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


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Grossoi (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP
Classic Latin sounds from Cachao – the Cuban bassist who helped invent so many important styles at the end of the 50s! As you might guess from the title, the collection focuses on some of Cachao's most groovy, most upbeat tracks – largely recorded in Havana under his own leadership, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ritual (with download)
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Orchestra Power
Mericana/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A group with all the power you'd expect from their name – a youthful 70s combo led by Juan Robles on timbales – and featuring some nice sax lines from Luis DeJesus amidst the trumpets and trombones! There's some great sinister currents between the piano and percussion – almost a ... CD
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El Primer LP
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy
The first album by Latin combo Tempo 70 – in case you couldn't guess from the title – and a very nice debut for this multi-faceted group! The combo smoke in plenty of heady salsa territory – especially on the upbeat tracks, which have a lively spirit that really makes the album ... CD
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Out Of My Mind
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Cosa Nuestra
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
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Riot
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Senor 007
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Message
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hustler
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant early work from a young Willie Colon – a true hustler if there ever was one! The album has an amazing energy that really bridges a number of Latin scenes – it's part descarga jamming, part Latin soul, and part traditional Latin – put together with a no-nonsense approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Peace & Rhythm, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Los Terrificos really live up to their name here – in a set of sounds that take Latin roots and push them into the trippy territory you might expect from the cover! The group's headed up by Ray Lugo, who we love from other creative contemporary Latin projects – and he's really outdone ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Early work from La Lupe – but a set that already shows the highly dynamic style that would make her a real standout in 60s Latin music! A number of the tracks here are listed as "rock" in the rhythms – which doesn't exactly mean that Lupe's singing rock music, but already ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ja Ja Pacha
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet pachanga grooves from Orquesta Aragon – and a set that's a lot more stripped down than some of their material from the 50s! There's still a few echoes of the cha cha groove here, but the overall approach is definitely in keeping with the image on the cover – light flute lines ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Charangas Y Pachangas
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Lean, lively work from Orquesta Aragon – a set that has the famous Cuban combo firmly hitting the pachanga era with a sweet mix of flute, violin, piano, and percussion! Vocals on some tracks echo an older Cuban mode, with some romantic touches – but the overall instrumentation has much ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
The dances of today – circa 1962 – served up here by Orquesta Aragon with a sweet blend of pachanga and charanga styles! Instrumentation is relatively lean – and even the string elements are used in a nicely punctuated style – one that works well with the sweet-stepping ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Young Man With A Horn
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Massive work from the great Bobby Valentin – his first-ever album, issued back when he was a jazzy trumpeter! The record offers the "best in boogaloo" – as the cover states – and features a very mod mix of tunes that really gets at the mish-mash crossover energy of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A sweet set of groovers from lovely Spanish ladies of the early 60s to mid 70s – ye-ye, rock, beat, garage, R&B, soul, Latin inspired sounds – and numbers that combine many of the above! Chicas features groovy numbers by Mararita Sierra, Sonia, Los Que Vivimos, Vainica Doble, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Chant
Prestige/Tru Sound, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best albums ever recorded by this groundbreaking Latin jazz combo – and a magnificent blend of jazz instrumentation and deeper Latin roots! Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet was a new sound in Latin jazz – one that took the piano/bass/conga rhythms of smaller groups of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ocho 3
United Artists, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The killer 3rd album by this legendary Latin group from the early 70s! The set's a very tasty batch of Latin jazz, Latin funk, and a few straighter Latin cuts – and it's possibly their toughest album to find in the original. The group gets hot and heavy on a Latin version of James Brown's ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 06, 2016


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