Brilliant early work from a young Willie Colon – a true hustler if there ever was one! The album has an amazing energy that really bridges a number of Latin scenes – it's part descarga jamming, part Latin soul, and part traditional Latin – put together with a no-nonsense approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carmencita Severino Con Orquesta Joe Cain —
Que Sera? ... LP United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ...
A sexy singer, with very groovy backings from Joe Cain! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Los Muchachos Locos —
Bongos ... LP Grand Award, 1960. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly nice album of percussion tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)
One of the greatest albums we've heard from the hands of Louie Vega since his Nuyorican Soul project of a decade back – a mostly-Latin session built around the talents of percussionist Luisito Quintero, and featuring tracks in a mix of traditional and current dancefloor modes! There's hardly ... (New Grooves, Latin)read moreCD
Beautiful brown-eyed soul from the Ohio scene of the 70s – just the sort of record you might have expected to hear from East LA or Spanish Harlem back in the day – but even more amazing to come from Cleveland! The group are a Latin combo at the core, but they've soaked up plenty of ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
A double-length set that features 2 Latin dates by vibist Cal Tjader! First up is Demasiado Caliente – one of Cal's lesser-known Latin sessions from his Fantasy Records years – a nice little cooker with some great arrangements from Eddie Cano, who also plays piano on the set! The ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
A landmark album that shaped Latin jazz for years to come! The format of the set borrows heavily from the previous Cuban Jam Session LPs, but gives it a real New York twist that made the Alegre albums much stronger overall – and much more influential in a wider spectrum. A core group fo ... read moreCD
4th volume in this great series of classic Latin descargas, featuring some of the greatest players of the sixties running through crack material that gives them all a chance to showcase their talents. Includes their massive version of "Manteca", plus another hard jazz mambo cut, "Ens ... read moreCD
Ray Barretto —
Acid ... LP Fania, Late 60s. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Vinyl has a few clicks, but plays OK overall, despite some surface marks. Cover has some pen in one corner.)
A pretty darn nice album of Latin tracks – despite the obvious cheeseball theme of the record. Sure, it seems a bit of a cop-out for Tito to be doing a My Fair Lady album – but keep in mind that just about everyone was doing one of them at the time (after Shelly Manne had his big hit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Xavier Cugat takes on the tango mode, and handles it with his great flair for the dramatic – on titles that include "Charisse", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "Adios Muchachos", and "La Cumparsita". LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape!)
Bobby Rodriguez Y La Neva Compania —
Mi Regreso ... LP Caiman, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Features Bobby Rodriguez on tenor and flute, and Orlando Watusi on lead vocals – and titles include "Tributo A Cortijo", "Tono Fuego", "Mi Regreso", "Maria Cristina", and "El Pintor". LP, Vinyl record album
Features a few tracks by Machito, and work by other Latin artists too – titles that include "Lucky Mambo", "Blen Blen", "Crazy Cha Cha", "Buen Tiempo", "Tu Felicidad", "Glow Worm Cha Cha", and "Adios Muchachos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams, and a small bit of pen on the back.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Mexican pressing – with a slight variation on the original cover.)