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Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1973. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Willie BoboSpanish Blues Band ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – this is another one of Willie Bobo's groovy Latin soul albums for Verve, with a good set of New York soul arrangements by Bert Keyes, Bert DeCoteaux, and Sonny Henry. Willie does a number of soul covers, like "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Walk Away Renee", "Dock Of The Bay", plus a number of groovy originals, like "Stuff", "Move On Over", and "Soul Cookin". Groovy sound, like his other Verve LPs, and a record that's pretty tough to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine & some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Jack Bongo BurgerLet's Play Bongos ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A very groovy little set – bongos, with lots of great spare moments – presented under the auspices of a percussion instruction record! Jack "Bongo" Burger was similar to Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanza – that is, he was a west coast studio player who also made a number of albums under his own name, and who could groove pretty hard if he wanted to. This LP is a bongo instructional record with him playing along with a narrator, illustrating different sort of techniques and styles with the narration. The bongo tracks are totally stripped down, with some good spare percussive moments that are just right for lifting and sampling. The narration is nice and goofy, too, and has a very stiff feel to it that contrasts humorously with Jack's lively bongos. Titles include "Clave & Afro", "Modern Jazz Accompaniment", "Basic Bongo Pattern", and "Rim Shots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & some spine splitting.)

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Rafael Cortijo Y Su BoncheSorongo (Que Es Lo Que El Blanco Tiene De Negro?) (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico/Fania, 1968. Used ... $19.99
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 different eras – linking together older traditional Latin modes with some of the hipper small combo stylings of the 60s! There's a very dark feel to the whole record – lots of bottom rhythms and blue notes – recorded with a style that's a bit fiercer than some of the more polished Tico acts of the time, in a groove that's pretty darn great. The set's got two numbers that hint at Latin Soul – "Boogaloo Pa Los Pollos" and "Chinto Boogaloo" – but their sound is a bit more dynamic than the usual bag for that sort of track. Other titles include "Sorongo", "Que Se Pare La Bola", "Mini Falda", "Tiempo De Amor", "Coje Pa La Cola", and "Domino". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Jack CostanzoMr Bongo And His Afro Cuban Band ... CD
GNP, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
A classic set of west coast Latin from Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! The album's one of Jack's best from the early days – a hard-driving set of short and jazzy numbers that are filled with strong percussion and good solos – showing that LA could cut Latin every bit as great as artists on the New York scene! Eddie Cano's playing piano on the set, and tunes include "Goza Negra", "Bongo Festeris" & "Caravan". Plus, the CD's expanded past the original album – and features tracks that include "Viva Tirado", "Guantanamera", and "Chicken & Rice". CD

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Celia CruzBravo Celia Cruz ... CD
Tico, 1967. Used ... $18.99
A late 60s album from Celia Cruz – but one with a sound that's very similar to her classic early recordings of the 50s! The feel here is quite similar to those – recorded in Mexico, with backings from the orchestras of Memo Salamanca and Juan Bruno Tarraza – both of whom support Celia's vocals with a warmly swinging Afro-Cuban approach! There's plenty of jazzy flourishes in the horns behind the vocals, and they really help keep things light and lively – without some of the more overdone modes that can sometimes show up on Cruz's work. The tracks include a lot of guarachas, plus a few that are referred to as "tropical a Go Go" numbers – titles include "Bravo", "La Campeona", "El Cinturon", "Guantanamera", "Suenan Los Tambores", "Asi VA Mi Cantar", and "Ay Que Vecino". CD
(Out of print. First CD pressing.)

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Celia Cruz Con La Sonora MatanceraLa Dinamica! ... CD
Seeco/West Side Latino, 1960. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Huey DunbarYo Si Me Enamore ... CD
Sony, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Fajardo & His All StarsCuban Jam Session Vol 5 ... LP
Panart, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $16.99
Smoking jam session work from the Cuban scene – led by the legendary flautist Fajardo, and featuring work by a variety of un-named, but excellent players! As with other records in this series, the style here is loose and free – the key inspiration for descargas in years to come, and the mode that would be adopted strongly by the Alegre All Stars in New York. Rhythms are all listed as "tropical", but have plenty of jazzy inflections, and an overall sound that's best known these days as descarga, with a focus on instrumental solos. Titles include "La Flauta De Jose", "La Charanga", "Vamos A Gozar", "Pa' Coco Solo", and "Juaniquita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Tommy FigueroaSonambulo ... CD
Spanoramic, Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print. Back artwork has a light crease, but rest is fine.)

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✨✧ Kako & AzuquitaLive It Up ... LP
West Side Latino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best collaborations between Puerto Rican bandleader Kako and swingin' Panamanian vocalist Azuquita – and one of the seminal albums from the amazing late 60s era of West Side Latino Records! The record's got a number of nice tracks written by Louie Ramirez, including a few groovy boogaloos like "Panama's Boogaloo", "Aunque No Tengo Dinero", "Shingaling Shingaling", and "Cool Jerk", which is a Latin cover of the Capitols' hit. The title track "Live it Up" is, on top of being one of the most apt titles for a record we've come across in a while, a real pounder of Latin soul track with vocals by Bobby Marin. The whole thing adds up to one of those driving, heavily percussive Latin gems that we would surely have a hard time living without – and a real joy to see repressed on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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Laito Jr & Laito SrSiempre Juntos ... CD
Ahi-Nama, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Rolando LaSerieSoul De Pelicula ... LP
Musart, Mid 60s. Good ... $6.99
Titles include "Cambalanche", "Ballet Hippie", "Tiritando", "La Piragua", "Pecado Mental", "Mal Pensados", "La Maestranza", and "Perdoname La Letra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on one track for a bit.)

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✨✧ Latin SoulsBoogaloo & Shingaling ... LP
Kapp, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the grooviest groups of the Latin Soul scene – but they'd have to be, given their name! The Latin Souls are a vocal group with a really soulful feel – a great link between the earlier harmony sounds that were bubbling under in Spanish Harlem, and some of the hipper rhythms that were hitting the scene in the late 60s – particularly the two dance modes pushed strongly in the title of the record! Many of the cuts have a nicely dark undercurrent – a bit like the best work of Ralph Robles – but the harmonies give the record a somewhat more sincere feel too, with echoes of Joe Bataan in the mix. The whole thing's great – with production from Pancho Cristal that's right up there with his other great Latin sides of the 60s. Titles include "Guajira Controversial", "Que Va", "Hey Lulu!", "The Party Is Over", "Place In the Sun", "La Banda", and the slammin' "Latin Souls Descarga"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pacho AlonsoPacho Alonso ... LP
Egrem (Cuba), Late 70s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Pacho sings and directs the group – on titles that include "Micaela", "La Chica Nica", "Conoci A Pedro A Cojo", and "Algo Contigo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a name in pen.)

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Joe BataanBest Of Joe Bataan ... CD
Charly, Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
Collection of tracks from Joe's Salsoul years – focusing mostly on the early Latin funk sides that gave the label its name. Titles include "Aftershower Funk", "The Bottle", "Ordinary Guy (Afrofilipino)", "Break Down Dead Ahead", "Latin Strut", "Latin Lover", "When We Get Married", "Ling Ching Tong", and the extended "Meztizo Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboBobo Motion ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Bobo Motion is groovy motion – heard here on one of Willie's best albums for Verve from the late 60s – a really unique blend of jazz, Latin, and soul-based rhythms! The set's even tighter than some of Willie's other Verve records – and like the classic Uno Dos Tres, it's got some nicely greasy numbers that slide around wonderfully in the groove – next to others that are cleaner, leaner, and plenty darn jazzy! Willie sings a bit on the record, but not much – and the real highlight is the heavy timbales on most of the rhythms, and the crack small combo Latin sound throughout. All tracks are great – and even familiar numbers sound fresh under the Bobo touch! Titles include "Ain't That Right", "Cute", "Evil Ways", "Show Me", "Black Coffee", "Night Walk", and "La Bamba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have a small name in marker.)
Also available Bobo Motion ... CD 9.99

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Larry HarlowSenor Salsa ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Larry Harlow certainly earns the name of Senor Salsa here – not just because of his decades-long pedigree in Latin music, but also because the record's easily one of his most solid since the 70s Fania years! There's a tight, jazzy feel to most of these numbers that's really great – almost a return to older modes compared to what Fania was doing at the time – less of the try for the larger tropical market that was hitting Latin in the 80s, and more just a focus on the New York grooves that always sounded best. Larry's on piano, working with a group that features two trombones and three trumpets – and Ray Perez handles lead vocals on most tracks. Titles include "Senor Salsa", "Publico Oyente", "Compartir Dontigo", "Tutti Frutti", "Mono Ve", and "Despedida Agredecida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeEl Sabio ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... $9.99
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are certainly center stage on the record, there's also some tremendous flourishes from the backing players that really drive the set. And as a surprisingly highlight, the album actually features one instrumental track – very odd for a Hector Lavoe album – a mellow reading of Lee Morgan's "Ceora", done with a fair bit of strings on this version. Arrangements are by Jose Febles and Jose Madero – and titles include "El Sabio", "Alejate", "Llore", "Ceora", and "Para Ochun". CD
(Out of print, small crease on traycard artwork.)
Also available El Sabio (remastered edition) ... CD 14.99

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Hector LavoeEl Sabio (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... $14.99
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are certainly center stage on the record, there's also some tremendous flourishes from the backing players that really drive the set. And as a surprisingly highlight, the album actually features one instrumental track – very odd for a Hector Lavoe album – a mellow reading of Lee Morgan's "Ceora", done with a fair bit of strings on this version. Arrangements are by Jose Febles and Jose Madero – and titles include "El Sabio", "Alejate", "Llore", "Ceora", and "Para Ochun". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available El Sabio ... CD 9.99

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Los MirlosLos Charapas De Oro ... LP
Infopesa (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A chica classic from 70s Peru – a record that's based on cumbia rhythms, but filled with lots of trippy touches throughout – including a fair bit of guitar work that rivals the American surf scene of the early 60s! The mix of modes here is the stuff of legend – that genre that was so underground at the time, it never got much global circulation – despite the relative success of Los Mirlos on their home turf, and a wider love of cumbia rhythms on the South American scene! Yet the mix here is so unique, it's maybe taken the rest of us a few decades to catch up – finally ready to enjoy the charms of cuts that include "Sonido Amazonico", "El Viejito Enamorado", "Cabalgando Con Ella", "Recordando Un Amor", "Somos Los Mirlos", "Flor Silvestre", "Cumbia A Requna", and "Caprichosa Y Engredia". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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