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XWe're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!



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Dayme ArocenaCubafonia ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 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 ... $14.99
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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CokeCoke ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
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 ... read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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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

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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 ... $12.99 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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Jose FelicianoEl Fantastico/Sombras – Una Voz Una Guitarra ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Two Spanish language albums from Jose Feliciano – back to back on a single CD! First up is El Fantastico – one of the first albums ever from the young Jose Feliciano – and a set that shows that he was already on his way to huge international fame! The lyrics here are all in ... (Soul, 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
Also available De Ti Depende (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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MachitoTanga – The King Of Afro Jazz ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Machito – all recorded during those key years when he was having a huge impact on both the jazz and Latin scenes in New York! Much of the work here features that blend of Havana roots and bebop performance that Machito and Mario Bauza pioneered during the ... read more CD

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Ray MantillaHigh Voltage ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 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 ... $16.99
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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Omara PortuondoSingles ... CD
Egrem/Malanga (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 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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Louie Ramirez & Ray De La PazAlegres Y Romanticos ... CD
Caiman/Uniko (Canada), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Nothing too romantic here, as the great Louie Ramirez keeps things lively throughout – mixing his older salsa groove with a bit of 80s instrumentation – all in support of the rich vocals of Ray De La Paz! There's plenty of jazzy elements in the music, which keeps things way more ... read more CD

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Louie Ramirez & Ray De La PazSabor Con Clase ... CD
Caiman/Uniko (Canada), 1986. New Copy ... $12.99
Percussionist Louie Ramirez teams up with vocalist Ray De La Paz – and the result definitely has plenty of class! Louie plays vibes and timbales, and the backings have plenty of jazzy elements in the mix – that cut above that we always have loved in the work of Ramirez since the 60s ... read more CD

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Ismael Rivera Y Sus CachimbosEsto Si Es Lo Mio ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 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

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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

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Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now, Cry Later ... CD
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
One of the greatest albums ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – a classic set of heartbreaking soul that's the Texas equivalent of the best late 60s harmony styles coming out of Spanish Harlem or East LA! The group were a Tex/Mex combo at their core, but on a handful of records like this, ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD

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