experimental sound the group is taking this time around – an approach that mixes their Latin roots with bits of psych, funk, and a whole range of global elements too – all ... read more CD

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Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental NuevayorquinoLo Dice Todo ... CD
Mericana/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
The second album by this wonderful Latin music project – an ensemble who really live up to their name in the way they work with both folksy styles and more experimental modes – all while hitting the best sort of hip New York 70s vibe! The list of artists here is like a "who's ... read more CD

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Grupo Folklorico & Experimental NuevayorquinoConcepts In Unity ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
A landmark set of highly percussive tracks! Back in the mid-70's, when Salsoul was still recording Latin music and not disco, they put out this great double album of traditional Latin percussion playing by the new revivalist Grupo Folklorico, which featured Virgilo Marti and other great New York ... read more CD

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Andy HarlowSorpresa La Flauta ... CD
Vaya, 1972. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A classic early album from Larry Harlow's flute-playing brother – a set that grooves along with the trademark family groove, but which also has a fair bit of sensitive moments as well! There's a jazzier style here than on some of the classic Orchestra Harlow albums – one that comes not ... read more CD

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Kanaku Y El TigreQuema Quema Quema ... CD
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Atmospheric psych pop from Lima's Kanaku Y El Tigre – a group with a wonderfully diverse vibe, from sultry subtropical rhythms, to dusty desert folk, modern Peruvian spins on psychedelic pop and well beyond - all done with some nice fuzzy production touches! Their warm approach to the vocals ... read more CD

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La Playa SextettePachanga Cha Cha Cha – Anyone? ... CD
Mardi Gras, 1965. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
Pachanga? Cha Cha Cha? We'll take it – especially with results this great! The groove here is different than the usual albums of the mode at the time – as most numbers have a brassy finish over the top, which changes the pachanga instrumentation to a bolder vibe with some nice use of ... read more CD

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Natalia LafourcadeHasta La Raiz ... CD
Sony, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A really wonderful record from this up-and-coming singer – a set that features Spanish language lyrics throughout, but has this universal appeal right from the very first note! Natalia's got a way of crossing generations and styles with her music – a bit like some of the best creative ... read more CD

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Latin DimensionsLatin Dimensions II ... CD
Mericana/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet set of 70s salsa from Latin Dimension – a group who are both at home with traditional Latin modes, and some of the hipper touches of their time! The group's heavy on percussion, but also have lots of jazzy touches too – thanks to use of sax and flute on the record, which gives ... read more CD

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LibreCon Salsa Con Ritmo Vol 2 – Tiene Calidad ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
Manny Oquendo's great group Libre were one of the high points in the New York Latin scene of the 70's. The group manage to bring traditional Latin jazz styles into play with some of the changes that were taking place in the city's music scene at the time – and the result is a beautiful blend ... read more CD

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LibreIncreible ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A very well-titled set from Libre – as the group were one of the more incredible acts on the New York scene of the 70s – always a bit more underground than the salsa mainstream, and able to easily bridge so many generations with their music! Leader Manny Oquendo has a great ear for ... read more CD
 
 



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