A very groovy set, arranged and produced by Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – with titles that include "Serenata", "Peregrino", "Cada Cual", "Ayuda", "Cosas De Hombre", "Derecho A Sonar", and "Amor Ciego". (Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)
Markolino Dimond & Frankie Dante —
Beethoven's V ... LP Cotique, 1975. Very Good- ...
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A strange concept – possibly because of the disco popularity of Beethoven's 5th – but sounding nothing like that, and instead a wonderful album of strong salsa cuts! The cut "El Quinto De Beethoven" is a mad instrumental descarga – with no vocals, loads of great piano ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, splitting in multiple seams, old tape, a sticker and a cut corner.)
A killer group with a very soulful feel! We know little about Jose and his hot little combo, but they groove in a way that takes all the nice downtempo chords of the Latin Soul years and mixes them with a harder percussive 70s salsa style! Jose "Piliche" Elicier leads the group and ... (Latin) read moreCD
Distinct and different work from the Lebron Brothers – a great 70s salsa set, but one with some warmly soulful touches too! The bulk of the set is in their already-great style of the time – tight salsa, but with a deep sound that hints back at their Latin Soul roots. And then the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring salsa from the mighty Lebron Brothers – a group who first burst on the Latin scene with a strong run of Latin Soul recordings, but who are taking a more straightforward approach here! Yet that change hardly makes any difference, as the Lebrons still have that bold, youthful energy ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice "best of" set of work by this excellent Latin combo – featuring tracks that are mostly pulled from the years when they were changing their bag from Latin Soul into 70s salsa. The album's got a cool cartoony basketball cover – and tracks include "Son Sabroson", ... (Latin) read moreCD
Amazing work from the New York underground of the late 60s – an album that's as magical as its title implies! Latin definitely goes psychedelic on this one – burning through a cloud of smoke with a brilliant blend of soul, jazz, and the hipper rhythms of the Spanish Harlem scene at the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
About the closest that Machito ever came to recording a Latin Soul album – and a great little set overall, even if it's not the all-out soul session you might guess from the title! The groove is still somewhat in the older Machito mode, but there's definitely an undercurrent of the late 60s ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has tape on the top seam, and a small cutout hole – but vinyl is great.)
An excellent single that features two of the best cuts ever by this tight little combo! "The Meditation" was one of the landmark Latin Soul singles of the late 60s! It's got a tight "tighten up" groove, sinister rolling piano lines, and great English vocals by Tito Ramos. ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Very cool compilation of groovy singles from the golden years of this classic Latin label. The set's got lots of nice Latin Soul groovers, like "Mambo Suzie" by Johnny Colon, "Peyote" by Johnny Rivera, and "Jala Con Joey" by Joey Pastrana – plus nice straight ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album