A great compilation of Tito's work for the Tico label – put together in celebration of his 20 years in show biz, and mostly featuring tunes recorded around the time of the release of the record. The set contains some great 60s groovers – and titles include "Loco De Amor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing little set – and a massive overview of soul music in Spain during the late 60s and early 70s, filled with incredible tunes we've never heard before, all supported by great notes in both English and Spanish! The Spanish soul groove is a bit rougher than that of the US – ... (Funky Compilations, Latin)read moreCD
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
(Out of print, two slight tears on the back of the digipack case.)
Stone Latin Soul – from one of the greatest groups of the genre! In the late 60s, New York was on top of the Latin Soul sound – blending together bits from Puerto Rican and African-American roots to come up with a whole new sound. But by the time of the early 70s, LA had taken over ... read moreCD
Late Mongo – but great Mongo! The CD features work recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980 – a wonderful jazz-based performance that was never issued at the time! Tracks are long and very open – stretching out with a soulful majesty that goes beyond even Mongo's ... read moreCD
A really great project from Tito Puente – maybe not his only collaboration with Celia Cruz, but maybe one of the best – a top-to-bottom album of unified vision, topped with sublime vocals from the legendary lady! The set was arranged and produced by Tito – and brings together ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete selection of work recorded by Machito for Columbia Records in the 50s – finally issued together in one package, with the sort of sound and notes they deserve! Most of the sides were cut at the time that Machito was working with Mario Bauza, and they've got a solid jazz-based ... read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Harvey Averne Dozen —
Viva Soul ... CD Atlantic/East West (Japan), 1968. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A wicked album of Latin Soul tunes – recorded by Harvey Averne, one of the heaviest hitting producers of the New York scene of the late 60s! The album's one of the few that Harvey issued under his own name, and it features him on piano and vibes, working with arrangements by Marty Sheller, ... read moreCD
The title tells it all – as trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda serves up a genre-defining set of Latin jazz – a record that's every bit about the jazz solos and instrumentation in the lineup, as it is the Latin rhythms at the core! The main group is just a sextet – no giant Latin ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By this point in his career, Ray Barretto certainly was Indestructible – one of the biggest Latin leaders of his day, working at the forefront of new trends and new sounds! This fact is wonderfully displayed by the front cover, which shows Ray unbuttoning his shirt and taking off his Clark ... read moreCD
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing ... read moreCD
This one's a bit subdued, but it's still classic RCA material by Tito – with a strong easy Latin vibe, of the sort that went down very big with the Catskills crowd. The record's got plenty of Cha Cha and Mambo Latin jazz tracks, most of which are covers, apart from the originals "Dancing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light staining and light wear.)
Robin Jones Seven —
El Maja ... LP Apollo Sound/Jazz Room (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A classic album of Latin grooves from the UK scene – a musical world that wasn't always a hotbed of styles in the Afro-Cuban mode, but which did have the benefit of the mighty percussionist Robin Jones! Jones was born in India, but moved to London during the same post-colonial jazz migration ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best recent Latin Jazz around – all tied up in one slick package by those crafty folks at Cubop! In a world of silly "fake" Latin remake projects, Cubop's delivered some of the best straight Latin around – taking older giants and getting them back in the studio, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Humberto Ramirez Jazz Orchestra —
Paradise ... CD AJ Records/Sony, 2000. Used ...
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... read moreCD
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
Bobby Capo —
Canta ... LP Seeco, Late 50s. Very Good ...
Titles include "Ella Ella", "El Cucu", "Me Lo Dijo Adela", "Capullo", "Lo Que Quiera Lola", and "Con Toda La Ansiedad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove! Cover has a small bit of splitting on the bottom seam, but is very nice overall – and vinyl is nice and clean.)
Jose Fajardo —
Cuba ... LP Tico, Early 60s. Very Good ...
An obscure American release by this great Cuban reedman – maybe best known for his work in the legendary Cuban Jam Sessions! Titles include "Bellas Mujeres", "Whiskey Cha Cha Cha", "Que Buena Son", "Dorothea", "Cogele Bien El Compas", "El ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove! Cover has light wear on the front and a mark from a sticker in one corner – and back has a stain along the spine, and a split top seam.)
Luis Quintero works here with his Alma Cibaena group – on titles that include "Mary Ann", "Tintina Feliciano", "Pega Palo", "Matilda", "Como Se Baila El Merengue", "El Guaraguao", and "Si Me Vas A Querer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some light marks from the old inner sleeve, but is nice and clean overall.)
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chances for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any ... (Global Grooves, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes selections by Cuarteto Continental, Piper Pimienta Diaz with El Combo Candela, Antologia Vallenata, Noel Petro, Combo Palacio, Cuco Valoy and Los Virtuosos, Nelson Henriquez, Cuarteto Impala, Tommy Olivencia, and Romulo Caicedo. LP, Vinyl record album
A crisp new Latin groover from Sidestepper! The album's really not the electro-clubby thing you'd expect from the title – Sidestepper really has much more of a warm, Colombian-styled tight jamming style. The album has a modern production that's ready for the dancefloor, but it's still ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean. Cover is nice!)