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✨✧ VariousBeginners Guide To Cuban Music (3CD box set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2009. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99
Cuban music makes a mighty comeback here – in a well-done 3CD set that explores some of the freshest sounds in a variety of genres! Each disc features a slightly different theme – CD 1 is cuts in the classic son mode, CD 2 features Cuban salsa and timba, and CD 3 shows a strong absorption of sounds from beyond the borders – including a fair bit of hip hop and Caribbean elements in the rhythms! As with others in this "introduction to" series, you get a hell of a lot of music for the price – 43 tracks on 3CDs, with titles that include "Hay Madresita" by Felix Baloy, "El Rejol De Pastora" by Grupo Sierra Maestra, "Manteca De Corojojo" by Calle 23, "Cienfuegos Tiene Su Guaguanco" by Cienfuegos Allstars, "Princesa" by Calle Real, "Tranquilo Mota" by Los Van Van, "La Temba" by Charanga Habanera, "La Madre Maria" by Tirso Duarte, "No Vengas" by Papo Record, "La Maestra" by Cubanito 20.02, "Rebuelo" by Philipsman, "Toca Me" by Instincto, and "Conga Latina" by El Gremio. CD

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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. New Copy ... Spring 2015
While Pete Rodriguez and Pete Terrace were battling it out for the "King Of The Boogaloo" title – La Lupe went ahead and dubbed herself "The Queen Of Latin Soul"! Oddly, though, the album's less of a strict Latin Soul effort than you might guess from the title – and is more of a mix of different modes, including some more heartfelt ballads that were more typical of Lupe's work – sung here with that heartfelt sense of soul that's most likely the real reason for her claim to the title! Arrangements are by Hector DeLeon, and bring a good focus on Lupe's incredible vocals through creative use of strings and percussion. Titles do include a Latin Soul version of "Fever", plus more traditional Latin tunes that include "Amor Gitano", "Aun", "Negruna", "Este Ritmo Sabroson", "Soy Sonerita", "La Tirana", and "Busamba". CD

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe CubaWe Must Be Doing Something Right (Estamos Haciendo Algo Bien) ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group were certainly doing something right – as this album has Joe Cuba's sextet at the top of their game, easily showing why they were one of the best groups on the New York scene of the 60s! The album's a pivotal one in the development of Latin Soul – as it sports the incredible track "El Pito" – one of those Latin jammers that grabbed everyone right away, and which has barely ever been matched since! The album's also got some great use of English language lyrics – crucial to the unique crossover sound that Joe was forging, and a real bridge between Spanish and African American Harlem in the 60s. Titles include "My Wonderful You", "El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia)", "Pruebalo, OK?", "Bochinchosa", "Incomparable", and "Clave Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pucho & His Latin Soul BrothersLegends Of Acid Jazz – Best Of Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers ... CD
Prestige, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Henry Pucho Brown was one of the cookingest Latin soul leaders of the 60s – an artist who was already pretty jazzy at the start, then really grabbed onto some of the soulful changes happening in Spanish Harlem during the late 60s – which helped him create some of the most hard-grooving records on Prestige at the time! This wonderful set pulls together both vocal and instrumental numbers that really show the full talents of Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers – a smoking combo that also features the mighty Pazant Brothers on horns. Titles include "Listen To Louie", "Wanderin Rose", "Candied Yam", "Swamp People", "Yambo", "Maiden Voyage", "Swing Thing", "Ain't Nothin Can't Happen", and "Got Myself A Good Man". CD

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✨✧ VariousIt's A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba – The Latin/Jewish Musical Story 1940s to 1980s ... CD
Idelsohn Society, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of Latin music we've ever seen – and one of the first to really demonstrate the importance of the Jewish market during the postwar years! The New York scene wasn't just fed by a hotbed of Cuban and Puerto Rican customers – and Jewish listeners were a key part of its success in the 40s, 50s, and 60s – especially as a rising middle class found new time to enjoy itself both at clubs in the city and resorts up in the Catskills! The Jewish/Latin connection has been a big part of recording from the start – no real secret to anyone who's been buying Latin records for years – but this package goes out of its way to bring it all into sharp focus, with a really big booklet of notes, and a revolutionary selection of tracks that traces different elements through a variety of different Latin styles, plus a few other genres as well. Easily one of the most playful, powerful packages so far from the excellent Idelsohn Society – with 41 tracks that include "Exodus" by Ray Barretto, "Hava Nageela" by Celia Cruz, "El Molestoso" by Eddie Palmieri, "Cheek To Cheek" by Candido, "Arriba (part 1)" by The Barton Brothers, "Miami Beach Rhumba" by Xavier Cugat, "Matzoh Ball Merengue" by Jonny Conquet, "Pan Amor Y Cha Cha Cha" by Abbe Lane & Tito Puente, "My Yiddishe Mambo" by Mickey Katz, "Cucaraca Macara" by Harvey Averne, "Just Another Guajira" by Mark Weinstein, "America" by La Lupe, "Twist Of Hava Nageela" by Perez Prado, "Loco" by Don Tosii with Raul Diaz, and "Raleigh Riff" by La Plata Sextet. CD

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✨✧ VariousPalenque, Palenque! – Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975 to 1991 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of champeta work from the Caribbean coast of Colombia – music that still has plenty of local touches, but also shares a lot with African imports of the time – a really unique little hybrid that makes for plenty of heavy rhythms! The sound is quite unique – a slight echo of more familiar Colombian music at points, but often a more full-on approach to rhythm – with plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom, driving Afro rhythms, and some occasional Caribbean touches in terms of the production – which can make things nicely trippy at just the right points! Soundway have done a great job of introducing us to this unique genre – thanks not only to a wicked selection of tunes, but also a full complement of notes and photos, which really open up our understanding of the music. Titles include "Yoro" by Wganda Kenya, "El Scususu" by La Nelda Pina, "Tetero" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Esclavo Moderno" by Manuel Alvarez Y Sus Sangers, "Bumburumbumbum" by Cassimbas Negras, "Naga Pedale" by Cumbia Siglo XX, "Pim Pom" by Wganda Kenya, "Tetero" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Palenque Palenque" by Son Palenque, and "Shacalao" by Lisandro Meza & Su Conjunto. CD
 
 
 



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