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✨✧ Joe AcostaPower Of Love ... LP
Ghetto/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An extremely rare Latin Soul treasure – the legendary Power Of Love set by Joe Acosta – served up with some killer soul vocals by a young Joe Cruz! As you might guess from the "love" in the title, the set's got a focus on the sweeter sounds of Latin Soul – particularly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Leo AcostaAcosta (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
A killer set from funky drummer Leo Acosta – a Mexican musician, but one who draws plenty of influence here from the New York scene – before turning the whole thing into a set of weird and wild sounds that are very much his own! Leo's clearly got some Latin soul vibe going on here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AfrosoundCarruseles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
A record that's every bit as groovy as you might guess from the title – served up by one of the most unique combos to record for Colombia's Discos Fuentes in the 70s! Afrosound certainly have plenty of rhythms and sounds that resonate with their contemporaries at the top of the South ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AguabellaHitting Hard! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epsilon/CuBop, 1977. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as congolero Francisco Aguabella comes on hard, hitting strong throughout – and serving up a wicked blend of Latin, funk, and soul! The mid 70s set is a standout recording from Aguabella – done after he left the group Malo, and one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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AirtoLatino – Aqui Se Puede ... LP
Sobocode (Puerto Rico), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record ... (Brazil, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape! Sobocode pressing.)

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✨✧ AlfreditoCrazy Titles For Dancing Cha Cha & Merengue ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $78.99
One of the most hard-hitting Latin albums from the 50s on RCA – a set released with jokey liner notes from Frank Jacobs of Mad, next to some Jack Davis cartoons – but a set that's got smoking percussion, great horns, and even some very cool use of vibes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing – nice and clean, and plays well. Cover has a bit of splitting on bottom seam, which has been taped.)

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Nestor AlvarezMelting Pot ... LP
Original Gravity (UK), 2024. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A blistering album of Latin funk – a set that's got a lean vibe but a very classic sound – one that's put together in the same mode as the excellent run of funky 45s from the long-running Original Gravity label! Nestor Alvarez is Neil Anderson – who handles drums, guitars, ... (Deep Funk, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Luis ArcarazWhispering ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Dreamy sounds from Luiz Arcaraz – a mixture of Latin rhythms, orchestrations, and his own solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio OrchestraMerengues & Mambos ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
Not a Fred Astaire vocal record – and instead some very groovy Latin material recorded under his name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, light wear, and a small spot of clear tape.)

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Gato BarbieriGato Barbieri (aka Chapter Three – Viva Emiliano Zapata) ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Amazing work from Gato Barbieri's legendary exploration of Latin American sounds for Impulse Records – a set that's heavy on Cuban influences, thanks to arrangements from the mighty Chico O'Farrill! The sound is sublime – a bit fuller than some of Gato's other albums in the run, but ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light ring impressions and is bent a bit at the top seam.)

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Ray BarrettoIndestructible (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
By this point in his career, Ray Barretto certainly was Indestructible – one of the biggest Latin leaders of his day, working at the forefront of new trends and new sounds! This fact is wonderfully displayed by the front cover, which shows Ray unbuttoning his shirt and taking off his Clark ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoQue Viva La Musica (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A fantastic classic from Latin percussion legend Ray Barretto – one of his most sophisticated albums of the 70s, and a set that's different than some of his later salsa hits! The album mixes together rootsy percussion and smoother jazzy arrangements – in a manner that keeps things ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BataanGypsy Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monna BellSus Grandes Exitos ... LP
Teca, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
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(Cover has some top & bottom seam splitting, 3 small peel spots on the opening side.)

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✨✧ Louie Bellson & Walfredo De Los ReyesEcue – Ritmos Cubanos (OJC pressing) ... LP
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Sealed ... $14.99
A strangely wonderful Latin set with a very drum-heavy approach! Cuban percussionist Walfredo plays in a large group with Louie Belson on the regular kit and "moog drum" – and the rest of the group features strong Latin players like Francisco Aguabella, Clare Fischer, Emil Richards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s OJC pressing, still sealed with review sticker.)

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Billo's Caracas BoysLo Mejor De Billo's Caracas Boys ... LP
Tropical, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Lots of classics from this legendary group – including "Bombele", "Ya Te Olivide", "Cuando Florezcan Las Amapolas", "Mosaico No 1", "El Trago", "Coco Pleao", "Casi Te Muerdo", and "El Hombre Marinero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ruben BladesCrossover Dreams ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Sealed ... $14.99
Features Virgilio Marti, Tito Puente, Yomo Toro, Javier Vasquez, Paquito D'Rivera, Adalberto Santiago, Yayo El Indio, and Chocolate Armenteros. (Soundtracks, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Shrink has a hype sticker.)

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Johnny BlasSalsa Para Ti ... LP
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2024. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 28.99
A long-overdue set from the great Johnny Blas – the percussionist who really made the Cubop label so great back in the 90s, returning here with a sound and style that's even more classic than ever! The instrumentation and production are rock-solid throughout – no too-polished modes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bola De NieveBola De Nieve In Memoriam ... LP
Areito (Cuba), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A series of performances dedicated to the memory of Cuban singer Bola De Nieve – featuring only piano for accompaniment of the vocals, and very dynamic singing overall! Titles include ""Dejame Recordar", "No Ejes Que Te Olvide", "La Flor De La Canela", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud & TravisLatin Album ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Folk/Country, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and mostly split top seam.)

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Bulla En El BarrioVamonos Que Nos Vamos (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2024. New Copy ... $28.99 32.99
A set that's heavy on percussion, and which really sticks to this group's commitment to the rootsier sound of Colombian music – particularly the coastal style of bullerengue, which is served up here in a bold mix of drums, percussion, and rising voices! There's a female singer in the lead, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Angel CanalesSabor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alegre/Craft, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
Possibly the greatest album ever from Angel Canales – a 70s salsa classic through and through, and one with great links between the New York scene and Canales' Puerto Rican roots! The tunes are wonderfully heartfelt throughout – sung with a youthful sense of soul that's far different ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar CanalesEl Versatil ... LP
CP, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $24.99 34.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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CandidoCandido In Indigo ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99 19.99
Candido cut sooo many great Latin records over the years, spanning a wide range of styles, we have a hard time deciding which we love the best. We like to think this may be his best album from the early part of his career, specifically because it features the master conga player amidst a tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover is nice!)

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Candido Y Su MovimientoPalos De Fuego ... LP
Ghetto/Now Again, Early 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
Not the same Candido that you might know from Salsoul Records or 50s Latin fame – and instead a younger percussionist who cut this legendary album for Joe Bataan's Ghetto Records label! The set's got a rootsy vibe that's mighty nice – right up there with the best of the Fania salsa ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby CapoExitos De Bobby Capo ... LP
Tropical, 1960s. Very Good ... $3.99
Titles include "Juguete", "La Cocaleca", "Caracol", "Besame La Bembita", "Chica Perdona", "Maria Dolores", and "Zape Gato". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams held by clear tape and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby CapoGrandes Exitos De Bobby Capo ... LP
Tropical, Late 1950s. Very Good- ... $8.99
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(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, splitting on the top seam, clear tape remnant, light wear & aging.)

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Al CastellanosCha Cha Cha – Together 123 ... LP
Mardi Gras, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99 24.99
Hip work from Al Castellanos – one of the mainstays of the excellent Mardi Gras Latin label! Nice cheesecake cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of tape on the top seam – but this is a nice copy!)

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ChakachasDiscoteca Sudamericana (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia/Easy Tempo (Italy), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 36.99
A wonderful set of funky Latin grooves from Chakachas – an album that was recorded around the same time as their classic Jungle Fever record, but which is much more obscure overall! The set was originally only issued in Europe, and has a groove that's very similar to Jungle Fever – a ... (Soul, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Discoteca Sudamericana (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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ChihuahuaDescarga Cubana ... LP
Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A great lost descarga session from the 60s – led by Chihuahua Martinez! Martinez plays both timbales and guiro on the sessions, fronting a group that includes Alberto Valdez on conga, Mike Martinez and Chivirico Davila on coro, Manfredo Lee on guiro, Elpidio Vazquez on piano, Elpidio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gaston Dino CiarloLos Tanos ... LP
Sondor (Uruguay), 1983. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
Very moody work from the Uruguayan scene – mostly acoustic guitar and vocals, with some light arrangements from Richard Kyriam from time to time – which nicely underscores the dark currents in Dino's vocals! (Global Grooves, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Inside gatefold cover might have an autograph from the artist, but we can't verify it.)

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Willie ColonCrime Pays (smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
Classic work from Willie Colon – the "payoff" of his youthful hoodlum routine, and a hard-hitting batch of salsa tunes pulled from earlier records – all in a package that defines his groove of the 70s! Hector LaVoe's on vocals with Willie's group – and he's also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – nice heavy cover too!)

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Willie ColonLo Mato (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
This is about as strong as you can get from Willie Colon – he's holding a gun to some cat's head on the cover! (And hip hoppers think they invented the gangster image!) More than just a catchy picture, though, the image is really important at a symbolic level – as the guy Willie's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Conjunto ChaneyChaney ... LP
PDC, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The group's led by percussionist Nicolas Vivas, and features three trumpets, piano, tres, bass, and more percussion – plus vocals from Willie Gonzalez and Eddie Santiago! Titles include "Detalles", "Tu", "Que Maravilla Fue Sntirte", and "Paso La Vida ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam – vinyl is great!)

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Johnny ConquetRaisins & Almonds Cha Cha Cha & Merengues ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little record – and a prime example of the strong Jewish/Latin crossover that was going on in the late 50s and early 60s. The record features the kind of crack cha cha sound that was bringing couples into the Palladium from Long Island, but it's also touched with occasional yiddish ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging, minor seam splits, light surface wear, and a sticker mark.)

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Celia Cruz & Tito PuenteAlma Con Alma – The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tico/Craft, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A really great project from Tito Puente – maybe not his only collaboration with Celia Cruz, but maybe one of the best – a top-to-bottom album of unified vision, topped with sublime vocals from the legendary lady! The set was arranged and produced by Tito – and brings together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cuarteto YemayaEl Tic Tac ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
A rare set with a very unusual vibe – as the group features vocal harmonies that seem to echo Cuban and Mexican modes of the 60s, but set to grooves that are much more in keeping with their Peruvian roots! There's some especially great electric guitar in the mix – of the sort you'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Xavier CugatCugat Plays Continental Hits (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Later work from Xavier Cugat, and done with a groovy 60s vibe – more in the Mercury hi fi mode of the time than his earlier tracks! Japanese pressing – plays at 45rpm for added fidelity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Cover has light wear on one edge – vinyl is nice.)

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Xavier CugatXavier Cugat Today ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Very groovy stuff from Cugie! It's the late 60s, and he's got more of a pop Latin groove than earlier – and lays down some nice peppy covers of pop material, plus a few other Latin standards. Not exactly Latin soul – but not that far off, either. Includes a great version of "Samb ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Xavier Cugat and His OrchestraViva Cugat! ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Nice later material by Cugie – recorded slightly before his 60s pop excursions, and with a sound that retains a lot of his original conception, but which touches it with some nice exotic hi-fi production. Titles include "Siboney", "Anna", "Jungle Drums", "Ju ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo Perfect Presence Sound pressing with deep groove.)

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Xavier Cugat/Trio Los Panchos/Percy Faith/Ray ConniffStereo Latin Highlights (10 inch album) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $9.99 11.99
(Now Sound, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisAfro-Jaws ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $48.99
A soul jazz Latin classic – one that matches the searing tenor work of Eddie Lockjaw Davis with the hard-hitting conga of a young Ray Barretto! The core group of the set is a soul jazz one – with Lockjaw blowing over rhythm by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing, with microphone logo, silver text, and deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Roberto Del CastilloOtra Vez ... LP
CBS, 1988. Sealed ... $1.99
With Johnny Ventura and orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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El Clan AntillanoEl Clan Antillano (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Costeno/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of the most obscure salsa albums to come out of the Colombian scene in the 70s – a set that features top-shelf instrumentation from members of Fruko's combo, and vocals from singer Jacky Carazo! Jacky's got a great approach that almost seems to echo the Latin soul generation at times, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EleguaElegua ... LP
Elegua/We Are Busy Bodies, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 30.99
A totally wonderful little record – a jazz set with a bit of a Latin vibe – part electric, thanks to some great Fender Rhodes – which is mixed with percussion and a really well-crafted horn section! The tracks are long, and very jazzy – put together with a style that's ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Emilio JoseSoledad ... LP
Belter (Spain), 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Killer early work by the Fania All Stars – caught live at the legendary Cheetah club, which was the heart of the New York salsa scene at the start of the 70s! The album is easily one of the best by the group – and features long tracks that really capture the jamming intensity that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition pressing!)

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Felito FelixBoleros Del Ayer ... LP
Mega, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99 3.99
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✨✧ Papo Felix & Ray RodriguezPapo Felix Meets Ray Rodriguez ... LP
Ghetto/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A killer set of New York Latin from vocalist Papo Felix and bandleader Ray Rodriguez – recorded slightly after the Latin Soul generation, but done with plenty of dark little edges – thanks to production from Joe Bataan! There's a bit of salsa in the mix here, and a bit of descarga jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Ibrahim FerrerBuenos Hermanos (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.98
The second album recorded by Cuban vocal legend Ibrahim Ferrer in the wake of the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon – and maybe the best! Ferrer's vocals are superb throughout – and the production is relatively stripped down, and never too intrusive – even when producer Ry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A great pressing – heavy vinyl, and a bonus 12 page booklet!)

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50 Guitars Of Tommy GarrettMaria Elena ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Cool 60s work from guitarist Snuff Garrett! Maria Elena takes a host of older Latin themes and tunes them towards a hip 60s style – using the overdubbed guitar approach of the 50 guitars group, and really stretching the sound out wide towards the farthest reaches of both speakers! Snuff ... (Now Sound, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing in the die-cut gatefold cover. Cover has a tiny frayed spot on one of the points at the die-cut, hardly visible and in great shape otherwise.)

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Roberto FonsecaYo ... LP
Montuno/Jazz Village (France), 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
Includes two tracks produced by Gilles Peterson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent a bit at the corners.)

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Fruko Y Sus TesosEl Violento ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
One of the most hard-hitting early albums from the legendary Fruko – a set that really lives up to the powerful image on the cover and the title of the record – almost as if Fruko's trying to answer the badass energy of Willie Colon on the New York scene! The record definitely burns as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funkool OrchestraLatin Freaks ... LP
Maledetta Discoteca (Italy), 2023. New Copy ... $27.99 35.99
These guys are definitely Latin Freaks – of the sort who like to mix heavy percussion with some clubbier instrumentation – all at a level that would make 70s salsa disco giants like Joe Bataan or Eddie Drennon mighty proud! This Italian group have a great way with the music, and have ... (Deep Funk, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: These copies have two slightly bumped corners from shipping – and are priced accordingly to reflect that defect, which is very minor.)

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Carlos GardelLargaron ... LP
Odeon (Argentina), 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, unglued bottom seam, and some spotty blemishes and a peeled spot in back.)

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✨✧ Ghetto BrothersPower/Fuerza ... LP
Salsa International/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $29.99 33.99
A legendary record from one of the most unique Latin groups of their time! In an early 70s world where many Latin combos were going for class and poise, the Ghetto Brothers moved in another direction entirely – working here with a fair bit of electric guitar alongside more familiar Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieManteca (Quintessence Jazz) ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A collection of recordings by Dizzy's second band, with Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Matthew McKay,and Ray Orr on trumpets, Ted Kelly and Bill Shepherd on trombones, John Brown and Howard Johnson on alto, George Nicholas and Joe Gales on tenor, Cecil Payne on baritone, and Kenny Clarke on drums. (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear, a name in marker, and a small trace of a sticker.)

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Dizzy Gillespie with Chano PozoDizzy Gillespie & His Big Band – In Concert ... LP
GNP, 1948. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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Nico GomezSoul Of Samba (aka Bossa Nova) ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
A very cool Japanese version of this mighty groover from the great Nico Gomez! Nico's known for his harder pounding tracks that have become favorites with the funky crowd, but this stellar album shows that Nico could also work in jazzier territory when he wanted to – as the album's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of Samba (aka Bossa Nova) ... CD 11.99

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 30.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive pressing on red vinyl!)
Also available Ritual (with download) ... LP 25.99

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (with download) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ritual (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Cheito GonzalezCheito Gonzalez Canta Sus Ultimos Hits ... LP
Ammex, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some light wear & aging.)

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Grupo PanPan (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Souvenir/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A really burning record from the Venezuelan scene at the height of its musical growth – and an album that seems to echo the blend of Latin and rock styles that were happening on the American west coast at the time – but with a nicely different vibe! Guitars and keyboards come into play ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George GuzmanIntroducing George Guzman ... LP
Fania/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Amazing Latin soul – and the first record ever by the youthful George Guzman! The grooves kick in from the word "go" – with strong electric bass setting the scene, and lots of dark, descending blue notes – copped from 60s soul and jazz influences, and crafted perfectly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ IrakereGrupo Irakere ... LP
Areito/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $25.99 30.99
An excellent batch of funky Latin tunes from Irakere – and one of the group's best albums! It's got a mix of rolling bass and electric keyboards on the best cuts – sounding a lot like the funky sound of LA Latin groups like War or El Chicano, but with more of the Afro-Cuban groove of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grupo Irakere ... CD 11.99

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IrakereTeatro Amadeo Roldan Recital ... LP
Areito/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99 32.98
A fantastic blend of funk, jazz, and Cuban rhythms – served up by the youthful Irakere, working here at the height of their powers! There's a sense of boundless energy throughout the entire record – an effort to try on so many things at once, and somehow get them all really right ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Teatro Amadeo Roldan Recital ... CD 11.99

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Ricardo JuarezHappy Time Cha Chas ... LP
Grand Award, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Blue label stereo pressing. Back cover has a name/date written in pen and a vintage price sticker.)

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La ClaveLa Clave (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
An incredible album of Latin funk – the only-ever record from this west coast combo headed by the legendary Benny Velarde! Benny's a name that you might recognize from earlier, straighter Latin dates for Fantasy – or for countless studio work during the 70s – but here, he's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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La Columna De FuegoDesde Espana – La Columna De Fuego ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
One of the funkiest Colombian records we've ever heard – a set that really resonates strongly with some of the Latin funk experiments taking place up in the US at the time, and one that has a vibe that's very different than some of the cumbia and other styles you'd be more likely to hear on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ La FantasticaFrom Ear To Ear ... LP
Ghetto/Now Again, 1971. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
Underground salsa from Orquesta La Fantastica – the group's debut from the early 70s, originally issued on the tiny Ghetto Records label! The album's a great illustration of the way that the regular Latin codes of the mainstream got broken down on the fringes – as the sounds and styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abbe Lane with Tito PuenteBe Mine Tonight ... LP
RCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Classic 50s work from vocalist Abbe Lane – and a record that's made all the better by some great arrangements from Tito Puente! Abbe's getting past the sexy tricks of other records here – and singing in a dusky tone that works perfect with Tito's tight, choppy, and highly percussive ... (Vocalists, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gorgeous Japanese pressing, with insert and printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Paquitin Lara/Ramon & His OrchestraCha Cha Anyone? ... LP
RKO Records, 1958. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Mono green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner, tiny peel spot from sticker removal, spot of marker on the back.)

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Raphy Leavitt15 Exitos ... LP
TH Rodven, 1988. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie LebronGhetto Records Presents Eddie Lebron ... LP
Ghetto/Now Again, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 27.99
A smoking set from Eddie Lebron – a singer and pianist who worked with a variety of other groups, but who really shines here on this rare date up front in the spotlight! The set was one of a handful issued on the tiny Ghetto label, and features production from Joe Bataan – and a nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – with a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Joe LocoGoin' Loco ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99 29.99
Joe Loco was one of the most amazing early Latin piano talents, and in an album like this, you can really hear him go to work in a savage way! On this set, Joe moves all over the keys in a number of different ways – from heavy left-handed stride playing, to light and lovely jazz soloing, to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on the first track. Cover has clear tape on all seams, light surface wear & aging, name in marker on the back.)

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Los BabysSabor Ritmo & Sentimiento ... LP
Eco, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(US pressing.)

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Los DiplomaticosBrindis Romantico ... LP
Kubaney, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ringwear in back.)

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Los HH (Hermanos Hermoso)Los HH ... LP
Hispavox (Spain), 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear and aging, suggested price sticker, and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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Los LobosHow Will The Wolf Survive? ... LP
Slash/Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Produced by T-Bone Burnett. (Rock, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberto LugoEl Galan De La Salsa ... LP
SoNo, 1987. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El ClavoLoe Loa – Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree ... LP
Olindo (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $20.99 26.99
Earthy vocals and plenty of percussion – a wonderful set of parranda tracks from Betsayda Machado, who works here with a tight combo that really sends her vocals over the top! On her own, Betsayda would be enough – a singer with the expressive qualities of older giants, such as Omara ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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MachitoMambo Holiday ... LP
Harmony, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99 14.99
An excellent Machito album – with a hard straight ahead sound that's way better than a lot of his other albums from the time! There's loads of great percussion on the record, and plenty of strong Afro-Cuban grooves, recorded in spare arrangements with a bit of echo on the mix to give the set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Machito/Charlie Parker/Dizzy GillespieAfro Cuban Jazz ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Groundbreaking Latin Jazz – and an essential 2LP set! The album brings together classic work for Norman Granz' Verve and Clef labels in the cubop mode – including Dizzy Gillespie's Manteca Suite, Machito's Afro-Cuban Suite, titles by Chico O'Farrill, and others recorded in 1949 and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have small stickers.)

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MantecasBlack Nile ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), 2023. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
The group's name is a reference to a classic Latin jazz instrumental, and the album's title is a reference to a Wayne Shorter song from years back – both of which together give a strong idea of the strength of the record within! These guys play Latin music, but with a lot more complexity on ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marife De TrianaMarife De Triana ... LP
Alhambra (Venezuela), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99 11.99
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(Blue label pressing in the flip-back Venevox cover, with light wear and aging, some notes and small marks in pencil in front, and a tiny sticker spot in back.)

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Raul Marrero16 Exitos ... LP
Disco Mundo, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Mid 80s issue.)

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Raul MarreroJamas Lo Vas A Saber ... LP
Professional, 1970. Very Good ... $16.99
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(Cover has a small peel spot in the upper left corner with a spot of clear tape.)

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Raul MarreroSoy Tuyo Y De Nadie Mas ... LP
RM, Mid 1970s. Very Good ... $8.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, clear tape on the top & bottom seams, some marker on the back.)

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Melcochita Y Su ConjuntoDejen Bailar Al Loco ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
The cover image here will give you a great idea of the vibe of the record – as Melochita was a comedian as well as a Latin musician, and brings a great sense of playful wit to the album! A number of cuts feature vocals that have this really odd, almost cartoony style that's totally great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miltinho con Pocho Perez Y Su OrquestarTabien ... LP
Sonus, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99 11.99
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(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda E Seus Amigos ... LP
RCA/Victor (Brazil), Early/Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99 14.99
With Francisco Alves, Silvio Caldas, Carlos Galhardo, Mario Reis, Almirante, Lamartine Babo, Castro Barbosa, Patricio Teixeira, and Murillo Caldas. (Brazil, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue. Cover has some wear and aging, some sticker remnants in back, and is lightly bent at the bottom left corner.)

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Mita Y Su Monte AdentroArecibo ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 30.99
A really cool record, and one that uses the Cuban tres in a style that's nicely different than more traditional modes – often blending it with some of the hipper small combo Latin elements that had popped up on the New York scene in the mid 60s, which gives the instrument a very different ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose Luis MoneroDancing At The Escambron ... LP
Marvela (Puerto Rico), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99 16.99
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(White label pressing. The back cover has a small name in pen, light aging.)

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Money ChichaChicha Summit ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2021. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Rock, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the catalog insert. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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Lalo Morales & His Latin OrchestraLatin Dance Party ... LP
Crown, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
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(Cover has some ringwear.)

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MoralesLatin Dance Party ... LP
Bravo/International Award, Early 1960s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, center split in the top seam, small split in the bottom seam, and a small name and dots in marker in back. Label has a small name in marker.)

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Noro MoralesAdios Muchachos ... LP
Riverside, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99 11.99
One of Noro Morales' hippest albums of the time – a tight set done for Riverside Records, with a jazzier edge than some of his other records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam with tape remnant. The back has light wear & spots of pen.)

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Noro MoralesAt The Harvest Moon Ball ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
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(Stereo blue label Forum pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Noro MoralesCha Cha Cha's ... LP
Design, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99 14.99
Classic stuff by Noro – and a wonderful selection of hard to find material from the 50s! This isn't really a greatest hits album – but it is a good sampling of some of his better (and better-recorded) work during the postwar years, and almost all of the tracks have a nice hard groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Small label pressing with deep groove in a Design Comnpatible Fidelity cover. Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, splitting in the top seam, and a small name in marker in back. Label has a small name in marker.)

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Noro MoralesHis Piano & Rhythm ... LP
Ansonia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Great stuff – and one of the purest examples we can find of the Latin piano style of the great Noro Morales! Noro plays here without any of the trappings of some of his other records – just working with a small rhythm combo on an all-instrumental set – with tremendous solo work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
 



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