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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and without cliche – really showing a maturity in Dayme's vocals since the previous record, and in her overall conception of a song! Instrumentation is by her core quartet, recorded live and openly, in a really unfettered way that instantly matches the spirit of Dayme's vocals too. The whole thing is tremendous – a record that lives up to the truest promise of the Brownswood label – with titles that include "Nangareo", "Porque Tu No Estas", "Yemaya", "Plegaria A La Lupe", "Homenaje", "Para El Amor Cantar", and "As Feridas". (Neo Soul, Latin) CD
Also available Sonocardiogram ... LP 18.99

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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and without cliche – really showing a maturity in Dayme's vocals since the previous record, and in her overall conception of a song! Instrumentation is by her core quartet, recorded live and openly, in a really unfettered way that instantly matches the spirit of Dayme's vocals too. The whole thing is tremendous – a record that lives up to the truest promise of the Brownswood label – with titles that include "Nangareo", "Porque Tu No Estas", "Yemaya", "Plegaria A La Lupe", "Homenaje", "Para El Amor Cantar", and "As Feridas". (Neo Soul, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonocardiogram ... CD 10.99

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ChakachasJungle Fever ... CD
Polydor/Dusty Groove, 1972. Used ... $14.99
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". (Soul, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jungle Fever ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisAfro-Jaws ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soul jazz Latin classic – one that matches the searing tenor work of Eddie Lockjaw Davis with the hard-hitting conga of a young Ray Barretto! The core group of the set is a soul jazz one – with Lockjaw blowing over rhythm by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – plus a small added trumpet section on a few tracks. Ray comes into the mix with some really tight percussion on the bottom, aided by a few other players at times – kicking up the tunes and giving them a lot of fire – something that Davis seems to really respond to in his horn. Thanks should also be given to arranger Gil Lopez, who put together the overall sound of the set – and the album's a hard groover all the way through, filled with Latin jammers like "Wild Rice", "Jazz-a-Samba", "Guanco Lament", "Afro Jaws", and "Tin Tin Deo". (Jazz, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bola De NieveEste Si Es Bola ... CD
Sonotone/Essential, 1960. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The first Cuban recording in many years of the legendary Bola De Nieve – and a record that maybe stands today as one of the strongest demonstrations of his unique talents! The set is just solo – Bola on vocals and piano – working with this easygoing, comfortable approach that's almost as conversational as it is musical – as if you're in the back of some small club in Havana or Mexico City, and Bola is engaging you personally, way into the small hours of the evening! The music has echoes of American jazz and French chanson from time to time, but all wrapped up in a spirit that's the singer's own – on titles that include "En Ce Temps-La", "Vete De Mi", 'La Flor De La Canela", "Lacho", "No Me Platiques", "Chivo Que Rompe Tambo", and "El Dulcero". CD

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✨✧ Natalia LafourcadeHasta La Raiz ... CD
Sony, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful record from this up-and-coming singer – a set that features Spanish language lyrics throughout, but has this universal appeal right from the very first note! Natalia's got a way of crossing generations and styles with her music – a bit like some of the best creative work we've dug from Brazil in recent years, from artists like Kassin and some of his contemporaries. And the retro look of the cover is well-placed – because this is classic stuff that's very different from other contemporary Latin pop, and which has currents of jazz, bossa, and other warmer styles in the music – all a perfect match for Lafourcade's dreamy voice! Titles include "Vamanos Negrito", "Para Que Sufrir", "Hasta La Raiz", "Lo Que Construimos", "Estoy Lista", and "No Mas Lllorar". CD

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Joe LocoLoco Motion ... CD
Fantasy, 1961. Used ... $11.99
2 of Joe Loco's best albums (Pachanga With Joe Loco and Going Loco) compiled together on one double-length CD by Fantasy! The Pachanga album has (as you might expect) a good set of Pachanga grooves with Joe on piano, Mongo Santamaria on conga, and Willie Bobo on timbales. Going Loco is a bit more jazz mambo oriented, with Pete Terrace on vibes alongside Joe's off-beat piano. Both LPs are darn tough to find on vinyl, and between the two of them, the set includes "Mi China", "Bon Bon", "Loco Chris", "Jamaquino", and "Pete Mambos On The Terrace". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 some killer guaguanco and descarga tracks – super-jazzy, and filled with lively interplay between the percussion at the core, and the criss-crossing of piano, tenor, and trumpet on the top! Peter Scott handles the vocals with Piper Diaz – and titles include "Hacha Y Machete", "El Mico", "Atiza Y Atala", "Ven A Colombia", "Cali Querido", "Guaguaco Supremo", and "El Cuento". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frankie NievesTerrible Frankie Nieves ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A lost boogaloo classic! This is one of the rare few records to come out on the tiny Speed label during the 60s – a hotbed of production for some of New York's most unique Latin Soul sides. Like other albums on the label, this set is a nicely messed up batch of tracks that shifts effortlessly from soul to jazz to hard Latin jamming – all held together with a youthful sense of energy, and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks attitude about the music! Titles include "Work It Out", "The Four Corners", "Mi Guajira", and "Symphony Sid In Acapulco". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Terrible Frankie Nieves ... LP 9.99

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Chico O'FarrillMambo Latino Dances ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare 12" album – one that brings together some of Chico's fantastic early 10" LPs from Verve – hard-hitting Cuban numbers with a nice jazzy finish! The personnel aren't listed – but the tracks are from the Latino Dance Session and Mambo Dance Session albums, and tracks include "Botellero", "LA Mambo", "Tres Palabras", "Quierme Mucho", "Mambo For Bunto", "Lamento", "Cachita", and "Angels Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging on the back and a strip of clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Chico O'FarrillMarried Well ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Latin big band arrangements of Chico O'Farrill meet the groovy production of late-60's Verve – and the result is an excellent album of groovy instrumentals that just won't quit! Chico's arranging skills are still in excellent shape here – and they're augmented by some very nice instrumentation that includes organs, Varitone sax, and electric guitar – from players who include Lennie Hambro, Seldon Powell, Grady Tate, Patato Valdes, and Candido. The record includes swinging Latin versions of 60s pop tracks like "A Man & A Woman", "Hip Hug Her", and "Georgy Girl" – as well as straighter Latin jazz on cuts like "Manteca", "Descarga Numero 1000", and "Llora Timbero". Very groovy, baby! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri ... CD
Barbaro, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most sophisticated sessions by Eddie Palmieri from the time – and one of the most deeply emotive as well! Alongside the creative piano and jazz-bases sensibility you'd expect from Eddie, the album's also got a set of fuller arrangements as well – orchestrations that build some richer colors, complicated tones, and a shifting set of musical images that really make for one of the most memorable Palmieri albums of the 80s – despite a rather cheap-looking cover. Arrangements are by Rene Hernandez and Francisco Zumaque – and the album features great contributions from Victor Paz on trumpet and Barry Rogers on trombone – as well as vocals from Ismael Quintana and Cheo Feliciano. Tracks are longish, and titles include ""Paginas De Mujer", "No Me Hagas Sufrir", "Ritmo Alegre", "Ven Ven", and "El Dia Que Me Quieras". CD
(Out of print, white back Musica Latina pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriLo Que Traigo Es Sabroso ... CD
Alegre, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early material from Eddie Palmieri – one of his classic records done with Conjunto La Perfecta – a group that's poised on contrapuntal trombone lines, and which had a very important influence on Latin jazz styles in the 60s! The use of trombone makes for lots of dark edges – a bass-heavy sound that works well with the percussion, and really lets Eddie open up on some of his free-thinking piano lines – extremely imaginative throughout, and quite different than Latin piano work a few years before. Lead vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the great Barry Rogers is on lead trombone – on titles that include "Muneca", "Baila Guanguanco", "Criticona", "No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga", and the great "Descarga Palmieri"! CD
(Out of print original Alegre pressing, slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriMi Luz Mayor ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hard-driving set from the great Eddie Palmieri – and a record that's maybe his strongest salsa effort in years, even though it's still filled with lots of the edgey, jazzy touches he's also brought to his best material in recent decades! The album's got a very strong lead vocal presence – both from Herman Olivera and Gilberto Santa Rosa, both of whom join Eddie's group and provide a strong focus for the ensemble's jazzy performances – with an especially strong sax section that includes work from Craig Handy, Ralph Moore, Gary Smulyan, and Ronnie Cuber! Carlos Santana serves up a few guitar parts on the record – and the group also features work from Jimmy Bosch and Conrad Herwig on trombones, and Brian Lynch and Jonathan Powell on trumpets – amidst plenty of percussion, and strong lead piano from Palmieri. Titles include "Mi Congo", "Chica Ni Lambo", "Abarriba Cumbiaremos", "Sun Sun Babae", "Yo Soy Mulato", "Tremendo Cumban", "Sonando Con Puerto Rico", and "El Resbaloso". CD

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriSun Of Latin Music ... CD
Coco/MP, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of 70s Latin from Eddie Palmieri – a full, rich session that really earns the "sun" in its title! Eddie's working here in that complicated approach to jazzy rhythms from the later Tico years – inflected by a bit of straighter salsa rhythms – in a style that proved that it never hurt to put a bit of intellectual approach in the grooves! The album's got one wonderful standout track in the 14 minute long "Una Dia Bonita" – a massively complex number that initially features some really dark, spare piano – but then has Eddie stretching out a highly progressive groove. Players on the set include Victor Paz, Ronnie Cuber, and Jose Rodriguez – and the album also features a bit of vocals from Lalo Rodriguez. Other tracks include "Mi Cumbia", "Nada De Ti", "Deseo Salvaje", and "Nunca Contigo". CD

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✨✧ Louie RamirezLatin Au Go Go ... CD
Atco/Collectors Choice, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Atlantic session from Latin legend Louie Ramirez – and one of his tightest and hardest-hitting albums of the pre-Latin Soul years! The record features Louie really grooving hard with a group co-led by Ozzie Torrens – one that mixes just the right amount of jazz into the mix to keep things interesting, and to move the album out of the pachanga, charanga, and cha cha styles of earlier 60s Latin. Like many of the Atlantic Latin sides from the time, there's a top-shelf quality to this record all the way through – a better-than-average sound that's apparent not only in the crackling and ever-changing rhythms, but also in the record's nice use of sax, organ, and other jazzy elements! Titles include "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "Monton Simon", "Tumbando Cana", "Manha De Carnaval", "Como Esta Mi Conuco", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Mueve La Cadera". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby RodriguezSimply Macrame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Men/Jazz Detective (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic album of soulful jazz – and one that's got a lot more staying power than the macrame craze of the 70s! Don't confuse this Bobby with the Rodriguez who put out some mid 70s salsa albums on Vaya in New York – because this Bobby's a trumpet player from the LA scene, one who worked with Gerald Wilson, and is striking out here on his own in a sweet self-produced set! Instrumentation on the set is a bit ambitious – with large-ish sax and trumpet participation – but the overall groove is nice and compressed, and driven by some strong rhythms laid down by Ndugu Chancler and a host of added Latin percussionists. The highlight of the set is the side-long spiritually-soulful "Simply Macrame" – which runs for 16 minutes, and builds nicely in a "Little Sunflower" mode – using some vocals from singer Betty Macias to initiate the Latin-tinged groove, and set the tone for a host of sweet solo work to come. The album also features a nice take on Lee Morgan's "Caramba", plus the original tunes "Judy's In Love" and "Straight No Changes". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Comes in a special bag, too. Last copies of this one!!)

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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 heavier! Justo Almario is on tenor and flute in the set – and Mongo's group here is a small combo, with electric bass, piano, and lots of sax and flute! Includes loads of great original tunes – like "Chambique", "Don't Step On My Tears", "Crazy Lady", "Besame", and "Malcolm X" – plus Mongo's semi-hit version of "Last Tango In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVenezuela 70 Vol 2 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible sounds from a scene that most folks don't know at all – the heady music of Venezuela in the 70s, recorded at a time when the nation was bursting with new strengths and bright ideas! The work here is different than Brazilian, Columbian, or Peruvian sounds of the time – but like those scenes, the Venezuelan one was exploding with a huge wave of new creativity – embracing some styles from beyond its borders, but also working very hard to establish a local identity with all sorts of unusual instrumentation, production styles, and other hip elements! Despite the "rock" in the title here, much of the work is more in the wilder reaches of Latin-styled music – some heavily percussive, some with almost an electric soundtrack vibe, and quite a bit funky at more than a few points in the collection. As always with Soul Jazz, the whole thing is provided with a superb set of notes – so that you get as much history of the scene and the musicians as you do wonderful music – and titles include "La Sabana" by Vytas Brenner, "Dejando Volar El Pensamiento" by Daniel Grau, "Estoy Viviendo" by Fernando Yvosky, "Do It With Class" by Orchestra Julian, "Solos" by Grupo Bota, "Moliendo Cafe" by Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuevo, "Noches En Caracas" by Johnny Lamas, "Camino A Casa" by La Cuarta Calle, "Tragavenado" by Vytas Brenner, "Voy Caminando Feliz" by Daniel Grau, and "Un Dos Tres Y Fuera" by Machu Picchu Dos. (Global Grooves, Latin) CD
 
 
 



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