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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
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Xiomara AlfaroXiomara Alfaro En Nueva York ... LP
Seeco, Late 50s. Very Good ... $18.99
Nice backings from the Joe Cain orchestra – and titles include "Stormy Weather", "Para Qui", "Pachanga En La Sociedad", "Fue En El Africa", and "Puerto Rico En Frenesi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Seeco pressing – a very nice copy, save for a mark that clicks a bit on two tracks. Cover has some light wear.)

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Oscar PetersonJazz Brasileiro ... LP
Trolley Car, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
Quite a nice little album from Oscar – one that sparkles with all the Brazilian promise of the title! The album's got a bossa-styled groove that's handled in a bit of an odd way – with Oscar's piano recorded in a heavy, almost noisy way – making for a stark contrast to the lighter percussion touches on the tracks, and giving the album a bit of a soul jazz bottom at times. The A&R for the set was handled by Joe Cain, and in some way, we almost want to attribute this aspect to him – as we love the noisy piano and percussion on some of Joe's own albums from the 60s. Titles include "Mas Que Nada", "Manha De Carnaval", "Meditation", "Samba Sensitive", "Soulville Samba", and "Amanaha". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie RodriguezLa Versatilidad De Freddie Rodriguez ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mauricio SmithBitter Acid ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
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! CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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✨✧ CandidoBeautiful ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful bit of Latin funk – and one of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Candido! The album's one of the first that has Candido stepping out of the straighter Latin jazz mode of earlier years – working with a funky lineup of players arranged by the mad genius Joe Cain, and going for a mixed electric/acoustic sound that reminds us of Mongo Santamaria's best work – only a heck of a lot funkier! In addition to killer conga licks from Candi, the album features some really heavy guitar and organ lines, plus some good choppy sax work – wailing away with a really solid soulful sound. Imagine Booker T & The MGs working in Spanish Harlem – and you've got part of the picture of this one! Titles include "I'm On My Way", "Tic Tac Toe", "Serenade To A Savage", and the great "Ghana Spice (parts 1 & 2)". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Vicentico ValdesSuave ... LP
Seeco, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice 60s set – thanks to tight backings from Joe Cain! Titles include "Todo En La Vida Pasaro", "Me Inventaste", "Mi Gente", "La Noche Morena", and "Mi Dulce Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ CandidoThousand Finger Man ... LP
Solid State, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stone lost Latin funk! This is Candido's rarest – and it's a killer batch of conga-heavy grooves, recorded in the late 60s for Solid State, and featuring a very groovy set of mod Latin arrangements by Joe Cain. The band features organ, guitar, bass, horns, and some upfront conga solos from Candido. Tracks are longer than usual for this sort of album – and there's a lot of strange elements floating through the tracks, in a very nice way! Titles include "Thousand Finger Man", which has some especially firey conga breakdowns, plus "Jump Back", "Soul Limbo", "Tony's Theme (from Lady In Cement)", and "Come On Choo Choo Train". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ismael RiveraOro ... CD
Tico/Uniko (Canada), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure 70s gold from Ismael Rivera – the kind of music that shows why he was one of the best vocalists of the growing salsa scene! The set collects together some of the best tracks from Rivera's work in the 70s Fania empire – all arranged with very sharp arrangements from Joe Cain, Pancho Cristal, and the mighty Louie Ramirez – whose work here really helps unlock that sophisticated sparkle that helped Rivera hit new heights at the time! Titles include "Que Te Pasa A Ti", "Orgullosa", "Sale El Sol", "Si Te Cojo", "De Todas Maneras Rosas", "Carimbo", "De Colores", "La Gata Montesa", and "Traigo Salsa". CD

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✨✧ Clark TerryMumbles ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 on guitar, Willie Bobo on percussion, Grady Tate on drums, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – 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". CD
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✨✧ VariousTuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters Vol 3 ... CD
Ace/West Side (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
24 tracks from Joe Dyson & Orchestra, Al Collins & Orchestra, Kenzie Moore, Junior Blackmon, Jesse Allen, Schoolboy Cleve, Lightnin' Slim, Sammy Meyers, Buddy Guy, Little Cameron, Guitar Reed, Frankie Fair & Jerry McCain. CD
(Out of print.)

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