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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 BarrettoFrom the Beginning ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Venezuelan pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with slight wavines from moisture.)

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Ray BarrettoOn Fire Again/Encendido Otra Vez ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A great one from Ray – billed on the cover as the "El Watusi Man", and recorded with a similar Charanga Moderna sound to that big hit. The grooves are tighter than those on most of his contemporaries, and the charanga sound is expanded here with a range of influences, and even a good dose of humor! Tracks include "Tumbao Moderno", "Mucumbembe", "El Bantu", "Mas Pachanga", "Encendido Otra Vez", "Noche De Ronda", "Celosa","Te Traigo Guajira","Guaguanco Pueblo Nuevo", "Dame Tu Carnino", and the strange "Mr. Blah Blah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy!)

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Ray BarrettoOther Road ... LP
Fania, 1973. Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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 has a split bottom seam and flaking along the spine.)

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Ray BarrettoTodo Se Vay Poder ... LP
Fania, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
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✨✧ Ray BarrettoCharanga Moderna ... LP
Tico, 1962. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the percussion to the point where it really dominated the record – coming across with some incredibly dark and sinister rhythms! The record gave Ray his first big hit – "El Watusi" – but the whole thing's as great as that cut, and it's a killer killer record that never lets us down! Other tracks inlcude "Aprieta El Pollo", "La Moderna", "Suelta La Cintura", "Terestia", and "Guajira & Tambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Tico pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1977. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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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
(80s red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoIndestructible ... CD
Fania, 1973. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print, original white back Fania pressing.)

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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Ray BarrettoRitmo En El Corazon ... LP
Fania, 1988. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover and labels have initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gene Ammons, Etta Jones, & Jack McDuffSoul Summit Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful imagination, and moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Burrell's guitar somehow seems a bit harder and grittier than ever – and titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arnett CobbParty Time ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $16.99
A mighty big party from tenor giant Arnett Cobb – a player who always blew strongly in other settings, but really hit his height on these albums for Prestige! The record is a perfect mix of Cobb's bluesy roots and a more sophisticated modern jazz setting – with support from a crack rhythm combo of Ray Bryant on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – plus the special addition of Ray Barretto on congas, who brings in this rolling kick that definitely opens things up to the party atmosphere in the title – even when things are mellow! Most numbers have a open, soulfully blowing feel – and titles include "Slow Poke", "Lonesome Road", "Party Time", and "Blues In the Closet". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... 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 – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", "Diosa Del Ritmo", and "Soy Guajiro". 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
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 22.98
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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✨✧ Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". CD
(Out of print 2012 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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Yusef LateefDiverse Yusef Lateef ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best of Yusef's Atlantic recordings, and one that offers a mix of his 2 different sides – his older spiritualist one, and his newer funkier one. Includes the tight groover "Live Humble", with nice conga work by Ray Barretto, plus the extended "Chandra" and "A Long Time Ago", both with nice exotic flute work by Yusef, and a weird mix of instruments, in the tradition of his older Savoy sessions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Oliver NelsonAfro/American Sketches ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good ... $9.99
One of the first larger concept albums from Oliver Nelson – and a set that really marked a strong step forward as a jazz arranger! The album is one long suite – as you might guess from the title – with righteous themes that deal not just with rising independence in postwar Africa, but also the Civil Rights struggle in the US – performed by a superb lineup that includes Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Joe Neman and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Melba Liston and Billy Byers on trombones, Patti Brown on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Ray Barretto on congas. Nelson is fantastic too – and blows tenor and alto with some fantastic moments. Passages of the suite include "Disillusioned", "Freedom Dance", "Emancipation Blues", and "Jungleaire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithOpen House ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A strong early one from Johnny Hammond – one that features him working in a groovy group that includes Thad Jones on trumpet, Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, and Eddie McFadden on guitar. The addition of horns gives the set a bit more punch than some of Johnny's other sides from the time – and Ray Barretto's conga dances along nicely on most tracks. Titles include "Cleopatra", "Cyra", "Open House", and "Blues For DeDe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label stereo Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithTalk That Talk ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz (Japan), 1960. Used ... $29.99
Subtle early magic from Johnny Hammond Smith – the kind of sweet organ jazz set that really set Smith apart from his contemporaries in the 60s! There's a slightly offbeat vibe here that's hard to peg, but which already marks Hammond as one of the more inventive players of his generation – never content to just rehash R&B modes for jazz organ, and instead really exploratory in terms of timings and phrasings – using his instrument to great effect in a hip combo that features George Tucker on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – plus some excellent tenor from Oliver Nelson on three tracks! Titles include "Talk That Talk", "Bennie's Diggin", "Portrait Of Jennie", "An Affair To Remember", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Riptide", "Misty", and "Minors Allowed". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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SolSol ... LP
Guerra Company/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About December 20, 2020
Killer Latin funk from the mid 70s – a totally rare little set, but a masterpiece all the way through! Sol is a combo headed up by keyboardist Joe Gallardo – and they've got a groove that blends together some wonderful elements – including jazz funk, straight Latin, and a bit of Chicano soul – all wrapped up in a warm, west coast sort of vibe that's totally great! In a way, the album almost feels like some lost treasure from Fantasy Records' best funky years – but it's also got a more unique feel overall, and a way of changing up the groove that keeps things fresh throughout. Lead vocals are by Ray Romero, who sings in English, and almost echoes Mark Murphy's style on Muse – and other instrumentation includes guitar, flute, saxes, trumpet, and lots of Latin percussion. Titles include the cut "Maranatha", a very nice groover – plus a version of Ray Barretto's "El Que Se Fue", Stevie Wonder's "Bird Of Beauty", and the original cuts "Sailing", "Patrice", "Someday", and "Squeeze". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe ZawinulTo You With Love ... LP
Strand, 1959. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Very early work from Joe Zawinul – an unusual trio outing recorded upon Zawinul's initial arrival in the US, years before later fame with Cannonball Adderley and Weather Report! Although Joe's heavy-grooving touch on the keys was a big part of the Adderley sound in the 60s, his style here is lighter and more lyrical – sweetly contemplative at times, but still also with a bit of rhythmic vamping from time to time – hinting at that sound that would blossom more strongly on later recordings. There's a flowing grace to the record that we really love – and which is ably supported by the bass of George Tucker and drums of Frankie Dunlop – as well as by Ray Barretto's congas, which groove nicely on a few tracks. Titles include "Easy Living", "Love For Sale", "Masquerade Is Over", "Greensleeves", "Squeeze Me", and "Sweet & Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, and just a hint of seam splitting – but this is a nice copy.)

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✨✧ VariousGroovy Vol 2 – A Collection Of Rare Jazzy Club Tracks ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The great second volume in this excellent series of jazz, soul, Brazil, Latin, and more! With "Mi Vida" by Jon Lucien, "Garra" by Marcos Valle, "East" by Billy Paul, "Vera Cruz" by Stanley Turrentine, "Ye Me Le" by Luiz Carlos Vinhas, "Lies" by Asha Pulthi, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, and lots more stuff that's woven together in a great tapestry of funky grooves that shows just how much the international groove scene has grown in the past 5 years. CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful imagination, and moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Burrell's guitar somehow seems a bit harder and grittier than ever – and titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing, with white b label.)
Also available Midnight Blue (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonBlues Walk ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Poor ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of Lou's earlier Blue Note albums – a hard-wailing soul jazz set with some very hip conga in the mix! The group's a really solid one – Lou's famous early quartet – and Herman Foster plays piano, Peck Morrison's on bass, and Dave Bailey's on drums. A young Ray Barretto plays conga on the set, and rounds things out nicely – not really with a Latin finish, but kind of a rolling groove that works to create more of a lightly dancing feel in the rhythm section. The whole thing's perfectly put together – and tracks include "Play Ray", "Callin' All Cats", and "Blues Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and "ear". PLEASE NOTE: POOR CONDITION. Cover isn't too bad – some splitting on the seams, light aging, and a bit of pencil on the back.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 (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 – 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 Vol 1 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron Carter & Billy Cobham provide a tight but elastic rhythmic underpinning – a great foil for solos by players who include Keith Jarrett on electric piano, George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, and Freddie himself on trumpet. Airto & Ray Barretto are on percussion, with some nice percolating accents to the grooves – and titles include the classic "Povo", an oft-sampled monster – plus "In A Mist", "The Godfather", and "Sky Dive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear and some aging inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonMain Stem ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A relaxed small group session from saxophonist Oliver Nelson – a record that's quite different than some of his more tightly arranged dates, and a good reminder of this side of his talents! Oliver plays both alto and tenor sax on the album, and he's joined by a perfect group for the easy rolling groove of the tracks – Joe Newman on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – plus a young Ray Barretto on congas, who brings in the loping, stepping groove you find on other early 60s soul jazz sets of this nature. Nelson's sax is always a treat – blown with a sharper edge than you might hear with a big group – and the tracks are all quite fress too, and include "Tipsy", "Mainstem", "Ho!", "J&B", and "Latino". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousNu Yorica Roots! – The Rise Of Latin Music In New York City In The 1960s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive! By now, the 2 volumes in Soul Jazz's Nu Yorica series are among some of the most legendary Latin titles we've ever stocked – and this incredible "prequel" to the series is every bit as essential! As the title indicates, the compilation digs back into the early days of the New York crossover Latin scene – taking some of the best examples of mambo, descarga, Latin Soul, and Latin Jazz tracks from the old days! The set list is impeccable, and the compilation's one of the best we can recommend for someone who's looking for a sample of classic Latin grooves. The liner notes are great, and tracks include "Tito On Timbales" by Tito Puente, "Together" by Ray Barretto, "The Word" by Harvey Averne, "El Pito" by Joe Cuba, "Horsin Up" by Orchestra Harlow, "The Oracle" by Sabu Martinez, "Se Formo El Bochinche" by Arsenio Rodriguez, "My Spiritual Indian" by Eddie Palmieri, "Druma Kugi" by Mongo Santamaria, and "Descarga Cachao" by Tito Rodriguez. CD
(Out of print – includes slipcase and a set of cards reproducing original 60's poster art!)

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✨✧ VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some pretty obscure takes on funk and soul numbers, plus a few bits from other styles too – done up in even funkier versions than before, partly because the production is even rawer, but also because the overall execution is too! Latin vibes mix up with soulful rhythms, deep funk solos, and even some freaky fuzzy psyche-inspired moments – and titles include "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "Jungle Fever" by Afrosound, "Bang Bang" by Fruko & Sus Tesos, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, "I Turn My Camera On" by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, "Light My Fire" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "Scorpio" by Johnny Frigo, "Rat Race" by Antibalas, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has light surface wear. Spine and top seam are split.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this first volume include "The Feast", "Mirage", "Lamento Africano", and "Aghano". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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✨✧ Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (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 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
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD 10.99

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jay BerlinerBananas Are Not Created Equal ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A silly title, but a funky little record – one of the only ones we've ever seen from guitarist Jay Berliner, and one of the best cookers from the early 70s Mainstream Records years! The sound here is almost soundtrack funk at points – lots of up-front lines from Berliner on guitar – riffing away over backings that include organ and keyboards from Paul Griffin, congas from Ray Barretto, drums from Jimmy Johnson, and additional rhythm guitar from Cornell Dupree. Wade Marcus arranged, and the sound is tight without being slick – a great sort of Kudu Records-styled groove – and an especially nice setting for Jay's guitar. Titles include "Getting The Message", "Stickball", "I'm Still In Love With You", "I Just Want To Be There", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me"! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... 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", and "Soy Guajiro". CD
Also available Live At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ GuarareGuarare (Inca) ... LP
Inca, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Ray Barretto – and titles include "Elegua", "Guapo", "Que Linda Te Ves", "Sigo Esperando", "Pan Con Bacalao", and "Maria". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLas Charangas De Cuba Y Nuevo York ... LP
Tico, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A compilation of classic Charanga tracks that Tico put out in the mid 70's as part of that era's revival of interest in the music. The set has a number of excellent tracks from the late 50's and early 60's, by artists like Ray Barretto, Johnny Pacheco, Orquesta Super Colosal, Jose Fajardo, Charlie Palmieri, and Pupi Legarreta. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousLatin Lounge – Havana ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousSalsa Greats Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Compilation of some classic originals by Salsa giants of the 70s, including "Che Che Cole" by Willie Colon, "Azucar" by Eddie Palmieri, "Mirame De Frente" by Ray Barretto, "El Pio Pio" by Sonora Poncena, and "Arsenio" by Larry Harlow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain near the top, and some other light wear.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Cheetah Vol 2 ... CD
Fania, Early 70s. Used ... 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 forther 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 second volume include "Ponte Duro", "Estrellas De Fania", and "Ahora Vengo Yo". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsSalsa – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fania, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful soundtrack to one of the most important films to Latin music in the 70s! This double-length set features a huge array of work from the movie – not only important musical bits, both live and in the studio, but also snippets from TV, concert introductions, and lots lots more that show the range and cultural impact of the early 70s New York scene – stretching way past a simple understanding that you might have from other records! Players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Pacheco, and Bobby Valentin – and tracks include "Drum Story", "The Sugar Cane", "Hollywood", "Barrio", "Mi Gente", "Congo Bongo", "Slave Ship", "African Village", and "Soul Makossa". Also features gues appearances by Geraldo Rivera, Dezi Arnaz, Ismael Quintana, Carmen Miranda, and Al Jolson! CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleJohnny Lytle Trios – Got That Feeling/Moon Child ... CD
Milestone, 1962/1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 tasty gems from Johnny Lytle – one of the hippest soul jazz vibists you'll ever get a chance to hear! Both albums feature Johnny working in his famous trio with Milt Harris on organ and Peppy Hinant on drums, augmented on some tracks by Steve Cooper on bass and Ray Barretto on congas. The vibes and organ still dominate strongly – which is ok by us – and the sound is opened past Johnny's regular stepping groove into a mix of styles that shows him working in a variety of jazz-based moods and colors. Titles include a number of nice originals like "The House Of Winchester", "Moon Child", "Big John Grady", "Lela", "The Soulful One", and "The Moor Man" – plus groovy covers like "Work Song" and "A Taste Of Honey". 17 tracks in all – and very nice throughout! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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