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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion – all produced by the great Pat Gleeson with the same sort of genre-bending care he brought to his own work as a musician! Gleeson makes things smooth and spacey, but never slick – really layering the sound at a level that's somewhere in the Mizell family territory, but with a bit of a different vibe. Coke's percussion is wonderful – and the set features vocals from Errol Knowles, plus backing from The Waters, and guest instrumentation from both Joe Henderson on tenor and Gabor Szabo on guitar. The whole thing's great, and titles include the sublime groover "I Wouldn't Change A Thing", a sweet remake of Willie Bobo's "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries", and the tracks "Back Seat", "Runaway", "Hangin On", "Somebody's Callin", and "Diamond Dust/Vida". (Soul, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie & Gonzalo RubalcabaGillespie En Vivo ... LP
Areito (Cuba), 1985. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Some of the funkiest Dizzy Gillespie work from the 80s – an album recorded in Cuba with a mix of players from the US and Havana! The groove takes off nicely from some of Diz's best work on labels like Perception and Pablo in the 70s – a bit more updated at times, but still pretty wonderful – with all long tracks that have electric bass bubbling under the rhythms, and keyboards on the top – creating a slightly funky current, even when the tunes are somewhat straight. Players include Walter Davis on piano, Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyyr on baritone and clarinet, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano, Manuel Valera on alto, Hilario Duran on synthesizer, and Rafel Carrasco on flute. 4 lengthy tracks: "Blues Walk", "Miela & Hanay", "Con Alma" and "Manteca". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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Grupo ClaseContragolpe! ... LP
Zeida/Codiscos (Colombia), Mid 80s. Very Good ... $16.99
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