(Later white label Tropical pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some discoloration from age, clear tape holding the seams, and a small name in marker on back. Label on Side 2 has a small name in marker.)
Music from Ernie's Conspiracy, Chorolo Y Su Combo, Angel Luis Canales, Sonora Poncena, Tito Puentes, the Lebron Brothers, Johnny Colon, Sociedad 76, Los Blanco, Domingo Lugo, Angel Viloria, and more. CD
Some really fantastic collaborations from the legendary Astor Piazzolla – done at a time when the Argentine musician was being seen as way more than just a bandoneon player – and instead the fully creative genius whose experiments really helped shape the music of the 70 at a global ... read moreCD
Astor Piazzolla takes on tango themes from the romantic era – but he explodes the music in the process, and fills it in with all these weird and wonderful modern elements that you never would have heard on the original Argentine singles! Piazzolla's own bandoneon is fantastic – a ... read moreCD
An amazing example of the genius of the legendary Astor Piazzolla – as the set has him taking older tune from Argentine music, and completely revising their presentation with all sorts of modern elements that he was using in his own music at the time! The tunes are from the 20s/30s stretch ... read moreCD
One of the most striking recordings of the 60s from the legendary Astor Piazzolla – a set recorded live in New York, and one that explodes with new sounds right from the very first note! Astor's in prime modernist form here – completely exploding the old format of the tango, stripping ... read moreCD
Astor Piazzolla —
El Tango ... CD Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ...
An important 60s project from the bandoneon legend Astor Piazzolla – a collaboration with writer Jorge Luis Borges, and done with all these new sorts of modern modes that point the way towards the growth that Astor would show in the 70s! Borges contributes words to some of the project, which ... read moreCD
Very early work from Astor Piazzolla – recorded in the decades before he first started hitting fame on the international scene – and with a sound that shows that his skills on the bandoneon were every bit as great in his youth as they were in his later years! The music here is a bit ... read moreCD
Paquito D'Rivera with Arturo Sandoval —
Reunion ... CD Messidor, 1990. Used ...
A great set of Latin-tinged jazz – and the first recording that Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval had made together in many years! The set's got the angular groove of Paquito's best work of the early 80s – tight Latin jazz, with plenty of percussion at the bottom – played out ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
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
An excellent batch of descarga tunes – very much in the same spirit as Cachao's groundbreaking Cuban work of the early 60s – but done here as a wonderful return to roots in the mid 70s – part of that key shift back towards tradition on the New York scene, yet one that was still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-header to die for – two of the rarest albums from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Saffron & Soul – one of the first albums from the legendary Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a wonderful little record that ... read moreCD
Two rare gems from this legendary Latin group – both on CD for the first time ever! Big Stick is quite possibly the rarest album from Pucho & The Latin Soul brothers – and also one of the greatest, too – thanks to a wonderfully soulful vibe overall, and some wicked vocals ... read moreCD
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The ... read moreCD
Lost grooves from Spanish Harlem – an incredible set of Latin Soul from The 107th Street Stickball Team! With a name like that, the group certainly aren't as well-remembered as contemporaries like Joe Bataan or Willie Colon, but they've got a soulful groove that definitely fits the style of ... read moreCD
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations, Latin)read moreCD
A pair of killers from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to bck on a single CD! First up is Heat – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the ... read moreCD
Features the music of three generations; Bebo Valdes and Chico O' Farrill, Cucho Valdes and Arturo O' Farrill, and Jessie And Leyanis Valdes and Adam and Zack O' Farrill. (Jazz, Latin)CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Lotus ... CD Columbia, 1975. Used 2 CDs ...
A great live Santana set, recorded in Japan in '73 and never released on vinyl in the US! The band here is at their peak, and this set features a nice large lineup that includes Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Doug Rauch, Armando Peraza, Jose Chepito Areas and Michael Shreve, plus Leon Thomas on ... (Rock, Latin)read moreCD
Includes selections by Eddie Santiago, Andy Montanez, Tommy Olivencia, Lefty Perez, Marvin Santiago, Oscar D'Leon, Paquito Guzman, and Orquesta La Solucion. LP, Vinyl record album
Mongo Santamaria —
Sabroso ... LP Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Heavy charanga work from Mongo Santamaria – a really early west coast take on the genre, and a record that features a slightly bigger group than usual for Mongo! Early partner Willie Bobo is in the combo on Timbales – and other players include Pupi Legarreta and Jose Chombo Silva on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover has split seams held with clear tape, a center split in the spine, some marks from sticker removal and a Charanga Y Pachanga sticker on front, and some discoloration from age.)
Although this one was issued as part of the cheesy Arthur Murray dance series on Capitol, it's actually got a great set of rhumba tracks played by Chuy Reys and his orchestra. The overall sound is nothing fancy, but the instrumentation is quite tight, and the whole album's a strong no-nonsense ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)
You know the story. Ry Cooder got tired of playing with Ali Farka Toure, set his sights on another culture to plunder, and the rest is history! Who'd have ever thought the Cuban embargo would create a useful situation for a dried-out rocker to suddenly have great record sales again? Can't blame ... read moreCD
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition, with some sticker remnants on the label. Cover has split seams and spine held with clear tape, some wear and aging, and a small name in marker on back.)
Although not a boogaloo album all the way through, this is really one of the group's strongest efforts – and a record that does include some really fantastic Latin soul numbers! Arrangements are by Louie Ramirez and Ray Santos, both of whom bring a really darkly grooving sound to the record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has ring & edge wear, wide clear tape on the top seam, and is lightly bent around the edges.)
Nice CD that brings together 20 of Celia Cruz' early recordings with the legendary Sonora Mantancera. All tracks were recorded in Havana between 1950 and 1953, and titles include "Agua Pa Mi", "Cao Cao, Mani Picao", "Bonco", "Quede Zaina", "La ... read moreCD
Field recordings by David Lewiston that feature regional folk and festival tunes for various occasions and rituals. (Global Grooves, Latin)LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Nonesuch inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear and aging, and a promo sticker with a lifted corner.)
Mongo Santamaria —
Yambu ... LP Fantasy, Late 50s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Mongo's great early records, with a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "Bamboleate" by Libre, "Trompeta En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Adelant ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album