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Willie BoboBobo's Beat ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure album by Willie Bobo – and a great one too! The session predates Willie's more famous work on Verve, and it catches the percussionist as he's coming off of some very successful years in the Cal Tjader band – a place where he really picked up a flair for jazzy and lyrical ... read more CD
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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow/Bobo ... CD
Columbia/Soul Brother (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
2 late 70s gems from Willie Bobo – 1978's Hell Of An Act To Follow and 1979's Bobo – on a single CD! Hell Of An Act To Follow is really nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great ... read more CD

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Willie ColonCosa Nuestra ... CD
Fania (France), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... read more CD
Also available Cosa Nuestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Cortijo & His Time MachineCortijo & Su Maquina Del Tiempo/Cortijo & His Time Machine ... CD
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A legendary crossover Latin album from the mid 70s! Percussionist Rafael Cortijo leads a killer group that mixes Latin jazz, salsa, and 70's soul instrumentation into a groove that's still being touted highly today – a classic Nuyorican sound that's only slightly electric, but has a really ... read more CD

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Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny ... CD
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic pairing of talents – one that seems to push each individual artist to a new high point in their career! By the time of the set, Johnny Pacheco was emerging as one of the strongest forces in 70s salsa – a crack percussionist whose instrumentation was driving on a younger ... read more CD
Also available Celia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Paquito D'RiveraEste Camino Largo ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
70s recordings by Cuban tenor giant Paquito D'Rivera – done in the company of a host of different ensembles, and representing some great work recorded for the Egrem label, not readily available in the US! Some sides have Rivera blowing with longtime compatriot Chucho Valdes on piano – ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD

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Paquito D'RiveraLost Sessions ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 1976/1978. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
Rare work by Paquito D'Rivera – recorded in Finland and Cuba in the years before his bigger fame in the US – a sweet and gentle set of tracks that has him working in a mixture of straight jazz and more Latin-infused styles! The first 3 tracks on the set are a batch of gentle ballads ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD

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Drummers Of The Societe Absolument GuininVodou Drums In Haiti 2 – The Living Gods of Haiti – 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
An album with an ancient-looking image on the cover, but one that actually represents the continuing tradition of ritual percussion in the Haitian scene – a fantastic musical legacy that began with voodoo practices in the 18th century, but which has continued to transform as the years moved ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more CD
Also available Vodou Drums In Haiti 2 – The Living Gods of Haiti – 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession ... LP 26.99

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Frank EmilioCuban Danzas & Danzones ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 1960/1962/1963/1977. New Copy ... $8.99 14.95
A set of mostly solo piano from Cuban legend Frank Emilio – a set of older danzas and danzones, played in a spare, but highly rhythmic style! Emilio's got more than enough command of the keyboard to hold up strongly on his own – and although a few tracks feature additional guiro from ... read more CD

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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 ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD

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Jose FelicianoEl Fantastico/Sombras – Una Voz Una Guitarra ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
Two Spanish language albums from Jose Feliciano – back to back on a single CD! First up is El Fantastico – one of the first albums ever from the young Jose Feliciano – and a set that shows that he was already on his way to huge international fame! The lyrics here are all in ... (Soul, Latin) read more CD

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Roberto FonsecaABUC ... CD
Impulse, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from pianist Roberto Fonseca – a set that deeply digs back into an older Afro-Cuban sound – as you might guess from the title's backward-spelling of Cuba! The music here is surprisingly rich and full – not just Cuban flavoring ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD

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Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsMango Walk – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 1 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from one of the hippest British groups of the postwar years – an ensemble who definitely live up to their name – by presenting both modern sounds of bop, and some hard-driving rhythms rooted in Afro-Cuban modes! The approach is very similar to the best Verve-related ... (Jazz, Latin) read more CD
Also available Mango Walk – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 1 ... LP 24.99

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more CD

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IrakereIrakere (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album from this powerhouse Cuban group of the 70s – their first record issued formally to an American market, and quite possibly their greatest effort of the decade! The sound here is a lot more focused than on the group's Cuban sessions from previous years – not commercial ... read more CD

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Generoso Tojo JimenezTrombon Majadero/Ritmo ... CD
Egrem/Kubaney/Malanga (Spain), 1960/1965. New Copy ... $8.99 14.95
Hard-jamming Cuban jazz from the group of trombonist Generoso Jimenez – two rare 60s albums back to back on one CD! First up is the 1965 session Trombon Majadero – a set that's got a nicely lean approach to Latin jazz, and one that reminds us a bit of some of the refinements to the ... read more CD

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Latin Percussion Jazz EnsembleLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1980 ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures/Bomba (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Latin Percussion posse hits the Montreux Jazz Festival – in a sweet little set that offers up a live take on the label's hard-hitting sound! The group's a stripped-down combo that features Tito Puente and Patato Valdez on lead percussion, with backing by a trio of younger players that ... read more CD

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Pupi LegarretaSalsa Nueva Con Pupi Legarreta ... CD
Tico, Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
A Tico Records classic from the legendary Pupi Legarreta – one of the few cats who can really make a violin groove! The set's cut in a lively charanga mode – great instrumentation from the leader over these choppy, percussive rhythms – plus smoking jazzy flute lines that dip, ... read more CD

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LibreIncreible ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A very well-titled set from Libre – as the group were one of the more incredible acts on the New York scene of the 70s – always a bit more underground than the salsa mainstream, and able to easily bridge so many generations with their music! Leader Manny Oquendo has a great ear for ... read more CD

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✨✧ MachitoMachito With Flute To Boot ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
Not just flute to boot – but a heck of a lot more jazz, too – thanks to a lineup that features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Herbie Mann on flute! The presence of the three players really make this set a cooker – quite possibly Machito's best Latin jazz ... read more CD
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