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

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Tito Puente & OthersMusic For Romancing ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
A set of mellow Latin tracks – featuring titles by Tito Puente and a few other artists that aren't in the usual Tico bag. Titles include "Temptation", "Tito's Merengue", "The Fence", and "Cha Cha Cha Bounce" by Tito; "Make A Box" and "Mambo No 5" by Melino Orchestra; "Coca Roca" and "Brazil" by Tico Orchestra; and "Long Gone" by Neil Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some stains and a small mark in pen on back.)

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VariousCult Music Of Cuba – Recorded In Cuba By Harold Courlander ... CD
Folkways, 1951. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
40s field recordings in pre-Castro Cuba – a series of tracks recorded in Havana and more rural locations, all of which document the surviving African traditions in Cuban music! Much of the work here is relatively spare and percussive – done with instrumentation that includes gourd scrapers, calabash rattles, friction drums, and bells – topped by vocals that often have a rhythmically chanting feel. Styles document the Lucumi, Arara, Abakwa, and Kimbisa cultures – and titles include "Lucumi Song", "Song To Orisha Oko", "Djuka Drums", "Song To Chongo", and "Song To Obatala". (Global Grooves, Latin) CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
One of the most fantastic collections we've ever heard from DJ Amir – a set that may well blow away his classic On/Off Track sets for the depth of its spirit and feeling! Amir's been well-known as a crate digger for many years – and while digging for funk, soul, and hip hop on the New York scene, he's also come across plenty of rare Latin nuggets – not familiar salsa or crossover Latin Soul, but instead some much deeper numbers that show just how much spirit and imagination the music had when it was at its best! Most of the numbers here are from late 60s and 70s vintage – and many have this jazzy energy that goes way past just simple grooves, and which instead features the richer colors and complicated motions of some of Eddie Palmieri's music, especially in the 70s. Titles include the previously unreleased "Salsa (parts 1 & 2)" by Fito Foster – plus "Picadillo" by La Moderna Of New York, "Bomba" by Dax Pacem, "Paranoia" by Wayne Gorbea Y Su Conjunto Salsa, "Rogelio Tiene La Salsa" by Chino Y Su Conjunto Melao, "Yo No Bailo Con Juana" by Cortijo Y Kako, "Vete De Aqui" by Joey Aponte, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez Y Su Sonora Casino, "Tembelque" by Louie Colon, "El Ritmo Soledad" by Orchestra Soledad, and "El Pulpo" by Joey Pastrana. (Funky Compilations, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGuasa, Cununo, Y Marimba – Afro-Colombian Music From The Pacific Coast ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy 2LP ... About April 3, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaTata Masamba ... CD
Mopiato Music, 1996. Used ... $6.99
(Global Grooves, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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Raulin RosendoControlate! ... CD
Latin Music Enterprise, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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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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✨✧ Ray BarrettoGuajira Y Guaguanco ... LP
Tico, 1964. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An early stunner from Ray Barretto – and an album that really has the percussionist coming into his own! There's only a bit of a trace of more popular Latin modes on this set – as Ray really takes off in this new territory of bold rhythms, dark inflections, and jazzy touches that really deepen the music – way way past his solo records of even the year before! You can almost even hear the formation of Ray's later "Acid" groove in some of these tracks – in the way the rhythms criss-cross with effortless ease – and the instrumentation soars alongside some very soulful vocals. Tracks include the groovy "Ska Cha" (a cha cha/ska number!), plus "Guajira Soul", "Swing La Moderna", and Guaguanco Bonito" – plus a cool version of "Nature Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label checkerboad pressing. Cover has light wear, and a light stain on the back, but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoQue Viva La Musica ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Fantastic stuff from Ray Barretto – and one of his most sophisticated albums of the 70s! The album mixes together rootsy percussion and smoother jazzy arrangements – in a manner that keeps things fresh at all points, and which shifts the focus nicely from track to track – creating a really rich sound that's almost unlike anything else he ever recorded! Luiz Cruz plays excellent electric piano, and Adalberto Santiago is on lead vocals on a few tracks – and titles include the extended version of "Cocinando", used as the theme in Our Latin Thing – plus the cuts "Que Viva La Musica", "El Tiempo Lo Dira", "Bruca Manigua", and "Alafia Cumaye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Ray BarrettoTogether ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good+ ... $36.99
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 level that's far hotter than most of his contemporaries – with lots and lots of incredibly tight percussion, impeccable instrumentation, and even a more soulful approach to the vocals than usual. The album's got a short Latin soul groover called "Together", which has tight bass and a very catchy lyric; an extended Latin jazz version of "Tin Tin Deo", with some incredible piano that goes way way out over the groove; and plenty of other great Latin numbers, like "Invitacion Al Son", "Vive Y Vacila", "De Donde Vengo", and "Hipocresia y Falsedad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cut corner, with half split top and bottom seams with some staining.)

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Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe called "Salsoul", because of it's mixture of salsa and soul! The blend is fantastic, a real milestone in the NuYorican scene – and handled perfectly by Joe on every cut! There's some massive Latin funk on here, including the tracks "Latin Strut" and "Aftershower Funk", plus some straighter Latin jazz, like "Sunny Gets Blue Mambo", and a great Latin Soul cut with English vocals called "Johnny". CD features the bonus track "Continental Square Dance". CD

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CachaoCuban Jam Session In Miniature – Descargas ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Landmark recordings from the Cuban scene of the late 50s – free-jamming descarga sessions led by bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez! The tunes on the set forever helped define the sound of Latin music – breaking down the more restrictive styles of earlier years, and giving the players free reign to jam and improvise over tightly crafted rhythmic patterns. Apart from Cachao's great work on bass, the set also features tenor by Emilio Penalver, trumpet by Armando Armenteros, and trumpet by Alejandro Vivar – on titles that include "Descarga Cubana", "Sorpressa De Flauta", "Pamparana", "Trombon Criollo", "Controversia De Metales", and "Guajeo De Saxos". This CD adds in a huge amount of extra tracks, too – for a total of 23 numbers in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie CanoTaste Of Education ... LP
CP, 1972. Very Good ... $34.99
One of the most obscure albums from Latin piano giant Eddie Cano – recorded after his famous groovers of the 60s! The record's an odd one, but it's got some great moments – partly a Spanish language instruction record, but with music by Eddie – so that you'll have these spoken parts teaching spanish, while Eddie grooves along with some rhythms and piano. The mix is strangely compelling, and the album does feature two nice instrumentals too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small bit of pen.)
 
 
 



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