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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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✨✧ El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Amazing stuff – and the beginning of a strong tradition of west coast funky Latin groups! El Chicano were one of a number of groups to emerge from LA of the 60s – rising forth on a wave of Mexican American pride to come up with a west coast version of the Latin Soul sound that had been emanating from Spanish Harlem a few years earlier. The group had an organ-heavy sound that first scored big on their rendition of Gerald Wilson's "Viva Tirado" – done as a single by the group with a stepping jazz beat that was missing from the earlier version, which worked great with their bubbly organ sound. The album was recorded to follow up the hit – done as a live set after hours at the Kabuki Sukiyaki Restaurant in south LA, and filled with tight jazzy covers 60s groovers like "Cantaloupe Island", "Eleanor Rigby", "Hurt So Bad", and "Coming Home Baby". The record's also got an amazing version of "Quiet Village" – and while it may not be as Latin as some of the group's later work, it's the beginning of a great tradition, and has a sound that was copied endlessly – but rarely matched! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, cracking along the spine and some marker on the back and label.)

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Tito PuentePuente In Percussion (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico, Late 50s. Used ... $19.99
Essential grooves from Tito Puente – a really unique record for the time, and a set that's only grown in power over the years! The album's an all-percussion jam from Puente – one that strips away most other instrumentation, to focus just on heavy drum work from Puente and a core group of players that includes Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, and Patato Valdes! There's only just a bit of bass – played by Robert Rodriguez – to focus the energy of the percussion, and the timbales, congas, and bongos offer up both melodic lines and rhythmic grooves – a groundbreaking sound, recorded brilliantly back in the 50s! The album's got a killer stripped-down feel that you rarely get on other Tito Puente records – and tracks include "Tito on Timbales", "Swinging Mambo", "Congo Beat", "Stick On Bongo", "Tito & Mongo On Timbales", "Four Beat Mambo", and "The Big Four". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)
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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersBig Stick ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Quite possibly the rarest album from Pucho & The Latin Soul brothers – and also one of the greatest, too – thanks to a wonderfully soulful vibe overall, and some wicked vocals from the great Jackie Soul! Arrangements are a bit bigger than some of their previous dates, but nicely offbeat too – put together by Bill Fisher, and featuring loads of great keyboards and organ from Neal Creque! The sound's got less horns than beofre, but the heavy percussion, keyboards, and vocals more than offset that loss – and make for one of the most unique Pucho albums ever! Titles include "Swamp People", "Left In the Cold", "Big Stick", "Cold Shoulder", and a very groovy version of "Sunny"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese only reissue pressing!)

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Sunny & The SunlinersLittle Brown Eyed Soul ... LP
Key Loc/Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
One of our favorites ever cut by Tex-Mex soulsters Sunny & The Sunliners – largely because it's got some really nice funk tracks! The album features a set of all English language tracks – with Sunny Ozuna singing in his best sweet soul style on the ballad tracks, and hitting a raw raw groove on the harder-hitting numbers, really nailing the groove on both fronts. One of the highlights of the album is actually an instrumental reading of "Soul Power" – done with a nice chunky groove – and other great tracks include sweet harmony readings of "Together" and "Cross My Heart", plus the upbeat tunes "Boogaloo Down Broadway" and "Hip Huggin Minnie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBrown Sugar – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo ... LP
Harmless (UK), 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet funky Latin – lifted from the glory days of the late 60s Latin Soul scene! The set is the 3rd in Harmless' dip into the Latin crates – following in the tradition of Broasted Or Fried and Freak Off with a stunning collection of 14 rare tunes, the likes of which will make you a boogaloo fanatic for ever! The selection is superb – with a wealth of tracks from the Fania/Tico family of labels, plus others from rarer sources, all culled together with great notes, a nice cover, and way better sound quality than most other Latin reissues on the market. Heavy congas collide with rolling piano, electric bass, and plenty of funky horns. English vocals prevail – and the grooves are extremely soulful throughout! Titles include "You've Been Talkin Bout Me Baby" by Ray Terrace, "I'll Be A Happy Man" by The Latin Blues Band, "Funky UP" by Mongo Santamaria, "Big T" by Tito Ramos, "Kenyatta" by Orquesta Joe Cain, "Taking Over" by Ralph Robles, "It's Not What You Say" by Louie Ramirez, "I Want You" by The Alexander Review, "Monkey See Monkey Do" by New Swing Sexted, and "Guajira Boogaloo" by Coco Lagos y Su Orates. (Funky Compilations, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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