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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
Also available Vamonos/Let's Go ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Orchestra SoledadVamonos/Let's Go ... LP
Futuro/BBE (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vamonos/Let's Go ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most fantastic collections we've ever heard from DJ Amir – a set that may well blow away his classic On/Off Track sets for the depth of its spirit and feeling! Amir's been well-known as a crate digger for many years – and while digging for funk, soul, and hip hop on the New York scene, he's also come across plenty of rare Latin nuggets – not familiar salsa or crossover Latin Soul, but instead some much deeper numbers that show just how much spirit and imagination the music had when it was at its best! Most of the numbers here are from late 60s and 70s vintage – and many have this jazzy energy that goes way past just simple grooves, and which instead features the richer colors and complicated motions of some of Eddie Palmieri's music, especially in the 70s. Titles include the previously unreleased "Salsa (parts 1 & 2)" by Fito Foster – plus "Picadillo" by La Moderna Of New York, "Bomba" by Dax Pacem, "Paranoia" by Wayne Gorbea Y Su Conjunto Salsa, "Rogelio Tiene La Salsa" by Chino Y Su Conjunto Melao, "Yo No Bailo Con Juana" by Cortijo Y Kako, "Vete De Aqui" by Joey Aponte, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez Y Su Sonora Casino, "Tembelque" by Louie Colon, "El Ritmo Soledad" by Orchestra Soledad, and "El Pulpo" by Joey Pastrana. (Funky Compilations, Latin) CD
 
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✨✧ VariousColombian Gold – The Best Of Felito Records – Urban Tropical Sounds From Colomia's Caribbean Coast – 1975 to 1995 (with bonus DVD) ... LP
Felito/Colombian Gold (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Sweet tropical grooves from the Colombian scene – pulled from 20 years of recordings by the Felito label, to showcase their very unique approach! The label was located on the nation's east coast, in Barranquilla – with a close link to the Caribbean scene, which really seemed to influence the music in that part of the nation – with echoes of both island and African modes, and a sound that was much more rootsy than the more mainstream sounds of Medellin or Cali. Some of the cuts here represent the big wave of the musical tropical movement, while others have a very unique vibe of their own – and almost all cuts are heavy on the rhythms, which are usually very upbeat. Titles include "Baracunatana" by Lizandro Meza, "La Zorrononona" by Son Palenque, "Rosa Rosalia" by Manuel Y Sus Dangers, "El Polleron" by Conjunto Son San, "La Penca" by La Ninia Emilia, "El Africano" by Calixto Ochoa, "La Olla" by Los Alegres Del Ritmo, "La Zafra" by La Tromba, "Ponie El Coroncoro" by Los Hermanos Agudelo, and "La Gaita Del Negro" by Ricardo Mendoza Y El Combo Los Integros. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the bonus DVD "Colombian Gold – 400 Years Of Music From The Soul"!)

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✨✧ Joe CubaWe Must Be Doing Something Right (Estamos Haciendo Algo Bien) ... CD
Tico, Mid 60s. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
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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David Murray Latin Big BandNow Is Another Time ... CD
Justin Time, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Dang! Does David Murray ever stop re-inventing himself? We think not – and this album is great proof of that fact! The set's a really tasty batch of Latin Jazz numbers – played to perfection by Murray and a host of excellent New York musicians, working together in large group format with a sound and style that's at the peak of perfection for this sort of recording. Murray wrote all the tunes, so the album goes way past the cliches of Latin-ized standards that you're probably sick of hearing anyway – and it's steeped in a soulful approach to the genre that really grabbed our ears from the first note! Titles include "Giovanni's Mission", "Sad Kind Of Love", "Mambo Dominica", "Break Out", and "Aerol's Change". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot Part 1 – 1975 to 1985 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – a place where other South American sounds come into contact with music from North America, the Caribbean, and even Africa as well – resulting in some mighty heavy styles that are perfectly summed up on this LP! The package is way more than just an armchair look at Colombia – and is heavy on the sorts of funk and offbeat grooves we've come to expect from the Analog Africa label – a key imprint in bringing the sounds of the globe to Anglo groove diggers like us. Rhythm is definitely at the core – as promised in the title – but the package also has plenty of great notes to help us understand the rich cultural history as well. Titles on this first volume of the vinyl include "Calambre" by Conjunto Barbacoa, "Lumbalu" by Calixto Ochoa & Los Papaupas, "Schallcarri" by Grupo Abharca, "El Caterete" by Wganda Kenya, "Enyere Kumbara" by Julian Y Su Combo, "Wasamaye" by Wasamaye Rock Group, "Bajo El Troupillo Guajiro" by Sexteto Manaure, "Pegale A La Nalga" by Fuentes All Stars, "Juipiti" by Grupo Folclorico, and "Shakalode" by Wganda Kenya. (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico/Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(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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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowLa Raza Latina – A Salsa Suite ... LP
Fania, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really standout set from Orchestra Harlow – an ambitious late 70s project that traces the evolution of Latin music in an extended "Salsa Suite"! The work is far more complex than some of the group's other recordings – a real evolution in their own sound too, yet a record that also has all of the swing and soul we've come to expect from the ensemble. Some moments have a rootsy percussion groove, others burst out with some brightly jazzy orchestrations – and the group gets help from some great guests who include Art Webb on flute, Bobby Porcelli on alto and baritone sax, Nelson Gonzalez on tres, and Jon Faddis on trumpet. The suite is divided up into 4 parts, named "Africa", "Caribbean", "New York", and "Futuro" – each with the vibe you might expect! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bio RitmoOriza (main, Whiskey Barons Remix) (red colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Peace & Rhythm, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
The main cut here is the best – a killer bit of funky salsa here from Bio Ritmo – served up with all the classic elements that's made us really love the group in recent years! The Whisky Barons remix kicks up the bottom with a very bassy vibe – nice, but in a way that ties the groove more to contemporary Caribbean rhythms! (Funky 45's, Latin) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 to 1985 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – a place where other South American sounds come into contact with music from North America, the Caribbean, and even Africa as well – resulting in some mighty heavy styles that are perfectly summed up on these 2CDs! The package is way more than just an armchair look at Colombia – and is heavy on the sorts of funk and offbeat grooves we've come to expect from the Analog Africa label – a key imprint in bringing the sounds of the globe to Anglo groove diggers like us. Rhythm is definitely at the core – as promised in the title – but the package also has plenty of great notes to help us understand the rich cultural history as well. Titles include "Calambre" by Conjunto Barbacoa, "Lumbalu" by Calixto Ochoa & Los Papaupas, "Schallcarri" by Grupo Abharca, "El Caterete" by Wganda Kenya, "Enyere Kumbara" by Julian Y Su Combo, "Wasamaye" by Wasamaye Rock Group, "Bajo El Troupillo Guajiro" by Sexteto Manaure, "Pegale A La Nalga" by Fuentes All Stars, "Juipiti" by Grupo Folclorico, "Shakalode" by Wganda Kenya, "Santana En Salsa" by Crecencio Camacho, "La Motilona" by Los Alegres Diablos, "Pajaro Madrugador" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "La Bulla" by Los Curramberos De Guayabal, "Busca La Careta" by Andres Landero, "La Cascada" by Pianonegro, "Eco En Stereo" by Sonora Dinamita, "La Veterana" by Peyo Torres, "Lluvia" by Sonora Tropical, and "Agoniza El Magadlena" by Ramiro Beltran. 32 tracks in all – and it comes in a great hardbound package with a 60-page booklet. (Global Grooves, Latin) CD
 
 
 



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