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 vinyl part 1 features nine tracks that include "Las Negritas De Carnaval" by Charlie Palmieri, "Gumbo" by Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo, "Babalonia" by Ricardo Marrero & The Group, "Amigos" by Stone Alliance
, "Un Dia Bonita" by Eddie Palmieri and more.