Features piano from Javier Vazquez, who also did the arrangements – and some trumpet from Chocolate Armenteros! Titles include "Senor Por Que", "Lola", "Nos Est6amos Alejando", "Yo Soy Un Barco", and "El Preso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of tape in one corner.)
A killer late 60s album from Cortijo – filled with tight grooves, soulful vocals, and a very swinging sound! Although recorded in the Latin Soul years, the album's more of a salsa-styled set overall – but it does have a nice transitional sort of feel, one that bridges the sounds of two ... read moreCD
The young Joe Cuba's coming on plenty strong here – working with a stripped-down sextet that was his answer to the larger, stuffier Latin groups of the previous generation! Cuba's combo has plenty of fire right from the start – and a sublime mix of jazz and percussion that's a key link ... read moreCD
Seminal early work from the legendary Joe Cuba – highly percussive Latin tracks, served up in a small combo mode that really helped pave the way for the Latin Soul generation! Joe's shaking off most of Latin tradition here – going for a tightly focused sound that features plenty of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Tray card has a slight crease, but is otherwise in good shape!)
Seminal early work from the legendary Joe Cuba – highly percussive Latin tracks, served up in a small combo mode that really helped pave the way for the Latin Soul generation! Joe's shaking off most of Latin tradition here – going for a tightly focused sound that features plenty of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... read moreCD
(Out of print "white back" pressing. Rear tray card has a crease.)
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great collection of Cugat's early work for Columbia – presented here with great sound, good notes, and some of the best packaging we've seen for his work in years! The set's got a total of 26 titles in all – with vocals by Miguelito Valdes, Abbe Lane, Tito Rodriguez, and ... read moreCD
Lots of early 60s Latin tracks, with a mix of guaracha, pachanga, and merengue grooves. The band's pretty lively, and titles include "Pelon Y Pelao", "Me Gusta El Trago", "Pasame La Botella", "La Cosecha De Mujeres", and "Dorotea". CD
An obscure but excellent session – recorded at the end of the 70s with some of the best players in the New York salsa underground! The music is extremely vibrant – and the styles of the tracks range from hard Afro-Cuban percussion grooving to tight Latin jazz in a classic mode – ... read moreCD
Frankie Dante sings, and Larry Harlow joins Orquesta Flamboyan on piano! Titles include "My Daddy's Farm", "Yo Te Seguire", "Atajala Se Acabo La Guerra", "La Cuna Del Son", "Presidente Dante", and "Viva La Vida Hoy". LP, Vinyl record album
Eduardo Davidson may look a bit strange in his pink pants, but he can really cook up an unusual groove when he wants! Titles here include "Que Bueno Esta El Ambiente", "Alma Libre", "Hay Que Saber Perder", "Ramona", "Elba", and "El Sucu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a very light stain on one edge.)
Dos Santos —
Logos ... CD International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... read moreCD
Two great cuts from Dos Santos – a combo you might know from work on other labels, but who appear here on a co-release with International Anthem – and which also features that label's Nick Mazzarella handling the horn arrangements! The horns soar to the skies beautifully on "Logos& ... (Funky 45's, Latin)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
An excellent album from El Chicano – still very much in the jazzed-up mode of Viva Tirado, and working here with a very similar mix of organ and guitar, filtered into a soulful LA funky Latin mode. The guitarist, Mickey Lespron, is in fantastic form here – jamming away over the organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer Latin soul from the great Al Escobar – maybe not one of the bigger names of the boogaloo generation, but certainly one of the best! The CD starts with work from Al's Modern Sounds album – a massive groover all the way through – filled with tight, choppy, soul-drenched ... read moreCD
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing ... read moreCD
A wonderful mid 70s comeback from singer Cheo Feliciano – a set that still holds onto the soul of earlier years, but which also has a few wonderful touches of jazz in the mix! Arrangements here are by Bobby Valentin and Nick Jimenez, and they're played by a small combo that includes some ... read moreCD
A set that brings together key moments from these two great singers – with a nice array of surprises along the way! The package appears to feature some live tracks as well as studio numbers – and there's definitely some great Charlie Palmieri touches in the arrangements, too – ... read moreCD
Two Spanish language albums from Jose Feliciano – back to back on a single CD! First up is El Fantastico – one of the first albums ever from the young Jose Feliciano – and a set that shows that he was already on his way to huge international fame! The lyrics here are all in ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
(Out of print. Back artwork has a light crease, but rest is fine.)
Clare Fischer & His Latin Jazz Sextet —
Tjaderama ... LP Trend, 1988. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s session from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a tribute to Cal Tjader, fitting enough given that Fischer was one of Tjader's best accompanists during the 60s! Fischer's playing digital piano and overdubbing vibes on the set – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, bass, ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums that Clare Fischer ever recorded – featuring his electric Latin fusion group Salsa Picante, fronted by a two-man/two-woman vocal quartet who give the album kind of a "Brasil 66 meets Singers Unlimited" kind of sound! Fisher is on Fender Rhodes, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clare Fischer with 2+2 Plus —
Free Fall ... LP Discovery, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features backings by F Moreno Torroba – on titles that include "El Televisor", "Jerezana", "Ay Seguirillas", "Echame A Mi La Culpa", "Ave Maria Lola", "Vente De Vargas", and "Marussella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Back cover has some aging, but front looks nice.)
A great small combo set from percussionist Gerardo Frisina – a set that feels as if it's got some programming in the rhythms, a bit like some of his earlier singles – but which also features a fair bit of live jazz instrumentation too! The album's got a sound that really fits the color ... (New Grooves, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Latin Kick – with a jazzy groove! Gerardo Frisina's long been one of our favorite talents on the international groove underground, and like his labelmate and sometime musical partner Nicola Conte, he's got a way of crafting tracks that are awash in classic jazz touches. Frisina himself ... (New Grooves, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nico Gomez & His Orchestra —
Bossa Nova ... CD Omega/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1972. New Copy ...
Way way more than just bossa nova – a mighty groover from the great Nico Gomez! Nico's known for his harder pounding tracks that have become favorites with the funky crowd, but this stellar album shows that Nico could also work in jazzier territory when he wanted to – as the album's a ... read moreCD
The famous singer Tito Gomez, most known for his work with the Orquesta Riverside, is caught here in an intimate final recording session, produced in Havana in the year 2000. The album's decidedly more mellow than you might expect from the "descarga" title, but it's got an honest soulful ... read moreCD
Classic vocal material from Celio Gonzalez – with arrangements by Julio Gutierrez and Hector De Leon! Titles include "Guajira Guantanamera", "Preciosa", "Querida", "Pensando En Ti", "Somos Novios", and "Se Acabo". LP, Vinyl record album
Nice mid 60s material by this legendary Cuban vocalist. The record has a bit of a folkloric sound, and features Gonzalez backed by La Sonora Alegre (who may have been a studio group culled from the ranks of Alegre's recording artists). Titles include "Abicu", "Odio Gitano", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner.)
Celio Gonzalez Con La Sonora Alegre —
Arriba/Up ... LP Alegre, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Classic work from the great Celio Gonzalez – a set that features the Cuban singer with a tight Alegre Records combo! The record was produced by Pancho Cristal and the songs include "Arriba", "Dame Un Dia", "A Tu Vera", "Cimarron", "Flora", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Celio Gonzalez Y Sonora —
Bailable ... LP Teca, Early 70s. Used ...
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Titles include "Vidas Vacias", "Anora", "Con Un Solo Beso", "Que Me Haces", "Asi Es Mi Alma", and "Bajo El Cielo Cubano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of pen on back.)
The lovely singer works with guitar and orchestra – on titles that include "Mientime", "Te Busco En Mi Recuerdo", "Cautiva", "Sin Tu Amor", "Entre Las Sombras", "Tu Me Acostumbrastes", and "Una Noche Mas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape on the edges, but is nice overall.)