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Fania All StarsSocial Change ... LP
Fania, 1981. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Features guest work from Gato Barbieri on tenor, and an appearance by Steel Pulse! Titles include "12 Bar", "La Tonada Del Gato", "De Vuelta A Mis Raices", and "Salsalito". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent bottom corner with heavy wear, staining & tape, but the rest of the cover is great.)

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Fania All-StarsCross-Over ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
A landmark album – one that has the Fania All-Stars playing in a Latin club style that greatly influenced dance music for years to come! The title "Cross-Over" might make you think of this one as a sell-out attempt, but it's not – it's a brilliant effort by the New York Latin scene to reach a much larger audience, and at the time, it really really worked! The album's actually got a surprisingly strong jazz basis to a lot of the playing – mixed with soul, disco, and funk influences that helped make this one a big album in the crates of plenty of non-Latin listeners. Features work by Eric Gale, Ruben Blades, Louie Ramirez, and Johnny Pacheco – and includes the cuts "You Want It You Got It", "Brazilian Paradise", "What A Big Thing", "Los Bravos", and "Prepara". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, lightly bent corners and some waviness and peeling from moisture at the bottom corner.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. Near Mint- ... $48.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color label pressing! Cover has a name on back, but is great overall.)

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Fania All-StarsSpanish Fever ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fresh new groove from The Fania All Stars – one that definitely has them picking up some of the Spanish elements mentioned in the title – the fusing them into the tight mix of Latin, club, and jazz they were doing at Columbia Records in the late 70s! These new elements are often light – a bit of acoustic guitar here, maracas there, or some slightly different rhythms – and they're warmed up nicely by the mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation used by the group – who are definitely at the height of their disco powers here! Core players include Papo Lucca on keyboards, Nicky Marrero on timbales, Johnny Pacheco and Roberto Roena on percussion, and Bobby Valentin on bass – and other players include Hubert Laws on flute, Eric Gale on guitar, Luie Ramirez on vibes, and Luiz Perico Ortiz on trumpet. Vocals are by Ismael Miranda, Pacheco, and Ruben Blades – and titles include "Spanish Fever", "Que Pasa", "Space Machine", "Donde", "Your Sereneness", and "Sin Tu Carino". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Label has an ink stamp. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a tracklist sticker.)

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Pete Rodriguez/Fania All StarsI Like It Like That (orig, aaron jerome remix)/Click (kashmeer brothers if music remix) ... 12-inch
Fania (UK), 2007. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Fania sleeve.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer early work by the Fania All Stars – caught live at the legendary Cheetah club, which was the heart of the New York salsa scene at the start of the 70s! The album is easily one of the best by the group – and features long tracks that really capture the jamming intensity that occurred on stage when this many great artists were brought together in one space – kind of the "next step" for the older descarga mode put forth at the start of the 60s, pushed forward into the prouder, more unified Latin scene of the 70s! All Stars on this date include Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentin, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, and others – and titles on this first volume include "Quitate Tu", "Descarga Fania", and "Anaconda". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition!)

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VariousIt's A Good Good Feeling – The Latin Soul Of Fania Records ... LP
Fania/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 33.99
A mighty nice little package – one that's overflowing with the special sort of Latin and soul music hybrids that rose up from the Spanish Harlem scene in the late 60s – the kind of cuts that helped establish Fania Records as one of the most important Latin labels around – and one of the grooviest too! These aren't the 70s salsa tracks that Fania spread across the globe – but the more New York-styled numbers that often had English language lyrics in the lead, sung by a soulful vocalist – and set to small combo rhythms that were overflowing with energy, and plenty of touches of jazz, soul, and funk! 2LP set features great notes on this special time in Latin music – and many titles are presented in their rare 45rpm single mixes. The set comes with 26 gems that include "Geronimo" from Bobby Valentin, "Willie Baby" by Willie Colon, "Hey Girl" by 125th Street Candy Store, "Batola Boogaloo" by Bobby Quesada, "Camel Walk" by The Latinaires, "Silent Heart" by 125th Street Candy Store, "Ungawa" by Ali Baba, "Spinning Wheel" by El Apollo Sound, "Let's Get Together This Christmas" by Harvey Averne, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "Grazin In The Grass" by Orchestra Harlow, "Soul Drummers" by Ray Barretto, "Micro Mini" by Harvey Averne, "Mess Around" by Larry Harlow, "Juicy" by Monguito Santamaria, "Johnny's No Good" by WRLC, "Just A Little While" by Ralfi Pagan, "Shaft" by Joe Bataan, and "Just Try A Little Harder" by Butter Scotch. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLeyendas De La Fania Vol 4 ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Hector Lavoe, Roberto Roena, Eddie Palmieri, Johny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tipica 73, Charlie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Adalberto Santiago. CD
(Cover image varies slightly. Sticker over barcode, spine has a small index sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousGilles Peterson – Fania DJ Series (UK pressing) ... CD
Fania (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever Latin collection from Gilles Peterson – pulled from the legendary vaults of Fania Records, and featuring a fair bit of lesser-known tunes! Even in a set like this, Gilles is at the top of his game – and manages to find a way to bring a new sense of freshness and energy to the oft-compiled Fania catalog – mixing Latin soul with jazzier cuts that veer towards some of the work that we know from other Peterson compilations – as Gilles jumps around easily from album to album, decade to decade, covering all of the labels in the Fania empire! The 2CD set features 26 tracks in all – and definitely lives up to all of the promise you might expect. Titles include "Mi Mambo Conga" by Eddie Palmieri, "Coco Seco" by Bobby Valentin, "Wata Wasuri" by Tito Puente, "Shades Of Time" by Roberto Roena, "Mambo De Bataan" by Joe Bataan, "Saona" by Noro Morales, "Mambo Moderno" by Vladimir, "Last Tango In Paris" by Willie Rosario, "Lluvia Con Nieve" by Mon Rivera, "Vitamina" by Kako, "Ricardo Ray In Orbit" by Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz, "The Oracle" by Sabu Martinez, and "Sandstorm" by Charlie Palmieri. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIt's A Good Good Feeling – The Latin Soul Of Fania Records (4CDs with bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Fania/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD & 7 inch ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty nice little package – one that's overflowing with the special sort of Latin and soul music hybrids that rose up from the Spanish Harlem scene in the late 60s – the kind of cuts that helped establish Fania Records as one of the most important Latin labels around – and one of the grooviest too! These aren't the 70s salsa tracks that Fania spread across the globe – but the more New York-styled numbers that often had English language lyrics in the lead, sung by a soulful vocalist – and set to small combo rhythms that were overflowing with energy, and plenty of touches of jazz, soul, and funk! These are all the mixes from the rare 45rpm singles issued by Fania back in the day – and although the songs are wonderful, the collection together is even cooler as a whole – dozens of tracks, including some really rare ones – all bound up in a 7" book-styled cover, with 60 pages of notes, and a bonus funky 45! Titles include "Silent Heart" by 125th Street Candy Store, "Micro Mini" and "Make Out" by Harvey Averne, "Too Much Lovin" and "So Fine" by Joe Bataan, "Willie Baby" by Willie Colon, "Soul Drummers" and "Mercy Mercy Baby" by Ray Barretto, "Geronimo" and "Funky Big Feet" by Bobby Valentin, "Mercie" by Ralph Robles, "Camel Walk" by The Latinaires, "Batola Boogaloo" by Bobby Quesada, "Grazin In The Grass" by Orchestra Harlow, "Spinning Wheel" by El Apollo Sound, "Hey Sister" by Monguito Santamaria, "Who Is The Girl For Me" and "Look At Her" by Ralfi Pagan, "New York Soul" by Ray Barretto, "Some Lonely Heart" by ronnie Marks, "Let's Get It Together This Christmas" by Harvey Averne, "Shaft" and "If I Were A King" by Joe Bataan, "Johnny's No Good" and "Blonde Latin Blues" by WRLC, and "Today" and "Try Just a Little Harder" by Butter Scotch. Lots more too – and the bonus 7" single features two promo tracks recorded for DJ Symphony Sid – one by Joe Bataan, the other by Bobby Valentin! CD
 
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Ray BarrettoBarretto Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
(50th Anniversary Edition on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Joe BataanGypsy Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that forever changed the face of the New York scene – a mindblowing mix of Latin rhythms and soul-based inspiration, served up in a mix of English and Spanish language lyrics! The title track is a sublime cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman" – one that's even more heartbreaking than the original – and other titles include "Ordinary Guy", Sugar Guaguanco", "So Fine", "Fuego", and the groovy "Chickie's Trombone" – a tight little jammer that shows that Joe's group also drew plenty of inspiration from the descarga scene too. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruben BladesBest ... CD
Fania, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ruben BladesMaestra Vida Vol 1 – Primera Parte ... LP
Fania, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonBest ... CD
Fania/Globo, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hector LavoeDe Ti Depende ... CD
Fania, 1976. Used ... $19.99
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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Lebron BrothersCriollo (remastered edition) ... CD
Cotique/Fania, 1982. Used ... $9.99
Great late work from the brothers Lebron – with titles that include "Madre", "Abran Camino", "Sin Negro No Hay Guaguanco", "Yo Te Cante", "Siempre Sera", and "Voy A Caminar". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available Criollo ... CD 4.99

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Orchestra HarlowHommy – A Latin Opera ... LP
Fania, 1973. Very Good ... $19.99
Orchestra Harlow's answer to the Who's Tommy – Hommy, a Latin Opera, and one of the few concept albums we know from the New York Latin scene of the time! The tracks are fairly short, and they're separated by short "interludes" throughout the album that feature some cool spoken bits that trace the story of the record, but which also have the humorous touches of some of the older Alegre All Stars albums from the 60s. And although Orchestra Harlow borrow the name of the Who's album, the work here is all original – not covers – two long "acts", spread out over the sides of the record with a sophisticated approach that shows the Harlow group moving into much deeper territory at the time. Lead vocals are by Junior Gonzalez, and you'll also hear Adalberto Santiago, Cheo Feliciano, Justo Betancourt, and Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez. Tracks include "Gracia Divina", "Mantecadito", "El Doctor Y La Razon", "Es Un Varon", "El Dia De Navidad", and "Soy Sensacional". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing.)

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Orchestra HarlowSalsa ... LP
Fania, 1974. Near Mint- ... $38.99 44.99
Orchestra Harlow were already at the top of their game by the time of this classic early 70s album – yet they also managed to leap forward strongly too – both embracing and lending a name to the growing salsa movement of the time! The streetwise sounds that Harlow created in the 60s were a key force in taking older Latin styles and giving them a new sort of youthful pride and energy – to a point where Larry also feels more than comfortable to reach back and grab some older sounds as well, blending them in a really compelling mix of roots and new ideas! A key element of the old school is the album's use of tres by Harry Vigiano – who rings out with a Cuban current on his instrument, while the rest of the group hits some warmer New York and Puerto Rican tones. Larry's piano holds the whole thing together strongly – and Yayo El Indio and Adalberto Santiago join Junior Gonzalez on vocals on many tracks, making for a fuller, festive sound that really earns the "salsa" in the title. Titles include "Wampo", "No Hay Amigo", "Popo Pa'Mi", "Silencio", and "Sueltame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ralfi PaganRalfi Pagan With Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania/Craft, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
One of the sweetest singers of the Latin Soul era – the amazing Ralfi Pagan, a vocalist who was equally at home with English and Spanish, and who had a huge influence on the sound of 70s east coast soul! Ralfi's got a fragile vocal style that was right up there with the best of the New Jersey and Philly singers of the time – instantly compelling, with an honest quality that opens up at the very first listen. This early album of his is one of his greatest recordings ever – an all-soul set, done with arrangements by Louie Ramirez and Marty Sheller. Every track is in English, and titles include "Latin Soul", "Who is The Girl For Me", "Ain't No Big Thing", "Look At Her", and "Make It With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl in a heavy cover!)

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Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundEl Progreso – Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound 10 ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used ... $19.99
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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SeguidaLove Is Seguida ... LP
Fania, 1974. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Fierce and funky grooves from the glory days of the NuYorican scene! The album's a killer – filled with uptempo tracks that mix together Latin funk, jazz, and salsa – into an electrified groove that burns mightily across all the tracks! The album's got a great blend of electric keys and funky bass, layered against lots of acoustic percussion and cutting horn solos on soprano, tenor, and flute. Most tracks have vocals, and overall, the album's sort of a funkier version of the legendary Harlem River Drive album – if you can believe that! Titles include "Love Is", "NYC Blues Day", "Afro Rican Suite (parts 1 & 2)", "Mambo Rock", and "Funky Felix". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Label has a light stamp and cover has light wear – but overall, this is a nice one.)

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Sonora PoncenaSoul Of Puerto Rico ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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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 ... $6.99 16.99
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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VariousLatin Lounge – Havana ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
An assortment of jazz-tinged grooves from the mighty Fania Records – many of which show an older Cuban influence, but update the sound strongly with a hipper New York feel! The work ranges from the 60s through the 70s – and although some cuts have vocals, the main focus here is definitely on instrumentation – as most of the numbers have some especially great solo moments over the rhythms. Titles include "Alto Songo" by Johnny Pacheco, "Quimbombo" by Machito, "El Manisero" by Tito Rodriguez, "Baile Mi Son" by Tito Puente, "Besame" by Mongo Santamaria, "Bronx Pachanga USA" by Charlie Palmieri, "Pa Huele" by Eddie Palmieri, and "Algo Nuevo" by Ray Barretto. 16 in all. CD
(Sealed.)

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✨✧ Tito AllenUntouchable ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tito Allen almost seems to be borrowing a page from the Willie Colon book with his gangster look on the cover of this one – and in a way, the record's got the same sense of soaring energy you'd hear in Willie's best post-gangster work from this time! But thanks here are really due to Louie Ramirez, who produced and directed, and gives the record that great mix of jazz and salsa he brought to his own best work – a sound that's made especially great by the presence of alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones in the lineup next to the trumpets and trombone – inflecting the music with enough shadings of soul and color to match Tito's own expressive vocals. Arrangements are by Ramirez, Marty Sheller, and others – and titles include "El Sabio", "Vivan Tus Ojos Verdes", "Guancona", " Para Los Bravos", "Flores Blancas Y Negras", "Busca Ambiente", and "Como Tu Ninguna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape, a small stain in front, and is slightly wavy near the opening.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost gem in the 70s catalog of Ray Barretto – a fantastic album with some really wonderful tracks! Although Ray's clearly in his salsa mode here, he's also got a very strong jazz approach to the tracks – picking up the changes, tones, and colors used on his Other Road album, and turning them back towards a more forward Latin approach. The ensemble's wonderfully tight – with players that include Roberto Rodriguez on trumpet, Art Webb on flute, Ray Romero on timbales, and the great Gil Lopez on piano. Ruben Blades sings on a few tracks, and the album includes some truly stellar moments – like "Ban Ban Quere", a heavy stormer, and the soulful 8 minute number "Canto Abacua", which has some great electric piano. Other cuts include "Guarare", "Eso Es Amar", "El Presupuesto", and "Testigo Fui". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... LP
Atlantic/Fania, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and is bent a bit at the sides.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonAsalto Navideno Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great second session of Christmas music from Willie Colon in the 70s – served up with the same warm spirits and earthy energy as the first! As before, Hector Lavoe's on vocals, Yomo Toro plays cuatro, and the group's got a rootsy sort of feel that recalls Willie's excellent Good Band & Ugly album. The cover has a great image of Santa and his helpers gangstering a car mechanic – and titles include "Cantemos", "Pescado", "Tranquilidad", "Arbolito", "La Banda" and "Recomendacion". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear along opening.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeComedia (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeLa Voz ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(White back pressing. CRC edition.)

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✨✧ Hector LavoeQue Sentimiento (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Roberto RoenaRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound 3 ... CD
Fania, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold, righteous grooves from Roberto Roena – grooving wonderfully with his classic Apollo Sound combo, with a sound that was easily one of the sharpest on the New York Latin scene of the 70s! The group features piano by Ray Coen, and some nice tenor and flute work from Freddie Miranda – whose reed touches add a nice degree of soul to the record, and offset the vocals of Piro Mantill and Frankie Calderon. Arrangements are by Coen, Elias Lopes, and Mario Ortiz – and overall the album's a crackler that's remained one of the best in Roena's classic catalog. Titles include "Hagan Silencio", "Se Pone Bueno", "El Traqueteo", "Yo Soy Chambelon", and "Soy El Terror". CD
(Out of print "white back" pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby ValentinAlgo Nuevo/Something New ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album that has Bobby moving into "something new", as he switches from trumpet-based Latin Soul, into a bass-heavy groove that shows the roots of 70s salsa! The album's a killer, and Bobby's combo is in excellent form – working with a tightness that would set the pace for many other groups of the time! We're not sure who the pianist is, but he lays down some excellent solos – especially on the album's instrumental descarga track. A young Frankie Hernandez sings some soulful vocals on other tracks, and titles include "Casino", "Pan De Negro", "Huracan", "Total Para Nada", and a very soulful version of "Fire & Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, light stains at the corners, and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Bobby ValentinIn Motion ... LP
Fania, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Original multi-color label pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ VariousJohn Leguizamo – Ghetto Klown – Music From My Hood ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from the Fania All Stars, Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, LA Lupe, Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, Orchestra Harlow, Ray Barretto and more. CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonAsalto Navideno Vol 1 ... LP
Fania, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The birth of a whole new genre in Latin music – the salsa Christmas album – but a record that easily stands with some of Willie Colon's best work of the time! The style here is relatively rootsy – and marks one of Willie's first shifts into that mode – with heavy cuatro from Yomo Toro, and lots of earthy percussion from Milton Cardona, Jose Mangual, and Johnny Pacheco. In a way, there's almost a "down home" Puerto Rico feel to the whole record – one that gives it a tremendous amount of warmth and good spirits enough to go way past the holidays and stay on your turntable all year long! Hector Lavoe is on vocals, and titles include "Canto A Borinquen", "Traigo La Salsa", "Aires De Navidad", "La Murga", "Esta Navidad", and "Popurri Navideno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonAsalto Navideno Vol 2 ... CD
Fania, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great second session of Christmas music from Willie Colon in the 70s – served up with the same warm spirits and earthy energy as the first! As before, Hector Lavoe's on vocals, Yomo Toro plays cuatro, and the group's got a rootsy sort of feel that recalls Willie's excellent Good Band & Ugly album. The cover has a great image of Santa and his helpers gangstering a car mechanic – and titles include "Cantemos", "Pescado", "Tranquilidad", "Arbolito", "La Banda" and "Recomendacion". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Roberto RoenaGold ... LP
Fania, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave Cortez & The Moon PeopleHappy Soul With A Hook (dj format re-edit, dj format just the break, blue dollar bill remix, orig)/Hippy, Skippy, Moon Strut ... 12-inch
Fania/Virgin (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Fania sleeve.)
 
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El Gran ComboBoogaloos Con El Gran Combo ... LP
Gema, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99 24.99
One of our favorite albums ever from El Gran Combo – largely because it's a smoking Latin Soul set! The group were known for a more traditional groove on other records, but here they nicely jump on the younger bandwagon of the time – and step out with a crackling batch of boogaloo numbers that groove with the best of the Fania and Tico scene of the time! The sound is tight, right, and outta site – mostly instrumental with lots of heavy percussion and soaring horns – plus both English and Spanish vocals that really keep the soulful spirit of the session! Tracks include "Clap Your Hands", "Como Tu", "Sabor", "Combolu", "Shake It Baby", "Gran Combo's Boogaloo", "Vas Bien", "Chua Chua Boogaloo", and "Avelino Plumon". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Puerto Rican pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a half split bottom seam.)

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersSaffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $9.99 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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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaRed Hot ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
A great Bob James-directed session from Mongo Santamaria – and a set that takes the fusion-inflected Latin work he was doing on the Vaya label, and blends it with an even tighter, sharper CTI Records vibe! The approach is a bit like that combination of underground Latin and larger label resources that brought great sounds to both Ray Barretto and the Fania All Stars at the time – and the session features excellent CTI help from Bob James on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, and Hubert Laws on flute – the latter of whom got his start working with Mongo in the 60s! Titles include a funky electric remake of "Watermelon Man", plus the cuts "Afro Cuban Fantasy", "Jamaican Sunrise", "Jai Alai", and "Sambita". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. NOTE - The left half of the cover has light staining and heavy waviness, due to moisture. Also, a timing strip, promo stamp.)

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Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Anthology Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 (hardcover) ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 39.95
The first 5 issues of the legendary Wax Poetics – the one-and-only genius publication dedicated to the art of crate-digging, aka funky soul & hip hop vinyl archeology – collected in this massive hardcover tome! Anthology Vol 1 tackles the essential chore of bringing those earliest Wax Poetics issues – which are for the most part long out of print and as tough to track down as some of the wax the mag covers – available once again with some additional illustrations, to boot! All of those great pieces– from the groundbreaking debut issue of December 2001 up to issue 5 in summer 2003 – covering Idris Muhammad, Pretty Purdie, Weldon Irvine, Manzel, Fania Records, King Tubby, Prince Paul, RZA, Louis Vega and so much more! The photos and illustrations pop even more in this larger scare format – with loads of period photography, shots in the studio, and all of those delicious dust jacket photo discoveries. Beautiful, essential, and long overdue! Hardcover, 241 pages, and bursting with beautiful images and illustrations! Book

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Wganda KenyaAfrica 5000 ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
Wganda Kenya were one of the most unique groups to record for the Discos Fuentes label in the 70s – and they were maybe also one of the coolest, too – as they never stopped in their pursuit of a groove, and were always able to mix together so many different styles at once! This gem of a record has some elements that begin in more familiar Colombian modes, but the group also bring in touches from American soul, Afro Funk, and lots more too – all with unusual instrumentation and production, at a level that really sets this album apart from the pack! Very different stuff than mid 70s sounds on Fania or Vaya – with titles that include "La Torta", "Dulce De Guayaba", "Mira Para Arriba Mira Para Abajo", "Mammy Boy", Tifit Hayed", "Fiebre De Lepra", and "Entre Tu Y Yo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDedicacion ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little set from keyboardist Lyman Woodard – and one that's definitely got some of the Latin flavor promised by the spelling in the title! Woodard's still playing some mighty nice organ and electric piano lines, but the group here also has some added Latin percussion at the bottom – and this expansive, warmly soulful sound that almost reminds us of some of the late 70s Fania fusion funk records – especially work by Mongo Santamaria when he was using a lot of Fender Rhodes! A young Regina Carter is on the record – both vocalizing and playing violin – and the tracks are long, and really compelling – with a complexity that's different than other Woodard albums, yet still just the right sort of groove. Titles include "Itanita", "Don't Stay Away", "Dedication", and "And The Ship Sails On". CD

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VariousDJ Lubi Presents – Salsa Dura ... CD
Freestyle (UK), Used ... $6.99
Hard salsa jams selected by DJ Lubi – who has put together hot set that's steeped heavily in traditional style – killer stuff from pure NYC salsa, to faithful and feverish jams the west coast, to the UK, Venezuela, Colombia and beyond! Most of these numbers here are from the 70s Fania school of feverish salsa, with a few legends and younger groups that truly generate the proper heat – with tracks from the past couple years by Snowboy & The Latin Section, Johnny Polanco, Grupo Latin Vibe, Ray Rodriguez and many more! Titles include "Oscuridad" by Johnny Palanco & Conjuto Amistad, "No Cuentes" by Santiago Allstars, "El Embajador" by Jimmy Bosch, Atrevete" by Bio Ritmo, "Mas Salsa" by Cheo Linares, "Me Voy Pa La Rumba" by Grupo Latin Vibe, "Bailalo" by Snowboy & The Latin Section, "Baila Con Swing Sabroso" by Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. CD

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VariousRough Guide To Boogaloo ... CD
Rough Guide, 2005. Used ... $8.99
Features tracks by Pete Rodriguez, Ismael Rivera, Fania All Stars, Joe Cuba, Bobby Valentin, Ralph Robles, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHot Hands (Ancestral Messages/Taboo) ... CD
Concord/Picante, 1993/1994. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two later Latin jazz sets from Ray Barretto – both of them surprisingly great! Ancestral Song is a bold, proud record that really lives up to its title – a batch of tunes that has Ray leading a strong combo with Ray Vega on trumpet and Jay Rodriguez on tenor and flute – both tightly woven into a strong-voiced frontline that gives the record a tremendous amount of power. Alongside Ray's work on percussion the set also features drums, guiro, bass, and keyboards – the last of which are sometimes strongly electric, occasionally with that thinner mode that was used heavily at the time of the date. But that quality is more than made up for in the acoustic elements of the songs – which burst out with a quality that's quite different than some of Ray's salsa work of the decade before. Titles include "Song For Chano", "New World Spirit", "Beautiful Love", "Killer Joe", "Aqua Blue", "Gabriela", and "My Latin New York". Taboo is a great all-acoustic outing from Ray Barretto – a set recorded with a stripped-down combo that features trumpet, tenor, flute, piano, bass and drums – all stretching out in a soaring, exploratory Latin jazz mode! The feel is much more open and loose than on some of Ray's 80s albums – and in a way, the record's almost a nod back to Barretto's freest modes of the early 70s – some of those great jazz albums recorded for Fania back in the day. Titles include "Bomba-Riquen", "Work Song", "99 MacDougal Street", "Lazy Afternoon", "Effendi", and "Brother Tom". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Lebron BrothersDistinto Y Diferente ... CD
Cotique, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print, original 1996 Fania CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo's Magic ... CD
Charly (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent compilationf of Mongo's funky soul work for Fania from the 70s – tracks that show the Latin congolero hitting a wide range of styles, from rootsy Cuban grooves, to tighter Latin disco sounds, to a great range of funk and African influenced sounds, all of which were running through Mongo's 70s records for Fania. The package features 12 tracks in all – and it's a well-selected batch that picks out only the best tracks from the time – with titles that include "Dr Gasca", "O Mi Shango", "Iberia", "Lady Marmalade", "Naked", "Funk Up", "Song For You", "Funk Down", and "Leah". (Note: not to be confused with the album of the same name on Roulette, which has different tracks.) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRazorblade Breaks – The Original Cuts Vol 2 ... LP
Rawkus, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rawkus pulls together a handful of the best tracks sampled for some of it's best tracks, and releases them on a compilation in their original format a la Dusty Fingers! 10 great cuts in all, including "Cha, Ch, Cha" by the Fania All Stars, "Burlesque In Barcelona" by Jakob Magnusson, "Legend In His Own Mind" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Clouds In My Sunshine" by Redbone, "Espani Cani" by Moog Espana, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" by Tony Mottola, "Funky Music" by Patti Labelle, "Fly Me To The Moon" by Dick Hyman, "Tomorrow May Not Feel the Same" by Gene Chandler and "Mi Cosa" by Wes Montgomery. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ La New Breed OrchestraJala Jala Woe Woe Baby ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
No woe here at all – because the album's very upbeat, and very joyous all the way through – played in the best young combo mode of the 60s! Latin soul, jazz, and older descarga modes all come into play on the set – mixed up in the Puerto Rican groove of the Fonseca Records scene of the time – all with more grit in the grooves than any similar records on Fania or Tico! Piano and horns are often competing in the lead with runaway energy – and vocals are both in English and Spanish, which really helps create some groovy crossover modes. Titles include the choppy boogaloo number – "New Breed Bugaloo" – plus "Woe Woe Baby", "Follow The Sun", "Three In One", "Ritmo Tropical", "Dulce Son", "Quinto Bongo", and "Tenia Que Ser Asi". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersShuckin & Jivin ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 90s reissue pressing, done only for the Japanese market – in shrink with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(00s Scorpio reissue.)

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✨✧ Paul Ortiz Y La Orch SonLos Que Son ... LP
Ghetto/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An obscure salsa set from the start of the 70s, and a stone cooker too – thanks to top-shelf production from Joe Bataan – a great artist in his own right, and a surprising choice to helm this set! Yet the credit here really goes to leader Paul Ortiz – who plays piano and leads the group through some very fresh salsa changes – that new young spirit of pride and power that was bubbling on on Fania at the time, handled here with equal care, and arrangements from Jose Madera Jr, who plays timbales in the group! Papo Felix delivers lead vocals, and the group has a bold four-trumpet frontline – which really soars on titles that include "Guajiron", "Quien Quita", "Total", "Mi Amiga", "Son Los Que Son", "Despierta Puertoriqueno", and "Me Negra Va A Gozar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cheo RosarioEl Vive Bien ... LP
Salsa, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer cooker on the small Salsa label from New York – part of the Mary Lou family of labels, all of whom really knew how to deliver up the goods back in the day! Like most of the label's records, there's a nicely varied vibe going on here – a lot less structured than some of the Fania/Tico/Alegre material, and maybe even closer to the ground in terms of the scene – as Cheo Rosario leads a great little group that features lively piano from Gaby Diaz, trombone from Reynaldo (aka Astroboy), and warm, round basslines from Felix Torres. Vocals are by Carmen Rosaro and Jorge Martinez – and titles include "Look Out", "Cairo", "All Night Long", "El Vive Bien Del Barrio", "Pa'Sabio Quien", "Solo Paria Ti", and "The World Is Full Of Sin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 1 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest compilations of boogaloo work we've ever stocked – and one that goes way past the bigger names on Fania or Tico, into the underground of small labels from the late 60s! The tunes here are all especially rare – issued originally on labels that include Speed and Ghetto, and brought together beautifully here with an ear for soulful vocals, snapping rhythms, and some of the grooviest styles of the Latin Soul generation! The Speed recordings are especial favorites of ours, because the label had a really great way of setting up a groove, and often broke from more conventional Latin modes to hit some very unique rhythms. But all the work here is totally great – and titles include "Alla Tu" by Conjunto Universal, "Do Your Shing A Ling" by Pijuan, "I'll Be A Happy Man" by Latin Blues Band, "Return To Spanish Harlem" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Latin Soul Boogaloo" by Paul Serrano, "One Way Ticket" by The Real Thing, "Symphony Sid In Acapulco" by Frankie Nieves, "Brass Boogaloo" by Sounds Tropicana, "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut" by Moon People, and "Mi Negra Va Gozar" by Paul Ortiz. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download for the whole album!)

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✨✧ VariousHey Ho Guaguanco – Rare & Unissued Salsa Jams From The Speed & Fonseca Catalog 1968/1969 Vol 1 ... LP
Speed/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic tracks from two ultra-rare labels from the New York scene – the Latin Soul empire Speed Records, and the super-tight Fonseca label – which provided a real mainline to Puerto Rican grooves at the time! Both labels cut some of the hardest-hitting Latin tracks of the time – music that was often rawer and more unbridled than material for other indies, like Tico or Fania – and the tracks here are from some of the obscure albums issued by both imprints, and some even-rare 7" singles – all with an upbeat groove, and a sound that's much more the Latin groove of the streets uptown, instead of the bigger ballrooms down in midtown. Titles include "Descarga Los Bravos" by Kent Gomez, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez & Su Sonora Casino, "El Bembe" by Terrible Frankie Nieves, "Milton's Jala Jala" by Milton Zapata, "Palos Bravos De St John" by Orquesta Oliveri, "Yemaja" by Kent Gomez, "Palacio Descarga" by Danny Palacios, and "Melao Melaito" by Orquesta Oliveri. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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