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Johnny ZamotTell It Like It Is! ... LP
Decca/El Sonido, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A heck of a great little boogaloo album – and one of the few 60s sides by the legendary Johnny Zamot! Although cut for Decca, the album's every bit as tight and soulful as contemporaneous work for Tico, Fania, or Cotique – and the set features a similar blend of English lyrics, Latin rhythms, and a nicely gritty Spanish Harlem approach to the music! The horns cut wonderfully into most of the tunes – blasting out with a soul instrumental sort of vibe, while the lyrics tackle simple themes of love and lust on titles that include "Baby, Bring It To Me", "You Cheated On Me", "Harlem Boogaloo", "Hey Girl", "You Dig", and the sweet instrumental "Latino Baby", written by Pat Patrick, from Sun Ra's group! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mongo SantamariaMongo Explodes/Watermelon Man ... CD
Battle/BGP (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
A tasty 2-in-1 CD that brings together some of Mongo's sweet early sides for the Riverside label! Mongo Explodes is filled with lots of tight jazzy moments, courtesy of an all-star cast that includes Nat Adderley, Ronnie Capers, and Jimmy Cobb – along with Pat Patrick from Sun Ra's Arkestra! The vibe is hot and heavy, and a totally full-on Latin jamming approach, lots of tight conga by Mongo, and some firey solos on reeds! Tracks include lots of short hard Latin cuts, like "Skins", "Fatback", "Dot, Dot, Dot", and "Tacos". Watermelon Man is a seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged Latin jazz version that pushed the tune into a whole new audience, and which was one of the first big groovers of its type in the pre-Latin Soul years! The group here is totally great – with players that include funky flautist Mauricio Smith, baritone genius Pat Patrick, and the always-great Bobby Capers – all key players who illustrate Santamaria's genius for picking horn players. Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It", "Sauvito", "Cut That Cane", and "Bayou Roots". CD
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Jack CostanzoBongo Fever! ... LP
Sunset, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Sunset pressing of some of Jack (Mr. Bongo) Costanzo's great stuff originally recorded for the Liberty label in the late 50s. Includes the tracks "Drum-a-Mania", "Bongo Fever", "Taboo", and more! Great short hard Latin jazz stuff from LA, played by one of the best percussion talents on the west coast in the 50's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Paquito D'Rivera & ManzaneroPaquito D'Rivera Plays The Music Of Armando Manzanero ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera plays the music of Cuban music legend Armando Manzanero – but in a way that makes the music come alive in a whole different way! Paquito's group is a small combo, with a very fluid, open approach to the tunes – lots of room for improvisation, and very modern overall in their tone. D'Rivera blows alto, soprano, clarinet, and tarogato – and other players include Diego Urcola on trumpet and valve trombone, Alex Brown on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Antonio Sanchez on drums – and the set also features guest work from Ariel Lud on bandoneon, and an appearance from Manzanero himself. Titles include "Amanecer", "Somos Novios", "Mia", "Te Extrano", "Parce Que Fue Ayer", "Contigo Aprendi", and "Voy A Apagar La Luz". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Latin Disco ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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, "Latin Lover" by Joe Bataan, "X-Perience" by Grupo X, "Firewalker" by Jungle Fire, and "Everlasting Love" by Los Charly's Orchestra. CD

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