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✨✧ Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzDe Nuevo Los Durisimos Again ... LP
Vaya, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The hard ones are back, and sounding as great as ever – with vocals from Bobby, piano from Richie, and arrangements from the pair – on titles that include "Arbol Caido", "El Buen Consejo", "Luis Y Lola", "Yo Soy La Zarza", and "El Campesino". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzLos Aguilas – The Eagles ... LP
Fania, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Later work from this legendary duo, but still with all the classic elements in place – great vocals from Bobby Cruz, in a combo that also features some trumpet solos from Doc Cheatham – on titles that include "Timoteo", "Aguila", "Los Fariseos", "En Las Nubes", and "Quedate Donde Estas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzViva Ricardo ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Hard grooving salsa tracks, with a bit of Latin Soul thrown in for good measure! The album includes the sublime "part 2" version of "Trumpetman", one of Ray's best groovers from the late 60s, and an excellent party Latin tune – plus the tracks "Wakamba", "Ba Ma La La", "Wichita Lineman", "Rumbero Mayor", "Ay! Conchita", and "Baba Coroco". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray/Bobby CruzIn Orbit ... LP
Alegre, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the hardest-hitting records from Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – a key link between Ricardo Ray's late 60s boogaloo, and his later salsa classics with Bobby! The album grabs us right away – with a stunning descarga track called "Ricard Ray In Orbit" – bubbling over with this spacey Sun Ra-like organ, and some firey piano licks over the top! Another great surprise is the Monkees' song "Last Train To Clarksville", which makes two (?) appearances on the album – one vocal and one instrumental, both done in a smoking Latin soul style! Another gem is "The Woodpecker", a slammin groover with a mighty timbales sound – and other cuts include "Ad Libs", "Cactus Flower", and "The Time For Love Is Anytime". Really great stuff all around! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo Ray/Bobby CruzJammin' Live ... LP
Vaya, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of album that reminds us how great Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz were in their early days – a live set that features introductions from Izzy Sanabria, and a smoking sound throughout! At this point in their career, the duo were definitely starting to reach out with a more mainstream vibe – but still have lots of their raw, soulful elements intact – those qualities that made them a key Puerto Rican inclusion on the New York scene of the 60s – with a sound that influenced so many in the salsa generation to come! This album captures the duo right at the juncture of the two eras – something you can definitely hear in Ricardo's sharp arrangements – and Bobby gets a bit of vocal help from female singer Miki Vimari. The set includes a Latin version of "Let It Be", plus the great "Descarga El Bajo", and the cuts "La Zafra", "Matiagua", "La Cosita", and "Te Quiero Te Quiero". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Bobby Cruz with Ricardo RayAmor En La Escuela ... LP
Vaya, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Vocalist Bobby Cruz gets some great backings from Ricardo Ray – on titles that include "Nina", "El Roble", "Shu La La", "Sin Explicacion", "No Puedo", "Patricia", and "Get It All". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Ricardo RayOn The Scene With Ricardo Ray ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
Smoking early work from the team of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – the kind of record that marked the pair as one of the freshest new voices to hit Latin music in the New York scene of the 60s! The rhythms and modes are all familiar ones, but they're delivered with a different sort of edge here – partly because of Ricardo's heavy use of dark notes on the piano, but also because there's a nice sense of space in the arrangements that almost points the way towards some of the freer thinkers of the Latin Soul years. Bobby's vocals are well-placed, and very soulful – and Chivirico Davila and Felo Brito also sing a bit on the record too. Titles include an incredible mambo reworking of "Parisian Thoroughfare", done as a longer descarga number that's really great – and other tracks include "Chachita", "Mirame", and "Yenyere". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On The Scene With Ricardo Ray ... LP 49.99

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Ricardo RayOn The Scene With Ricardo Ray ... LP
Fonseca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $49.99
Smoking early work from the team of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – the kind of record that marked the pair as one of the freshest new voices to hit Latin music in the New York scene of the 60s! The rhythms and modes are all familiar ones, but they're delivered with a different sort of edge here – partly because of Ricardo's heavy use of dark notes on the piano, but also because there's a nice sense of space in the arrangements that almost points the way towards some of the freer thinkers of the Latin Soul years. Bobby's vocals are well-placed, and very soulful – and Chivirico Davila and Felo Brito also sing a bit on the record too. Titles include an incredible mambo reworking of "Parisian Thoroughfare", done as a longer descarga number that's really great – and other tracks include "Chachita", "Mirame", and "Yenyere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small white label pressing with deep groove and orange Fonseca logo – nice and clean.)
Also available On The Scene With Ricardo Ray ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Ricardo RayThree Dimensions – A Goza With Ricardo Ray ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
Amazing early work from Ricardo Ray – material that's got a lot more fire than some of his better-known sides from the 70s! The album's a stone cooker all the way through – played by a tight young group with lots of descarga energy in their blood, and some of the pre-Latin Soul styles that were creeping around the New York scene – that cool combo sound that Joe Cuba was getting with his own group. Bobby Cruz is already with Ray at this point, and he does a great job on the vocal numbers on the album – but the real treat is Ricardo's group – who play with a hard jazzy intensity on the best tracks. These include the descarga "Here Comes Richie Ray", the jazz mambo "Jango", the jazz descarga "Theme", and the storming "Mi Guaguanco". Other cuts include "Summer Love", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "El Montuno De Hoy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ricardo RayThree Dimensions – A Goza With Ricardo Ray ... LP
Fonseca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Ricardo Ray – material that's got a lot more fire than some of his better-known sides from the 70s! The album's a stone cooker all the way through – played by a tight young group with lots of descarga energy in their blood, and some of the pre-Latin Soul styles that were creeping around the New York scene – that cool combo sound that Joe Cuba was getting with his own group. Bobby Cruz is already with Ray at this point, and he does a great job on the vocal numbers on the album – but the real treat is Ricardo's group – who play with a hard jazzy intensity on the best tracks. These include the descarga "Here Comes Richie Ray", the jazz mambo "Jango", the jazz descarga "Theme", and the storming "Mi Guaguanco". Other cuts include "Summer Love", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "El Montuno De Hoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare early pressing – blue vinyl and black labels!)
Also available Three Dimensions – A Goza With Ricardo Ray ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Ricardo RayOn The Loose – Se Solto ... LP
Alegre, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums ever from Ricardo Ray – a really sharp-edged set that's quite different than any of his later work with Bobby Cruz! The groove here is a mix of Latin jazz and boogaloo modes – a really strong sound that draws heavily on Ray's bold piano lines, and which also features tight trumpet work from Doc Cheatham and Pedro Rafael Chapparo – both of whom get some good space to solo on the record! There's a bit of vocals – from Chivirico Davila and a young Bobby Cruz, who's not yet Ray's official musical partner – but the instrumentalists really direct the course of action here, and make the set a standout swinger from the 60s. Titles include "Azucare Y Bongo", "Lookie, Lookie", "Danzon Boogaloo", "Suite Noro Morales", "Guaguanco in Jazz", and a Latinized take on "Swedish Schnapps". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican silver label pressing. Cover has light ringwear, edge wear, bent corners, and a bit of pen in front.)

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✨✧ VariousLatin Jazz ... CD
Charly (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A dozen songs from La Sonora Poncena, Eddie Palmieri, Machito & His Afro-Cubans, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Impacto Crea, Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz, and Ray Barretto. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
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