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✨✧ Hector LavoeComedia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A hokey cover but a really classic album from Hector Lavoe – one of his biggest records of the 70s, and a great mix of modes that showcases the full range of his talents! The standout number here is the 10 minute groover "El Cantate" – a driving salsa tune penned by Ruben ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SantanaSantana (1969) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
A crossover Latin Funk classic – with the kind of soaring guitar/organ grooves that were the brilliant sound of the 70s for the West Coast scene, a whole new way of playing Latin Soul that blew away the New York sound of the late 70s. Titles include "Persuasion", "Evil ... (Rock, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear & clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ El Gran FelloveEl Que Invento La Salsa ... LP
Gema, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "El Jacarandoso", "Alejate De Mi", "Bombora Quina Quina", "Que Jelengue", "Siguaraya", "Los Ejes De Mi Carreta", and "Baila El Minuet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Tito PuentePuente Now! ... LP
GNP, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteCuban Carnival ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Tito Puente's finest albums for RCA, with a tight hard bunch of cuts that have a Cuban big band sound, and a lot more drive to them than some of Tito's other work for the label. Ray Bryant wrote the great track "Cuban Fantasy", and Tito contributed most of the other tunes on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Joe QuijanoLa Pachanga Se Baila Asi ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $24.99
A really killer set from Joe Quijano – one of the most overlooked leaders of the early 60s, and a tremendous talent on these early Columbia albums! The album's got a raw, highly percussive groove – one that goes way past the simple pachanga groove of the time, and which bristles with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteDance The Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
One of Tito's classic 50's recordings for Tico, all of which have a much rawer sound than his work for RCA from the same time. The tracks on here represent some Tito's best work in the Cha Cha Cha format – played with a hard sound and a good percussive drive aimed towards a very appreciative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Orlando & Orquesta InnovacionOrlando & Orquesta Innovacion ... LP
Discologro, Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare indie set from the 70s – a cool combo led by trumpeter Orlando, nice and tight – with vocals by Papo Hernandez, and a small lineup that features a second trumpet, bongos, timbales, congas, bass, and piano! Titles include "Pueblo Mio", "Amigos", "Montuno ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and tape on the seams. Vinyl is nice!)

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✨✧ Mike PachecoBongo Skins ... LP
Tampa, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A really great set of tracks led by west coast percussionist Mike Pacheco! Pacheco was a lot like Jack Bongo Burger or Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanza – in that he was an LA based bongoist from the 50s, with a good talent for mixing Latin rhythms in small combo jazz settings. On this ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – but cover has some light wear, and masking tape on two seams.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaArriba – La Pachanga ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Killer pachanga work from Mongo Santamaria – hard, tight, and very jazzy – and recorded with a style that's decidedly more rootsy than work of its type from the New York scene! The lineup features great work on reeds – tenor from Jose Chombo Silva, and flute from Rolando Lozano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing! Cover has some light wear, mostly in the corners – and there's some light clear tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Ray RodriguezIntroducing Ray Rodriguez & His Orchestra ... LP
Alegre, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure Latin Soul and boogaloo groover – filled with great cuts! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Frankie Dante & Orquesta FlamboyanFrankie Dante & Orquesta Flamboyan Con Larry Harlow ... LP
Cotique, 1972. Near Mint- ... $48.99
Frankie Dante sings, and Larry Harlow joins Orquesta Flamboyan on piano! Titles include "My Daddy's Farm", "Yo Te Seguire", "Atajala Se Acabo La Guerra", "La Cuna Del Son", "Presidente Dante", and "Viva La Vida Hoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Tito Valentin with Tito GomezTierra Musica Y Sentimiento ... LP
Nuestra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Tito Valentin directs and arranges – with help from Lito Pena and Cito Celante – on titles that have a nicely rootsy vibe – with a mix of guitar, keyboards, flute, trumpet, guiro, and lots of percussion! Tracks include "Jibaro", "Anhelante", "Pepe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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✨✧ New Swing SextetSwingin' Along With The New Swing Sextet ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest groups of the Latin Soul era – an always-great combo with a really unique sound! This album's the group's third, and it really has them stretching out in a wide mix of styles. The tunes effortlessly blend together vibes, piano, and percussion – sometimes sticking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orquesta ImmensidadAlegria ... LP
Barbaro, 1983. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Vocals by Roberto Blades on most tracks – and titles include "Renacer", "Lagrimas", "Senora", "Es Amor", "Traigo Alegria", "Lo Siento Mi Amor", and "En Cada Cosa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete El Conde RodriguezFiesta Con El Conde ... LP
Fania, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez was always one of the richest voices to sing on the New York Latin scene in the 70s – a talent with this way of going deep, and really stretching out his notes – but at a level that was quite different than so many other singers of his generation! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete Conde RodriguezEste Negro Si Es Sabroso ... LP
Fania, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A real 70s classic from Pete Conde Rodriguez – a set that has the singer's warmly soulful voice really soaring in a set of strong salsa backings penned by Papo Luca, Louie Cruz, and Jose Febles! There's a cohesiveness here that other records by Pete sometimes lack – a sense of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing.)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowLa Raza Latina – A Salsa Suite ... LP
Fania, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A really standout set from Orchestra Harlow – an ambitious late 70s project that traces the evolution of Latin music in an extended "Salsa Suite"! The work is far more complex than some of the group's other recordings – a real evolution in their own sound too, yet a record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriChampagne ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 60s – a landmark not just for his career, but for Latin jazz in general! The record features a very prominent electric bass – which kicks up the groove a lot more than on some of Eddie's earlier records, and almost gives the set a Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, with orange checkered label.)

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✨✧ Celio Gonzalez con La Sonora AlegreAhora Si! (This Is It) ... LP
Alegre, 1966. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Nice mid 60s material by this legendary Cuban vocalist. The record has a bit of a folkloric sound, and features Gonzalez backed by La Sonora Alegre (who may have been a studio group culled from the ranks of Alegre's recording artists). Titles include "Abicu", "Odio Gitano", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Belisario LopezPachangas Vol 2 ... LP
Ansonia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Tight early 60s pachanga tracks, played by flautist Belisario Lopez and his groovy little charanga. Most tracks have vocals, and titles include "Sucu Sucu", "Moliendo Cafe", "Dame", "Besame Y Quiereme", "En Casa De Estanislao", and "La ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Tito Puente & La LupeLa Exitante Lupe Canta Con El Maestro Tito Puente/Tito Swings, The Exciting Lupe Sings ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The title sort of says it all: La Lupe fronts Tito's crack group of the mid 60s – and the result is a nice batch of groovers that have a bit more swing than some of Lupe's other recordings. Some of the tracks are a bit mellow, but there's some other good ones that pick up the groove, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with Audio Matrix stamp. Cover has a lightly bent corner and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriMozambique ... LP
Tico, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An important early album from Eddie Palmieri – one in which he introduces the "mozambique" rhythm – essentially a conga-styled approach to the tune, and one that features a lot more percussion than on his earlier sides! The group that supports him is strong enough to carry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Checkered orange label pressing.)
Also available Mozambique ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowElectric Harlow ... LP
Fania, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Prime work by Orchestra Harlow – with the "electric" in the title used to describe the energy of the set, not really the instrumentation! There's a bit of electric playing on here, mostly on organ or piano – and of course the group's strong use of an electric bass – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing! Cover has light wear, and a bit of clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Harlem River DriveHarlem River Drive ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Very Good ... $118.99
A legendary Latin funk album – spearheaded by Eddie Palmieri! The record is a landmark crossover album from the early 70s – cut at the end of the Latin soul era, but featuring that genre's wonderful mix of Puerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk – which are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the insert! Cover has some light wear, and a bit of light tape. Insert has some light staining on one edge.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaImages ... LP
Vaya, 1980. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Mongo's good electric Latin fusion LPs for Vaya, and a nice batch of tracks with a good groove to them, and a nice jazzy feel. There's some nice electric piano moments, and the band grooves nicely on cuts like "TV", "Images", "Havana", and "Mucho Mas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ralfi PaganRalfi ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sublime falsetto soul from the great Ralfi Pagan – one of the most unique artists on the New York Latin scene at the start of the 70s! Ralfi shares some of the sweet soul modes of Joe Bataan – when Joe's in the right mood – but he also goes further, too – and really pushes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David Hernandez & StreetsoundsStreetsounds Live ... LP
Sparrow, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a small stain on the spine.)

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✨✧ Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Latin SoulsBoogaloo & Shingaling ... LP
Kapp, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boogaloo & Shingaling (with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Celio GonzalezNueva Vida/New Life ... LP
Alegre, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic vocal material from Celio Gonzalez – with arrangements by Julio Gutierrez and Hector De Leon! Titles include "Guajira Guantanamera", "Preciosa", "Querida", "Pensando En Ti", "Somos Novios", and "Se Acabo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoTogether ... LP
Fania, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An early 70s killer from Ray – recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode – as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hector Rivera & The Latin RenaissanceHecto-Mania ... LP
4 Points, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic little Latin soul album – cut by bandleader Hector Rivera, and the Latin Renaissance soul group. The group sings in a warm harmony vocal style, with three female singers, and one male. Hector's in fine fine form laying down some jazzy Latin backings – and the record's got ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Phil Moore & The Afro Latin SoultetAfro Brazil Oba! ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very unique little record – and one with a sublime blend of Latin, soul, and vocal styles! The record's a fair bit more sophisticated than most other efforts like this from the 60s – thanks to a strong batch of talents that includes Gil Fuller on arrangements, Phil Moore III on piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonCosa Nuestra ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cosa Nuestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Monguito SantamariaHey Sister ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Oooooo-weee – a monster album by one of our favorite talents of the Latin soul era! Monguito Santamaria had a really great way of putting the electric bass right up front in his tracks – kicking things up with a bouncing groove that's as sock-boogaloo as boogaloo can get, and which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kako & AzuquitaLive It Up ... LP
West Side Latino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best collaborations between Puerto Rican bandleader Kako and swingin' Panamanian vocalist Azuquita – and one of the seminal albums from the amazing late 60s era of West Side Latino Records! The record's got a number of nice tracks written by Louie Ramirez, including a few groovy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonHustler ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Brilliant early work from a young Willie Colon – a true hustler if there ever was one! The album has an amazing energy that really bridges a number of Latin scenes – it's part descarga jamming, part Latin soul, and part traditional Latin – put together with a no-nonsense approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Vince PaunettoModern Sound Of Bobby Paunetto/El Sonido Moderno ... LP
Madri Gras, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Latin jazz albums ever – and a truly amazing record! Bobby Pauntteo, aka Bobby Vince Paunetto, is probably best known for his groundbreaking Latin fusion albums of the NuYorican era – but this rare gem from the 60s shows that he was a really forward thinker, even at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Sound Of Bobby Paunetto/El Sonido Moderno ... LP 8.99

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Willie Bobo & the Bo-GentsDo What You Want To Do ... LP
Sussex, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully ... (Soul, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Latin Blues Band Featuring Luis AvilesTake A Trip Pussycat ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Milton ZapataViva Zapata ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only album ever recorded by the combo of Milton Zapata – an obscure late 60s group, with a great talent for a mix of styles – from Latin Soul, to Latin Jazz, and beyond! The album's got the raw energy of the best releases on the Speed label – a perfect Spanish Harlem sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Latin Jazz QuintetLatin Soul ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wonderful batch of Latin Jazz grooves – played by a group who more than deserved the right to call themselves the Latin Jazz Quintet! The core sound features vibes and piano jamming away nicely, really hitting some great modal rhythms – but this album's also got an added bonus in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonCosa Nuestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cosa Nuestra ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHead Sounds ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
"Head Sounds" is a heck of a great way to describe this album – as it's filled with some of Ray's most mind-expanding cuts! The album kicks off with the tune "Acid", which you probably know from the album of the same name, but which still really does a great job of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available At The Party With Hector Rivera (with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Joe CubaSteppin' Out ... LP
Seeco, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal early work from the legendary Joe Cuba – highly percussive Latin tracks, served up in a small combo mode that really helped pave the way for the Latin Soul generation! Joe's shaking off most of Latin tradition here – going for a tightly focused sound that features plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Steppin' Out ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaFuego ... LP
Vaya, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Mongo Santamaria's best albums from the 70s – and one of his funkiest too! The record's got a sweet electric groove that sounds mighty nice next to the Latin jazz arrangements on the set – almost in the feel of some of Candido's funky work from the time, but possibly even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny ColonPortrait Of Johnny ... LP
Cotique, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stunning portrait of one of the best young artists on the New York Latin scene at the end of the 60s! Johnny Colon initially cooked up a groove with a run of some really important Latin Soul albums – and here, as the 70s come on, he's moving into smoking salsa territory with all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby ValentinLet's Turn On/Arrebatarnos ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stone slamming boogaloo – and one of the greatest albums from a young Bobby Valentin! Bobby's really cooking on all burners here – mixing together a bit of Latin jazz with a headier, trippier style of Latin soul – one that features lots of sinister undercurrents in the rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowHeavy Smokin ... LP
Fania, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great early record by Larry Harlow's famous combo – every bit the "smokin" set that the title might imply! Harlow and the group are in full force here – ripping through a set of short tracks that really groove with a darkly percussive edge – not entirely a Latin Soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louie RamirezTipico ... LP
West Side Latino, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An early 70s killer from Louie Ramirez – and a striking return to traditional styles after his work in the Latin Soul era! Louie shows that he can keep the groove as well as any young salseros, and the record's a mix of tracks done in an early 70s trad groove, with a few more jazzy elements. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah SandersOh! Pharoah Speak ... LP
Trip, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An insanely great record – filled with lots of odd twists and turns, and done in a really unusual way! The session is an obscure one that features Pharoah Sanders joining the tight combo, who are working here with a very different sound than usual! Earlier Latin Jazz Quintet albums have the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: This reissue seems to have a bit of distortion on a track or two – not noisy, but something rumbling in the background. Most of the record sounds great, though!)

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✨✧ KakoPuerto Rican All-Stars Featuring Kako ... LP
Alegre, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ozzie TorrensBoogaloo In Apartment 41 ... LP
Decca/El Sonido, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Monster Latin jazz and boogaloo – all the way through! The album's a rare gem from the short-lived Latin Soul years on Decca – cut by Ozzie Torrens, and featuring a great Latin lineup that includes Louie Ramirez on vibes, Charlie Palmieri on piano, and Manny Duran on trumpet – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monguito SantamariaBlack Out ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stone funky Latin soul from the younger member of the Santamaria family! Black Out is one of Monguito's greatest – a hip album of groovy late 60s tracks that perfectly blend the Latin and soul sides of the Spanish Harlem scene. Marty Sheller handled arrangements on some of the album's best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lebron BrothersLlegamos/We're Here ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Soaring salsa from the mighty Lebron Brothers – a group who first burst on the Latin scene with a strong run of Latin Soul recordings, but who are taking a more straightforward approach here! Yet that change hardly makes any difference, as the Lebrons still have that bold, youthful energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ismael Rivera Y Sus CachimbosEsto Si Es Lo Mio ... LP
Tico, 1978. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A classic example of the power of the male vocalist in 70s New York Latin – as Ismael Rivera represents himself as a simple working class Puerto Rican on the front and back covers of the record, but steps out with a tremendous sense of majesty on his vocals for the set! The instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Esto Si Es Lo Mio ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Santos Colon y MeniqueLong Live The King ... LP
Cotique, 1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Santos Colon leads the group, and Menique joins him on vocals on a number of tracks from this lively salsa session from the early 70s. Sonny Bravo, Gilberto Lopez, and Louie Ramirez handled the arrangements – and tracks include "Cantando A Cuba", "El Botecito", "Mia ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie BoboJuicy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Hard soulful Latin from the great Willie Bobo! The record's an extremely tasty blend of cuts that mix hard Latin grooving with a swinging 60s pop feel – all filtered through the crossover genius of late 60s Verve. There's lots of great boogaloo groovers, shing-a-ling rhythms, and a tight no- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo Santamaria Explodes At The Village Gate ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Mongo's best Columbia LPs, and a totally hard hitting live set recorded with a very strong Latin jazz feel! The group's got some of Mongo's best players ever – like Hubert Laws and Bobby Porcelli – and the album's got lots of hard horn solos, and a good good groove throughout. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Celio Gonzalez Con La Sonora AlegreArriba/Up ... LP
Alegre, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Classic work from the great Celio Gonzalez – a set that features the Cuban singer with a tight Alegre Records combo! The record was produced by Pancho Cristal and the songs include "Arriba", "Dame Un Dia", "A Tu Vera", "Cimarron", "Flora", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juanito SanabriaMerengues With Juanito Sanabria & His Orchestra ... LP
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $15.99
Early merengues – with vocals by Dioris Valladares! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Celio Gonzalez Y SonoraBailable ... LP
Teca, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Titles include "Vidas Vacias", "Anora", "Con Un Solo Beso", "Que Me Haces", "Asi Es Mi Alma", and "Bajo El Cielo Cubano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraLa Sonora Matancera Y Sus Vocalistas ... LP
Orfeon (Mexico), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A set that focuses on some of the best singers to work with this legendary group in their 50 years of music – with performances by Daniel Santos, Yayo El Indio, Celio Gonzalez, Tona La Negra, Leo Marini, and Carlos Argentino! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Nelo Sosa Y Su ConjuntoNelo Sosa Y Su Conjunto – Para Bailar ... LP
Maype, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Titles include "Dame El Si", "A Tus Pies", "No Me Mires", "Ahora Es Cuando Es", "Sentir Guajiro", "El Calorcito", "Sin Pensar En Ti", and "La Molienda". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Belisario LopezBelisario Lopez Y Su Orquesta Vol 3 ... LP
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Features vocals from Vicente Consuegra, Rudy Calzado, and Osvaldo Basora – on titles that include "El Pregon De La Montana", "Vacaciones En Puerto Rico", "La Poaloma", "El Lago", "No Se", "Sufrimiento", and "Y Tan Y Tan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cesar Concepcion & Joe VallePlenas Favoritas ... LP
Ansonia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Cesar Concepcion leads the group on trumpet, Joe Valle sings, and titles include "Que Buenas Son", "San Juan", "En Las Papas", "University Plena", "A La Plena", and "En Ponce". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nico RojasDe Nuevo Contigo ... LP
Cuni, 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features arrangements by Frank Bello and Louis Garcia – and titles that include "Te Comparo", "Ahora Si Quiero Amar", "Mi Hembra", "Te Amare", "Voy A Llenarte Toda", and "Cuando El Amor Se Acaba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie RosarioUnique ... LP
Bronco, 1989. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Fisico", "Cualquier Cancion", "Dora Alicia", "Amor Verdadero", "Vicio", "Bella Amante", and "Aqui Ante Ustedes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grupo NicheSe Paso ... LP
New York Latin, 1985. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Titles include "Listo Medellin", "Ana Mile", "Del Puente Pa'Lla", "La Fiera", "Cicatrices", and "Interes Cuanto Vales". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank HernandezBravo Pavo ... LP
Deja Vu (Italy), Early 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $29.99
Lively Latin jazz – and from Venezuela, no less! The set's one of a few classics by percussionist Frank Hernandez – and it's got a warm, round tone that's a bit different than that used on American Latin sides of the same time. There's a fullness to the record that we really love ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juan BoriaQue Negrota – Declama Juan Boria ... LP
Mar Vel, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Plenty of raw percussion, and very spare overall – plenty of room for Juan's bold vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Bottom cover seam is split.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaFree Spirit ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A pretty sweet Latin jazz session from Mongo – recorded with the same electric groove as his 70s recordings on Vaya, plus touches of a more classic Latin jazz sound that are very nice! The group's very nice – and there's some excellent reed work by Sam Furnace and Tony Hinson, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grupo NicheNiche ... LP
Niche, 1983. Near Mint- ... $15.99
Titles include "Mi Negrita Y Calentura", "Sueno", "Al Pasito", "Sevicia", "El Cable", "Lamento", and "A Ti Barranquilla". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Niche ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Jose JuanJose Juan – The Latin Hippy ... LP
Wolf, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear, with a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Arsenio RodriguezSabroso Y Caliente ... LP
Ansonia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
Wonderfully raspy grooves from Arsenio Rodriguez and group – a rough mixture of tres, percussion, and vocals! The arrangements are fairly traditional, but Arsenio's playing shines out nicely, with the raw sound that he practically invented – and the rest of the rhythms really fit the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Antilla pressing.)

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Los SupremosAtiza Y Ataja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A triple-time killer from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – one of those rare gems on Discos Fuentes that had the label setting a new sort of fire on its own, in comparison to the New York Latin generation! In addition to the cumbia tracks you might expect, the set's also got ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tipica NovelSe Colo La Novel ... LP
TR, 1973. Very Good+ ... $22.99
Titles include "Total", "La Rutina Y El Sabor", "Tierra Bendita", "Las Penas De Teresa", and "Ven Pal El Medio Del Salon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Nelson NedEn Accion ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
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Tito PuenteMucho Puente (RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
A nice RCA stormer from Tito, and one that has him hitting a nice jazzy groove on a mix of Latin tunes and standards. Tito plays drums and timbales – and titles include "Ecstasy", "Noche De Ronda", "Tito's Guajira", "Duerme", and "Un Poquito De Tu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Pacho AlonsoBailar Con Pacho ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Titles include "Cruel Que Cruel Ha Sido", "Del Hoyo No Escaparas", "Vuela La Paloma", "Ay Que Pena Mariana", "Bajo Kum Kum Kum", "Con Los Pies Camino", and "Don Resolvio Y Cualquiera Es". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Vinyl has a short click on one track, but is nice and clean overall. Back cover has a small amount of pen.)

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Celio GonzalezEl Disco De Plata De Celio Gonzalez ... LP
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Includes the son montuno track "La Equivocada", the guapacha "Humo", and the mambo "Sin Pensar En Ti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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Conjunto La Perla De PonceQue Coincedencia ... LP
Gema, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A great little combo – with four tight trumpets, plus tres and lots of lively percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a few small notes in pen.)

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Orlando ContrerasOrlando Contreras ... LP
Teca, Early 70s. Very Good ... $18.99
Features piano from Javier Vazquez, who also did the arrangements – and some trumpet from Chocolate Armenteros! Titles include "Senor Por Que", "Lola", "Nos Est6amos Alejando", "Yo Soy Un Barco", and "El Preso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of tape in one corner.)

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Chacon/Combo BoogalooExitos Del Boogaloo ... LP
Maribel, Late 60s. Very Good ... $38.99
A great obscure set of raw Latin tracks – with titles that include "Pata Pata", "Mr Trumpet Man", "I Like It Like That", "Cachirulo", "Peregrina Con Boogaloo", and "A Gozar La Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and label has a small bit of pen.)

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Mongo SantamariaOur Man In Havana ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good ... $34.99
One of Mongo's rarest sides for Fantasy! Recorded in Cuba during Mongo's brief return to his homeland in 1960, with a much rootsier feel than any of his other albums from the time. Willie Bobo joined Mongo in Havana for the sessions, and most of the other instrumentation is percussion, with some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing – nice and clean.)

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Eddie PalmieriLucumi Macumba Voodoo ... LP
CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 70s – even though it was recorded for a major label! Like a number of his old counterparts in the New York indie world at the time, Eddie made a move to Columbia Records in the late 70s – a shift that should have dampened his soul, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Larry HarlowSenor Salsa ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Larry Harlow certainly earns the name of Senor Salsa here – not just because of his decades-long pedigree in Latin music, but also because the record's easily one of his most solid since the 70s Fania years! There's a tight, jazzy feel to most of these numbers that's really great – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Kako's After Hour OrchestraTributo A Noro Morales (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Alegre (Japan), Early 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $19.99
Fantastic! This great jam session from the early 60's is one of the landmark Latin Jazz recordings for the great Alegre label. Kako leads a crack group of players, including Charlie Palmieri, Cachao, Louie Ramirez, and Hector Rivera through a number of hard hitting tracks like "Mi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print reissue from Japan!)

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Willie BoboBobo! Do That Thing/Guajira ... LP
Tico, 1963. Used (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An excellent set from Willie – recorded in the years before he moved to Verve, with a very different sound! The Willie Bobo here is less of the pop instrumentalist on some of his later sides – and is more of a hard-hitting Latin leader with a heck of a lot of soul. There's an early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Bobo! Do That Thing/Guajira ... CD 13.99
 
 



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