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VariousCotique Golden Goodies Vol 1 ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Very hard to find first volume in this legendary "best-of" series that was put out by the Cotique label during the heyday of their Latin Soul output! The record's filled with hard to find tracks from singles on the label, and titles include "Borinquen Bella" by TNT Band, "Oyelo" and "Mira Ven Aca" by Johnny Colon, "Mira Mama" by The New Swing Sextet, "Riki Chi" by Joey Pastrana, and "El Cantante" by Lebron Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape! Cover has some light wear in one corner, but is great too.)

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VariousCotique Golden Goodies Vol 2 ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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 tracks that include "Malambo" by Joey Pastrana, "Sabre Olvidar" by Tnt Band, "Mai Pal Gallo" by Orchestra Flamboyan, and "Fe" by The Lebron Brothers. Cover also has a great picture of Cuban Pete! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousCotique All-Time Smashes ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A stunning compilation that features some of the best work from the grooviest of all the Latin Soul labels! The set features some excellent Cotique material that we hardly ever see on vinyl – like "Rumors" by Joey Pastrana, "Let's Get Stoned" by The Lebron Brothers, "You Gotta Love Me" and "Boogaloo Blues" by Johnny Colon, and "Mr Slick" by The TNT Band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a bumped corner, and small name in marker on back. Label has a small name in marker.)
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Chivirico DavilaNuevos Conceptos/New Concepts ... LP
Cotique, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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Jose Piliche Elicier & La Nueva ExplosionLa Nueva Explosion ... CD
Cotique, Late 60s. Used ... $19.99
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 sings – and the album features some very nice timbales work by Adolph Williams – tightly grooving in a style that crackles like some of the best early 70s work by Joe Cuba. Titles include "A Cuba Bella", "Deja Esa Cosa", "El Velorio", "Santero", and "La Nueva Explosion". CD
(Out of print 'white back' pressing.)

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Lebron BrothersDistinto Y Diferente ... LP
Cotique, 1976. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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 album closes with two tracks that reference this lineage much more directly – a cover of "My Cherie Amour", and the funky cut "Lookin Good" – both of which feature electric piano! The whole album's a nice one, and other tracks include "En Las Nubes Trepao", "Al Impulso", "Como Camina Mi China", and "Vamos A Romper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Lebron BrothersLlegamos/We're Here ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 22.98
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 that made their records such a great change from some of the too-big bands of the previous generation in Latin music – and their shift from boogaloo to salsa is a great example of the way the key younger acts were helping make the waves that so many other artists would follow! Pablo Lebron sings lead vocals, and Angel and Jose Lebron co-lead the mighty tight grooves – which include alto from Gabe Gill and tenor from Herman Saldana – both players who keep a soulful sound to the set. Titles include "Mi Fracaso", "Si Ti", "Todo Lo Hechaste Ha Perder", "Orgullo, Riqueza Y Lujo", and "Tus Recuerdos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lebron Brothers OrchestraPsychedelic Goes Latin (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
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 time. Many lyrics are in English, and the groove is a punchy blend of Latin Soul, boogaloo, and shing-a-ling styles – plus a storming descarga number to cap off the end of the set! Titles include "Descarga Lebron", "Mary Mary", "My Cool Boogaloo", "Mala Suerte", "Mi Mambo", "Tall Tale", and an original tune called "Summertime Blues" that's very different than the more famous hit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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TNT BandMeditation/Mr Slick ... 7-inch
Cotique, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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. "Mr. Slick" is the tale of a guy who find himself at the mercy of Mr. Slick, a super-dude out to steal his one and only love. It's got English lyrics, and a nice raw emotional sound, in the best Latin soul tradition! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Markolino Dimond & Frankie DanteBeethoven's V ... LP
Cotique, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 from Dimond, and a barrage of percussion that almost sounds like Spike Jones at some points! Other tracks include "Camarones", "Sabroson", "Ahora Si", "Yo No Tengo Amigo", and "Maraquero" – and the whole album's great overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a short click on "Yo No Tengo Amigo".)

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✨✧ LeBron BrothersEn La Union Esta La Fuerza ... LP
Cotique, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rootsy little record from the LeBron brothers – one that still has some of the darkly soulful touches of the group's Latin Soul years, but which comes across in a stronger 70s return to tradition mode! The piano of Jose LeBron is still strongly in the lead here – really setting up some nice changes in the tunes, even when they're in a more traditional mode – and vocals are by Pablo LeBron, who has a great way of shifting back and forth, and cascading with the energy of the rhythms! Titles include "La Envidia y La Tumba", "Moros Y Cristianos", "Dulzura", and "Como Son Las Cosas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has some wear and tape along the spine.)

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✨✧ Louie RamirezSalsero ... LP
Cotique, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Louie Ramirez – one of the best talents in the New York scene, and a powerful force on records for 20 years before this one! The album's kind of a summation of the great salsa work that Louie had been doing for others during the 70s – a rich blend of styles and traditions, often given a jazzy flourish with some of Louie's warm instrumentation. Louie himself plays piano, vibes, and timbales – and the rest of the group includes Eddie Drennon, Ismael Quintana, Nestor Flores, Sonny Bravo, and Orestes Vilato. Includes the great cut "Latin Jazz" – on which Louie plays both vibes and Fender Rhodes – plus the cuts "Ahora Es El Tiempo", "Juan Gonzalez", "Barrio", and "Turtura China". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny RiveraUp, Up, & Away ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Heavy duty Latin Soul from Johnny Rivera – an excellent bandleader from the late 60s, with a sound that's a lot harder than you might guess from the Tijuana Brass in the title! True, Johnny's group's got a lot of work on horns – but in a style that's like the best of the boogaloo combos on the scene at the time – like the groups of Johnny Colon or Larry Harlow. Tunes are all jumpy little groovers – with plenty of solid boogaloo and shing-a-ling numbers, including many with soulful English lyrics! Includes a great version of "Light My Fire", plus the cuts "Cloud Nine", "The Clown", "I'm So Lonely", "Peyote", and the mad groover "Johnny On The Warpath"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on P-Vine! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)
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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersSaffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
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 evenly blends together jazz, Latin, and soul music! There's a stronger soul jazz vibe here than on some later Pucho sets – partly due to the strong use of jazz in the rhythms, but also to the record's excellent horn work – not by the Pazant Brothers, but by Harold Alexander on tenor and flute, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vicent McEwan on trumpet – all players who really make the record sparkle! The set's heavy on vibes too – a Pucho trademark, played here by Willie Bivins – and titles include the excellent "Soul Yamie", plus "Something Black", "The Groover", "Caravan", "Aye Ma Ma", and "What A Piece". Shuckin & Jivin is one of the most soulful albums ever recorded by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a set that really shows the changing sound of Latin music in the late 60s – with some fresh vocals added to the group by Jackie Soul! Jackie only sings on a few cuts, but really brings in a raw Spanish Harlem vibe – one that gives the set a bit more of a Fania/Cotique sort of groove than usual – even when the group are leaping ahead on tight instrumentals – tunes that really sparkle with piano from Neal Creque, vibes from Willy Bivens, and tenor sax from Claude Bartee! Vocal gems include "Shuckin & Jivin", "CC Rider", and "You Are My Sunshine" – instrumental tracks include "Return To Me", "Swing Thing", "Maiden Voyage", and "How Insensitive". CD

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Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera (with bonus tracks) ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". CD's got 5 bonus cuts too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Orchestra SoledadVamonos/Let's Go ... CD
Futuro/BBE (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw salsa from the streets of Brooklyn – served up here by a very obscure group, but one who work in the best styles of the Fania and Cotique Records scenes of the time! There's a strong Puerto Rican influence on the rhythms at times – very much that new spirit that was emerging with pride and power as the 70s moved in – but there's also some trailing currents of the Latin Soul generation, in the way that Cotique was working at the time – particularly on records by Joey Pastrana! Lyrics are in English on some tracks, and mighty darn soulful – and the group's led by Hector Ramos, who both sings and plays some massive trombone! Titles include "I'll Make You A Queen", "Vamanos/Let's Go", "Uptight", "Just Like A Fool", "Problems", "Cuero", and "Candela" CD

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