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Orchestra SoledadVamonos/Let's Go ... CD
Futuro/BBE (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Raw salsa from the streets of Brooklyn – served up here by a very obscure group, but one who work in the best styles of the Fania and Cotique Records scenes of the time! There's a strong Puerto Rican influence on the rhythms at times – very much that new spirit that was emerging with pride and power as the 70s moved in – but there's also some trailing currents of the Latin Soul generation, in the way that Cotique was working at the time – particularly on records by Joey Pastrana! Lyrics are in English on some tracks, and mighty darn soulful – and the group's led by Hector Ramos, who both sings and plays some massive trombone! Titles include "I'll Make You A Queen", "Vamanos/Let's Go", "Uptight", "Just Like A Fool", "Problems", "Cuero", and "Candela" CD

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✨✧ Orchestra SoledadVamonos/Let's Go ... LP
Futuro/BBE (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Raw salsa from the streets of Brooklyn – served up here by a very obscure group, but one who work in the best styles of the Fania and Cotique Records scenes of the time! There's a strong Puerto Rican influence on the rhythms at times – very much that new spirit that was emerging with pride and power as the 70s moved in – but there's also some trailing currents of the Latin Soul generation, in the way that Cotique was working at the time – particularly on records by Joey Pastrana! Lyrics are in English on some tracks, and mighty darn soulful – and the group's led by Hector Ramos, who both sings and plays some massive trombone! Titles include "I'll Make You A Queen", "Vamanos/Let's Go", "Uptight", "Just Like A Fool", "Problems", "Cuero", and "Candela". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vamonos/Let's Go ... CD 13.99
 
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✨✧ Perez PradoMiami Beach Mambo/Azuquita Con Leche/Caribbean Mambo/Cubanetta ... 7-inch
Monogram, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's, Latin) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1960. Used ... $6.99
A surprisingly great little Latin set from Rosemary Clooney – one that makes us want to forgive her for all her pop takes on the genre in the early 50s! Backings here are by Perez Prado, who really brings a nice degree of "zing" to the session – kicking things up with that trademark Prado groove, providing a jagged sense of rhythm to the record – a nice contrast to Rosemary's sweeter vocals. The style's a bit like some of Tito Puente's sessions with Abbe Lane from the same stretch – but is arguably even better, because Clooney's really one heck of a great singer in this setting! Titles include "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "Mack The Knife", and "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma". (Vocalists, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used sparely, so that the album's not a funky electric one – but in just the right ways to bring in a cool sort of 70s funk touch to the whole record – almost in some of the ways you'd find with Nuyorican funk of the same time! Vocals are great, too – mostly in French – but the instrumental element is what really moves us – and it moves us plenty! Titles include "Brujeira", "Tou Patou Feme", "Guajira Contestation", "Bomba Miscien", "Vulcano", and "Marcel Song". (Global Grooves, Latin) CD

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VariousSolohits – Salsa & Dance Latin Hits Remix ... CD
Caribbean Records/EMI, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Music from Obie Bermudez, Tiziano Ferro, Thalia, 3 2 Get Funky, Ilegales, Cabas, Soraya, Obie Bermudez, AB Quintanilla Ill Y Lis Kumbia Kings & Vico C. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Conrad Herwig with Eddie PalmieriLatin Side Of Herbie Hancock ... CD
Half Note, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best sets yet from trombone player Conrad Herwig's Latin steeped jazz homages – here presenting The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock with a great band live at the NY Blue Note in the summer of 2008 – a heck of an undertaking given Herbie's legendary stylistic breadth, but Herwig & crew pull it off masterfully! The Latin elements are never tacked on or labored, with percussionist Pedro Martinez doing his part wonderfully, and the whole band doing a great job of laying down iconic jazz numbers with the right balance. Guests include the great Eddie Palmieri and Randy Brecker, with core lineup featuring Mike Handy on sax, flute & clarinet, Bill O'Connell on piano, Rebben Rodriguez on bass and others. The closer "Watermelon Man" was done in a legendary Latin mode by Mongo Santamaria in the early 60s, so that's a natural, but Herwig shows some great creativity with other numbers like "Oliloqui Valley", "One Finger Snap", "Butterfly", "The Sorcerer", "Actual Proof", "Maiden Voyage" and "Cantaloupe Island". (Jazz, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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 – Latin rhythms that are as strong as the best of the 70s salsa generation, but also served up a bit differently too – not with the Caribbean touches you might expect, but maybe just a wider knowledge of all the rhythmic modes possible – which Henri seems to criss-cross in his music! Make no mistake – if you love Latin grooves, you'll find plenty to love here – but you'll also find plenty more too, on tracks that run from about 1972 to 1992, all with a very heavy booklet of notes in French, and lots of photos too. Titles include "Vulcano", "Almendra Leitmotiv", "Fanfaria Seis Por Ocho", "Negro Congo", "Mamborap", "Laisse Yo Pale", "Neg Marron", "Moforibo Rere", "Mazurka Tropical", "Pani Fave", "Mrenguedon", "Douce", "Bomba Mizicien", "Faut Pas Pousser", and "Ochun Y Botala". (Global Grooves, Latin) CD

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✨✧ VariousDisques La Raye – 60s French West Indies Boo Boo Galoo ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A whole host of cool Latin tracks from the French West Indies scene of the late 60s – not music that flowed to Guadeloupe or Martinique from Cuba or Puerto Rico – but fresh new sounds that were directly inspired by the boogaloo generation on the New York scene! The tracks here aren't straight Latin Soul – and they're hardly familiar Latin, either – and are instead this wonderful hybrid of elements, including some previous Caribbean modes – all fused into the tighter, shorter burst of energy that was unlocked once Joe Cuba and some of his generation discovered the smaller combo mode of Latin grooving! There's a nicely messed-up criss-crossing of sounds going on here – not the same as, but with similar energy to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time – on cuts that include "Jerk Vide" by David Martial, "Mais Tu Sais" by Dany Play, "Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi" by Les Bois Sirop, "Sauvagement Sexy" by Gaby Siarras, "Sekirite" by Maurice Alcindor, "Tu Bois Beaucoup" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Disque La Raye" by Joby Valente, "Ou Que Di Moin" by Monsieur X, and "Ou Pas Z'Amis En Moin" by Henri Debs. (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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