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


Yo Amaneci
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Andres Landero has a pretty wild look on the cover here – and the sound of his music is equally wild, too – a very raw, rootsy approach to cumbia – very much in the most hard-edged style of the genre, with a quality that often feels more ancient than the 70s recording dates of ... CD
Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1980
Latin Percussion Ventures/Bomba (Japan), 1980. New Copy
The Latin Percussion posse hits the Montreux Jazz Festival – in a sweet little set that offers up a live take on the label's hard-hitting sound! The group's a stripped-down combo that features Tito Puente and Patato Valdez on lead percussion, with backing by a trio of younger players that ... CD
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A legendary crossover Latin album from the mid 70s! Percussionist Rafael Cortijo leads a killer group that mixes Latin jazz, salsa, and 70's soul instrumentation into a groove that's still being touted highly today – a classic Nuyorican sound that's only slightly electric, but has a really ... CD
Fireworks
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1977. New Copy
70s work from Machito – still very much in the mode of his classics from earlier years, but with an undeniable punch on a few numbers, thanks to the smoking salsa groove of the Coco Records label! The album's got one really standout track entitled "Macho" – a 13 minute ... CD
Sentido
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Eddie Palmieri and the Coco label were a team that couldn't be beat – and this beautiful album is complete proof of that fact! The set's a wonderful batch of tunes – expanded arrangements from Eddie with just the right touches of funk, jazz, or rootsy instrumentation, shifting moods ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
A key chapter in the rich long legacy of Candido on record – a set that pushes the percussion maestro strongly into the disco generation – with wonderful results that are still massively strong all these many years later! Candido had always been one of the funkiest conga players around ... CD
Grossoi (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 LPs
Incredible sounds by one of the hippest artists in Latin music during the postwar years – Cuban-born Arsenio Rodriguez, whose combo made a huge number of amazing records both on scenes in Havana and New York! This collection brings together a good number of those gems – LP sides, rare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Impulsos (Impulses)
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A fantastic 70s session from Charlie Palmieri – featuring some of his best keyboard solos of the decade, and some very cool work on organ that almost makes us think Sun Ra is in the group! The style is quite unusual, even for Charlie – with a weird sound from his organ that really ... CD
Brownswood (UK), New Copy 3LP
A fantastic overview of the wonderful sounds that Gilles Peterson has been cooking up in Havana since 2009 – the rich array of artists he's collaborated with as part of the bigger Havana Cultura project – which has given great exposure to a whole new generation of brilliant Cuban ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Vamonos Pa'l Monte
Tico (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant 70s work by Eddie Palmieri – easily one of his greatest records of the decade! The album features Eddie really showing off his jazz chops on a number of longer tracks – tunes that bring together some of the spirit forged during the Harlem River Drive era, with some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Celia & Johnny (180 gram pressing)
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic pairing of talents – one that seems to push each individual artist to a new high point in their career! By the time of the set, Johnny Pacheco was emerging as one of the strongest forces in 70s salsa – a crack percussionist whose instrumentation was driving on a younger ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brownswood (UK), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic overview of the wonderful sounds that Gilles Peterson has been cooking up in Havana since 2009 – the rich array of artists he's collaborated with as part of the bigger Havana Cultura project – which has given great exposure to a whole new generation of brilliant Cuban ... CD
Jungle Fire!
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest albums by this funky Latin combo! The record differs from some of their earlier Prestige albums in that the tracks are longer, more instrumental, and have a hard fuzzy electric groove. The band jams hard in a way that's more like some of the funk combos of the early 70s, than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Felito/Colombian Gold (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP
Sweet tropical grooves from the Colombian scene – pulled from 20 years of recordings by the Felito label, to showcase their very unique approach! The label was located on the nation's east coast, in Barranquilla – with a close link to the Caribbean scene, which really seemed to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Charanga & Pachanga!
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)
A killer set of heavy Latin numbers from the great Hector Rivera – hiding under the guise of a simple dance record! Back in the late 50s and early 60s, Hector was always getting tagged for the big fads by labels – and made to produce albums that had him jumping on a dance fad bandwagon ... LP, Vinyl record album
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
A rich serving of salsa gems from the legendary Salsoul/Mericana Records label – all hand-picked by Japanese DJ/collector/musician Raphael Sebbag! 20 years ago, Raphael worked similar magic with the huge Fania catalog – turning out a series of key compilations that also accompanied his ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy
An excellent batch of descarga tunes – very much in the same spirit as Cachao's groundbreaking Cuban work of the early 60s – but done here as a wonderful return to roots in the mid 70s – part of that key shift back towards tradition on the New York scene, yet one that was still ... CD
Zamot
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Quite an obscure little set by Johnny Zamot – the man who's best known for his boogaloo records of the 60s, but who was still grooving hard in the 70s! This set was a one-off date that Johnny recorded for Salsoul – in a tight mode that's mostly salsa-based, with lead vocals by Manny ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A completely amazing collection of sounds from the 70s scene in Venezuela – a really un-tapped legacy of fantastically creative music – most of it pretty darn groovy, too! Despite the "rock" in the title, the music here is more in a mix of funky jazz and other creative ... CD
 
Updated February 25, 2017


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