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✨✧ Charlie PalmieriImpulsos (Impulses) ... CD
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic 70s session from Charlie Palmieri – featuring some of his best keyboard solos of the decade, and some very cool work on organ that almost makes us think Sun Ra is in the group! The style is quite unusual, even for Charlie – with a weird sound from his organ that really gives the record an edge – played alongside straighter piano lines, heavy percussion, and lots of warm horn work overall. Charlie's organ really stands out best on the descarga cut "No Esta En Na" and the groovy midtempo "Estoy Friza'o" – but the whole thing's great, and other cuts include "Comelon Hustle", "King Charles", "Dame Tu Corazon", and "Sobando El Piano Merengue". CD

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaSkins ... CD
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those Milestone 70s two-fer sets, filled with Mongo's classic early Latin jazz sides cut for Riverside in the 60s. As you'd expect, there's lots of tight jazzy moments and straight ahead hard jamming, courtesy of an all-star cast that includes Nat Adderley, Ronnie Capers, Paul Serrano 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! 19 tracks in all, including "Skins", "Fatback", "Sweet Tater Pie", "Dot, Dot, Dot", "Tacos", "Happy Now", "Tumba Le Le", "African Song", "Carmela", and the long groover "Congo Blue". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)
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Ray BarrettoHomage To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messangers ... CD
Sunnyside, 2003. Used ... $8.99
One great percussionist pays tribute to another – in a brilliant set of Latin jazz tracks that would have made Art Blakey plenty proud! The tracks on the set are some of the greatest tunes from the Blakey songbook of years past – classic songs pulled from the best Blue Note recordings by the Jazz Messengers, done here by Barretto with a slightly Latin finish, and loads of great percussion work. The album's a real winner – one of Barretto's best records of the past 20 years – and titles include "Ballade For Buhaina", "Close Your Eyes", "United", "Frere Jacques", "Noise In The Attic", "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On", and "Lester Left Town". The group's a sextet – with John Bailey on trumpet, Miguel Zenon on alto, and Luis Perdomo on piano. CD

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✨✧ Celia CruzIazucar! – A Lady And Her Music ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A nice Fania anthology of benchmark material from one of the great female voices of Latin music – the incredible Celia Cruz! The set features selections from her excellent LPs made in partnership with Tito Puente, from the emotional bolero numbers, to grand orchestrations to bits of Latin funk – plus recordings with Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colon, Ray Barretto and more. 32 tracks on 2CDs: "El Yerberito Moderno", "La Guarachera" with Tito Puente, "Bravo", "Metida Con You", "Aqurius/Let The Sun Shine In" with Tito Puente, "Bemba Colora", "Quimbara" with Johnny Pacheco, "Usted Abuso" with Willie Colon, "Soy Antillana" with Sonora Poncena, "Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba" with Ray Barretto & Adalberto Santiago and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray BarrettoRican/Struction ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great album of salsa tracks recorded at the end of the 70s – when Ray was returning to the scene after a prolonged hand injury kept him out of music for a while. Despite this time off, though, Ray's in top top form – coming back to basics with a really heavy groove, picking up right where his early 70s Fania sides left off! Lead vocals are by the tremendous Adalberto Santiago, and titles include "Ya Vez", "Al Ver Sus Campos", "Adelante Siempre Voy", and highly percussive groover "Tumbao Africano", which runs for over 7 minutes long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing. NOTE – Cover has fairly large peeled spots on the bottom 4 inches, mostly on back.)

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Susana EstradaSexadelic Disco Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada ... CD
Sauce/Espacial (Spain), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet sexy sounds from Spanish singer Susana Estrada – a performer known for her famous erotic work of the 70s, stepping out here in a set of clubby tracks for the disco generation! The early 80s date of these tracks mark Susana as maybe being a bit later than some of the porn stars turned disco divas of the late 70s – but Estrada's overall approach is a bit different too – maybe a bit wittier, and following in the mode of the liberated sensuality she presented in her writings and theatrical work. Of course, the end result is still some wonderfully breathy female vocals over disco grooves – on tracks sung entirely in Spanish – with titles that include "Machos", "Voy Desnunda", "Espacial", "Hagamoslo Juntos", "Gozame Ya", "Quitate El Sosten", and "Mi Chico Favorito". (Soul, Latin) CD
Also available Sexadelic Disco Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada ... LP 25.99

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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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Latin SoulsBoogaloo & Shingaling ... LP
Kapp, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the grooviest groups of the Latin Soul scene – but they'd have to be, given their name! The Latin Souls are a vocal group with a really soulful feel – a great link between the earlier harmony sounds that were bubbling under in Spanish Harlem, and some of the hipper rhythms that were hitting the scene in the late 60s – particularly the two dance modes pushed strongly in the title of the record! Many of the cuts have a nicely dark undercurrent – a bit like the best work of Ralph Robles – but the harmonies give the record a somewhat more sincere feel too, with echoes of Joe Bataan in the mix. The whole thing's great – with production from Pancho Cristal that's right up there with his other great Latin sides of the 60s. Titles include "Guajira Controversial", "Que Va", "Hey Lulu!", "The Party Is Over", "Place In the Sun", "La Banda", and the slammin' "Latin Souls Descarga"! LP, Vinyl record album

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