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Mongo SantamariaSkins ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of marker on back.)

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Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man (2LP) ... LP
Milestone, 1962/1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Excellent Milestone 2-fer of sides Mongo cut for Battle, then licensed to Riverside, and finally collected here. These sessions are from the early 60s, and feature a gang of the best jazz and Latin sidemen around at the time, including Pat Patrick (of Sun Ra's Arkestra!), Nat Adderley and Bobby Capers and a massive rhythm section with Victor Venagas, Kako, Chihuahua Martinez and Julian Cabrera. There's a hot hard Latin vibe throughout, whether it's the tunes from the first two studio sides, issued as Watermelon Man or the live set captured as Mongo At The Village Gate which makes up the second LP. 22 slammin' tracks including "Yeh, Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It!", "Bayou Roots", "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a Stereo sticker.)
 
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Jerry GonzalezRumba Para Monk ... CD
Sunnyside (France), 1988. Used ... $5.99
Features Carter Jefferson on tenor and Larry Willis on piano! (Jazz, Latin) CD

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Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
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 some wear, a name in pen, and some discoloration from age.)
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD 6.99

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Clare Fischer with 2+2 PlusFree Fall ... LP
Discovery, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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) LP, Vinyl record album

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Latin SoulsBoo-ga-loo & Shing-a-ling ... LP
Kapp, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear, light aging, a small sticker on one corner, and a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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El Combo NacionalEsto Si, Es Boogaloo ... LP
Seeco, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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