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Latin — In Stock — LPs

XWe're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!

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Jack Bongo BurgerEnd On Bongos (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hi Fi/Modern Harmonic, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A sweet set from that great record moment when Latin styles were coming into play with the hipper sounds of the bachelor pad world! Jack "Bongo" Burger was a west coast percussionist with a very similar style to Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – and in fact, since they're both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Manny CorchadoSwing While You Can – Aprovecha El Tiempo ... LP
Decca/Everland (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A tasty Latin number from the 60s – recorded as one of a small handful of excellent Latin sides cut by Decca during the Latin Soul era! The record's kind of split down the middle, with half tracks that are in a straight Latin vein, and half tracks that are in a feisty boogaloo style. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Swing While You Can – Aprovecha El Tiempo ... CD 7.99

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Elvis Costello & OthersSpanish Model ... LP
Universal, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 25.99
A new take on a classic set from Elvis Costello – a record that features all the tunes from the classic This Year's Model album, done anew, and with Spanish language vocals from a variety of global stars! The overall sound of the record is a bit more contemporary than the 70s release – ... (Rock, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl with reverse board sleeve with obi & dome-pattern inner sleeve.)
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City Of Mirrors (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99
City Of Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "Azucena Dreams" colored vinyl pressing.)
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City Of Mirrors ... LP 22.99
City Of Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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Elia Y ElizabethAlegria ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A totally wonderful little set from the Colombian scene of the early 70s – very different than most other music of that place at the time – and with this sunny, groovy vibe that's got a very universal appeal! Elia and Elizabeth sing in Spanish, and harmonize over these bouncy backings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elia Y ElizabethElia Y Elizabeth ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Elia and Elizabeth look wonderfully sweet on the cover, and they sound wonderfully sweet within – harmonizing nicely over a set of arrangements that are filled with all sorts of really cool and groovy elements! The pair get great help from arranger Jimmy Salcedo, whose La Onda Tres combo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion ... (Soul, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Ibrahim FerrerBuena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 31.98
Maybe one of the most wonderful things to come out of the Buena Visa Social Club project of Ry Cooder – a record that introduced many Americans to the voice of Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer – a talent from back in the day, but one whose route to US audiences was closed for decades because ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 180 gram pressing – with bonus art print, and 16 page booklet!)
Also available Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer ... CD 4.99

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Gerardo FrisinaRhythmic Conversations ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Some of the rootsiest work we've heard in years from the mighty Gerardo Frisina – a set that still has his rhythm programs in the mix, but combined with loads of acoustic drums, percussion, piano and vibes – all given some sweet touches by occasional Fender Rhodes solos as well! The ... (New Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ghetto BrothersPower/Fuerza ... LP
Salsa International/Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
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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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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Julian Y Su ComboBuenaventura Con Julian Y Su Combo Sabor (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Metropoli/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The crazy look of the band on the cover might make you think you're getting something weird and wild, but the album's got a rock-solid sound that's right up there with the best of the South American scene – that vibe that some indie labels had during the 70s, where they were working a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lebron Brothers OrchestraPsychedelic Goes Latin ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Amazing work from the New York underground of the late 60s – an album that's as magical as its title implies! Latin definitely goes psychedelic on this one – burning through a cloud of smoke with a brilliant blend of soul, jazz, and the hipper rhythms of the Spanish Harlem scene at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Alfredo Linares Y Su SonoraYo Traigo Boogaloo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
A killer Latin set from late 60s Peru – one of those mighty Latin cookers from the Mag Records label – a small imprint that never got much circulation up here in the states, but which was clearly tuned in to the best modes from New York! Alfredo Linares is a real cooker on the piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Los ChapillacsLo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo Y Los Alaracosos Chapillacs ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99
A smoking second set from Los Chapillacs – a group who work in the older modes of chicha and psychedelic cumbia that you'd know from the Peruvian scene, but one who also bring all sorts of weird and wonderful touches of their own into play! The record's got some of the dreamlike quality of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Los HacherosBambulaye ... LP
Chulo, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Hard-driving Latin from Los Hacheros – a group of younger players who really get the sound of the classic era down perfectly – mixing Cuban roots, descarga jamming, and some really wonderful vocal refrains throughout! Instrumentation is heavy on percussion, and the grooves feature lots ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Los HacherosPilon (with bonus download) ... LP
Chulo, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 18.97
A contemporary Latin combo, but one with a really unique feel as well – a mix of 60s charanga modes, 50s Cuban roots, and some definite modern phrasing! The group has a really wonderful blend of flute, violin, trombone, tres, and percussion – and congolero Hector "Papote" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... LP
Numero, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.99
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfonso Noel LovoTerremoto Richter 6:25 – Managua (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
The title's a reference to an earthquake that hit Nicaragua in the 70s – but for this set, Alfonso Noel Lovo left his homeland to record up in New Orleans – mixing together a range of Latin, psychedelic, and Crescent City modes for an album that certainly packs a punch! Titles include ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MachitoKenya (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roulette/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A real corker from Machito – a set that's got a lot more bite and earthy fire than some of his other albums of the 50s – as you might be able to guess from the cover and the title! The record definitely lives up to the Afro-Cuban promise on the front – thanks to very hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Ricardo MarreroTaste ... LP
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99 49.99
Maybe the best album ever from the mighty Ricardo Marrero – a 70s Latin talent who didn't record much, but always gave the world something wonderful when he did! The set's got this really great vibe – some cuts that update 60s Latin soul modes with even more righteous 70s elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi – part of the Groove Diggers series!)

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Litto NebbiaBazar De Los Milagros ... LP
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 33.99
There were some really amazing sounds going down in the Argentine scene of the 70s – and this record is definitely one of the best examples of the scene at its creative height! There's almost as much electric piano on the record as there are vocals – used in all these cool, open styles ... (Rock, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Okute ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Orquesta Akokan16 Rayos (crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bold rays of sunlight from Orquesta Akokan – a contemporary group, but one who recorded this set in Havana's legendary Egrem Studios – which is part of the very classic vibe throughout! There's plenty of younger Latin combos that have been serving up old school modes in recent years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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Paul Ortiz Y La Orch SonLos Que Son (splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ghetto/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
An obscure salsa set from the start of the 70s, and a stone cooker too – thanks to top-shelf production from Joe Bataan – a great artist in his own right, and a surprising choice to helm this set! Yet the credit here really goes to leader Paul Ortiz – who plays piano and leads ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joey PastranaLet's Ball ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The title alone should make you want to pick this one up – as anyone with the guts to name a record Let's Ball back in the 60s really had something going! The album's one of the best of Joey Pastrana's early gems – a fierce little record that explodes with Latin Soul energy, and which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Omara PortuondoOmara Portuondo (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
World Circuit, 2000. New Copy ... $30.99 32.98
The legendary Omara Portuondo is one of those Cuban music greats from years back – and one of a handful who were finally given some larger exposure to the American market during the Buena Vista Social Club project of the late 90s! It's not as if Omara had stopped performing – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited purple vinyl pressing – with bonus 12 page booklet of notes!)

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersTough! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Killer Latin soul from Pucho and crew – and an album that's one of their greatest! The record is also one of the earliest by the group, and it features a different lineup than later ones – with William Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vince McEwan on trumpet. There's a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SacbeSacbe ... LP
Discos Arte/Favorite (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 48.99
Sweet Latin fusion from Sacbe – a Mexican group, but one who work with some of the best elements of the Brazilian jazz scene of the time – long-flowing lines, nicely complex rhythms, and a very organic sense of balance between the acoustic and electric instruments in the group! These ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SolSol (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerra Company/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
Killer Latin funk from the mid 70s – a totally rare little set, but a masterpiece all the way through! Sol is a combo headed up by keyboardist Joe Gallardo – and they've got a groove that blends together some wonderful elements – including jazz funk, straight Latin, and a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SolaUn Muneco De Madera ... LP
RCA/Be With (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A really groovy little record, and one that's got all sorts of very cool things going on – sweet female vocals from Sola that almost feel like they're lifted from a French record, and not a Spanish language set – mixed with orchestrations that have a nice undercurrent of funk – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Son YambuTremendo Ambiente ... LP
Apollo Sound (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
Son Yambu is a group with a very diverse membership, as you might guess from their image on the cover – a mixture of musicians from Cuba and players in London – the city that Son Yambu currently calls home! The music is heavy on influences from the older son genre of Cuban music – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Today's Latin ProjectToday's Latin Project ... LP
Discomate/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A walearic classic from the Japanese scene of the early 80s – a set that's definitely got some of the Latin elements promised in the title, but which also resonates strongly with some of the more electronic modes of the time! The tunes are instrumental, and often a bit jazzy – but also ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al ValdezGozando (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A complete killer from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – a set that shows just how special it is when the leadoff descarga track breaks into a searing saxophone solo within the first few seconds! Things don't let up after that – and Al Valdez keeps things moving and grooving at a level ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMambo Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pure Pleasure (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 59.99
New recordings done for a contemporary film, but music that's got a very timeless vibe overall – sounds that really take us back to the glory days of Cuban music, with a quality that's very different than some of the bigger names that have gotten wider exposure in recent years! A number of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing – first time on vinyl!)

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VariousPaths Of Pain – The Caife Label – Quito 1960 to 1968 ... LP
Caife/Honest Jons (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
A really beautiful collection of music – and work from a scene that we've hardly heard from before – given that all these tracks were taken from the 60s catalog of the Caife Records label in Ecuador! The music is often an unusual hybrid of modes – older folkloric styles mixes ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 28.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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