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Latin — LPs

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Jerry GonzalezYa Yo Me Cure ... LP
American Clave, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the best Latin jazz LPs of the time, with a crack lineup that includes Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, Milton Cardona, and Jerry himself on trumpet. Highlights include a great version of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti", Monk's "Evidence", "Caravan", and a goofy take on the "Theme to I Love Lucy" – an important enough piece of Latin music in it's own right. (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the foil cover, with some surface wear. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve impressions.)

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✨✧ Kito Velez Y Sus EstrellasKito Velez Y Sus Estrellas Vol 2 – Canta Guajiro Gonzalez ... LP
Ansonia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner, with a bit of faded marker in front, a center split in the bottom seam, and a lightly stained corner in back.)
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✨✧ Virgilo MartiSaludando A Los Rumberos (German pressing) ... LP
Globe Style (Germany), 1984. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Marti works here with an excellent group of New York Latin jazz players – including Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Jerry Gonzalez on congas, Paquito Pastor on piano, Yomo Toro on cuatro, and Andy Gonzalez on bass. The album's as strong as most of Marti's work from the 80s – with a strong no-nonsense traditional Latin groove – and titles include "Mucho Cante", "Todos Vuelven", "Inyere", and "La Mula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Nelson Y Sus EstrellasHistoria Nelson Y Sus Estrellas (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Discomoda, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
The group of Nelson Gonzalez recorded down in Venezuela, and didn't get as much exposure on the US scene as they should have – but this tasty little set of tracks is one that we'd put right up there next to some of the best from Fania or Tico at the time! The selection of cuts is wonderful – almost all cookers, and showing a group who were really evolving in a short span of time – picking up all the best small combo modes that were driving changes in Latin rhythms around the scene, but also leaving plenty of their own mark on the tunes as well! The whole record is great – really overflowing with new ideas and enthusiasm – on cuts that include "Payaso", "Llorandote", "Ritmo De Alla", "Londres", "Ya Veras", "Presiento", El Forastero", "La Sirena", "Vete Vete", "Cancion India", "El Rey Del Aji", "Tu Recuerdo", and "Ya Veras". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nelson Y Sus EstrellasLa Salsa Y El Swing (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Discomoda, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
A really wonderful record from this cool combo from Venezuela – young, tight, and full of energy throughout on this late 60s set – almost as if they were taking cues from the New York scene, but also serving up some of their own groove too! There's still some older pachanga elements in the mix, but those are blended with more of the sharper groove of the mod 60s combo years – in a lineup that mixes trombone with violin, flute, and some mighty nice piano from leader Nelson Gonzalez! Titles include the smoking "Descarga Boogaloo" – plus "Guaguanco En Mi", "Pachanga Juap", "Nelson Swing", "Tongolelel", "Danzon De Caracas", "La Ra La La", and "Ki Ki Ri Ki". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Omara PortuondoOmara Portuondo (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
World Circuit, 2000. New Copy ... $30.99 32.98
The legendary Omara Portuondo is one of those Cuban music greats from years back – and one of a handful who were finally given some larger exposure to the American market during the Buena Vista Social Club project of the late 90s! It's not as if Omara had stopped performing – but because of the embargo on Cuban goods in the US for decades, which also led to an embargo on culture as well, Portuondo hadn't seen a standard release on our shores for many years – something that's nicely corrected by this set, which has Omara stepping away from the larger Buena Vista ensemble, and working in a nicely intimate mode, with work from Ruben Gonzalez on piano, Guajiro Mirabal on trumpet, and Cachaito on bass. Titles include "No Me Vayas A Enganar", "Ella Y Yo", "Canta Lo Sentimental", "Donde Estabas Tu", "La Sitiera", "He Perdido Contigo", and "El Hombre Que Y Ame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited purple vinyl pressing – with bonus 12 page booklet of notes!)

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Tito PuenteMambo Diablo ... LP
Concord, 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A stone cooker from Tito Puente's great back to basics years of the 80s – a time when he was really moving towards the Latin jazz of his roots – working without any singers, or any contemporary gimmicks, and letting loose with tight combos and top-line jazz players! This set features Puente on vibes, timbales, and percussion – grooving nicely with the great Sonny Bravo on piano, whose bold lines definitely help shape the grooves – giving them plenty of New York 60s pulse, alongside work by Jimmy Frisuara on trumpet and trombone, Mario Rivera on soprano and tenor, and Ray Gonzalez on trumpet. Bobby Rodriguez handles bass, and Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez brings in added percussion with congalero Jose Madara – and tracks include "Take Five", "Mambo Diablo", "Pick Yourself Up", "Eastern Joy Dance", "China", and "No Pienses Asi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mild creasing at top seam.)

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Chico SalasChico Salas Con Los Chiculeos ... LP
Foca (Colombia), 1975. Very Good ... $23.99
An obscure Colombian set, with arrangements from Luis Felipe Gonzalez – and titles that include "Pienso", "El Encuentro", "Te Adore", "Tu Consejo", "Te Quiero", and "Soy Criollo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining near the bottom.)

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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. (Funky Compilations, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download for the whole album!)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowSalsa ... LP
Fania, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Orchestra Harlow were already at the top of their game by the time of this classic early 70s album – yet they also managed to leap forward strongly too – both embracing and lending a name to the growing salsa movement of the time! The streetwise sounds that Harlow created in the 60s were a key force in taking older Latin styles and giving them a new sort of youthful pride and energy – to a point where Larry also feels more than comfortable to reach back and grab some older sounds as well, blending them in a really compelling mix of roots and new ideas! A key element of the old school is the album's use of tres by Harry Vigiano – who rings out with a Cuban current on his instrument, while the rest of the group hits some warmer New York and Puerto Rican tones. Larry's piano holds the whole thing together strongly – and Yayo El Indio and Adalberto Santiago join Junior Gonzalez on vocals on many tracks, making for a fuller, festive sound that really earns the "salsa" in the title. Titles include "Wampo", "No Hay Amigo", "Popo Pa'Mi", "Silencio", and "Sueltame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with a small stain and some peeling at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ LibreRitmo Sonido Estilo ... LP
Montuno, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little 80s album by Manny Oquendo's Libre group – recorded after their classic Salsoul LPs, but every bit as great! The group are in incredible form – very tight, with loads of jazzy touches, and an approach to the groove that won't quit. Players include Andy Gonzalez, Jerry Gonzalez, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin, and Milton Cardona – and the tracks are all long enough to allow the players plenty of space to express themselves. Arrangements are by Marty Sheller, Andy Gonzalez, and Manny Oquendo – and tracks include "Que Humanidad", "Elena Elena", "Bailala Pronto", "Llora Timberto", and a great version of "Little Sunflower". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSalsa Coleccion Estelar 88 ... LP
Musart (Mexico), 1988. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Includes selections by Lalo Rodriguez, Eddie Santiago, Willie Gonzalez, Frankie Ruiz, German Carreno, and Grupo Los Ineditos. LP, Vinyl record album

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