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Classic 50s Latin from the Pete Terrace Quintet – working here with Joe Loco arrangements of "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", "April In Paris", "Pete Mambos On The Terrace", and "Loco Chris". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by vibist Pete Terrace – a mellow set of Latin tracks with a dreamy late nite feel! The percussion is slow but hard, clocking out some moody rhythms that are a perfect foil for Pete's hard and chromatic touch on the vibes. Tracks include "Speak ... LP, Vinyl record album
Singer Miguelito Valdes is reunited with his old boss, Machito, in an LP of tightly orchestrated "Afro-boleros", as the liner notes call them. All of the material is vocal, in the style that Machito was doing with his larger group of the late 50s. Titles include "Africanerias" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Essential grooves from Tito Puente – a really unique record for the time, and a set that's only grown in power over the years! The album's an all-percussion jam from Puente – one that strips away most other instrumentation, to focus just on heavy drum work from Puente and a core group ... LP, Vinyl record album
Despite the "for lovers" in the title, this is a fairly lively set of cha cha tracks by Tito Puente, with a feel that's in keeping with the best of his 50's work. Like the other Tico recordings, this record's got a harder sound than some of his RCA albums, and is much closer to the New ... LP, Vinyl record album
Original pressing of this late 50's effort by Tito Rodriguez. The record's got a good hard sound that's similar to some of his better RCA work, and which we like a lot more than his later recordings from the 60's. All cuts have vocals, and the band plays lots of short choppy Latin grooves. ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Joe Loco's most haunting albums, and a moody mix of spare Latin percussion with haunting off-kilter piano solos, in a swirling blend of tracks that form Joe's Mambo Fantasy. Joe's work on the keys is as captivating as ever, and with the no-nonsense arrangements of the tracks, you can really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mambo Madness indeed – and a fair bit of cha cha craziness as well! The album's a simple but tremendous little set from Tito Rodriguez – a great illustration of the power he had at his early best, without any of the overdone trappings of his later records from the star years. As with ... LP, Vinyl record album