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Joe BataanGypsy Woman ... LP
Fania, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that forever changed the face of the New York scene – a mindblowing mix of Latin rhythms and soul-based inspiration, served up in a mix of English and Spanish language lyrics! The title track is a sublime cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman" – one that's even more heartbreaking than the original – and other titles include "Ordinary Guy", Sugar Guaguanco", "So Fine", "Fuego", and the groovy "Chickie's Trombone" – a tight little jammer that shows that Joe's group also drew plenty of inspiration from the descarga scene too. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanMestizo ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best later albums from Joe Bataan – a really wonderful little set that takes off strongly from the salsoul experiments he first began on the Afrofilipino album! The album's got a great blend of clubby rhythms and Latin soul touches – all arranged by Marty Sheller, and carried off by Joe with soulful vocals that still retain a fair bit of the heartbreaking qualities of the older days. There's a punch and funky undercurrent here that was often missing from other Salsoul albums – and titles include the great "Rap O Clap O", which is kind of a remake of Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real" – plus "Sadie (She Smokes)", "Mestizo", "Rock Me All Night Long", and "Latin Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican scene. A few cuts are in the sweet soul ballad mode of Joe's earlier years – but there's others that pick up the groove nicely, and add in some guitar and vibes for a sweet electrified groove. Includes a great remake of "Theme From Shaft", plus the two-part "I Wish You Love", "If I Were A King", "Coco E", "El Regreso", and "Charangaringa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BataanSalsoul ... CD
Salsoul/Unidisc (Canada), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
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
Also available Salsoul ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Salsoul ... CD 12.99

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Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex Puddu with Joe BataanMover/Soul Tiger ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
The legendary Joe Bataan makes a great return here – lending his Harlem-bred vocals to "The Mover" – a sweet funky number from Alex Puddu! Joe's got a super-dope quality that might well make the tune one of his best since the 70s – and Puddu's groove is this laidback funky mode that opens into a Fender Rhodes solo too! "Soul Tiger" is the group's title cut – a warm bit of 70s funk with Latin percussion, tight trumpet and tenor, and another great keyboard solo too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe BataanRiot ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... On August 10, 2014 (delayed)
A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch – soaring and upbeat one minute, but mellow and laidback the next. There's a number of longer tracks on here that really move past the standard Latin Soul modes – bringing in bits of descarga jazz, instrumental soul, and mellower ballads to Joe's already-great blend of styles. The depth here is tremendous, and nearly every track's a winner! Titles include the slamming "It's A Good Feeling (Riot)", "Muneca", and "Mambo De Bataan" – plus the soul tracks "What Good Is A Castle", "My Cloud", "Daddy's Coming Home", "Ordinary Guy", and "For Your Love". CD

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✨✧ Pete Rodriguez/Joe BataanI Like It Like That/Subway Joe ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About August 1, 2015
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joe BataanMr New York & The East Side Kids ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from the Spanish Harlem underground of the late 60s! From the title, to the cover, to the beautiful blend of songs, this album perfectly sums up the rich energy and raw power bubbling in the NuYorican scene of the time – effortlessly blending together soul, Latin, jazz, and funk – making the whole thing work perfectly because that's the way it was! These cats didn't know anything about rules – at least not until the big bad older Latin mafia snapped them in place – and the result is a freewheeling album of hard grooving jammers and sweetly emotive soul tunes! Tracks include "Puerto Rico Me Llama", "Make Me Smile", "Es Tu Cosa", "The Prayer", "Aguanta La Lengua", and "Chili Beans". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanLost Sessions – New York 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The recording feature players who worked on Joe's stellar Afrofilipino and features a backdrop of wonderful Afro and Latin percussion and rhythms with the best sounds of the NYC dancefloor soul in the mix – with uptempo and midtempo vocal numbers flirting with disco and modern soul very nicely – with solid lead vocals and groovy female backup! Most tunes bring a bit of harp into the mix for a little more of a soar that plays off the percussion in really cool way. Titles include "Sadie", "When We Get Married", "My Cloud", "I Need Love", a take on the Isaac Hayes "Theme From The Men", "Let Me Kove You", "My Opera" and "I Do Love You". CD
 
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Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this first volume include "Country Girl-City Man", "Mi Gusta El Son", and "Guatacando". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! CD

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Inner Life featuring Jocelyn BrownInner Life – 2 CD Deluxe Anthology ... CD
Salsoul/Suss'd (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
Inner Life were one of the most soulful groups to ever record for Salsoul Records – but that's no surprise, considering that their lead vocalist was the legendary Jocelyn Brown! In the years since Jocelyn parted ways with the group, she's gone onto a rich club career of her own – but at the time of these early 80s recordings, her voice was a key part of the Inner Life sound – pairing with excellent arrangements from maestros Stan Lucas and Greg Carmichael, in a soaring, righteous groove that forever set the tone for deep soul expression on the dancefloor! This massive 2CD set brings together all the tracks on the 2 albums that Inner Life recorded for Salsoul – then goes even one further and adds in a full bonus disc of remixes, solo tracks by Jocelyn, and recordings for the Prelude and Personal labels! The package features a total of 23 tracks in all – and titles include "Moment Of My Life", "I Picked A winner", "Live It Up", "Let's Go Another Round", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Pay Girl", "I've Got To Find Somebody", "If You're Gonna Love Somebody", "Make It Last Forever", "No Way", "Sadie (with Joe Bataan)", "Take Some Time Out For Live (with Salsoul Orchestra)", "Moment Of My Life (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)", "I Want To Give You Me (full John Morales 12" mix)", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (full Larry Levan 12" mix)". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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Bobby MatosRitmo & Blues ... CD
Cafe Con Bagels, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A great little set from the legendary Bobby Matos – and maybe the record that comes closest to his initial Latin soul sessions of the 60s! The album features more vocals than usual – including cool harmony soul from The Mighty Echoes, and a lead from the great Joe Bataan – plus additional singing by Candi Sosa and Estaire Godinez – who really add a lot to the record! The instrumentation still has those great deep tones we've loved from Matos' material of the past decade or so – especially his killers for the Life Force Jazz label – and the group features Theo Saunders on piano, Dan Weinstein on trombone, and Pablo Calogero on flute, soprano, and tenor sax! Titles include "Hey Senorita", "Senor Blues", "You Send Me", "Tin Tin Deo", "I Want You", "Fever", "Dejarla Passar", "Stagg Street", "Unchain My Heart", and "Bruca Manigua". CD

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Ralfi PaganRalfi ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sublime falsetto soul from the great Ralfi Pagan – one of the most unique artists on the New York Latin scene at the start of the 70s! Ralfi shares some of the sweet soul modes of Joe Bataan – when Joe's in the right mood – but he also goes further, too – and really pushes things into the best New Jersey/Philly mode of the period, while still hanging onto some Latin rhythms too. Most numbers have a harmony group behind Pagan's soaring lead – and the instrumentation has some sweet electric touches that mix in a bit of funk with the Latin, too. Ralfi chose some great material this time around, too – and the album features versions of "Too Late", "Brother Where Are You", "Bottom Line", and "Wonderful Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex PudduSoul Tiger (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $19.99
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes the album strong – that heartbreaking, soulful quality that we've always loved in Joe's singing – which takes things to a richer territory than we've ever heard from Puddu! Many cuts are still instrumental – but even these have this great funky feel – one that warms up the best 70s elements on Fender Rhodes, vibes, wah wah guitar, and reeds – with slight Latin or Brazilian inflections in the rhythms at times. The whole thing feels like some lost underground soul set from Spanish Harlem – and titles include "High Times In NYC", "Soultiger", "The Mover", "50,000 Women Can't Be Wrong", "Drum is My Drug", "Hot Pepper", and "I Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD.)

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Chollo Rivera & The Latin Soul DrivesBy Chollo ... LP
Cotique, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure classic from the Latin Soul generation – the standout set recorded by the young Chollo Rivera and his strangely-named group The Latin Drives! The set's got equal parts soul and equal parts Latin – in a way that's similar to some of Joe Bataan's albums for Fania from the same time – young, free, and proud – really steeped in the blend of races and cultures that were bubbling through the best records of the New York scene in the late 60s! Instrumentation includes some very sharp twin-trombones in the lead, plus trumpet, piano, bass, bongo, and timbales from Chollo. English vocals are sung by Billy Scruggs, Spanish vocals by Israel Perez – and titles include "Montuno Con Soul", "Black & Blues", "Latin Soul Drive Is Here", "Pega Pega", "Swing Que Va", "I'm The One Who Loves You", and a nice cover of "I Got The Feeling" that really Latinizes the James Brown hit! LP, Vinyl record album

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Royal JestersEnglish Oldies (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 24.99
Really wonderful work from the Texas scene of the 60s – not the heady psych or garage usually associated with the state, nor the more Latin-inflected modes from the border – but instead a unique batch of music that feels more like work from either coast, and which comes across with a surprisingly soulful sound! The 60s scene in East LA is well-known as a hotbed of early Chicano soul – and plenty of Spanish Harlem groups also dug doo wop at the time too – and the Royal Jesters fit perfectly right into that spot – working like a garage band, but with a stunning approach to vocal harmonies that really rivals the underground soul acts of the time. Most of the best cuts are relatively mellow and laidback – ala Joe Bataan's sweet soul work – and a few other nice numbers bring in a romping party vibe to balance things out, with some of the festive qualities you'd expect from the crowd scene on the cover. Yet it's the soul tunes we love the most, and the album's filled with them – a heady collection of 28 tracks that includes "I've Got Soul", "I'm So Sorry", "Afro-lypso", "My Life", "Spanish Grease", "Back To You", "Just A Friend", "Theme For A Lonely Girl", and "Meet Me Down In Soulsville". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAlright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... LP
BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the overzealous imagination of the British compilers of the set – but we will say that the package includes some great numbers that we wouldn't have thought of otherwise, including a few previously unissued tunes by artists on the Westbound label! The groove is upbeat on most tracks, with plenty of jazzy flourishes and a soulful approach to disco. Titles include "Disco Booty" by Melvin Sparks, "Love Don't Come Easy" by New Jersey Connection, "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight" by Sylvester, "Free Man" by South Shore Commission, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by The Clark Sisters, "Latin Disco" by The Counts, "Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" by Fantastic Four, "Moon Trek" by Mike Theodore, "Sadie" by Joe Bataan, "Sure Can't Go To The Moon" by CJ & Co, and "The Magic Man" by King Errison. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEl Barrio – Gangsters, Latin Soul, & The Birth Of Salsa 1967 to 1975 ... CD
Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
One of the hippest reissues to come from the newly-invigorated Fania Records – a brilliant exploration of the sound of Latin Soul that broke hard in the New York scene at the end of the 60s! The package is equally heavy on the "soul" as it is on the "Latin" – so alongside the expected boogaloo and shing-a-ling styles, you'll also find a fair number of tracks that have a much more soul-based style – a sound that echoes the modes going down in African-American culture at the time, but which comes off slightly different here – thanks to some unusual rhythms, instrumentation, and production techniques! The track list goes way past the obvious and overly-familiar – thanks to great compilation efforts by Adrian Gibson, Dean Rudland, and Lubi Jovanovich, who also wrote the notes. Titles include "Do You Feel It" by Joe Cuba, "Big T" by Tito Ramos, "Johnny's No Good" by Joe Bataan, "Brother Where Are You" by Ralfi Pagan, "Black Brothers" by Tito Puente, "Either You Have It Or You Don't" by Charlie Palmieri, "New York Soul" by Ray Barretto, "Si Dame Tu Amor" by Cafe, "Boogaloo Lebron" by Lebron Brothers, "Que Se Sepa" by Roberto Roena, "Red Garter Strut" by Fania All Stars, "Puerto Rican Soul" by Pete Bonet, and "Measure For Measure" by Alexander Review. CD

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 2 – More Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Even better than volume one – and a stellar collection of rare funky grooves! The compilation features a brilliant batch of tracks from the 70s – mostly underground soul, jazz, and funk tunes that have yet to appear on reissues, chosen by UK DJ Dean Rudland, with a feel that's as righteous and progressive as the title might imply. There's lots of gems on here that were only ever issued on 45s, or on the kinds of rare LPs that we'd be selling in the $100 range, if and when we could find them! Titles include "Sleep Talk" by King Errison, "Theme From The Men" by Joe Bataan, "Kissing My Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Fever" by Sharon Cash, "Where Will You Run" by Walter Hawkins & Selah, "Harambee" by Jambo, "Africa" by Preston Epps, "Mucho Macho" by Macho, "I Must Be Doing Something Right" by Irene Reed, "I Can't Stand It" by Brenda George, "Afro Texas" by Letta Mbulu, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Katie Love & The Four Shades Of Black, "Kicking Back" by Joe Houston, "Love Potion Cheeba Cheeba" by The Mighty Tom Cats & Ann Winley, and "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Byrdie Green. CD

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VariousNu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 (20th anniversary edition) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 22.99
A landmark collection – and one that virtually defined an entire generation unto itself! Back in the mid-90s, when this early Soul Jazz collection was first issued – there was a certain strain of Latin music that had been ignored for decades – that unusual fusion of Latin, soul, funk, and jazz that happened mostly in the New York underground of the 70s – at a time when salsa was reigning king, and some of the more soulful currents were getting lost in the shuffle. The work here is wonderful – and thanks to this set, finally has gotten its place in the history book – as a key moment when so many different scenes came together, and made some of the most groundbreaking Latin grooves of the 20th century! The set's got a wonderful book that's really a primer to hip Latin sounds of the 70s – and the 2CD set is filled with gems that include "La Trompeta Y La Flauta" by Cachao, "Gumbo" by Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo, "Un Dia Bonita" by Eddie Palmieri and "Macho" by Machito Orchesta – plus "Las Negritas De Caranval" by Charlie Palmieri, "Mamey Colorao" by Ocho, "Aftershower Funk" by Joe Bataan, "Amigos" by Stone Alliance, "Babilonia" by Ricardo Marrero, "Anabaco" by Grupo Folklorico & Experimental, "Little Rico" by Bobby Vince Paunetto, "Condiciones Que Existen" by Eddie Palmieri, "My Friend" by Ricardo Marrero, and "Tornado" by Ocho. CD
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Nu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 – Part 1 (20th anniversary edition – with download) ... LP 26.99
Nu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 – Part 2 (20th Anniversary edition – with download) ... LP 26.99

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VariousOrchestral Madness & Laughter – Daniel Wang's Personal Salsoul Megamix ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A tight, well-constructed mix of unusual sounds from the mighty Salsoul Records – put together by DJ Daniel Wang with a focus both on the rich orchestrations of the grooves, and some of the label's more cosmic funk moments! The tracks include familiar Salsoul classics nicely juxtaposed with overlooked nuggets – all with a non-stop approach that really shows that Wang knows right where to break and pick up the best elements of each tune. Titles include "Primitive Man" by Silvetti, "Time Out For Love" by Soccer, "The Beat Goes On & On" by Ripple, "Into The Milky Way" by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers, "Soul Sister" by Ronnie Jones, "Mestizo" by Joe Bataan, "Dancin & Prancin" by Candido, "New York Is My Kind Of Town" by Metropolis, "Cantina Band" by Gaz, "You're Just The Right Size (Erasmo Rivera rmx)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "Dreamin" by Loleatta Holloway. CD

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Latin Disco ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Funk and soul meet Latin rhythms – and the result is a really special moment in the New York scene – a time when disco rhythms helped the underground scene burn brightly in the midtown clubs! Back in the 60s, nightspots in the city would routinely host Latin bands – but by the disco generation, much of the Latin action had retreated uptown – until grooves like these got things going again in a whole new light – returning the artists to a wider audience through a swirling blend of strings, jazzy instrumentation, and soulful vocals! The style's one that was so strong back in the day, it's had plenty of power over the years – and the set here also brings together some later variants of Latin disco from around the globe. Titles include "Sunny" by Yambu, "Salsoul Hustle" by Salsoul Orchestra, "La Botella" by Joe Bataan, "Dancin & Prancin" by Candido, "C'Mon Baby Do The Latin Hustle" by Jose Fajardo, "Combate A Kung Fu" by Wganda Kenya, "Latin Lover" by Joe Bataan, "X-Perience" by Grupo X, "Firewalker" by Jungle Fire, and "Everlasting Love" by Los Charly's Orchestra. CD

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Anvil BandAnvil Band ... CD
Free Spirit/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer lost disco album – a way better club set than you might expect! The group looks extremely silly on the cover – ridiculously so, in fact – but the record's a stunning batch of jazzy club tracks with a mostly instrumental groove, and a very tight feel – not at all the schlock that the photo might make you guess. Joe Bataan wrote many of the tracks, and the record almost feels like an extension of his classic Afrofilipino groove – especially his own work for the Salsoul label. Titles include "Samba", "The Tunnel", "Let's Dance", "Sadie", "Continental Square Dance", "I'll Be True", and Vince Montana's Philly groover "Nice Vibes"! Also features a version of Isaac Hayes' "The Man". CD

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✨✧ VariousSalsoul's Salsa's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... CD
Salsoul, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "La Trompeta y La Flauta" by Cachao, "No Critiques" by Libre, "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, "Se Me Olvido Que Te Olvide" by Grupo Folklorico y Experimental, "Se Tu Historia" by Chocolate, and "Guarare" by Miguelito Valdes. Lots of stuff that's hard to find on vinyl, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Royal JestersEnglish Oldies ... CD
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful work from the Texas scene of the 60s – not the heady psych or garage usually associated with the state, nor the more Latin-inflected modes from the border – but instead a unique batch of music that feels more like work from either coast, and which comes across with a surprisingly soulful sound! The 60s scene in East LA is well-known as a hotbed of early Chicano soul – and plenty of Spanish Harlem groups also dug doo wop at the time too – and the Royal Jesters fit perfectly right into that spot – working like a garage band, but with a stunning approach to vocal harmonies that really rivals the underground soul acts of the time. Most of the best cuts are relatively mellow and laidback – ala Joe Bataan's sweet soul work – and a few other nice numbers bring in a romping party vibe to balance things out, with some of the festive qualities you'd expect from the crowd scene on the cover. Yet it's the soul tunes we love the most, and the album's filled with them – a heady collection of 28 tracks that includes "I've Got Soul", "I'm So Sorry", "Afro-lypso", "My Life", "Spanish Grease", "Back To You", "Just A Friend", "Theme For A Lonely Girl", and "Meet Me Down In Soulsville". CD
Also available English Oldies (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ SeguidaOn Our Way To Tomorrow ... CD
Fania, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Seguida – a great little Latin funk group from the Nuyorican scene of the 70s! This set's got Seguida working in a style that's got a bit more of a dancefloor focus than before – bringing in some of the fuller Latin disco touches that were popular in the wake of Joe Bataan's 70s hits – but also going for a groove that keeps all the group's best soulful elements nicely in tact! The style is smooth, but still has plenty of great instrumentation that includes lots of great fusion jamming – handled with some nice jazz and funk touches on the album's best cuts! Titles include "Om Marreo", "Buscando", "Next To You", "Fields Of Laughter", "Yo Nunca Te Olvidare", and "Finale In B Flat Major". CD

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✨✧ TnT BandMeditation ... LP
Cotique, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums of the Latin Soul era – a stunning crossover record that borrowed a lot from 60s soul! The title cut's the leadoff one on the set – the tight-grooving "Meditation", a thinly veiled cover of Archie Bell's "Tighten Up" – one that takes the Texas groove uptown in NYC, adds in vocals that have lots of Latinized touches. Other tracks follow with a good mix of grooves and ballads – stepping from upbeat percussion-driven boogaloo to mellower soul, in the style of some of Joe Bataan's best work. Tito Ramos handles the English vocals on the set, and he's got a sad, heartfelt style that brings a lot of honesty to the rough-hewn lyrics of the tracks – and Tony Rojas follows him up with a few Latin numbers that really cook. Great all the way through, and tracks include "Cupid", "Sudden Emotion", "Very Bad Times", "Mr. Slick", and "Cool Clave". LP, Vinyl record album
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