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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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El Bestial Sonido (remastered edition)
Vaya/Fania, 1971. Used
One of the real standouts in the career of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – a record of incredible tightness, and one that set a whole new level for Puerto Rican salsa in the 70s! There's still a few traces here of the Latin Soul years – sometimes in the rhythms, at other times in the ... CD
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Rough Guide, Late 60s/Early 70s/2015. New Copy
Heavy Latin grooves – served up with plenty of funk, jazz, and soul in the mix – and put together as a collection that's even better than the first volume in this series! DJ Pablo Yglesias seems to get sharper ears each time we tune into one of his projects – and this time around ... CD
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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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New Dimension
Verve, 1969. Very Good+
Latin soul percussionist Willie Bobo hits a new dimension here – singing as well as playing timbales, hitting a groovy groove that's perfect for his rough and ready vocals! The track list is a mix of 60s soul covers and a few very tasty original tunes – all done in a mod style that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Spanish Grease
Verve, 1965. Near Mint-
Groovy groovy Latin soul from Willie, with the requisite mix of originals and pop/soul covers that you'd find on the best of his Verve albums. There's a nice instrumental version of "It's Not Unusual", plus other groovers like "Spanish Grease", "Blues In the Closet", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Macondo
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mongomania
Columbia, Late 60s. Good+
Killer Latin soul from Mongo, and a great batch of original tracks, played by a groovy little combo that includes Bobby Capers on alto, Ray Maldonado on trumpet, and a young Hubert Laws on flute, who also did some of the arrangements! The sound is hard, tight, and jazzy – with the kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mongo '70
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good-
A killer set from Mongo Santamaria – one of his first albums on Atlantic, and a record that really keeps up the groove of his Columbia sides! Mongo's moving into very funky territory here – working with arranger Marty Sheller, and getting some great help on keyboards from Neal Creque ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP
Includes "Mambo No 5", "Patricia", "Mambo En Sax", "Mambo A La Kenton", "Mambo No 8", "Caballo Negro", "Quien Sera", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
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Inolvidables
Verve, 1967. Near Mint-
The legendary Miguelito Valdes gets some great help on this sweet Verve session from Chico O'Farrill – whose backings really help freshen up the sound, and give the whole record a hip kind of 60s swing! Valdes had been recording for many years by the time of this date, but Chico's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe Cain & The Red Parrot Orchestra
Zoo York, 1981. Very Good+
Joe Cain conducted the big band Red Parrot Orchestra and shares credit for production and arranging with Lou Toby of this early 80s album. The record is mainly a tribute to various genres and the artists who made these particular musical moments famous. For instance side one is divided into "P ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Herencia
J & N, 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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Buena Vista Social Club
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1997. Used
You know the story. Ry Cooder got tired of playing with Ali Farka Toure, set his sights on another culture to plunder, and the rest is history! Who'd have ever thought the Cuban embargo would create a useful situation for a dried-out rocker to suddenly have great record sales again? Can't blame ... CD
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Espiritista
Palmetto, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Eye Of The Beholder
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. Used
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, ... CD
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Espejo
Alma (Canada), 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Yaina
CuBop/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Used
Great stuff from Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers – still grooving hard in the early 70s, with a nice mixture of Latin funk and sweet 70s jazz grooving. The group's as strong as ever – and still features the amazing Pazant Brothers, as well as William Blivins on vibes, Harold ... CD
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One Step Closer
Jazz Arabesque, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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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
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Bang, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible record and very unique – cut around the same time as Arsenio's rare boogaloo album for Tico Records! Like that session, this one has a style in which Arsenio is featured in a larger group – playing with a raspy edge that really steps out in front of the fuller instruments ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 28, 2015


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