Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

Latin — Recently Added

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


Fania/Craft, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thump, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A massive live set, and one that features three classic groups from the west coast Latin scene – all working together in the same venue! Although the date is late, the groups all still have plenty of their classic sound intact – and the album features Malo serving up material for about ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dos Santos

City Of Mirrors
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy
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 ... CD

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

Heat/Jungle Fire
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A pair of killers from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to bck on a single CD! First up is Heat – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the ... CD

Los Corraleros De Majagual

Esta Si Esta Salsa
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Los Corraleros De Majagual are pictured in front of the Brooklyn Bridge on the cover, but the group hail from Colombia, and deliver a style that's very much their own take on salsa – one that mixes familiar New York elements with sounds specific to their scene – including some great use ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discomoda, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A really wonderful record from this cool combo from Venezuela – young, tight, and full of energy throughout on this late 60s set – almost as if they were taking cues from the New York scene, but also serving up some of their own groove too! There's still some older pachanga elements in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discomoda, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A great album from Cheche Mendoza and his Los Satelites combo – a group who first formed in the 60s, but who were really hitting their stride by the time of this record! The combo hail from Venezuela, and have a vibe that's nicely different than some of the New York and Puerto Rican groups ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora

Yo Traigo Boogaloo (180 gram pressing)
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epsilon/CuBop, 1977. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Willie Rodriguez

Willie Rodriguez Swings
Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning sounds from Willie Rodriguez – easily one of the hardest, heaviest leaders on the 60s scene in New York! The record is a live one, but has the focus and intensity of Willie's best studio work for Fonseca – red hot grooves that are a fusion of Willie's Puerto Rican roots with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Willie Rodriguez

Mi Montuno
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Willie Rodriguez at his 60s best – driving his combo with a fire and fury that few other Latin leaders could match! The grooves here are raw and tight, right from the start – a recasting of Cuban descarga modes into an even tighter combo setting – with percussion leading the way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... CD
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of ... CD

Alfonso Lovo

La Gigantona
Numero, 1976. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.98
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 ... CD

Conjunto Quisqueya

Conjunto Quisqueya
Discomoda (Venezuela), 1993. New Copy
A set recorded 20 years into the history of this great Venezuelan group – but one that still shows them very much at the top of their game – working in a style that mixes salsa with more contemporary rhythms from their nearby scenes – often moving at a clip that's even faster than ... CD

Joe Bataan & Los Fulanos

King Of Latin Soul
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, ... CD

Rabbits & Carrots

Soul Latino
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the ... CD
Fania/Craft, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the sweetest singers of the Latin Soul era – the amazing Ralfi Pagan, a vocalist who was equally at home with English and Spanish, and who had a huge influence on the sound of 70s east coast soul! Ralfi's got a fragile vocal style that was right up there with the best of the New ... LP, Vinyl record album

Karamanduka Y Melcochita with Mag Peruvian All-Stars

Extra – Acabo Con Lima Huyo Pa New York
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Karamanduka and Melcochita build a bridge from Lima to New York with this wonderful collection of sounds – a record that's every bit as strong as the most cooking sessions on Peru's Mag label from the time, but which also has a special flavor that really nods to the Latin Soul generation too! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lebron Brothers

Llegamos/We're Here
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Soaring salsa from the mighty Lebron Brothers – a group who first burst on the Latin scene with a strong run of Latin Soul recordings, but who are taking a more straightforward approach here! Yet that change hardly makes any difference, as the Lebrons still have that bold, youthful energy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Alegre/Craft, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic little album of Latin Soul – a perfect example of why Pete was known as the "King Of The Boogaloo" during the 60s! The group's having a non-stop party on the album – breaking it hard with heavy piano lines, rumbling bass underneath the grooves, tight timbales, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Los Hacheros

Bambulaye
Chulo, 2016. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
American Clave/Nonesuch, Late 80s. New Copy 3LP
A stunning collection of work from one of the greatest periods in the career of this global music legend – material that gave Astor Piazzolla a chance to really stretch out and push some of the more modern ideas in his creations! First up is the incredible Zero Hour album – a fantastic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy
A wicked bit of funky Latin from the Colombian scene of the 70s – and a record that mixes together all different styles at once – in a mode that's maybe a lot more like some of the hip samba soul and funky productions on the Emi/Odeon label in early 70s Brazil, than some of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Maller/Adarce (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A really cool little record from 70s Spain – one that takes themes from classical music, and opens them up in all sorts of really wonderful grooves – hardly classical at all, and much more in the vein of some of the European soundtrack material of the time! Paco Ros handles a range of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Paul Ortiz Y La Orch Son

Los Que Son
Ghetto/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elia Y Elizabeth

Elia Y Elizabeth
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elia Y Elizabeth

Alegria
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Killer Colombian work from Combo Los Yogas – a 60s group who've got a sound that's maybe more like some of the hardest grooves coming from Puerto Rico at the time! There's a wicked pre-salsa style going on here – fierce percussion and piano right from the start – definitely ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cheo Rosario

El Vive Bien
Salsa, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A killer cooker on the small Salsa label from New York – part of the Mary Lou family of labels, all of whom really knew how to deliver up the goods back in the day! Like most of the label's records, there's a nicely varied vibe going on here – a lot less structured than some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dos Santos

City Of Mirrors
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tata Vasquez

Ecstasy
La China/Jazz Room (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A rare salsa session, originally issued on a very small label – and one of the few albums we've ever seen under the leadership of Tata Vasquez! The set's got a fantastic sound throughout – very soulful lead vocals from Felix Santini, on tracks that also open up with a richly rhythmic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Forget any cliches you might have in mind about Cuban music – that idea that all the "old guys" of the Buena Vista Social Club were responsible for most of the sounds of Havana – because here, you'll hear amazing sounds from the younger generation – an amazing array of ... CD

Tino Contreras

La Noche De Los Dias
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy
A brilliant late statement from Tino Contreras – the legendary Mexican drummer who's been part of the jazz scene in Mexico City for decades – and who can still give the world wonderfully vibrant music like this! There's a deeply spiritual vibe to the record – a sound that's like ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joey Pastrana

Let's Ball
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
A fantastic look at one of the biggest contributions that Cuba ever made to music in the 20th Century – the rise of the jam session and descarga scene in Havana right before the revolution – a moment that saw an already-great style get even better in the hands of a few key musicians! ... CD

La New Breed Orchestra

Jala Jala Woe Woe Baby
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
No woe here at all – because the album's very upbeat, and very joyous all the way through – played in the best young combo mode of the 60s! Latin soul, jazz, and older descarga modes all come into play on the set – mixed up in the Puerto Rican groove of the Fonseca Records scene ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chihuahua

Descarga Cubana
Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fonseca/Andale, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Some of Ricardo Ray's earliest work – recorded in New York in the mid 60s, after Ray had "arrived" from the Puerto Rico scene! The set's actually got a groove that points the way towards the famous Ray sound of years to come – a style that has traces of older mambo modes, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ruben Blades & Boca Livre

Parceiros
Ruben Blades, 2022. New Copy
Ruben Blades is way more than just a superstar in Latin music – over the decades, he's become a key global figure, and one with much diversity in his work – as you'll hear on this great collaboration with the Brazilian quartet Boca Livre! Boca Livre have a warm harmony vocal style that ... CD

Okute

Okute
Chulo, 2021. New Copy
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 ... CD
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy
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 ... CD
Ansonia/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the best work ever from Puerto Rican percussionist Rafael Cortijo Verdejo – sides recorded in New York for the Ansonia label, at a time when Cortijo's music was even more rootsy than it was a decade before! The material here marks a renewed sense of tradition in players of Cortijo's ... CD

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

Saffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A double-header to die for – two of the rarest albums from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Saffron & Soul – one of the first albums from the legendary Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a wonderful little record that ... CD

Cesar Ascarrunz

Cesar 830
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy
CD...$7.99 14.99
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a ... CD

Havana Swing

Aqui Esta La Rumba
Discomoda, 1996. New Copy
A Havana Swing, but by a Venezuelan group of the 90s – one who do a great job of bringing in plenty of warmer salsa modes to the set! The music does a great job of combining traditional percussion with some jazzier touches on alto and tenor sax – often used in tandem with these soaring ... CD
 
Updated October 02, 2022


⇑ Top