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If there's anything Eddie isn't, it's straight ahead – as even a basic session like this bristles with free thinking energy! The album starts off with a hard mix of percussion and piano – very spare, almost rootsy, but done by Eddie with a style that's strong, proud, and filled with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Eddie Palmieri's work for the Coco label is some of his best of the 70s, and this album is no exception – and while the title may call the record "unfinished", it sounds pretty darn well done to our ears – far better than most other Latin sides of the time! The album includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the great recordings from Eddie's classic 70's period. Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the LP includes an excellent 10 minute track called "Pa La Ocha Tambo", of the long jamming type that Eddie was so good at during this time. Other cuts include "El Molesto", "M ... LP, Vinyl record album
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic Joe Loco material for Tico from the 50s – hard and heavy piano work, leaping around with almost as much inherent rhythm as the percussion that accompanies it! Loco's style gets a bit, well, "loco" at times – but never too much so – and titles include "Happy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pete in a very Latin Beat – playing vibes with heavy percussion, in a style that has equal parts jazz and equal parts Latin, and which moves past the sleepier sound of some of his earlier, mellower records. Cha cha is the basic groove of the tunes, but the execution and the heavier style of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very early merengue sounds from Ricardo Rico – served up with an earthy blend that really gets to the root of the genre! The tracks often feature strong percussion alongside these really bouncing basslines – but acoustic ones, without the too-heavy style of more contemporary merengue ... LP, Vinyl record album
Seemed like Joe was always in a mambo mood at the time he was making these sides for Tico – but that's A-OK with us, as the record's a corker – tight little grooves in Joe's best percussion/piano format! A few tracks even have some vibes, which makes for a nice sound – and titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic charanga material from Ray – recorded after his "El Watusi" hit, but with a very similar sound on most tracks. Titles include "A Gozar Timbero", "Recuerdos De Borinquen", "El Guajiro", "Hojas Secas", "A Puerto Rico", "La ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin ... LP, Vinyl record album