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Latin — Recently Added

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


Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A true revolution in Cuban music – not the familiar cha cha and pachanga modes of the pre-Castro years, but instead the huge wave of fresh styles and combinations that sprung up in the years to come! The tracks here aren't the kind of Cuban sounds that are locked in time by the all-star ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A true revolution in Cuban music – not the familiar cha cha and pachanga modes of the pre-Castro years, but instead the huge wave of fresh styles and combinations that sprung up in the years to come! The tracks here aren't the kind of Cuban sounds that are locked in time by the all-star ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cachao/Juliu Guiterrez/Fajardo/Nino Rivera

Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (5CD set)
Panart/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5 CDs
An incredible collection of records – a series of albums that forever changed the sound of Latin music around the world! These five sets were all cooked up in the changing Cuban scene at the start of the 60s – where musicians were getting looser and freer, with a sound that was quite ... CD
Barbes, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
A cool little compilation that's as groovy as you might guess from the title – and one that finally brings to light the lesser-known genre of chica – an odd fusion of cumbia rhythms with more psychedelic-styled instrumentation on farfisa, organ, and guitar! The core grooves remind us a ... 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
Fania/Craft, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tico/Craft, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Guerra Company/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rumba/P-Vine (Japan), 1961. New Copy
Classic material from Cortijo's legendary combo with Ismael Rivera on vocals – one of the first records to really showcase the great sounds coming from the Puerto Rican scene in the early 60s! Rhythms are plenty lively – as Cortijo's group has the same sharp focus as the early Joe Cuba ... CD

Cortijo Y Su Combo Con Ismael Rivera

Cortijo En New York
Gema/P-Vine (Japan), 1959. New Copy
Cortijo in New York – making for a classic meeting of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican sounds – with plenty of help from the young Ismael Rivera! Rhythms are tight throughout – very fierce and full, showing the new energy of the younger generation that Cortijo helped get going at the ... CD
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)
One of the stranger albums on Disco Fuentes during the 60s – served up by a group with a caveman look on the cover, and who also had a bit of a caveman schtick in their approach – but who also managed to groove with a lean sound that's mighty nice all the way through! The album takes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fania/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dos Santos

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International Anthem, 2018. New Copy
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... LP, Vinyl record album

Eddie Palmieri

Mi Luz Mayor
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy
A hard-driving set from the great Eddie Palmieri – and a record that's maybe his strongest salsa effort in years, even though it's still filled with lots of the edgey, jazzy touches he's also brought to his best material in recent decades! The album's got a very strong lead vocal presence ... CD

Dos Santos

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International Anthem, 2018. New Copy
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... CD

Har-You Percussion Group

Har-You Percussion Group
ESP/CuBop, 1995. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an ... CD
Roulette/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

Big Stick/Dateline
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
Two rare gems from this legendary Latin group – both on CD for the first time ever! Big Stick is quite possibly the rarest album from Pucho & The Latin Soul brothers – and also one of the greatest, too – thanks to a wonderfully soulful vibe overall, and some wicked vocals ... CD

Cesar Ascarrunz

Cesar 830
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy
CD...$8.99 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
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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
Fania/Craft, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rumba/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy
That's a pretty festive pig roast taking place on the cover of this one – and the band's got an equally festive groove to match! The set bristles with all the sharp energy we love from the early Cortijo albums – a tight, percussion-heavy approach to Latin grooves – one that's a ... CD

Robin Jones Seven

El Maja
Apollo Sound/Jazz Room (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A classic album of Latin grooves from the UK scene – a musical world that wasn't always a hotbed of styles in the Afro-Cuban mode, but which did have the benefit of the mighty percussionist Robin Jones! Jones was born in India, but moved to London during the same post-colonial jazz migration ... LP, Vinyl record album
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown ... CD

Sunny & The Sunliners

Little Brown Eyed Soul
Key Loc/Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorites ever cut by Tex-Mex soulsters Sunny & The Sunliners – largely because it's got some really nice funk tracks! The album features a set of all English language tracks – with Sunny Ozuna singing in his best sweet soul style on the ballad tracks, and hitting a raw ... LP, Vinyl record album
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy
Late work from Machito, but great work too – a live set that shows that he's not only still a hell of a Latin bandleader, but also open to some of the more advance modes the music took on in the 60s and 70s! Tracks are long and very jamming – performed live by a band that includes work ... CD
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
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2003. New Copy
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 ... CD
BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The ... CD
Dorado/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy
Lost grooves from Spanish Harlem – an incredible set of Latin Soul from The 107th Street Stickball Team! With a name like that, the group certainly aren't as well-remembered as contemporaries like Joe Bataan or Willie Colon, but they've got a soulful groove that definitely fits the style of ... CD

Paquito Roca

Tango Time
Mercury, 1950s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Pete Terrace

My One & Only Love
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Extra, Late 50s. Very Good
Includes selections by Bienvenido Granda with La Sonora Matancera, Trio Los Panchos, Sexteto Matamoros, Daniel Santos with La Sonora Matancera and Claudio Ferrer, Celio Gonzales with La Sonora Alegre, Manolo Monterrey with Billos Caracas Boys, German Valdez, Pepe Merino with La Gloria Matancera, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dona Mariquita

Bienvenido Granda
Primovox, 1966. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dos Santos

Logos
International Anthem, 2018. Near Mint-
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... LP, Vinyl record album

Davilita Y El Sexteto Borinquen

Canciones Patrioticas De Davilita
Festival (Puerto Rico), Early 70s. Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Panart (Cuba), Early 60s. Very Good
Includes selections by J Benitez, Juan Polanco, Conjunto Senen Suarez, Conjunto Casino, Luis Santi, Rene Del Mar, and Orquesta Riverside. LP, Vinyl record album

Conjunto Barroco

Salsa Y Rumba
Grajales, Early 80s. Sealed
Features Oscar and Julian Rizo on vocals – and titles include "Ese Atrevimiento", "Me Pongo Celoso", "Negra Rumbera", "Paz", and "Caballo Viejo Murio". LP, Vinyl record album

Erasto Noyola

Erasto Noyola
Musimex, 1970s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Alfonso Morquecho

Las Tandas De Morquecho
Vik (Mexico), Late 50s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Suave, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Verne (Puerto Rico), Early 60s. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy
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 ... CD

Emilio Dominguez Y La Sonera Veracruzana

Emilio Dominguez
Vik (Mexico), 1960s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Phoenix, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
An insanely great record – filled with lots of odd twists and turns, and done in a really unusual way! The session is an obscure one that features Pharoah Sanders joining the tight combo, who are working here with a very different sound than usual! Earlier Latin Jazz Quintet albums have the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arsenio Rodriguez

Arsenio Dice – Arsenio Says
Tico, 1968. Near Mint-
A beautiful album by the famous Cuban guitarist and tres player Arsenio Rodriguez – one recorded during the late 60's, with a sound that's very different than a lot of the other older albums of his that are available! Arsenio's sound is right up front, and he's backed by some nice late 60's ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 21, 2021


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