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Fania All StarsFania All Stars Featuring Jan Hammer ... LP
Fania, 1986. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches of soul, club, and fusion – all of which were worked nicely to tighten up their groove. And while you might think that after playing side-long jams, these shorter cuts could represent a more commercial side for the group – to us, this shift is an important one that has the ensemble taking the old energy of the Latind descarga and bringing it nicely into focus for a huge crossover audience. The cuts here sparkle and glisten with the best non-Latin funk and club of the time – and the CD features 13 tracks from the albums Spanish Fever, Rhythm Machine, Cross Over, and Delicate & Jumpy – titles that include "Coro Miayre", "Ella Fue", "Fania All Stars Cha Cha Cha", "Los Bravos", "Peanuts", "Prepara", "Que Pasa", "Sin Tu Carino", "Isadore", and "Foofer Soofer". CD

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Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
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 Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". CD

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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 Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", "Echate Pa'Lla", "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", and "Soy Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this first volume include "Country Girl-City Man", "Mi Gusta El Son", and "Guatacando". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Fania All Stars with Hector LavoeFania All Stars with Hector Lavoe ... CD
Sony, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Ublabadu", "Cuando Cuando Cuando", "Siento", "Isla Del Encanto", "Mi Gente", and "El Rey De La Punctualidad". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLatin - Soul - Rock ... LP
Fania, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
After a disasterous attempt at recording a live show, the Fania All-Stars went in the studio with guests like Billy Cobham and Manu Dibango and created their funkiest album of the seventies. Although a few cuts are more Latin sounding, some of these tracks have a nice hard funky jazz feel, and sound like they could have been recorded for Prestige. There's great versions of "Soul Makossa" and "Viva Tirado", plus a very nice track called "Smoke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with some surface wear and clear tape on the top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", "Diosa Del Ritmo", and "Soy Guajiro". CD
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vols 1 & 2 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsViva La Charanga ... LP
Fania, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Fania All Stars pay tribute to a form that inspired many of its players – but which faded from Latin vogue before the group was properly formed in the late 60s. The session's a nice bit of retro Latin, with some strong late era salsa touches. Titles include "Guajira Con Tumbao", a great groover, plus "Hueso Y Pellejo", "Me Voy Pa Moron", "Naranjo Y Lucas", "Isla Del Encanto", and "Vacila Con Tu Trago". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", "Diosa Del Ritmo", and "Soy Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vols 1 & 2 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Fania All-Stars with Ismael MirandaFania All-Stars with Ismael Miranda ... CD
Sony, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLos Bravos De Fania Vol 2 ... CD
Sony, 1998. Used ... $8.99
Music from Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Cheo Feliciano, Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz, Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, Ismael Rivera, Hector Lavoe & Ruben Blades. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLos Bravos Fania Vol 1 ... CD
Fania/Sony, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks from Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Ruben Blades, and Ismael Miranda. CD
(NOTE: disc has some marks that do not affect play.)
 
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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAcid ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
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 always hitting the money on every single track. The title cut "Acid" is one of those tunes you'll be playing until you're locked up in a nursing home – and the rest of the record is equally great – with cuts like the bouncy groover "Soul Drummers", the tasty boogaloo "El Nuevo Barretto", and the extended "Espiritu Libre", a great Latin jazz track, with very "out" piano! CD
(Nice reissue – remastered from the original tapes, with a bonus book of notes!)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good ... $49.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic LP Acid. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of grooves that never stops pleasing, and which will make you start digging through the Latin racks like mad, just to find another LP this great! Titles include "Hard Hands", "Abidjan", "Got to Have You", "New York Soul", and the fantastic track "Love Beads", which has a cool rolling piano line that sounds like a great De La Soul sample. It's a great track, and makes the entire album worth the price! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Venezuelan pressing on Palacio.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoRican/Struction ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great album of salsa tracks recorded at the end of the 70s – when Ray was returning to the scene after a prolonged hand injury kept him out of music for a while. Despite this time off, though, Ray's in top top form – coming back to basics with a really heavy groove, picking up right where his early 70s Fania sides left off! Lead vocals are by the tremendous Adalberto Santiago, and titles include "Ya Vez", "Al Ver Sus Campos", "Adelante Siempre Voy", and highly percussive groover "Tumbao Africano", which runs for over 7 minutes long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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Ray BarrettoTogether ... LP
Fania, 1971. Near Mint- ... $49.99
An early 70s killer from Ray – recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode – as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a level that's far hotter than most of his contemporaries – with lots and lots of incredibly tight percussion, impeccable instrumentation, and even a more soulful approach to the vocals than usual. The album's got a short Latin soul groover called "Together", which has tight bass and a very catchy lyric; an extended Latin jazz version of "Tin Tin Deo", with some incredible piano that goes way way out over the groove; and plenty of other great Latin numbers, like "Invitacion Al Son", "Vive Y Vacila", "De Donde Vengo", and "Hipocresia y Falsedad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small name in marker on back, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Justo BetancourtDistinto Y Diferente ... LP
Fania, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
A great little salsa set from Justo – with arrangements by Pap Lucca, Jorge Millet, and Bobby Valentin, and tracks that include "Distinto Y Diferente", "Nuestro Juego", "Oyela", "Flores De Olvido", "Soy Professional", and "La Vida Mia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Justo BetancourtPa Bravo Yo ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... $14.99
A really top-shelf album from Justo Betancourt – a perfect illustration of the power of his vocals at their height! The set's got a really classic 70s salsa feel – a horn-heavy groove that almost effortlessly flows from a combo of strong players, topped by majestic vocals from Justo – stretching out soulfully with these wonderful inflections, timings, and turns that go far beyond the simple lyrics of the tunes. The record's almost a casebook study in the way that the Fania singers of the 70s could be completely expressive without resorting to any sort of over-emotive cliches – a new level of Latin masculinity in song, served up here with impeccable arrangements by Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Pa Bravo Yo", "Psicologia", "Oyeme Cantar", "Guaguanco Ta Moderno", "Adios Felicidad", "Catano", and "Una Audiencia Muerta". CD
(Out of print, white back Fania pressing.)

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Ruben BladesMaestra Vida Vol 1 – Primera Parte ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... $14.99
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ambitious arrangements from Louie Cruz, Marty Sheller, and Carlos Franzetti – using strings and more standard Latin backings to expand the tunes tremendously, and make the whole album work with the full drama it requires. There's a few spoken bits on the set, which give way to some great songs – and the album also has a few instrumental passages. Willie Colon produced and supervised the whole effort – and tracks on the first part include "Prologo", "Manuela", "Carmelo (part 1)", "Dejenme Reir", and "El Nascimento De Ramiro". CD
(Out of print, white back CRC/Fania pressing.)

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Ruben BladesMaestra Vida Vol 2 ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... $11.99
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ambitious arrangements from Louie Cruz, Marty Sheller, and Carlos Franzetti – using strings and more standard Latin backings to expand the tunes tremendously, and make the whole album work with the full drama it requires. There's a few spoken bits on the set, which give way to some great songs – and the album also has a few instrumental passages. Willie Colon produced and supervised the whole effort – and tracks on this second part include "Epilogo", "El Velorio", "Manuela Despues", "El Entierro", "Hay Que Viver", and "Maestra Vida". CD
(Out of print, white back CRC pressing.)

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Ruben BladesMetiendo Mano ... CD
Fania, 1977. Used ... $12.99
Willie Colon declares Ruben Blades as the champ on the cover of this early solo set – and for good reason too, as the album's one of Blades' best! There's a clear, clean simplicity to the record that's totally wonderful – a purity of vision before some of Ruben's later crossover efforts – and a standout sense of voice that's a bit different than the work he'd recorded with Willie Colon as a leader. Of course, given the image on the front, Willie's never too far off – arranging some tracks, producing the record, and playing trombone as well – yet somehow, there's a slight divergence here from the usual Colon groove – and an initial expression of Ruben Blades' grander Latin vision. In addition to Colon, arrangements are also by Louie Ramirez and Louie Cruz – and the band's as tight as can be, and features Yomo Toro on cuatro, Sonny Bravo on piano, and Jose Mangual and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "La Maleta", "Fue Varon", "Pueblo", "Me Recordaras", and "Lluvia De Tu Cielo". CD
(Out of print original Fania pressing.)
Also available Metiendo Mano ... LP 16.99

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Ruben BladesMetiendo Mano ... LP
Fania, 1977. Very Good ... $16.99
Willie Colon declares Ruben Blades as the champ on the cover of this early solo set – and for good reason too, as the album's one of Blades' best! There's a clear, clean simplicity to the record that's totally wonderful – a purity of vision before some of Ruben's later crossover efforts – and a standout sense of voice that's a bit different than the work he'd recorded with Willie Colon as a leader. Of course, given the image on the front, Willie's never too far off – arranging some tracks, producing the record, and playing trombone as well – yet somehow, there's a slight divergence here from the usual Colon groove – and an initial expression of Ruben Blades' grander Latin vision. In addition to Colon, arrangements are also by Louie Ramirez and Louie Cruz – and the band's as tight as can be, and features Yomo Toro on cuatro, Sonny Bravo on piano, and Jose Mangual and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "La Maleta", "Fue Varon", "Pueblo", "Me Recordaras", and "Lluvia De Tu Cielo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing, with silver labels. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Metiendo Mano ... CD 12.99

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Willie ColonFantasmas ... CD
Fania, 1981. Used ... $18.99
A brilliant new move for Willie Colon – a set that goes even further than his mid 70s classics with Ruben Blades, and pushes Willie into a Pan-American consciousness carried off with ambitious musical vision! The sound is still salsa at the core, but Willie's also brought in bits of other South American influences – traces of styles from Columbia, Argentina, and most importantly Brazil – heard wonderfully on Willie's reading of Chico Buarque's excellent "Oh Que Sera"! The backings are full, and sometimes have large orchestrations – and the vocals are both proud yet somehow fragile at the same time. Titles include "Oh, Que Sera?", "Mi Sueno", "Celo", "Amor Verdadero", "Al Dormir", "Toma Mis Manos", and "Sueno De Papelote". CD
(Out of print Musica Latina CD pressing which has some light staining on the booklet.)

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Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... $14.99
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real difference is the presence of Yomo Toro – who plays cuatro on the album, and gives it a sound that stretches back to earlier Afro-Cuban styles – a groove that's a lot more rootsy, mixed in with the soaring salsa style of Colon in the 70s. Lead vocals are by Willie, Hector Lavoe, and Ruben Blades – and arrangements are by Marty Sheller and Willie. Tracks include "Toma", "Dona Tona", "Potpourri III", "Cua Cua Ra, Cua Cua", "I Feel Campesino", and "Que Bien Te Ves". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonHustler (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 that makes the whole thing come off like magic. A young Hector LaVoe is on lead vocals, but the real star here is the group – who have a lean, mean, stripped-down sound that's really great! Includes the jammer "The Hustler", plus "Eso Se Baila Asi", "Havana", "Guajiron", "Montero", and "Que Lio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie ColonSalsa's Bad Boy ... CD
Fania/Charly (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A killer collection of work from Willie Colon – 16 tracks from his key years at Fania Records! CD
(Out of print Caliente pressing.)

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✨✧ Jose FajardoSenor Charanga ... LP
Fania, 1980. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split in the top seam and some light wear at the opening.)

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Cheo FelicianoSentimiento, Tu ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... $14.99
Sweet strings and sophisticated soul – a wonderful combination in the hands of Cheo Feliciano, who sounds equally great here on both mellow and upbeat material! The self-produced record shows a growing sense of grace and power in Cheo's music – and working here with musical directors Papo Lucca and Luis Garcia, he rises to that higher level of sophisticated salsa that a few key artists were striking at the end of the 70s in the New York scene. And far from slowing the sound of the record, the strings seem to help the vocals soar even more – undercut by some great vibes from Louie Ramirez on a number of tunes, ringing out with the same hardness under strings as on his own Salsero record. Titles include "Juan Albanil", "Cuento Numero Uno", "Sali Porque Sali", "Noche Sensacional", "Amada Mia", and "Sobre Una Tumba Humilde". CD
(Out of print Musica Latina pressing.)

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Tito GomezLa Herencia (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania/Universal, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $14.99
Featuring 16 tracks including "Guarare", "Acere Trumboro", "Jibaro", and "El Hablador". CD
(Tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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Hector LavoeComedia ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used ... $11.99
A hokey cover but a really classic album from Hector Lavoe – one of his biggest records of the 70s, and a great mix of modes that showcases the full range of his talents! The standout number here is the 10 minute groover "El Cantate" – a driving salsa tune penned by Ruben Blades, and performed here with some great arrangements by Willie Colon, who also produced the whole record. Other tracks mix together the same sort of grooves from "El Cantate" with some mellower more introspective moments – tunes that really have Lavoe shining as one of the most mature and compelling singers in Latin music at the time. Titles include "Bandolera", "Porque Te Conoci", "Songoroscosongo", "La Verdad", and "El Cantante". CD
(Out of print Fania pressing.)

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Hector LavoeDe Ti Depende ... CD
Fania, 1976. Used ... $11.99
A killer of a mid 70s album from Hector Lavoe – recording here as a solo act after his split from the Willie Colon group, but still with strong backings and musical supervision from Willie himself! The style here is very similar to the last few albums Lavoe recorded with Colon – a brilliantly bouyant mix of samba and soul, carried off with increasing sophistication few might have expected from the pair's early years, and a depth of feeling that clearly made Hector one of the most important Latin singers of the 70s. Titles include "Tanto Como Ayer", "Vamos A Reir Un Poco", "Consejo De Oro", "De Ti Depende", and "Mentira". CD
(Out of print original Fania pressing.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeHistoria De La Salsa ... CD
Fania, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A Historia De La Salsa and a sharp selection of some of greatest Fania hits of Lector Lavoe – a fine little starter kit to the legend of the great Latin vocalists of the several decades truly one of the greatest salsero's to ever step behind a mic! Includes some of his famous tunes from his stellar Fania solo LPs plus a couple of sturdy collaborative tracks with Willie Colon and more. Titles include "La Fama", "Amor Sonado", "Plato De Segunda Mesa". "Llore", "Todo Tiene Su Final" with Willie Colon and more. CD
(Out of print, still sealed.)

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Hector LavoeLa Voz ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good ... $24.99
A classic bit of 70s salsa gold from vocalist Hector Lavoe – a record done in close collaboration with Willie Colon, with whom Lavoe had worked on a great run of albums during the late 60s and early 70s! The set's got a slightly warmer and more straightforward feel than some of Willie's records – but still features arrangements and production by Colon, as well as a two-trombone, two-trumpet section that brightens up the tunes with a proud brassy finish! Piano is by Mark Dimond – nice and bold, with those dark edges of his we really like – and titles include "El Todopoderoso", "Emborrachame De Amor", "Rompe Saraguey", "Mucho Amor", "Tus Ojos", and "Mi Gente". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Hector LavoeQue Sentimiento ... CD
Fania, 1981. Used ... $9.99
An unusual self-produced effort from Hector Lavoe – but a record that's every bit as strong as his other solo records from the time! Of course, Hector's got some big help on the record from Louie Ramirez and Jose Febles – who most likely did most of the arranging work, and ensure that the album grooves along in the focused salsa mode that always sounds best with Lavoe's vocals. Tracks are mostly upbeat and lively, with a strong focus on vocals – and titles include "Amor Sonando", "Juventud", "Soy Vagabundo", "El Son", "Seguire Mi Viaje", and "Yo Ta Cansa". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Papo LuccaLa Herencia ... CD
Fania, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Classic cuts – including "Night In Tunisia", "Prende El Fogon", "Fuego En El 23", "Hachero Pa Un Palo", "Noche Como Boca E Lobo", "Bomba Carabomba", "Suena El Piano", "Moreno Soy", and "Ramona". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ismael MirandaCopas Y Amigos/Carcel Sin Rejas ... 7-inch
Fania, 1982. Very Good ... $4.99
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MonguitoPacheco Presents Monguito ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good+ ... $36.99
The debut album of Monguito Quian – not to be confused with Monguito Santamaria – who was also recording for Fania around the time, and who was also a Cuban singer recording in New York in the early 70s. This Monguito's more of a straight ahead Latin singer – presented here by Johnny Pacheco in a set of traditional-styled numbers that have a very solid feel. Monguito's a heck of a vocalist who was already well known in Cuba by the time of this set, and the album's got a very versatile sound overall. Titles include "La Pelotera", "Los Tres Juanes", "Junto Al Canaveral", "Esto Si Se Llama Querer", and "Me Voy Contigo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing! Cover has splitting.)

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Johnny PachecoEl Maestro (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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PachecoLatin Piper ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used ... $36.99
Another departure for Pacheco – as he kicks off the 70s with a set of funky instrumental tunes! The tracks on this set are quite different from either his earlier charanga records, or his later salsa ones – and sparkle with the kind of "soul meets Latin instrumental" style of some of Mongo Santamaria's late 60s sides. But that's just a jumping off point, as there's lots of electricity in the mix – and a focus on funky flute work (hence the "piper" in the title!), with a style that borrows from players like Senor Soul, Moe Koffman, or some of the other 60s flute instrumental stylists. There's still plenty of Latin in the grooves, too – and the album swings easily from funky to groovy to soulful from track to track. Titles include "Green Peppers", "Raisins & Almonds", "Jou Jou's Theme", and "Lazy Flute". CD
(Out of print.)

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PachecoPacheco Y Su Charanga – By Popular Demand ... LP
Fania, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of Pacheco's last charanga albums – with an expansion of the sound considerably from the earlier years, moving into territory that sounds even groovier than before! The album's got a great instrumental version of "Sunshine Superman", done in a Latin Soul pachanga mode – plus the tracks "Bilongo", "Mi Carreta", "Suaviloo", and "El Jardinero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing with sunset labels.)

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Ismael QuintanaLa Herencia ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... $13.99
15 classics – including "Piano Man", "La Blusita Colora", "Un Valentin", "A Guava No", "Justicia", "Oyelo Que Te Conviene", "Jessica", "Me Debilidad", "Donde Estan Los Rumberos", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "Vamanos Pal Monte", and "Maestro De Rumberos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzEl Bestial Sonido (remastered edition) ... CD
Vaya/Fania, 1971. Used ... $9.99
One of the real standouts in the career of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – a record of incredible tightness, and one that set a whole new level for Puerto Rican salsa in the 70s! There's still a few traces here of the Latin Soul years – sometimes in the rhythms, at other times in the record's use of an additional female vocalist – who sings behind Bobby's vocals in a really cool way on some of the best numbers. But the main focus here is really on the tightness of the instrumentation – razor-sharp in the arrangements, and served up in a lean mix of piano, trumpets, and percussion. Titles include a nice slow funk remake of "Fire & Rain", plus "Sondido Bestial", "No Tin Pena", "La Vimari", "Cha Cha Huele Chango", and "Volver". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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✨✧ Roberto RoenaRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound 5 (remastered edition) ... CD
International/Fania/Codigo, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The mighty Apollo Sound combo at the height of their powers – hard-hitting on percussion, but also sparkling with some jazzier touches on tenor sax, flute, and trombone! Roberto Roena had a slightly looser groove than some of his contemporaries, and as you'll hear on this set, there's space in the rhythms for a good deal of variety without losing the overall strength of the album. Vocalists include Tito Cruz, Sammy Gonzalez, and Frankie Calderon – and titles include "Cui Cui", "Asuncion", "Que Se Sepia", "Oriza Eh", "Solo Contigo Basta", and "Ponte Duro". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Adalberto SantiagoAdalberto Santiago (1981) ... LP
Fania, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Mexican pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Tipica 73Charangueando Con La Tipica 73 ... LP
Fania, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Killer new charanga work from Tipica 73 – a record issued a bit later on their run for Fania, but filled with wonderful tunes that get at all the traditional energy of the group! Tracks here are loose and free, really in the spirit of the jam session mode that first produced the group – referenced by producer/arranger Sonny Bravo in the liner notes, and followed through beautifully by a lineup that includes Jose Alberto on vocals, Rene Lopez on trumpet, Dick Meza on tenor sax and flute, Alfredo De La Fe on violin, Jose Grajales on the congas and Mario Rivera on baritone sax. Titles include "Busco Una Chiquita", "Adonde Vas", "Cachita", "Yo No Camino Mas", "Tunas", "Chanchullo", "Galletana", and "Comparsas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing.)

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Bobby ValentinIn Motion ... LP
Fania, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A standout 70s session from Bobby Valentin – his last record for Fania, and a perfect example of the strengths that had allowed him to rise up to the ranks of the label's famous All-Stars! Bobby's playing electric bass throughout, but his biggest skill here is really that of a leader – one who really brings strong focus to the group, and lets it hit strongly both on righteous groovers and some warmer numbers too. Vocals are by Marvin Santiago and Frankie Hernandez – and titles include "Amar Y Vivir", "Borinquen You Te Canto", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Bella Mujer", and "Safa Diablo" – plus a surprising Latin jazz version of "Shiny Stockings"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing, with ink stamps on labels. Cover has split seams held with clear tape and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby ValentinYoung Man With A Horn ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Massive work from the great Bobby Valentin – his first-ever album, issued back when he was a jazzy trumpeter! The record offers the "best in boogaloo" – as the cover states – and features a very mod mix of tunes that really gets at the mish-mash crossover energy of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! Highlights include the very groovy "Batman's Boogaloo", a reworking of the "Batman" theme; a hard driving remake of the hit "Good Lovin", one that really exposes its Latin roots; a driving descarga number called "The Gate"; a Latin jazz remake of "Song For My Father"; and the super-hip, super-swingin tune "Geronimo" – a Latin soul winner all the way through! CD
(Out of print, some light staining inside booklet.)

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VariousSalsa De La Vida ... LP
Fania (Mexico), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
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 the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. CD
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 24.99
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 the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD 10.99

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VariousSuper Salsa Singers Vol 3 ... LP
Fania, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Ray Barretto album from 1972 – one that beautifully showcases the master percussionist as he effortlessly shifts between Latin soul and 70's salsa styles! The group's nice and lean – with Adalberto Santiago on vocals, Papy Roman on trumpet, Louis Cruz on piano, and the great Andy Gonzalez on bass – a heck of a player whose solid rhythmic pulse was a big part of so many great albums of the time. Two great tracks make the album totally worth owning – "Right On" and "Power", both of are funky Latin soul numbers that are right out of Ray's Hard Hands period! Other tracks are equally great salsa numbers – and titles include "Y Dicen", "Perla Del Sur", and "Oye La Noticia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor label pressing. Cover has a small name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray coming down hard on conga, and working with a group that features Adalberto Santiago on lead vocals, plus Orestes Vilato on timbales, Andy Gonzalez on bass, and Luis Cruz on piano. The sound is spare and raw – and titles include the wonderfully echoey tune "O Elefante", with some great elephant-like work on trumpet – plus "Con El Cimarron", "Se Traba", "Arrepientete", and "Te Traigo Mi Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoQue Viva La Musica ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff from Ray Barretto – and one of his most sophisticated albums of the 70s! The album mixes together rootsy percussion and smoother jazzy arrangements – in a manner that keeps things fresh at all points, and which shifts the focus nicely from track to track – creating a really rich sound that's almost unlike anything else he ever recorded! Luiz Cruz plays excellent electric piano, and Adalberto Santiago is on lead vocals on a few tracks – and titles include the extended version of "Cocinando", used as the theme in Our Latin Thing – plus the cuts "Que Viva La Musica", "El Tiempo Lo Dira", "Bruca Manigua", and "Alafia Cumaye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing. Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ Willie Colon & Hector LavoeVigilante ... CD
Fania, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Willie and Hector really open things up here on this excellent early 80s session – going for longer tracks that really expand upon their classic sound of the 70s! There's a very ambitious approach to the music – with more passages that shift between vocals and instrumentation than before, and an overall sound that changes up mood and tone, sometimes a number of times within the same tune. That's not a bad thing, either – as it really gets them past a formula, into whole new territory! The work was originally intended for a soundtrack, but stands quite well on its own – and titles include "Pase La Noche Fumando", "Juanito Alimana", "Vigilante", and "Triste Y Vacia". CD
(Out of print original pressing. CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Willie Colon/Ruben BladesCanciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos ... CD
Fania/Musica Latina, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last classic efforts from the team of Willie Colon and Ruben Blades – a subtle but effective set of tracks that showcases both Blades' increasingly political concerns and the growing pan-Latin sound of Colon! The core approach is still mostly salsa, but you can hear plenty of other influences in the mix as well – all carried out with a sound that's simpler, and almost rootsier than some of Colon or Blades' more high-concept records at the end of the 70s. Tracks are all longish, with some good instrumental moments, and titles include "Tiburon", "Te Estan Buscando", "El Telefonito", "Y Deja", "Ligia Elena", "De Que", and "Madame Kalalu". CD
(Out of print Musica Latina pressing.)

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✨✧ Celia Cruz Y La Sonora PoncenaLa Ceiba ... CD
Fania/Vaya, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a number of successful 70s pairings of vocalist Celia Cruz with another strong Fania act – in this case the mighty La Sonora Poncena, who support Celia's vocals with a really full and focused sound! The styles here vary a bit – from a few rougher numbers to tighter tracks that soar out in a bold and brassy salsa groove – really pushing up Cruz from the bottom with a flowing sort of style overall, and hitting moments that rank with some of her other big Fania hits of the time. Titles include "Y Volvere", "A La Buena Si", "Raices", "Fina Estampa", "Sonaremos El Tambo", and "Soy Antillana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cheo FelicianoProfundo (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really well-titled album from Cheo Feliciano – because the set comes across with a tremendous amount of depth and feeling! The style here is a bit more sophisticated than traditional salsa – as many tracks have larger orchestrations and strings, but never in a way that slows down the groove. Instead, the larger instrumental platform serves to lift Cheo's voice up to the skies – giving it a rich feeling and sense of power that almost beats his other classics – and which points the way towards other changes in his solo career to come. Luis Garcia is musical director – and titles include "Amiga", "Trizas", "Sentimiento", "Isabel De La Noche", "Periodico De Siempre", and "Mi Amigo Pedro". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ George GuzmanIntroducing George Guzman ... LP
Fania/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing Latin soul – and the first record ever by the youthful George Guzman! The grooves kick in from the word "go" – with strong electric bass setting the scene, and lots of dark, descending blue notes – copped from 60s soul and jazz influences, and crafted perfectly to fit the Spanish Harlem sound of the time! Lyrics are mostly in English, and nearly every track is a mad groover – of the sort that will make your stereo perk up its too-tired ears! Trust us, this one's a gem – a record we'd recommend to anyone – and filled with wonderful tracks like "Lazy Boogaloo", "French Boogaloo", "Herba Buena", "Chant Of The Isles", "Marilu", and the goofy "Banana Freak Out"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hector LavoeEl Sabio ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are certainly center stage on the record, there's also some tremendous flourishes from the backing players that really drive the set. And as a surprisingly highlight, the album actually features one instrumental track – very odd for a Hector Lavoe album – a mellow reading of Lee Morgan's "Ceora", done with a fair bit of strings on this version. Arrangements are by Jose Febles and Jose Madero – and titles include "El Sabio", "Alejate", "Llore", "Ceora", and "Para Ochun". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeHector Lavoe Strikes Back ... CD
Fania, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real salsa bright spot in the mid 80s – a record that takes Hector Lavoe back to the best sounds of his albums of the 70s, thanks to tight production from Willie Colon! Despite a gimmicky title, the record really keeps things simple – and sets Lavoe's vocals up with a small combo of twin trombones, percussion, and keyboards – grooving mostly in the mode that Colon first put forth years back, and which still is really the best showcase for Hector's talents. Arrangements are by Marty Sheller, Louie Cruz, Louie Ramirez, and others – and titles include "Taxi", "Loco", "Ponce", "En El Fiando", "Escarchas", "Plato De Segunda Mesa", and "Ella Mintio". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeMi Regreso – Live At Private Club ... CD
Fania, Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowHarlow's Harem ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By the time of this album, Larry Harlow certainly could boast his own harem – as his Orchestra Harlow had been at the top of the New York scene for years, consistently one of the strongest groups in town! This album collects some of the best Orchestra Harlow tracks from earlier Fania records – a great blend of Latin soul, boogaloo, and more traditional Latin numbers – all handled by Larry and crew with the no-nonsense approach they were known for! Tracks include "El Exigente", "Freak Off", "La Contraria", "La Revolucion", and "Guarachita". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowHeavy Smokin ... CD
Fania, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great early record by Larry Harlow's famous combo – every bit the "smokin" set that the title might imply! Harlow and the group are in full force here – ripping through a set of short tracks that really groove with a darkly percussive edge – not entirely a Latin Soul style, but not far off either – and definitely showing their strong ties to the youthful scene in Spanish Harlem! There's a surprising amount of traditional instrumentation in the set – especially considering the stoned out image on the cover – but that's no problem for us, given the overall quality of the set! Tracks include "Chancletas", "Orchestra Harlow", "Mi Guaguanco", "Adios Mama", and "Rica Combinacion". CD
(Out of print, white back Fania pressing.)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowPresenta A Ismael Miranda ... CD
Fania, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sock-boogaloo classic from Orchestra Harlow – one of the group's best Latin soul albums! Vocalist Ismael Miranda joins the group for this set, and the album's got some great soul-based tracks that have the group in tip top form! Highlights include "Horsin Up", a New York take on "Tighten Up" – done with some really cool bad-rapping dialogue – plus the group's mighty cover of "Grazin In The Grass", and the great original tune "Quiero Boogaloo", an especially dark number with some mad piano! Other tracks include "Mi Manera De Ser", "La Contraria", "Mi Guajira Si", and "Rumba A La Vida". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light staining inside – nothing major.)

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✨✧ PachecoMi NuevoTumbao – Canonazo ... CD
Fania, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album on Fania Records – and a massive album that showcases Pacheco's new style – a shift from his earlier charanga grooves to a more solidly percussive style, with lots of timbales and trumpet! The album's a key turning point in 60s New York Latin – and still crackles with all the youthful energy it had back in the mid 60s. Pete Rodriguez is on vocals, and tracks include "El Kikiriki", "Fania", "Dakar, Punto Final", and "Como Mango". Nice cover, too – with Pacheco playing timbales in front of a big cannon! CD
(Out of print, some very light staining on the booklet.)

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✨✧ Pacheco/Jose Fajardo/Pupi LegarretaLas Tres Flautas (CDr pressing) ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very tight outing by these three Latin flute legends, with a strong pachanga sound, and a very traditional groove. The tracks are long, with lots of room for soloing, and the band jams nice and hard. Tracks include "Las Tres Flautas", "Presente Y Pasado", "Que Me Has Hecho Vida", and "Taconeala". At first glance, a moderate looking package, but a real smoker underneath. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteTito Unlimited ... CD
Fania, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of funky Latin from Tito Puente – a really unique record from the legend, in that it's got lots of electric instrumentation – and a vibe that's almost more CTI than Fania Records! Tito always complained about influences from soul music during the late 60s – but he seems to really embrace them here – as he soars to the skies with a great groove that includes plenty of Fender Rhodes and vibes – which get their own sort of push from Puente's percussion. The album features loads of good cuts, including "Acosta's Feeling", "Borinquen", "Vibe Mambo", "Margie's Mood", "Watu Wasuri" – and cool covers of "Valley of The Dolls" and "Lost Horizon". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light staining inside – nothing major.)

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✨✧ Pete RodriguezI Like It Like That (remastered edition) ... CD
Alegre/Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic little album of Latin Soul – a perfect example of why Pete was known as the "King Of The Boogaloo" during the 60s! The group's having a non-stop party on the album – breaking it hard with heavy piano lines, rumbling bass underneath the grooves, tight timbales, and some shouted lyrics in English that are always very catchy. The title cut, "I Like It Like That", is the sort of groover that you'll be singing for years – even after hearing it only once – and the album's filled with other great cuts, like "Pete's Madness", "Micaela", and "3 and 1". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete RodriguezRight On! Ahi Na Ma! (remastered edition) ... CD
All Art/West Side Latino/Fania, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record by Pete Rodriguez – one that seems to post-date his boogaloo work, rolling in more of a 70s salsa vein – still with plenty of wonderfully percussion numbers and soulful vocals! The record was recorded for the small All-Art label in New York, eventually reissued by West Side Latino – and it features vocals by Alberto Gonzalez and Manny & Richie Rodriguez. Most of the tracks are vocal, with a straight salsa feel that's totally great! Titles include "Mi Guaguanco Te Llama", "Aqui Estoy Yo", "Parampanpan", "Aprende A Bailar", "Algun Dia", "Canta Lo Sentimental/Asi Canta El Corazon" and "Bomba Con Sabrosura". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto RoenaQue Suerte He Tenido De Nacer ... CD
Fania, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classy cover, but a record with a sound that's very much in keeping with other Roberto Roena work from the late 70s – a blend of salsa rhythms with some increasingly sophisticated arrangements – all served up in an almost pan-global sort of Latin mode! Roena's definitely trying to match the wider appeal of some of his Fania contemporaries – and the rhythms, themes, and instrumentation here are increasingly diverse – really soaring out with a sense of pride that brings the New York mode to other communities around the globe. Titles include "El Aplauso", "Yo Soy De Ley", "Trago Amargo", "Todos Quieren Saber", "Algun Dia Sera", and "Sigo Buscando Un Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto RoenaRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first of Roberto Roena's Apollo Sound albums for Fania – and one that links his group a bit more towards the Latin Soul generation than you might expect! Roena's definitely displaying that percussion-heavy take on salsa that made him such a huge star in the 70s – but the group also do a few great soul covers too – including a funky version of Sly Stone's "Sing A Simple Song" and a bouncing playful version of "Spinning Wheel" – every bit as groovy as some of the other transformations of that tune. The rest of the album's equally great, too – and there's a hard percussive groove on most tracks – nice and tight, on tracks that include "El Sordo", "El Pato De La Bahia", "Tu Loco Loco, Y Yo Tranquilo", "Consolacion", and "El Escapulario". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto RoenaSuper Apollo 47:50 ... CD
Fania, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features vocals by Adalberto Santiago – and cuts that include "La Vida No Vale Nada", "Campanera", "Vigilandote", "Dios Me Libre", and "Como Agradezco". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundEl Progreso – Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound 10 ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 10th album in a legendary 70s run from Roberto Roena and Apollo Sound – a set that has the group deepening their emotion and social themes a bit more than before! The core Apollo Sound is still very firmly in place here – with tight salsa-heavy horns offset by a saxophone, plus plenty of timbales, congas, and bongos at the bottom – cooking things up with an approach that's highly rhythmic, but shaded in wonderfully by the horns. Vocalists here include Tito Cruz and Carlos Santos – and titles include "Regano Al Corazon", "El Progreso", "Viva Cortijo", "Lamento De Concepion", "Necessito Llamar Su Atencion", and "Lo Que Dios Me Dio". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora PoncenaEl Gigante Del Sur (remastered edition) ... CD
Inca/Fania, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from this crack 70s New York group – produced by Louie Ramirez with a soulful style that really fits the group's new traditionalist groove! Arrangements are by Papo Lucca, and feature a blistering barrage of his feisty piano work, mixed with percussion, and topped off by some excellent horn passages. Most cuts have vocals, and titles include "Rumba En El Patio", "Nocturnal", "Cuando Estemos Viejos", "Boranda", "Yeyey", and "La Gotera". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ WuelfoMr Salsa ... LP
Fania (Mexico), 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Larry Harlow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Bueno Y Pico". Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ VariousDance The Latin – Swingin' Mambos, Soulful Salsa & Funky Rhythms From The Hip Latin Dancefloors Of New York City ... CD
Fania/Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The vaults of Fania Records, plumbed by the Jazzman crew – all in a double-strength approach to Latin grooves! The wealth of great music on Fania, Tico, and related labels is well-known to Latin groovers worldwide – but the Jazzman crew have managed to bring a nicely fresh perspective to the labels here – going for cuts that show the labels' appeal to the funky 45 underground, thanks to a healthy dose of soul, jazz, and funk in the mix! Most of these numbers represent the cream of the crop of the New York scene of the late 60s and early 70s – not the mainstream one, but the side that was bubbling under uptown – as influences from Spanish Harlem mixed in nicely with older influences from Cuba and Puerto Rico. CD features 18 tracks in all – most of the numbers that were previously on the expensive 7" box sets that were part of the Fania/Jazzman project – and the set also features all the original notes on each tune too. Titles include "Doug's Room" by Mauricio Smith, "Come An Get It" by Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader, "Soana" by Noro Morales, "Hit The Bongo" by Tito Puente, "Geronimo" by Bobby Valentin, "Fever" by La Lupe, "Soul Drummers" by Ray Barretto, "Black Brothers" by Tito Puente, "Mambomongo" by Mongo Santamaria, "Camel Walk" by The Latinaires, "Tighten Up" by Al Escobar, "I Got The Feeling" by Chollo, "Use It Before You Lose It" by Bobby Valentin, and "Never Learned To Dance" by Harvey Averne. CD

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoFrom the Beginning ... LP
Fania, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Ray's taking it back to the beginning on this one – getting a bit more spare and percussive, showing off a strong understanding of the history of the roots of the Afro-Cuban sound. Adalberto Santiago's on vocals on the album – and tracks include "Oye La Noticia", "Hipocresia & Falsedad", "Invitacion Al Son", and the killer "The Soul Drummers", one of Ray's best Latin Soul cuts! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color label pressing – in heavy gatefold cover, with some edge wear and a small split in one seam.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoIndestructible ... LP
Fania, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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 Kent-styled glasses to reveal a Superman costume underneath – and apart from this easy gimmick, the album itself is a straight ahead Latin jammer, with no tricks, no silliness – just a perfect early 70s salsa sound! Arrangements are by Eddie Martinez, Louie Cruz, and Louie Ramirez – and titles include "Ay No", "La Orquesta", "El Hijo Do Obatala", "Indestructible", "La Familia", and "El Diablo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Ay No". Cover has some ring & edge wear, a thin stain along the bottom, and clear tape holding the seams.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoOther Road ... LP
Fania, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Ray Barretto's definitely going down different road here – and sounding amazingly great in the process! The record is unlike anything else that Ray did at the time – a stunning batch of fusion tracks, with more of an electric jazz approach than usual – one that's a soaringly sublime blend of Latin, fusion, and soul – all delivered with a near-perfect sound throughout! There's a depth of soul and sophistication here that's hard to match – save, perhaps, by Bobby Vince Paunetto's mid 70s gems – and the group features killer Fender Rhodes from Eddy Martinez, plus a three trumpet frontline dancing together with a sound that's a lot more soul jazz than Latin leads. Billy Cobham plays drums, Art Webb is on flute, and titles include "Lucretia The Cat", "Oracion", "The Other Road", "Little Ting", and "Abidjan Revisited". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi color label pressing. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)

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✨✧ Ray Barretto/Cal Tjader/Eddie Palmieri/Tito PuenteJazz Man ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
6 track compilation. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Willie Colon & Ruben BladesLast Fight ... CD
Fania, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
A compelling later collaboration between Willie Colon and Ruben Blades – recorded as the soundtrack for a film that starred Blades as a boxer and Colon as his shady manager! The music's much better than the movie, though – and represents a mature meeting of these two talents from the 70s – reunited here in a style that's heavy on the trombone sounds of Colon's classics, and which has a nicely clean, clear sound overall – one that's a lot more personal and intimate than you might expect from the movie. Blades sings leads, but gets some cool chorus backings from Milton Cardona and Willie Colon – and Joe Torres plays a bit of Fender Rhodes in the backings, but these are mostly mixed low under the trombones. Titles include "What Happened", "Yo Puedo Vivir Del Amor", "Andanza", "Cimarron", "Y Tu Abuela", and "Venganza". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Cortijo & Su ComboLa Quiniela Del Dia (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico/Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic collection of grooves from the legendary Cortijo – most of which feature lead vocals from Ismael Rivera – mixed with a few other great tracks from later years too! Cortijo's combo was one of the leading lights of the pre-salsa scene – and his firey percussion really keeps things going here – helping to lay down some excellent rhythms that are perfect for the soaring vocals from Rivera, and other singers who include Azuquita, Pepito Negron, Jorge Millet, and Nacho Sanabria. Titles include "Sacame De Aqui", "Fuerza E Cara", "Coje Pa La Cola", "Calambre", "Bombon De Canela", "Agua Que Va A Caer", "Se Escapo Un Leon", "Aqui Estoy Ya Llegue", and "Arrecotin Arrecotan". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, & Justo BetancourtRecordando El Ayer (remastered edition) ... CD
Vaya/Fania, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco join forces with vocalist Justo Betancourt and pianist Papo Lucca – the latter of whom was making plenty big waves in music with Sonora Poncena at the time! Pacheco's the leader of the group on flute and percussion, but Lucca's piano has plenty of force in the set too – and the instrumentation also features some rootsier percussion and tres, which helps it avoid the too-slick sound you might expect. Celia and Justo sing, and titles include "Ahora Si", "Reina Rumba", "Se Que Tu", "Besito De Coco", and "Yerbero Moderno". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeRecordando A Felipe Pirela (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to the famous romantic singer Felipe Pierela – once known as the Bolero Star Of The Americas! Given Hector LaVoe's warmth and charisma at the time, he was a perfect choice for such a project – and working here with producer Willie Colon, Hector steps into an older mode of Latin music – yet one that also sparkles with some of the more sophisticated contemporary touches that Colon was bringing to his own work of the period. Arrangements are by Louie Cruz, Carlos Franzetti, and Jorge Calandrelli, and titles include "Sombras Nada Mas", "Vieja Carta", "El Infierno", "Pobre Del Pobre", and "Castigo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeTu Bien Lo Sabes (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzEl Bestial Sonido (remastered edition) ... CD
Vaya/Fania, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the real standouts in the career of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – a record of incredible tightness, and one that set a whole new level for Puerto Rican salsa in the 70s! There's still a few traces here of the Latin Soul years – sometimes in the rhythms, at other times in the record's use of an additional female vocalist – who sings behind Bobby's vocals in a really cool way on some of the best numbers. But the main focus here is really on the tightness of the instrumentation – razor-sharp in the arrangements, and served up in a lean mix of piano, trumpets, and percussion. Titles include a nice slow funk remake of "Fire & Rain", plus "Sondido Bestial", "No Tin Pena", "La Vimari", "Cha Cha Huele Chango", and "Volver". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available El Bestial Sonido (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Monguito SantamariaBlack Out ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stone funky Latin soul from the younger member of the Santamaria family! Black Out is one of Monguito's greatest – a hip album of groovy late 60s tracks that perfectly blend the Latin and soul sides of the Spanish Harlem scene. Marty Sheller handled arrangements on some of the album's best cuts, giving them the same tight funky feel as his best work with the senior member of the Santamaria clan – and Ronnie Marks sings English language lyrics on the tracks "All Your Talk", "I've Got To Find", "Crying Time", and "You Need Help". Other tracks are Latin, and titles include "Guarara", "Sueno Contigo", and "Todo Es Todo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real difference is the presence of Yomo Toro – who plays cuatro on the album, and gives it a sound that stretches back to earlier Afro-Cuban styles – a groove that's a lot more rootsy, mixed in with the soaring salsa style of Colon in the 70s. Lead vocals are by Willie, Hector Lavoe, and Ruben Blades – and arrangements are by Marty Sheller and Willie. Tracks include "Toma", "Dona Tona", "Potpourri III", "Cua Cua Ra, Cua Cua", "I Feel Campesino", and "Que Bien Te Ves". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good – The Bad – The Ugly ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ralfi PaganRalfi ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sublime falsetto soul from the great Ralfi Pagan – one of the most unique artists on the New York Latin scene at the start of the 70s! Ralfi shares some of the sweet soul modes of Joe Bataan – when Joe's in the right mood – but he also goes further, too – and really pushes things into the best New Jersey/Philly mode of the period, while still hanging onto some Latin rhythms too. Most numbers have a harmony group behind Pagan's soaring lead – and the instrumentation has some sweet electric touches that mix in a bit of funk with the Latin, too. Ralfi chose some great material this time around, too – and the album features versions of "Too Late", "Brother Where Are You", "Bottom Line", and "Wonderful Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monguito SantamariaHey Sister ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Oooooo-weee – a monster album by one of our favorite talents of the Latin soul era! Monguito Santamaria had a really great way of putting the electric bass right up front in his tracks – kicking things up with a bouncing groove that's as sock-boogaloo as boogaloo can get, and which makes for some of the most outta site tracks of his era! Nearly ever number's a winner – and the album's stuffed with killer groovers like "Groovetime", "Work Out", "Monguito's Theme", "Mambo New", "Chango", "Hey Sister", and "El Dorado". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby ValentinLet's Turn On/Arrebatarnos ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stone slamming boogaloo – and one of the greatest albums from a young Bobby Valentin! Bobby's really cooking on all burners here – mixing together a bit of Latin jazz with a headier, trippier style of Latin soul – one that features lots of sinister undercurrents in the rhythms, making for a sense of darkness that's really counterbalanced by the joyous feel of the grooves. This sublime mix can be heard to perfect effect in the amazing "Use It Before You Lose It", a monster track that's sure to fill any dancefloor – but the whole album's wonderful, and other tracks include "Boogaloo y Shingaling", "Keep the Faith", "Funky Big Feet", and "Descarga En Mozambique". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoTodo Se Vay Poder ... LP
Fania, 1984. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowEl Dulce Aroma Del Exito ... LP
Fania, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features arrangements from Luis Cruz, Louie Ramirez, Marty Sheller, and Charlie Palmieri! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Orlando MarinOut Of My Mind ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he cut this fantastic set for Decca – easily one of the best of the all-great Latin sides the label was doing at the time! Lyrics are often in English, and sung with a good deal of soul by Eddie Revere – and Orlando's group crackles with the intensity of the Joe Cuba Sextet – thanks to a timbales-heavy sound in the lead, lots of dark piano on the bottom, and some trumpety flourishes on the top – all with a nice dose of jazz in the mix. Soul-based titles include "Sugarfoot Baby", "The Hustler", and "Out Of My Mind" – and other titles include "Eenie Meenie Chow Chow", "Chickie's Cookie", "La Lengua", "Palo Monte", and "No Puede Ser". LP, Vinyl record album

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107th Street Stickball TeamSaboreando – Pot Full Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dorado/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
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 the time – a sweet uptown blend of Harlem soul and Latin rhythms – with the same blend of sweet soul ballads and uptempo groovers you'd find on some of Bataan's classic albums for Fania Records! Bobby Marin put the whole album together, with a tight groove that's very similar to his work for Speed Records – played here by a group that includes Orlando Marin, Louie Ramirez, Ozzie Torrens, and Joey Pastrana – all kings of Latin Soul at the time! Vocalists include Butch Johnson and Danny Agosto – but there's a real group feel to the record, with lots of harmonies behind the lead – the kind of streetcorner soul you might have heard while catching a stickball game on one of the side streets up north of Harlem. Titles include "Toma Guajira", "Look To Me", "You Put A Hurt In My Heart", "Rhythm & Soul", "Mojo Shingaling", "Barbara With The Kooky Eyes", "Tell Her I Love Her", and "Let Me Do My Thing". CD features 3 bonus tracks by The Nitty Sextet, all previously unissued – "Nitty Boo Boo", "Something New", and "Say Listen". CD
 
 
 



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