Latin-styled club from the mighty Salsoul label – a key force in crossing over the Latin and soul scenes in New York during the 70s, and the company who virtually invented the groove at the time! The name Salsoul was first coined by Joe Bataan
to describe the unique mix of soul, disco, Latin, funk, and salsa he was working in at the time – and while the label that grew out of the term was better known for their crossover disco hits, they also managed to always keep one ear out for a Latin-sounding groove! This set does a great job of bringing together the more Latiny Salsoul singles of their classic dancefloor years – not just tunes recorded on the New York scene, but a number of international tunes that were clearly inspired by Salsoul's initial work in the US, and who took the approach to a global level. Most of the tunes here are more on the disco/
club sound of the spectrum than the straighter Latin one – but they all boast some great percussion, piano, and other Latin instrumentation in the mix! 2LP set features 11 tracks in all – including "Rio De Janeiro (Richie Riviera 12")" by Gary Criss, "Samba Funk (Joe
Louis 12")" by Candido, "Kongas Fun" by Kongas, "Return Of Leroy (parts 1 & 2) (Larry Levan album mix)" by Jimmy Castor, "Baila Simon (12" mix)" by Tierra, "Hail To The Teeth (Barrio Elect 12" edit)" by District Of Columbia, "Aftershower Funk" and "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan
, "Ritzy Mambo (12" version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "Samba" by The Anvil Band.