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Latin — In Stock — Vinyl

XWe're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!

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Jack Bongo BurgerEnd On Bongos (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hi Fi/Modern Harmonic, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A sweet set from that great record moment when Latin styles were coming into play with the hipper sounds of the bachelor pad world! Jack "Bongo" Burger was a west coast percussionist with a very similar style to Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – and in fact, since they're both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Abelardo CarbonoGuana Tangula (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Costeno/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A Colombian record from the start of the 80s, but one that's got a very different vibe than most from the time – almost more lean and stripped-down – at a level that goes back to the roots of champeta, but which also brings in all these other strange touches too! Most of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tino ContrerasLa Noche De Los Dias ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A brilliant late statement from Tino Contreras – the legendary Mexican drummer who's been part of the jazz scene in Mexico City for decades – and who can still give the world wonderfully vibrant music like this! There's a deeply spiritual vibe to the record – a sound that's like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manny CorchadoSwing While You Can – Aprovecha El Tiempo ... LP
Decca/Everland (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A tasty Latin number from the 60s – recorded as one of a small handful of excellent Latin sides cut by Decca during the Latin Soul era! The record's kind of split down the middle, with half tracks that are in a straight Latin vein, and half tracks that are in a feisty boogaloo style. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alonso Wilson De BrianoFantastic Variety In The Music Of Panama – The Winsor Style & Calypso Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mokomizik (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 45.99
A wonderful little record, and one that certainly lives up to the "fantastic variety" promise of its title! The set features work from Panamanian pianist Alonso Wilson De Briano – and although you'll see the word "calypso" in the title, the overall sound is maybe more ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Elia Y ElizabethFue Una Lagrima/Cae La Lluvia ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
The first-ever single from this lovely female duo – a pair who hail from Colombia, and present early versions of two tunes they'd record again later on! "Fue Una Lagrima" has a warm blend of harmonies and lively instrumentation – an electric bassline that dips nicely at the ... (Funky 45's, Latin) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
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 ... (Soul, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)
Also available Comin' At Ya! ... CD 13.99

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Gerardo FrisinaRhythmic Conversations ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Some of the rootsiest work we've heard in years from the mighty Gerardo Frisina – a set that still has his rhythm programs in the mix, but combined with loads of acoustic drums, percussion, piano and vibes – all given some sweet touches by occasional Fender Rhodes solos as well! The ... (New Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George GuzmanIntroducing George Guzman ... LP
Fania/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Amazing Latin soul – and the first record ever by the youthful George Guzman! The grooves kick in from the word "go" – with strong electric bass setting the scene, and lots of dark, descending blue notes – copped from 60s soul and jazz influences, and crafted perfectly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Julian Y Su ComboBuenaventura Con Julian Y Su Combo Sabor (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Metropoli/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The crazy look of the band on the cover might make you think you're getting something weird and wild, but the album's got a rock-solid sound that's right up there with the best of the South American scene – that vibe that some indie labels had during the 70s, where they were working a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfredo LinaresLo Que Tengo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ALG/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A salsa smoker from the great Alfredo Linares – recorded at the start of the 80s, and almost a summation of all the greatness Linares had packed into his music during the decade before! Alfredo is on piano throughout – really driving things along with a rhythmic pulse and the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lokkhi TerraCubangla (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A Latin combo from London, but one with a wider range of styles in their music – as you might guess from the lineup pictured on the cover! Lokkhi Terra are great at familiar Latin jazz modes – really using their instrumentation to craft strong standout solos on trumpet, flute, Fender ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Okute ... CD 12.99

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 32.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SetentaMateria Negra ... LP
Latin Big Note (France), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
Excellent work from Setenta – a Parisian combo who work with a great blend of Latin roots and funk – served up with lots of percussion at the core, topped with Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from jazz genius Florian Pellissier! The acoustic percussion and electric keys are perfectly ... (Deep Funk, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Materia Negra ... CD 19.99

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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SyndicateConveyance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99
A very cool group from the New Mexican scene of the 70s – one who work in the same blend of funk, soul, and Latin elements as more famous acts from the LA scene – but with a freewheeling vibe that's also open to new ideas too! There's a jazzy energy at the core – lots of strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al ValdezGozando (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A complete killer from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – a set that shows just how special it is when the leadoff descarga track breaks into a searing saxophone solo within the first few seconds! Things don't let up after that – and Al Valdez keeps things moving and grooving at a level ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chances for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousAyahuasca – Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered – on colored vinyl!)

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VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 (3LP set) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 28.99
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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