Smoking Latin – and one of the best compilations of this sort you could hope to buy! The package was put together by Adrian Gibson of London's Jazz Cafe – a compiler who's handled some of our other favorite sets, and a DJ
with years of knowledge in the field of classic grooves! The tracks here bubble out from the New York indie scene of the late 60s and early 70s – the glory days of labels like Fania, Cotique, and Alegre, when strands of Latin, soul, and jazz were criss-crossing as much as the side streets and interlocking cultures of Spanish Harlem. The groove here sits very nicely between the Latin Soul and 70s salsa eras – and every cut's a winner, presented in a great format
with complete notes on the music! Titles include "Shades Of Time" by Roberto Roena, "Horsin Up" by Orchestra Harlow, "Dance Donna" by Joey Pastrana, "Juntos" by Ray Barretto, "Deep" by Quetcy Alma, "Identify Yourself" by Cafe, "Black Dice" by Mongo Santamaria, "Coco Seco" by Bobby Valentin, and "Crazy Lady" by Mongo Santamaria.
(Out of print.)