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VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura ... CD
BBE (UK), New Copy ... On September 16, 2016

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VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura ... LP
BBE (UK), New Copy ... On September 16, 2016
(Funky Compilations, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
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Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta DharmaLa Clave Del Gumbo ... CD
2014. Used ... $8.99

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VariousMambo A Paris 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 29.99
A totally wonderful collection of Latin sounds from postwar Paris – music that's every bit as rhythmically intense as its contemporaries in Havana and New York! The groups here are all French – led by Lewis Varona, Sebastien Solari, Ruben Calzado, Benny Bennet, Eddie Warner, and others – but the sounds are strikingly Caribbean – all the jazzy mambo promised in the title, with excellent percussion at the bottom, lively piano in the middle, and really bold horns on the top! And these aren't "fake" pop mambo tracks either, and instead have this sharp quality that makes the music a great discovery alongside the better-known 50s Latin recordings from the other side of the Atlantic. Features a whopping 48 tracks in all – and a 32 page booklet with notes in French and English! CD

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✨✧ VariousVoodoo Party Vol 1 ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Don't worry about getting too spooked out – as the voodoo here isn't the stuff of zombie armies rising from the ground – and instead is more the evocative musical type – served up here in a host of Latin, Caribbean, and exotica-tinged tracks from the end of the 50s! The set steps around nicely in styles – a bit of Cuban one moment, calypso the next, and maybe even a few touches from the Pacific – but the tunes are united in their presentation of a fantasy of the exotic – on tunes that include "El Diablo" by Silvestre Montes, "Ay Ay Ay" by Nora Dean, "Fakiya" by Cawanda's Group, "A Traves De La Nieble" by Jose Sola, "Ma Ma Du" by Michelino, "Loango" by Aime Barelli, "Cha Cha La Negra" by Dulce Maria, "Saona" by Noro Morales, and "Zoologico Negro" by Los Aragon. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pazant BrothersLive At The Museum Of Modern Art ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost funky treasure – never issued before! For those not in the know, The Pazant Brothers (Ed & Al) were a duo of funky hornmen that first came to fame working with Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – and then moved onto cut some great funky records of their own in the 70s. The pair formed a very tight group that had a killer funky sound – one that we'd easily rank right up there with the JBs and The Meters for hard, raw, power – but sadly, they only ever recorded one full album and a handful of singles – which is why this previously unissued concert is even more of an important treat! We have no idea what the folks at MOMA were thinking when they invited the Pazants down to get their groove in gear – but whatever the case, this CD is totally great! Forget the silly cover – which is way too cold and modern to get at the heart of the grooves – and forget the location too, because the tracks on the set sound like they were cut at some smoky club in Harlem, not in the colder midtown setting of MOMA. The whole thing's totally great – a massive batch of instrumental funk that leaves us to wonder why the heck this thing was never issued at the time. Titles include "Groovin", "Skunk Juice", "P Soul", "Fly Vines", "Work Song", "Momma Momma", "We Got More Soul", "Clabber Biscuits", and "Greasy Greens". Totally great! (Soul, Latin) CD

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✨✧ Elio Villafranca & The Jass SyncopatorsCaribbean Tinge – Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ VariousCome To The Caribbean – A Sonic Cruise Through The African Dance Rhythms From The West Indies & Beyond ... LP
Grossoi (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Come to the Caribbean – and get your mind blown with this incredible selection of grooves! The collection does a great job of stepping around a host of different styles from the time – easily mixing bits of cumbia, rhumba, bomba, cha cha, plena, calypso, and other styles – in an assortment of tracks from the late 50s and early 60s – all pretty rhythmic numbers all the way through! Titles include "Pala Paloma" by Los Zopilotes, "Cha Cha Guere" by Silvestre Mendez, "Boat Pull Out/Bahama Mama" by George Symonette, "Barbados Carnaval" by Mighty Panther, "Esperma Y Ron" by Los Guacharacos, "Yayabo" by Orquesta Riverside, and "Guiro Y Guacharaca" by Climaco Sarmiento. (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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