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Ricardo RayJala Jala Y Boogaloo Vol 2 ... LP
Alegre, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An amazing follow up to Ricardo Ray's first album of Jala Jala and Boogaloo tracks – a real killer Latin soul set that's even better than the first! The record's got a full-on style that kicks in from the very first note – a blend of uptight Latin tracks and some very groovy 60s-styled numbers with plenty of sock-soul touches – a definite boogaloo influence, but still some strong Puerto Rican modes too. Lyrics are mostly in Spanish, but the grooves have a universal appeal that kicks in no matter what the language! Stormin and groovy all the way through – with tracks that include "Tin Marin", "Mr. Trumpet Man", "More Richie", and "Musica Ye Ye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo RayJala Jala Y Boogaloo ... LP
Alegre, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy work – and one of the best-selling albums of the Latin Soul era! During the 70s, Ricardo Ray was best known for his salsa work – but back in the 60s, he was really swinging around in the early blend of boogaloo and shing-a-ling styles! The set's got a really frenetic feel – tight drums, skittish rhythms, and loads of playful tracks. English language lyrics abound – and the grooves are laid out with lots of bumping basslines and horn flourishes to keep things lively. Titles include "Richie's Jala Jala", "Cabo E", "3 & 1 Mozambique", "Bomba Camara", and "Columbia's Booglaoo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray/Bobby CruzJammin' Live ... CD
Vaya, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of album that reminds us how great Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz were in their early days – a live set that features introductions from Izzy Sanabria, and a smoking sound throughout! At this point in their career, the duo were definitely starting to reach out with a more mainstream vibe – but still have lots of their raw, soulful elements intact – those qualities that made them a key Puerto Rican inclusion on the New York scene of the 60s – with a sound that influenced so many in the salsa generation to come! This album captures the duo right at the juncture of the two eras – something you can definitely hear in Ricardo's sharp arrangements – and Bobby gets a bit of vocal help from female singer Miki Vimari. The set includes a Latin version of "Let It Be", plus the great "Descarga El Bajo", and the cuts "La Zafra", "Matiagua", "La Cosita", and "Te Quiero Te Quiero". CD
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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good- ... $11.99
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Cover some wear, some marker, and a center split on the spine. One label has a bit of marker and the other has some bubbling from double-labeling.)

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✨✧ Al EscobarAl Escobar ... CD
Alma, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer Latin soul from the great Al Escobar – maybe not one of the bigger names of the boogaloo generation, but certainly one of the best! The CD starts with work from Al's Modern Sounds album – a massive groover all the way through – filled with tight, choppy, soul-drenched sounds that easily rival the best from Joe Cuba or Ricardo Ray – with a similar blend of English and Spanish lyrics that really keeps things interesting! The instrumentation is superb – very sharp rhythms that almost veer towards funky at times – topped with great jazzy touches on horns, and some especially great lyrics on the English tunes. Titles include the massive original "Ape Walk" – plus great versions of "Tighten Up" and "The Horse", a medley of "Judy In Disguise/Chain Of Fools/Black Is Black", and the cuts "Mi Guajira", "Dejame Ya", and "Wave". Other tracks are from earlier vintage – more an early 60s Latin mode – but still pretty darn great, and titles include "Palm Springs Mambo", "Johnny's Special", "Oye Nicanor", "Lenny's Mambo", and "No Encuentro Palabras". CD
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✨✧ VariousSi Para Usted Vol 1 – The Funky Beats Of Revolutionary Cuba ... CD
Waxing Deep (Canada), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of work from the Cuban scene of the 70s and early 80s – tracks that aren't nearly as well known as the classic sides from Havana, but which are equally great overall! At the time of these recordings, Cuba was going through some of the same musical changes that were hitting the New York and LA Latin scenes – strong influences from soul, fusion, and even a bit of rock were filtering into the music, helping it to shift away from more traditional patterns, and open up into a rich array of new sounds and styles! The vibe here definitely lives up to the "funky beats" promised in the title – but is even better than you might expect, thanks to inventive production, weird arrangements, and unusual instrumentation – all of which make these tunes sound a lot more different than their American counterparts! The set's a really amazing one – beautifully remastered from original Cuban sessions, with sound that's really even better than you'd find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Y No Le Conviene" by Los Van Van", "Adeoey" by Los Reyes 73, "Si Para Usted" by Grupo Monumental, "Tambo Lya" by Ricardo Eddy Martinez, "Pocito 11" by Jorge Reyes, "Son A Propulsion" by Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo, "Casina Y Epidecus" by Mirtha Y Raul, "Con La Luz Del La Manana" by Sintesis, and "El Fino" by Grupo Los Yoyi. CD
(Out of print.)

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