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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!


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

Dos Santos

Logos
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

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
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
Discos Fuentes/Domino Sound, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Old school cumbia tunes – with plenty of raw rhythms and acoustic instrumentation in the mix! The package is a wicked batch of rare numbers from Colombia's legendary Discos Fuentes – most of which are from the early and mid 60s, recorded at a time when the imprint was really making ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP
A stunning collection of rare work from the west coast of Colombia – sounds that are in the deepest Afro-Peruvian tradition, given that a large part of the area's population is of African descent! Much of the music is heavily percussive, but filled with these fantastic instrumental bursts on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rolando La'Serie/Cortijo Y Su Combo/Ismael Rivera

Danger Do Not Trespass (with bonus track)
Rumba/P-Vine (Japan), 1961. New Copy
No danger here – unless you're afraid of the raw power of a stunning 60s Latin session – this gem of a record that features lead vocals from Roland La'Serie and a young Ismael Rivera – each of whom get plenty of tracks on their own, then come together for two duet numbers too! ... CD
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

Bueno, Y Que?
Rumba/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy
Damn hard to go wrong with Cortijo at this point in his career – as records like this are razor-sharp, all the way through! The cooker features excellent vocals from a young Ismael Rivera – who's already got this transcendent quality that points towards larger Latin dimensions to come ... 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
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A very groovy set, and one that already won us over with its cover – even though we're not sure the pink-pantsuited lady playing vibes is part of the group at all! Instead, these guys are a heavily percussive combo that thrive on the best modes of small combo 60s Latin – think Joe Cuba ... 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

Dos Santos

Logos
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

Orlando Marin

Out Of My Mind
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alfonso Lovo

La Gigantona
Numero, 1976. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Terrace

Home Of Boogaloo
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Macondo

Macondo
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.98
A blend of soulful styles from the mighty Macondo! This self-titled set is pretty hip batch of tracks – sort of a mixture of early 70s LA Latin funk, with some lighter elements of Brazilian music, possibly added into the record by Claudio Slon, who produced the set for Sergio Mendes. The ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches ... CD
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

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

Harlem River Drive

Harlem River Drive
Roulette/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary Latin funk album – spearheaded by Eddie Palmieri! The record is a landmark crossover album from the early 70s – cut at the end of the Latin soul era, but featuring that genre's wonderful mix of Puerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk – which are ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

Saffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy
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

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

Heat/Jungle Fire
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
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
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2003. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

El Tipo Este Y Al Quetz

La Revancha De La Manana
Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
That's a pretty darn striking image on the cover – and the sounds within are pretty darn striking too – a fantastic mix of Cuban roots and contemporary hip hop production! French producer Al Quetz works here with El Tipo Este of Cuban hip hop group Obsesion – and the style is far ... 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
Grosso! (Spain), 1940s. New Copy 2LP
A massive slice of music from percussionist Chano Pozo – best known as the guy who helped forge the mix of bebop and Latin that became known as cubop in the 40s – but also a hell of a musician in his own right too! The set brings together work from a wealth of early 78rpm singles ... LP, Vinyl record album

Juaneco Y Su Combo

El Gran Cacique
Infopesa (Peru), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A cornerstone of the classic chica groove in Peru – and one of the albums that put Juaneco and his very groovy combo on the musical map of 70s South America! The tracks are mostly instrumental, and have a fantastically tight blend of percussion, keyboard lines, and electric guitar – ... 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
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
A killer compilation of late 60s & 70s tunes by Peruvian cumbia combo Los Destellos – leaning on the psychedelia inspired sounds from their earlier years! The sound is rooted in cumbia rhythms and electric guitar – but it nimble and spindly of heavily fuzzed out – with a more ... 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

Abelardo Barroso

Cha Cha Cha
World Circuit, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Landmark recordings from Cuban singer Abelardo Barroso – one of the most expressive voices on the Havana scene – both before and after the revolution! Barroso is heard here in he company of Orquesta Sensacion – a great group with a very rhythmic vibe, and a style that's often in ... CD
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
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
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
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
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.98
A cool collection of work from Bob Azzam – a unique talent on the French scene at the start of the 60s, and one who was responsible for some mighty nice grooves! Bob hails from Algeria, and works here in a mix of Latin rhythms and Mid-East inflections – blending the groovy and the ... CD
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through ... LP, Vinyl record album

Landy Nova

De Ahora Palante
Inca, 1974. Very Good-
A lasting classic from the great Landy Nova – a 70s salsa session at the core, but one that also seems to carry on some of the energy of the Latin Soul generation too! Landy handled all the songs and arrangements himself – and the lyrics are a mix of English and Spanish, sung by Chino ... LP, Vinyl record album

Celina Y Reutilio

Sabroso Y Mas
Rumba, 1960s. Very Good+
Features the tracks "El Remolo", "Cana Brava", "El Canto De Tu Boca", "Mambo Tuajiro", "Yo Se Quien Me Tira" LP, Vinyl record album
Inca, Early 70s. Very Good
With Paquito Guzman and El Rolo Gonzalez – and tracks that include "Alma Con Alma", "Los Cabezones", "Debate", "Vida Consentida", "Pecador", and "Cuero Na Ma". LP, Vinyl record album
Tesoros (Colombia), 1960s. Very Good+
Includes Carlos Spaventa, Alberto Villa, Agustin Magaldi, Jguillermo Casali, Hector Palacios, Roberto Quiroga, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Jaime Llano Gonzalez

Sabrosa Musica
Sonolux (Colombia), Late 60s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Musicor, Mid 60s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Impacto Crea

Cobarde
Vaya, 1974. Very Good-
A tight little salsa combo with a nice jazzy edge – led by trumpeter Carmelo Rivera, and featuring vocals by Nelson De Jesus, Cheo Feliciano, and Salvador Tirado. The sound's got some nice rootsy touches – with a bit of bajo and percussion on the best numbers, and an overall feel that's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cuarteto Ritmo De Oro

Fuego Cubano
Dimsa (Venezuela), 1960s. Very Good+
Features the tracks, "El Pollo De Carlitos", "Pisale La Cola Al Gato", "Estoy Loco", "Mi Rumba" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Combo, 1983. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Famoso/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
That's a mighty big loaf of bread on the cover – and there's a mighty big sound on the record as well – a fantastic blend of early 70s salsa modes from this very cooking little combo – served up in a blend of two saxes, two trumpets, and plenty of great percussion and piano! The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Orquesta Sociedad '76

From The Big Apple With Love
Borinquen (Puerto Rico), Mid 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jose Antonio Mendez

Canta Solo Para Enamorados
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good-
Titles include "Delirio", "La Gloria Eres Tu", "Sufre Mas", "Amada Mia", "Te Me Olvidas", "Enigma", "Mi Mejor Cancion", and "Mil Congojas". LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 11, 2020


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