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Mongo SantamariaSkins ... CD
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Used ... $7.99
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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✨✧ 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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Ray BarrettoHomage To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messangers ... CD
Sunnyside, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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MaloMalo ... CD
Warner, 1972. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo – all players who'd go onto great solo fame on their own, working together here as a youthfully inventive group that really set the tone for the west coast sound of the decade! This first album's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the end of the 60s. The tracks are all pretty long – with some extremely tight instrumental playing, and plenty of room for long jamming solos. But the best part is the vocals – sung by Arcelio Garcia Jr, with a sweet style that's totally excellent. You probably already know that if you've heard the band's big hit "Suavecito", which is included here in a longer version than the original single – but you'll also hear that on the tracks "Cafe", "Pana", and "Peace". CD
(Out of print.)

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Orlando MarinOut Of My Mind ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he cut this fantastic set for Decca – easily one of the best of the all-great Latin sides the label was doing at the time! Lyrics are often in English, and sung with a good deal of soul by Eddie Revere – and Orlando's group crackles with the intensity of the Joe Cuba Sextet – thanks to a timbales-heavy sound in the lead, lots of dark piano on the bottom, and some trumpety flourishes on the top – all with a nice dose of jazz in the mix. Soul-based titles include "Sugarfoot Baby", "The Hustler", and "Out Of My Mind" – and other titles include "Eenie Meenie Chow Chow", "Chickie's Cookie", "La Lengua", "Palo Monte", and "No Puede Ser". LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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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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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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Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", and "Soy Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99
 
 
 



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