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Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe called "Salsoul", because of it's mixture of salsa and soul! The blend is fantastic, a real milestone in the NuYorican scene – and handled perfectly by Joe on every cut! There's some massive Latin funk on here, including the tracks "Latin Strut" and "Aftershower Funk", plus some straighter Latin jazz, like "Sunny Gets Blue Mambo", and a great Latin Soul cut with English vocals called "Johnny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chocolat'sKings Of Clubs (Salsoul) ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A lost groover on Salsoul, with 3 long cuts that all have a solid dancefloor sound! Tracks include the Latin-tinged "El Caravanero", which has a nice organ sound in it; "Orfeu Negro", a disco version of "Black Orpheus"; and the title cut, which runs for 15 minutes on side one. (Soul, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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✨✧ CachaoDos ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare American session by Israel "Cachao" Lopez – one of a few sides he cut for the Salsoul label in the mid 70s, back at a time when the company had a strong commitment to traditional Latin grooves! The set's built upon the same principles as the classic jam session recordings that Cachao first cut in Havana at the end of the 50s – with open-ended tracks that feature a loose collective of players that include Charlie Palmieri, Chocolate Armanteros, Virgilo Marti, and Pupi Lagaretta. The album's got a tasty descarga track entitled "Trombon Melancolico", and other tracks include "Chambelona", "Ko Wo Ko Wo", and "Jovenes Del Ritmo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light stains and some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental NuevayorquinoLo Dice Todo ... CD
Salsoul/Bethlehem, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by this wonderful Latin music project – an ensemble who really live up to their name in the way they work with both folksy styles and more experimental modes – all while hitting the best sort of hip New York 70s vibe! The list of artists here is like a "who's who" of some of the hippest on the scene at the time – percussion from Jerry Gonzalez, Virgilo Marti, and Milton Cardona, timbales from Manny Oquendo, trumpet from Chocolate Armenteros, bass from Andy Gonzalez, and violin from Alfredo De La Fe – who work in a shifting array of musicians who bring new life and energy to each track, in a way that's even more focused and spirited than the group's debut! But like that record, there's plenty of long percussive passages here – definitely rootsy elements, but handled with a more modern sensibility – on titles that include "Cinco En Uno Callejero", "Dime La Verdad", "Aguemimo", "La Mama", and "Trompeta En Cuero". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SaocoMacho Mumba ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The hard to find 2nd album by this great Afro-Cuban group from New York – recorded as part of Salsoul's early committment to straight Latin grooves, and with a nice raw sound! Henry Fiol sings vocals, and co-leads the group with bassist William Millan,a nd the rest of the lineup includes piano, trumpet, timbales, conga, and additional percussion. Tracks include "Paso Fino", "Viejo Canuto", "No Me Llores Miseria", and "Clavo Saca Clavo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting at the bottom of the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousLatin Disco- Salsa's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "La Trompeta y La Flauta" by Cachao, "No Critiques" by Libre, "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, "Se Me Olvido Que Te Olvide" by Grupo Folklorico y Experimental, "Se Tu Historia" by Chocolate, and "Guarare" by Miguelito Valdes. Lots of stuff that's hard to find on vinyl, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLatin Disco- Salsa's Greatest Hits ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "Bamboleate" by Libre, "Trompeta En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Adelante" by Cachao, "Kimbo Kimbisa" by Graciela, "Anabacoa" by Grupo Folklorico, and "Chico & The Man" by Joe Bataan. Lots of stuff that's hard to find on vinyl, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ VariousSalseando – Selected By Raphael Sebbag ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A rich serving of salsa gems from the legendary Salsoul/Mericana Records label – all hand-picked by Japanese DJ/collector/musician Raphael Sebbag! 20 years ago, Raphael worked similar magic with the huge Fania catalog – turning out a series of key compilations that also accompanied his work in United Future Organization – and now Sebbag takes an overdue look at the early years of Salsoul – that time when the label wasn't yet putting out disco music, and instead created a very strong catalog of some of the best underground work on the New York scene! The music here is a great indie representation of sounds that are a lot less familiar than those during the big years of Fania – and as such, there may well be a lot more experimentation going on – more chances with new ideas, and other great elements that make these tracks really shine. The 2CD set features a whopping 38 tracks in all – and titles include "El Fumigador" and "El Que Tenga Sabor" by Latin Dimensions, "Soy Guinero" and "Sabrosona" by Roberto Torres, "Una Pregunta" and "Tambores Pa Yemaya" by Raul Marrero, "People Make The World Go Round" by Saoco, "Cuando En Pesar Se Convierta La Risa" and "El Galleton" by Tempo 70, "Soul Makossa" by Johnny Zamot, "Un Coro Africano" by Orquesta Power, "Borracho No Vale" by Rey Roig, "No Puedo Mas" by La Fantastica, "Decidete" by Libre, "Chambelona" by Cachao, "Muchacho Ordinario" by Joe Bataan, "Ese Eres Tu" by Ray Rodriguez, and "Aguanta La Bronca Compay" by Los Jigmaguas. CD
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Rey RoigPor La Maceta (A Touch Of Class) ... CD
Mericana/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderful sounds from Rey Roig – a leader who works here in a mode that recalls the bigger Latin ensembles of the 50s and early 60s, but with a lean vibe that really reflects the changes taking place on the New York scene! The album isn't as much of a hard salsa effort as other Salsoul Latin dates from the time, but definitely has that sense of fire – as Rey leads the group on piano and a bit of vocals, working with other singers Luisito Rodriguez and Julian Llanos – and a trio of trumpets who provide some sharp flourishes over the top of the grooves. Titles include "Por La Maceta", "El Muerto Vivo", "Monsieur La La La", "Loco Loco Loco", and "El Munequito". CD

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Disco (with bonus download) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Funk and soul meet Latin rhythms – and the result is a really special moment in the New York scene – a time when disco rhythms helped the underground scene burn brightly in the midtown clubs! Back in the 60s, nightspots in the city would routinely host Latin bands – but by the disco generation, much of the Latin action had retreated uptown – until grooves like these got things going again in a whole new light – returning the artists to a wider audience through a swirling blend of strings, jazzy instrumentation, and soulful vocals! The style's one that was so strong back in the day, it's had plenty of power over the years – and the set here also brings together some later variants of Latin disco from around the globe. Titles include "Sunny" by Yambu, "Salsoul Hustle" by Salsoul Orchestra, "La Botella" by Joe Bataan, "Dancin & Prancin" by Candido, "C'Mon Baby Do The Latin Hustle" by Jose Fajardo, "Combate A Kung Fu" by Wganda Kenya, Firewalker" by Jungle Fire, and "Everlasting Love" by Los Charly's Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican scene. A few cuts are in the sweet soul ballad mode of Joe's earlier years – but there's others that pick up the groove nicely, and add in some guitar and vibes for a sweet electrified groove. Includes a great remake of "Theme From Shaft", plus the two-part "I Wish You Love", "If I Were A King", "Coco E", "El Regreso", and "Charangaringa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972-1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" movement within the players of the New York Latin community – a shift that stripped down the sound, reintroduced traditional instrumentation, and worked in rhythms that might have been used on older sessions, but which were slightly updated for the newer recordings. The work of that period, although strong, has often been overlooked in favor of some of the flashier sounds of the scene – and this set wonderfully corrects that fault by bringing together a great sampling of work from the traditional spectrum of the Salsoul and SAR record labels, along with the kind of notes and commitment to quality that makes the Honest Jon's reissues so great! Titles include "Son Sabroson" by Rey Roig, "Chuchillo Para La Pina Cubana" by Charlie Rodriguez, "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Oriente" and "Tiene Sabor" by Henry Fiol, "Yo Perdi El Corazon" by Lita Branda, "Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma" by Roberto Torres, "Celosa" by Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo, and "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. LP, Vinyl record album

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