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Johnny ZamotTell It Like It Is! ... LP
Decca/El Sonido, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
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 (delayed)
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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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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Oscar D'Leon15 Exitos De Oscar D'Leon ... CD
Saludos Amigos, 1983. Used ... $4.99
Loads of salsa classics from this great bassist – including "Chipi Chipi", "Sun Sun Babae", "El Frutero", "Ven Morena", "Para Chango", "Monta Mi Caballo", and "El Manicero". CD
(Out of print.)

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El Combo NacionalEsto Si, Es Boogaloo ... LP
Seeco, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great boogaloo jammer! These guys are about as obscure as you can get – but that doesn't stop them from turning out some wonderful Latin Soul tunes – jumping percussive rhythms peppered with a lot of piano, and featuring some hard-wailing horn solos that cook up the groove nicely. The album's got a rough edge that makes the playing sound even more compelling than you might think – and it's filled with great numbers like the boogaloo cuts like "Senor Boogaloo" and "Boogaloo Carinoso", plus Latin jazz versions of "Caravan" and "Sunny" that both groove hard! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clare Fischer with 2+2 PlusFree Fall ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $21.99
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that has a similar sound to the Singers Unlimited – warm harmonies that have a sunny, breezy finish alongside Clare's keyboards and the grooves. The production of the tracks is similar to the smooth MPS mode used by that group and Fischer – and there's also electric west coast Latin backing from a Latin jazz group that features Fischer on keyboards. The sound is great if you dig Clare's later electric work – and titles include "Sextet", "Blues Bossa", "Novios", "Samba Claro", "The Quiet Side", and "Free Fall". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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✨✧ Grupo XSongs From Our Latin Soul – The Best Of Grupo X ... CD
Loft (UK), 2000s. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice little retrospective bringing together some of best of UK Latin Soul combo Grupo X! From the beginning, the group's had an incredible knack for blending feverish percussion with the sometimes heavy, sometimes moody horns and unstoppable Latin rhythms of classic styles – from NY salsa to Afro-Cuban grooves – with a thoroughly modern UK live soul vibe, and that has held true on all their records from the early 00s onward. We'd be hard pressed to pick a finer collection ourselves, and the titles include "Brand New Love", "Share It Out", "Get Through To You (2015 mix)", "This Must Be The Place", "Sunshine", "Waiting", "X-Perience", "Won't You Stay?", "Mi Tumbao", "Jonny's Bugulu". CD
 
 
 



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