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Dayme ArocenaCubafonia ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The deepest work we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer we first discovered in Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura project, but one who's really gone onto find her own strong musical paths in recent years! This set has Dayme working with Dexter Story on production – and ... (Neo Soul, Latin) read more CD

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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow/Bobo ... CD
Columbia/Soul Brother (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
2 late 70s gems from Willie Bobo – 1978's Hell Of An Act To Follow and 1979's Bobo – on a single CD! Hell Of An Act To Follow is really nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great ... read more CD

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ChakachasChakachas ... CD
Avco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that's way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There's still lots of percussion in the mix, but it's often used in ways that echo more of a ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD

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Willie Colon & Ruben BladesSiembra ... CD
Fania (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99
A classic 70s salsa jammer from Willie Colon – working here with his one of his greatest vocalists – the young Ruben Blades, back before he'd crossed over to super-huge success! The album really marks a departure for Willie – moving past the bad boy style of earlier records, that ... read more CD
Also available Siembra ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ El ChiclesViva Tirado ... CD
Polydor/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99
A funky killer from this legendary European group – a record that's filled with as much funk and soul as the Latin elements you might have guessed from the title! El Chicles may have been a studio project, but they were a heck of a funky one – with hard drums, tight bass, and mixed-up ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD

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Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches ... read more CD

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Cheo Feliciano & Ismael QuintanaLos Sonoros De Ponce ... CD
Uniko (Canada), 1983. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
A set that brings together key moments from these two great singers – with a nice array of surprises along the way! The package appears to feature some live tracks as well as studio numbers – and there's definitely some great Charlie Palmieri touches in the arrangements, too – ... read more CD

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Nico Gomez & His OrchestraBossa Nova ... CD
Omega/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99
Way way more than just bossa nova – a mighty groover from the great Nico Gomez! Nico's known for his harder pounding tracks that have become favorites with the funky crowd, but this stellar album shows that Nico could also work in jazzier territory when he wanted to – as the album's a ... read more CD

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Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more CD

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Hector LavoeDe Ti Depende ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
A killer of a mid 70s album from Hector Lavoe – recording here as a solo act after his split from the Willie Colon group, but still with strong backings and musical supervision from Willie himself! The style here is very similar to the last few albums Lavoe recorded with Colon – a ... read more CD
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Ray MantillaHigh Voltage ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
For decades now, Ray Mantilla's been one of the few cats who can effortlessly fuse together Latin rhythms and jazz – creating the kind of music that's completely satisfying to fans of both styles, but all without ever resorting to any sort of easy cliches or overdone modes! Mantilla's the ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD

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Morena Y ClaraNo Llores Mas ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Funky gipsy grooves from 70s Spain – served up by a pair of sweet female singers, and plenty of fuzz guitar as well! The duo have a sound that's almost more sinister than you'd expect – singing together with this buzzing edge, and set to rhythms that are often pretty funky – in ... read more CD

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Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan ... CD
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... read more CD
Also available Orquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Eddie PalmieriWisdom/Sabiduria ... CD
EP/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The genius of Eddie Palmieri never seems to dim at all as the years go on – and, if anything, the genius only seems to flower even more – finding new ways of expression that maybe even blow away some of Eddie's classic work from the 60s and 70s! This set is amazing – a ... read more CD
Also available Wisdom/Sabiduria ... LP 23.99

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Omara PortuondoSingles ... CD
Egrem/Malanga (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
Four decades' worth of singles recorded by Cuban vocalist Omara Portuondo – plus an assortment of even rarer tunes from various artists compilations! The presentation here is really wonderful – and most tracks are beautifully remastered, and accompanied by great notes in both English ... read more CD

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Gabriele PosoAwakening ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Clubby grooves and rootsy percussion – served up here by Gabriele Poso in a really wonderful combination! The music here is as rich and organic as the cover – almost in the 21st Century blend of contemporary and classic that we've loved in records from artists like Joe Clausell or ... (New Grooves, Latin) read more CD
Also available Awakening ... LP 24.99

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Ismael Rivera Y Sus CachimbosEsto Si Es Lo Mio ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
A classic example of the power of the male vocalist in 70s New York Latin – as Ismael Rivera represents himself as a simple working class Puerto Rican on the front and back covers of the record, but steps out with a tremendous sense of majesty on his vocals for the set! The instrumentation ... read more CD
Also available Esto Si Es Lo Mio ... CD 16.99

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Mauricio SmithBitter Acid ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer album of hard instrumental Latin soul tracks – one of the few albums ever done by funky reed player Mauricio Smith! On the set, Smith plays flute, alto, and soprano sax – and the record's filled with short little groovers that have a nice choppy sound, and lots of heavy conga ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Sunny & The SunlinersMr Brown Eyed Soul ... CD
Big Crown, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Insanely wonderful work from the Texas scene at the end of the 60s – a huge collection of the English language soul songs of Sunny & The Sunliners! The group first hit national fame in the earlier part of the 60s, with a sweet falsetto crossover hit – but as the decade moved on, ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD
Also available Mr Brown Eyed Soul ... LP 19.99

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Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD

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TrigalBaila Mi Rumba ... CD
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A totally cool trio from the 70s Spanish scene – one who have Andalusian roots, but work here in a sweet mix of funk and soul! The group trade vocals back and forth in a very cool way – two guys and one gal, really sounding like even more than that as they sing – and the ... read more CD
Also available Baila Mi Rumba ... LP 16.99

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve ... read more CD

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VariousAndina – Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Tiger's Milk (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Peruvian grooves from the heights of the Andes – but music that also resonates strongly with the hipper Latin styles of the South American scene at the time! These aren't the moody pan flute numbers that were popularized abroad in the 60s – the kinds of records that played big with the ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more CD
Also available Andina – Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968 to 1978 ... LP 28.99

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion ... (Funky Compilations, Latin) read more CD
Also available Let's Do The Boogaloo ... LP 21.99

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VariousRumbita Buena – Rumba Funk & Flamenco Pop From The Belter & Discophon Archives – 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Spanish sounds with plenty of groove – a killer compilation from a time when older flamenco styles were coming into play with fresher forms of funk and soul – all of which makes for a really amazing sound! All the drama of previous years gets packed into these upbeat, fast-moving tunes ... read more CD
Also available Rumbita Buena – Rumba Funk & Flamenco Pop From The Belter & Discophon Archives – 1970 to 1976 ... LP 25.99

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VariousTani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky disco from 70s Spain – a wonderful collection of upbeat, hard-grooving titles that owe plenty to the sound of New York and Philly – but which also have their own sort of groove too! There's elements here that take off from the early 70s Spanish rumba mode of blending flamenco ... read more CD
Also available Tani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... LP 25.99
 
 



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