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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
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Afro Percussion EnsembleSoul Of A People ... LP
Trolley Car, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A killer set of spare percussion from this little-known group – a set that's recorded with a very raw, rootsy style – and no other adornment at all! The instrumentation on the set is very spare – nearly all percussion, and performed on claves, bata drums, and congas – plus additional chants from the group, which really intensifies the energy of the whole thing! The set was put together by Joe Cain in a really echoey way – one that recalls the best of the 60s Afro drum experimental sessions – but even without some of the jazz currents on some of those albums, just a stronger focus on West African and Latin elements. Titles include "Drum Festival", "Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", "Jungle Drums", and "Drums Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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La LupeEs La Reina (The Queen) ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good ... $39.99
La Lupe was certainly the queen of Latin music at the time of this set – and she works here in a mix of emotive ballads and more lively groovers that show the full range of her talents! Joe Cain handled arrangements on all of side one – and he casts Lupe in a string-heavy mode that really brings a dark undercurrent to the ballads and sadder songs used on the set. Hector Rivera takes over on side two, and puts Lupe in a more percussive setting that bubbles with life and joy – sometimes hinting at Latin Soul modes of the time, but mostly sticking into a rootsier, more traditional mode. Titles include "Puro Teatro", "Sueno", "Ultimo Adios", "A La Orilla Del Mar", "El Dia Que Yo Naci", "La Reina", "Me Siento Guajira", "Cafe Con Leche", "That's The Way It's Gonna Be", and "Guaguanco Bembe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has an index label on the spine and a bit of pen on back, otherwise nice!)

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Freddie RodriguezLa Versatilidad De Freddie Rodriguez ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
As the title might imply, this is a varied set of grooves from Latin guitarist Freddie Rodriguez. Some of the tracks are more like pop guitar instrumentals, with an electric 60's feel to them. But the best cuts are some nice Latin groovers, with a good hard sounds from Freddie's guitar, and a guitar-based groove that sounds different than the usual Latin groover. The best cuts include "Lu Lu Boogaloo", "New York Is Boss", "Banana Baby", and the totally excellent "Swing Para Ti", a cool 2 part track written by Joe Cain with a good hard groove to it! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mauricio SmithBitter Acid ... LP
Mainstream, 1967. Very Good ... $33.99
A killer album of hard instrumental Latin soul tracks – one of the few albums ever done by funky reed player Mauricio Smith! On the set, Smith plays flute, alto, and soprano sax – and the record's filled with short little groovers that have a nice choppy sound, and lots of heavy conga work by Marcelino Valdes and Victor Pantoja! Other instrumentation includes organ, trumpet, and guitar – blasting out with some really mad rhythms, and very much in keeping with the crazy 60s work of Joe Cain, who arranged the whole thing. The album's got a sound that's very much in keeping with it's funky ghetto cover – and titles include "Hot Peppers", "Viva Guajira", "More Bread", "Mambo For Mauricio", "Puttin You Down", and "El Green Hornet". Excellent! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Clark TerryMumbles ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A surprisingly great little record from Clark Terry – filled with warmth, humor, and some really great grooves! The core of the album is the track "Mumbles", one that's based around Terry kind of slurring a scat vocal to a jazzy 60s groove. The track was a minor hit at the time, and Mainstream recorded a whole album around it – using the arranging talents of Joe Cain, who runs through a lot of elements that really make the set cook – from Latin percussion, to Hammond organ grooving, electric guitar, and an overall sound that's got a hip Verve Records feel. Players include Vinnie Bell, Willie Bobo, Grady Tate, and Jerome Richardson – and Cain really makes the record groove in ways that we've never heard on another Terry session. Titles include "Mumbles", "Rum & Mumbles", "Big Spender", "The Mumbler Strikes Again", "El Blues Latino", and "The Cat From Cadiz". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)
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Lewis MorleyI To Eye (hardcover) ... Book
T&G, 2011. New Copy ... $22.99 100.00
50 years' worth of photographs from Lewis Morley – all presented in a super-heavy book that contains over 350 pages of vintage images! The work here really spans the gamut, but is all linked by Morley's beautiful eye for composition, which is equally well-suited to posed portraits and candid shots on the street – both of which dominate the book, and include images from London in the 50s and 60s, 60s New York and Paris, and even some protests in London – as well as loads of famous celebrity portraits. The cover image is Morley's legendary shot of Christine Keeler – and the book also features great shots of Clint Eastwood, Donovan, Sammy Davis Jr, John Cleese, Marsha Hunt, Salvador Dali, Jacqueline Du Pre, Michael Caine, Joe Orton, Ray Davies, Tom Jones, and dozens of others. 390 pages, hardcover, and a real steal at this price! Book

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✨✧ VariousFat Possum Records – Not The Same Old Blues Crap Vol 3 ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 17.99
The third in Fat Possum's Not The Same Old Blues Crap series – and a pretty substantial creative left turn in some ways, though still focused on raw, hardscrabble blues! Fat Possum figureheads RL Burnside and T-Model Ford are in the mix, as you'd hope, along with Charles Caldwell, Little Freddie King and other blues heavies, but it's also got some reverent cuts by (then) upstarts The Black Keys, the Iggy & The Stooges and even Lyrics Born – showing the range of influence the one time unknown blues figures Fat Possum championed at the time had on various cats. Includes "Hadn't I Been Good To You" by Charles Caldwell, "Set You Free" by the pre-superstar Black Keys, "I Found Out" by Nathaniel Mayer, Juinior Kimbrough's "You Better Run" as covered by Iggy & The Stooges, "Crack Head Joe" by Little Freddie King, "Goin' Down South" by RL Burnside feat Lyrics Born, "Cocaine Bill" by Kenny Brown, "Pushin' My Luck" by Robert Belfour, "Goodbye Slim Harpo" by Robert Pete Williams and "Bad Man" by T-Model Ford. LP, Vinyl record album
(Fat Possum 25th Anniversary limited edition – Includes download!)

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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