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✨✧ Joe CubaEl Alma Del Barrio – The Soul Of Spanish Harlem ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
The Soul of Spanish Harlem – and the upbeat sound of the Joe Cuba Sextet – a hard-to-find album recorded just before the dawn of the classic Latin soul era! This one has been underappreciated for years, which is a shame, because it's got a lot of very nice grooves with that tight Joe Cuba Sextet sound – full snapping percussion and tight rhythms. There's also a few romantic tracks led by keys and a surprisingly warm approach to the vocals, but most of the set is pretty straight ahead Latin! Tracks include "You're Gone", "La Fuga Pal Monte", "Galan, Galan", "Y Sigue", "Solo Por Ti", "Guaguanco Del Jibarito", "Una Nenita", and "El Tapon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a split spine and some aging.)

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Joe CubaSock It To Me/Oh Yeah! ... 7-inch
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Killer Latin soul! "Sock It To Me" has it all – tight Latin piano grooves, great English lyrics, a hook that won't quit, and loud crazy vibes all over the place! The flip's great too, and both cuts are boogaloo ones. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe Cuba & Sonny RossiMerengue Loco ... LP
Embajador, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "El Aqua No", "Merengue Loco", "Soy Pilongo", and "Pregon Cha Cha" by Joe Cuba – and "Vuelta Al Mundo", "Zapataro Cha Cha", "Parada De Cha Cha", and "Danubia Azul Cha Cha" by Sonny Rossi. More cha cha than merengue – but that's not a bad thing! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Venezuelan pressing with orange labels. Cover is lightly stained and wavy on the top 4 inches.)

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Joe Cuba SextetEstamos Haciendo Algo Bien!/We Must Be Doing Something Right! ... LP
Tico, 1966. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetMy Man Speedy! ... CD
Tico, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Latin soul supreme, with the great title cut about Speedy Gonzales, plus tracks like "I'm Insane", "Psychedelic Baby", "Talk About Luv", and the massive "Hey Joe, Hey Joe", which you'll be singing all day after hearing it. An excellent groove throughout, as only Joe could do it, and will all the fun and humor you'd expect from his recordings! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cortijo Y Su ComboQuitate De La Via, Perico ... CD
Rumba/P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About April 22, 2020 (delayed)
Classic material from Cortijo's legendary combo with Ismael Rivera on vocals – one of the first records to really showcase the great sounds coming from the Puerto Rican scene in the early 60s! Rhythms are plenty lively – as Cortijo's group has the same sharp focus as the early Joe Cuba Sextet – a really strong emphasis on rhythms that can always be depended on to keep things moving. Rivera's singing is excellent to – with that nascent soul that would come into focus much more sharply in the late 60s, as countless other Latin vocalists really picked up the Puerto Rican sound! Titles include "Cortijito", "El Trompo", "Bomba Carambomba", "El Chivo", "El Pajaro Chogui", "Caramelo Santo", "Piedras En Mi Camino" and "Perico". CD

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Jose Piliche Elicier & La Nueva ExplosionLa Nueva Explosion ... CD
Cotique, Late 60s. Used ... $19.99
A killer group with a very soulful feel! We know little about Jose and his hot little combo, but they groove in a way that takes all the nice downtempo chords of the Latin Soul years and mixes them with a harder percussive 70s salsa style! Jose "Piliche" Elicier leads the group and sings – and the album features some very nice timbales work by Adolph Williams – tightly grooving in a style that crackles like some of the best early 70s work by Joe Cuba. Titles include "A Cuba Bella", "Deja Esa Cosa", "El Velorio", "Santero", and "La Nueva Explosion". CD
(Out of print 'white back' pressing.)

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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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Sonora CasinoTrompeteros (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A very groovy set, and one that already won us over with its cover – even though we're not sure the pink-pantsuited lady playing vibes is part of the group at all! Instead, these guys are a heavily percussive combo that thrive on the best modes of small combo 60s Latin – think Joe Cuba Sextet, or some of the groups right before the big wave of Latin Soul – a strong inspiration from the descarga jamming of the Havana scene, served up with lots of piano, percussion, bass, and trumpet – plus nice use of electric guitar at just the right times! The set's got one very unusual standout number – a long descarga titled "Astronautas A Mercurio" – which has lots of weird production, electronic, and funky psychedelic elements – but even the straighter Latin cuts are great, and include "El Turron De Pochita", "Serrano", "El Negro Javier", "Trompeteros", "Pa'L Gusto", "El Culantro", and "Bobby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blues MagoosNever Goin Back To Georgia ... LP
ABC, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of work from the re-formed Blues Magoos – a new incarnation of the group that had a few early garage rock hits, and which on this set features some great work by Eric Kaz, who seems to add a hip singer-songwriter feel to the record. The group have clearly been listening to a lot of blues and blue eyed soul, but also seem to have picked up a jazzy edge too – one that shows up nicely on the album's use of vibes. These are heard to wonderful effect on the instrumental groover "Getting Off", the mellow swinging instrumental "Georgia Breakdown", and on the group's funky cover of Joe Cuba's great "El Pito – I'll Never Go Back To Georgia" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tico-Alegre All StarsLive At Carnegie Hall Vol 1 ... CD
Tico, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive mid 70s meeting of the top of Latin talents from the Tico and Alegre labels – featuring work by Hector Rivera, La Lupe, Candido, Chocolate, Charlie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ismael Rivera, and Joe Cuba! Like some of the other great jam session live sets from the time, the music is a wonderful blend of Latin, funk, soul, and jazz – really stretching across genres with a richly warm spirit of celebration and musical improvisation! There's loads of great tracks – "Tito's Odyssey", a great Latin version of "2001: A Space Odyssey" – and groovers like "Boom Boom Lucumi", "Chango", and "Confusion". CD
(Out of print, white back Tico pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousSabroso – The Afro Latin Groove ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Willie Bobo, Willie Rosario & His Orchestra, Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra, Joe Cuba Sextette, Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra, Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto & His Orchestra, Ocho, Cal Tjader, Charlie Palmieri & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHits Of The Seventies Vol 1 ... LP
Tico, 1970s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
10 great 70s numbers from the Tico 70s roster: "La Malanga" by Eddie Palmieri, "La Tirana" by La Lupe, "Oye Como Va" by Tito Puente, "La Ultima Palabra" by Sophy, "Besito Con Mozan-Cha" by Pete Rodriguez, "Aguzate" by Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz, "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine" by Celia Cruz, "My Memories Of You" by Jimmy Sabater, "La Aranita" by ISmael Rivera and "Ritmo De Joe Cuba (Jimmy's Jump)" by Joe Cuba. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a piece of tape in the top left corner.)
 
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Ricardo RicoDance The Merengue With Killer Joe ... LP
Tico, 1956. Very Good- ... $6.99
Very early merengue sounds from Ricardo Rico – served up with an earthy blend that really gets to the root of the genre! The tracks often feature strong percussion alongside these really bouncing basslines – but acoustic ones, without the too-heavy style of more contemporary merengue – in a way that has the same sort of charm as vintage Cuban recordings of the 50s, especially alongside the female vocals in the lead! Great horns top nearly every track, and some saxes get some nice snakey solo moments too – on titles that include "El Mosquito", "San Nicholas", "In The Dark", "Sin Censura", "Jose Antonio En Nueva York", and "El Osito". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some staining along the opening.)

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Art FarmerBrass Shout/Aztec Suite ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $8.99
An amazing 2-in-1 CD – filled with sublime work from the mighty Art Farmer! First up is Brass Shout – a great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". Aztec Suite is a rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, and played by an all-star array of players conducted by Al Cohn! Side one of the record features the extended "Aztec Suite" – an ambitious number that begins with modern moments that are somewhere in a space between Stan Kenton and Ralph Burns' experiments of this nature, but which always has Farmer's trumpet as the center focus. Side two features tracks that are a bit more conventional Latin jazz – still played by the bigger group, but with an even stronger sense of swing! Titles include "Aztec Suite", "Heat Wave", "Drume Negrita", "Alone Together", "Woody N You", and "Delirio". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCotique Golden Goodies Vol 2 ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Very cool compilation of groovy singles from the golden years of this classic Latin label. The set's got lots of nice Latin Soul groovers, like "Mambo Suzie" by Johnny Colon, "Peyote" by Johnny Rivera, and "Jala Con Joey" by Joey Pastrana – plus nice straight Latin tracks that include "Malambo" by Joey Pastrana, "Sabre Olvidar" by Tnt Band, "Mai Pal Gallo" by Orchestra Flamboyan, and "Fe" by The Lebron Brothers. Cover also has a great picture of Cuban Pete! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ MachitoKenya (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roulette/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real corker from Machito – a set that's got a lot more bite and earthy fire than some of his other albums of the 50s – as you might be able to guess from the cover and the title! The record definitely lives up to the Afro-Cuban promise on the front – thanks to very hip arrangements from Mario Bauza and AK Salim – who balance core rhythmic elements with some great modern jazz solo contributions – from key players who include Johnny Griffin on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Joe Newman on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – all coming together under Machito's leadership with a sound that's much bolder than most of his work in a straighter Latin mode! The album's a key meeting of styles – as powerful today as it was when first recorded – and tracks include the great "Congo Mulence", a very tight groover – plus "Turuato", "Frenzy", "Cannonology", "Minor Rama", and "Wild Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
 
 



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