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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 ... $9.99 14.99
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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Xavier Cugat/Abbe LaneXavier Cugat/Abbe Lane ... LP
RCA (Italy), Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some fraying on the top seam and an old price sticker.)

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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 ... $23.99
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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✨✧ Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsAfro Kadabra Caribbean Suite – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 2 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1953. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Kenny Graham – maybe the only musician on the London scene of the postwar years who could take on Latin music, and make it sound as sharp as work from the other side of the Atlantic! Graham's working here with his amazing Afro-Cubists group – an ensemble filled with the best modern players British jazz had to offer at the time – with tenor work from Graham, Derek Humble, and Peter King – plus Phil Seamen on drums, Joe Hunter on trumpet, and Roy Plummer on guitar! The arrangements are wonderful – heavy on percussion, but equally weighted to the vivid work on horns – and titles include "Jump For Joe", "Afro Kadabra", "Bongo Chant", "Saga Boy", "Dance Of The Zombies", "Wha Huppin Sah", "Tempo Medio Lento", and "Hatian Ritual". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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✨✧ Elio Villafranca & The Jass SyncopatorsCaribbean Tinge – Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy Latin grooves from pianist Elio Villafranca – working here with a great large lineup that's filled to the brim with heavyweight players! The session's the kind that you'll find at the best Club Coca Cola presentations – one of those rare moments where big money allows a special sort of performance, but the kind that never dampens its edge for the mainstream – and instead chooses that moment to unleash something really special! Villafranca composed and arranged all the tunes – and even produced the setting – and he makes great use of players who include Sean Jones and Terrell Stafford on trumpet, Vincent Herring on alto, Greg Tardy on tenor, and both Willie Jones III and Lewis Nash on drums. The set's also got a fair bit of added percussion – which really intensifies the sound promised in the title – and tracks include "Caribbean Tinge", "Flower By The Dry River", "Mambo Vivo", "Two To Tango", and "Last Train To Paris". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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✨✧ VariousLimbo! – Another Caribbean Booty Shaking Trip From Calypso, Mambo, & Cumbia To Cha Cha Cha, Plena, Rhythm & Blues & More ... LP
Grossoi (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not just limbo, but instead a whole host of different Caribbean grooves – all from that sweet postwar period when sounds from Havana, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica, and Trinidad were starting to have a big impact on the US scene! There's a nicely mixed-up batch of rhythms going on here – from straighter mambo and rumba modes, to more playful calypso and mento, to some rootsier sounds too – and titles include "Voodoo" by Cyril Diaz, "Judith" by Lucho Perez, "Yo Yo Yo" by Slim Gaillard, "Alegre Conga" by Trio Matamoros, "Ola De Agua" by Mon Rivera, "Ligia" by Pacho Galan, "El Loco Cha Cha" by Rene Touzet, "Marjorie's Flirtation" by Lord Kitchener, "Bangalee" by Charlie Adamson, and "Missie L'Abbe" by Barel Coppet. (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult & Compas Music ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by the Soul Jazz Records crew! The music here is tighter and better produced than some of the earlier calypso featured on compilations on Honest Jons – but the sounds are still quite striking, and the music goes way beyond familiar modes from Harry Belafonte – to mix of jazzy elements, Latin rhythms, local styles, and lots more – with wonderful notes that really get at the music as well. A real surprise – one we love a lot more than we expected – with titles that include "Come To The Caribbean" by The Eloise Trio, "Timbales" by Alfredito, "Mississippi Mambo" by Noro Morales, "Donkey Wants Water" by Bay Street Boys, "Nago" by Katherine Dunham Ensemble, "Nassau Blues" by Peanuts Taylor, "West Indies" by Sonny Burke, "Mary's Lamb" by Hubert Porter & The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers, "Theme For Conga" by Julio Gutierrez, "Yembe Laroco" by Celia Cruz, "Omo Belli" by Gina Martin, "Maiz" by Katherine Dunham Presents Singing Gods, "Fifty Cents" by Duke Of Iron, "Anna Macao" by Eloise Trio, "Liza See Me Here" by King Scratch, "Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa" by Cortijo, "Perseverance" by Count Lasha, and "Whai Whai Whai" by Lord Fly. (Global Grooves, Latin) CD
(Includes slipcase and booklet.)

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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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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
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
(On demand CDr pressing.)
Also available Queen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD 11.99

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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
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 first CD pressing.)
Also available Queen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ David Murray Latin Big BandNow Is Another Time ... CD
Justin Time, 2003. Used ... $6.99
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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Orquestra BatachangaManana Para Los Ninos ... CD
Machete/Earth Beat, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A collection of songs by the San Francisco band Orquestra Batachanga that combine traditional Afro-Caribbean styles with a contemporary sound. The band's leader is Rebecca Mauleon and she plays a variety of keyboards and sings. Other members include Anthony Blea on violin, Bill Ortiz on trumpet and John Santos leads the rhythm section. Tracks include "Rosario La Llorona", "Baila Carola", "Siete Leguas", "Manana Para Los Ninos", "En Mi Casa O En La Rumba", "Barbara Milagrosa", "Yambata", and "Palo Yaya". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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 ... $19.99
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 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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✨✧ VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot Part 1 – 1975 to 1985 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
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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✨✧ VariousPicaro Vol 2 – Calypso-Rock Pastis, Oriental Flavored Jazz, Colombian Fox, Tipsy Gin-Twist & The Spanish Cowboy Kid (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Grumete (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way-out sounds from the European scene at the start of the 60s – music that's influenced by rock, Latin, and Caribbean rhythms – often cooked up with some cool pop production too! There's some vocal cuts here, but there's also a lot of lively instrumentals – tracks that might have a riffing electric guitar, or honking tenor sax – almost always upbeat, and served up in some mad overseas attempt to echo the modes of early American rock – but not in any sort of slavish way at all. Titles include "Jet Black" by Dave Dacosta, "El Rebelde" by Juan Ramon, "Bang Bang" by Kinita, "Tabu" by Los Tarahumaras, "Alegre Twist" by Los Risueno, "Oriental Express" by Roger Morris, "Mexico" by Peter Hinnen, and "Russian Twist" by Tulio Gallo. (Rock, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousConcord Picante – 25th Anniversary Collection (4 CD box set) ... CD
Concord, 1980s/1990s. New Copy 4 CD ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from the Picante label – the Latin-styled offshoot of the main Concord Records imprint – home to some of the best west coast Latin music for the past few decades! At a time when so many other labels were going for hits and crossover material, Picante started things out right with a real back-to-basics approach to Latin jazz – one that stripped the music back down to its roots, and focused on key instrumental contributions from top-shelf players. This approach continued even when the label moved into some vocal work too – and when it took on the amazing Tania Maria, who brought a bit of Brazilian flavor to their roster too – and over the years, Picante's west coast work really took over the helm from New York gians like Fania or Alegre. This 4CD package is filled with Picante gems from the glory days of the label – and titles include "Spain" by Tito Puente, "Mambo Mindoro" by Cal Tjader, "Think Twice" by Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel, "Up Late" by Jeff Linsky, "Soca Me Nice" by Mongo Santamaria, "Night In Tunisia" by Caribbean Jazz Project, "Ran Kan Kan (Thunderball vs Fort Knox Five rmx)" by Tito Puente, "La Voz Del Caribe" by Eddie Palmieri, "La Cuna" by Pete Escovedo, "El Shing A Ling" by Poncho Sanchez, "Bom Bom Bom Tchi Tchi Tchi" by Tania Maria, "Sonando" by Poncho Sanchez, "Evil Ways" by Carmen McRae & Cal Tajder, and lots lots more. 50 tracks in all! CD
(Please note – The barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... 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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