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Perfect proof that the New York Latin Soul sound of the 60s had moved to LA during the 70s! El Chicano are a wonderful blend of styles – from sweet harmony soul, to breezy West Coast Latin, to 70s electric funk, and a whole lot more. This early album's a wonderful slice of east side soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Latin set on Kapp – with Horace Diaz and Los Amigos – a group with a nice touch of jaz! Titles include "Kissproof Lips", "Oh Johnny Oh Johnny Oh", "Take It Easy", "Charley My Boy", "Watermelon Heart", and "I Want A Guy ... LP, Vinyl record album
More than Bustin Out, Joe's really tripping out here – taking his 60s Latin soul groove, and raunching it up a bit with some very nice 70s touches! One of these includes the use of what Joe calls "x-rated" elements – as you'd hear on the album's great track "Pud-da-din&qu ... LP, Vinyl record album
Joseito Valdes directs the group – and titles include "A Soltar El Gallo", "El Bajo Come Chivo", "Con Mucho Cache", "Vamos A Casarnos", "Barbara Milagrosa", "Jura", and "Vales Por Un Millon". LP, Vinyl record album
A rare bit of Latin jazz from this mighty percussionist – the man also known to the world as Mr Bongo! The date's Jack's only one for Atlantic Records – and the cuts are short, hard, and fast, with Jack's nimble hands on the bongo highlighted on most cuts, with tight backing behind, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent stuff from Eddie Benitez and his jazzy Latin soul combo of the 70s! The band had a very unique blend of Latin fusion, jazzy musicianship, and soulful vocals – and in a way, they were continuing experiments begun in the early days of the Nu Yorica era, but which had been cast aside ... LP, Vinyl record album
There's been more than a few excellent Latin sets based upon the work of Irving Berlin – but this album may well be the finest! Machito's in top top form here, working in that late 50s heavy-jazz mode that we treasure from some of his best Tico/Roulette albums – and the all-instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
By the end of the 50s, Machito was a king of the Latin scene – and had an ability to both groove hard, and lay down sophisticated arrangements that were a lot stronger than those of other throwaway cha cha cha groups. This album's one of his best from the era – and it includes lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the Verve albums that focuses on Willie Bobo's talents as a singer – still very much in the tight Latin Soul style of Willie's other work from the time, but with more vocals on the tracks – done in Willie's rough-styled soulful mode! Includes the groovers "Feelin' So ... LP, Vinyl record album