Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan
, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan
gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe
's early grooves from the late 60s, with just a touch of the funk he picked up in the 70s too – a really great blend that helps Bataan
breath fresh new life into a range of classics from years back. The set list includes some of our favorite Latin Soul gems from Joe
, and both the rhythms and production styles are completely faithful to the originals – but also aren't just simple copycat versions either. After so many years in obscurity, it's great to see Bataan
back in action so strongly – cooking it hard and heavy on cuts that include "Latin Soul Square Dance", "Gypsy Woman", "Mestizo", "The Bottle", "Johnny's No Good", "Special Girl", "Subway Joe
", "Puerto Rico Me Llama", and "Rap O Clap O 2008".