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Ray BarrettoOn Fire Again/Encendido Otra Vez ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Tito PuenteQuimbo Quimbumbia ... LP
Tico, 1969. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy groovy classic from Celia and Tito! The record is one of the pair's strong sides from the Latin soul years – and as usual, Celia really benefits from Tito's strong musical backing. The set includes their great cover of "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In", done in a boogaloo soul style that's very tasty! Other numbers include "En El Batey", "Yo Soy La Voz", "Genesis", and "Mi Querida Boriquen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe CubaEl Pirata Del Caribe – The Caribbean Pirate ... CD
Tico/Alegre, 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A later album by Joe Cuba – but a really great one! Joe's moved from a Latin soul groove into a mode that's soaring and jazzy – with the kind of solos and tight rhythms that made him a legend, updated to reflect some of the NuYorican changes going on around him in the 70s! There's some excellent vibes work on here, especially on the cuts "Y Joe Cuba Ya Llego" and "Bertos Madness", which is a very cool hard groover! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... CD
Tico, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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! CD
(Out of print "white back" pressing.)
Also available Bang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP 19.99

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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 SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! (Mexican pressing) ... LP
Tico/Orfeon (Mexico), 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Vintage Mexican pressing – with a slight variation on the original cover.)

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Pepi Luis & His OrchestraDig That Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, 1956. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the more obscure artists from the early days of Tico Records – serving up cha cha cookers that include "Yo Sabia", "El Uno Dos", "Totiri Mundachi", "Las Secretarias", "La Cachimba De San Juan", and "Clases De Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing – nice and clean. Cover has a light stain in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ MachitoNew Sound Of Machito ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Machito album from the early 60's, when he was making the group a little bit smaller, and giving it a more modern sound. Graciela's on vocals on a number of tracks, including some nice originals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Mexican Roulette pressing, with checkered labels. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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NoraidaTito Puente Presenta Noraida – La Barbara Del Mundo Latino ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Tito Puente presents this singer on an early set for Tico – and also handles production and arrangements too! Titles include "Yo Si Bailo Cumbia", "Me Lo Dijo Paco", "Se Paso Noraida", "Moyuba", "Besos Brujos", and "A Santo Domingo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, but is otherwise great.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriAzucar Pa' Ti (Sugar For You) ... LP
Tico, 1965. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Eddie Palmieri's really opening up on this one – stepping off from some of his more uptight earlier modes, and hitting a freer, looser Latin jazz vibe! The album's one of the first that really shows Palmieri's modern contribution to the music – and although a few of the vocal moments here hearken back to earlier years, the instrumentation also shows that Eddie's also learned a fair bit from some of the more progressive talents of 60s jazz, and has begun to bring some of it into his music. Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and titles include the great extended descarga track "Azucar", plus "Tema Del Apollo", "Los Cueros Me Llaman", "Solo Pensar En Ti", "Mi Sonsito", and "Cuidate Compay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam.)

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Eddie PalmieriMolasses ... LP
Tico, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
Nothing slow and sticky here – because Eddie Palmieri is really hitting his groove by this point in his career – soaring along in a dark blend of jazz and Latin elements, with a fair bit more complicated modes than most of his contemporaries! There's a sophistication here that's really wonderful – and light years ahead of Eddie's albums of a few years before. Yet the album's never too bogged down in its own importance that it fails to groove – as most of the numbers here are killer groovers that burst out with raw energy that's perfect for a Latin dancefloor! Barry Rogers and Jose Rodrigues play twin trombones, Manny Oquendo is on timbales, and George Castro plays flute – but Eddie's really the star of the set with his incredibly bold lines on piano! Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and titles include "Melao Para El Sapo", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "Tirandote Flores", "Campesino", "Bombonsito de Pozo", and "Carnaval en Camaguey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some surface wear, and a light stain on the spine.)

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Eddie PalmieriMozambique ... LP
Tico, 1965. Very Good ... $16.99
An important early album from Eddie Palmieri – one in which he introduces the "mozambique" rhythm – essentially a conga-styled approach to the tune, and one that features a lot more percussion than on his earlier sides! The group that supports him is strong enough to carry off the sound well – and features Manny Oquendo on timbales and bass, Tommy Lopez on conga, and vocals by Ismale Quintana – and the overall shift is similar to the one that Pacheco made between his records on Alegre and those on Fania. The album's filled with loads of great upbeat tracks – and titles include "Mi Mambo Conga", Manha De Carnaval", "Que Suene La Orquesta", " "Estamos Chao", "Camagueyanos Y Habaneros", and "Pobre Pedro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Venezuelan pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Eddie PalmieriVamonos Pa'l Monte ... CD
Tico (France), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
Brilliant 70s work by Eddie Palmieri – easily one of his greatest records of the decade! The album features Eddie really showing off his jazz chops on a number of longer tracks – tunes that bring together some of the spirit forged during the Harlem River Drive era, with some of the more descarga-driven styles of his Coco albums. Eddie plays both electric and acoustic piano on the session – and the group is small and tight, with a sound that really compresses the energy of the grooves on the album! One that we'd recommend in a minute, with great tracks that include "Vamanos Pa'l Monte", "Viejo Socarron", "Comparasa De Los Locos", and the excellent "Revolt/La Libertad Logico". CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteDance The Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Tito's classic 50's recordings for Tico, all of which have a much rawer sound than his work for RCA from the same time. The tracks on here represent some Tito's best work in the Cha Cha Cha format – played with a hard sound and a good percussive drive aimed towards a very appreciative Latin audience. Titles include "Rico Vacilon", "Adele", "The Knockout", "Hot Tamales", "Oigan Mi Cha Cha Cha", and "The Man From Jamaica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Tito Puente & OthersMusic For Romancing ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Nicely laidback Latin tracks from the early days of Tico – featuring work by Tito Puente, and a few more other obscure artists on the label! Titles include "Temptation", "Tito's Merengue", "The Fence", and "Cha Cha Cha Bounce" by Tito; "Make A Box" and "Mambo No 5" by Melino Orchestra; "Coca Roca" and "Brazil" by Tico Orchestra; and "Long Gone" by Neil Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Tito Puente, Pete Terrace, Tito RodriguezBasic Cha Cha Chas ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A great album of hard, spare cha cha cha tracks by some of the best artists recording for the Tico label during the late 50s. Don't be put off by the "mixed artist" nature of the set – as it's a really strong one, and has a very unified feel overall, thanks to the quality of the work. Titles include "Cha Cha Mambo", "Poor People Of Paris", "The Basic Cha Cha Cha", "The Siver Star", "Sing & Dance Cha Cha Cha", "Hot Cha Cha Cha", "Watch Your Step", and "Enchanting Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and tape along the bottom and top seams.)

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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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Ismael RiveraMaelo – El Sonero Mayor ... CD
Tico, 1980. Used ... $24.99
Ismael's still going strong at the end of the 70s – working with a set of arrangements by pianist Javier Vazquez – all in a tight salsa mode, but with some nice rootsy touches! Mario Hernandez plays tres on the record, giving some tunes a really nice bottom rhythm – and the group also features some nice work on alto sax by Manolin Gonzalez, whose work opens up the horn section a bit. Titles include "Me Tienes Loco", "Cachita", "Suena El Bongo", "A Bailar Mi Bomba", "Dime La Verdad", and "A Quilo El Bombon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ismael Rivera & CortijoLlaves De La Tradicion – Keys Of Tradition ... CD
Tico, 1977. Used ... $28.99
Features arrangements by Tito Puente and Hector De Leon – and titles include "Cucala", "La Soledad", "Que Le Paso", "Bomba Ae", "Borinquen", "Soy Buena Gente", "Yo Soy Del Campo", and "Dime La Verdad". CD
(Out of print, white back pressing.)

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✨✧ Marco RizoPiano & Percussion ... LP
Tico, 1960. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Nice jazzy Latin groovers from Marco – played on hard heavy piano, with lots of tight spare percussion in the background! The tracks push past the usual Cha Cha sort of groove – and seem to encompass a number of complicated themes and styles, agumented by some extra exotic percussion. Titles include "The River", "Bruca Manigua", "Danza Lucumi", "Tabu", "Sambalero", and "Ritual Fire Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Rosendo Ruiz Jr & His Havana Rio OrchestraContinental Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An obscure late 50s set on Tico – one that puts its money where its mouth is, with titles that include "Trinidad Cha Cha Cha", "Cha Cha Cha In Barcelona", "USA Cha Cha Cha", "Cha Cha Cha In Hawaii", and "Monaco Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Myrta SilvaCanciones Mi Mama No Me Enseno – Spanish Songs My Mother Never Taught Me Vol 3 ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Myrta's 3rd entry in the "songs my mother never taught me" series – with a bit of a campy edge, but strong Latin playing underneath. Titles include "Alcapurria", "Dr Bugalon", "Joe Miguel", "Maria Bochaloca", "Mujer En Luna Llena", and "La Cosita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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Pete TerracePete With A Latin Beat ... LP
Tico, 1960. Very Good ... $33.99
Pete in a very Latin Beat – playing vibes with heavy percussion, in a style that has equal parts jazz and equal parts Latin, and which moves past the sleepier sound of some of his earlier, mellower records. Cha cha is the basic groove of the tunes, but the execution and the heavier style of instrumentation takes many of the numbers past the stock formula of the era – thanks to Pete and his sweet work on vibes! Titles include "Terrace Jump", "Playboy", "Blen Blen Blen", "Toni's Cha Cha", and "The Baker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some light wear and seam splitting – but vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Pete Terrace, Tito Puente, Joe Loco, & OthersIn The Land Of Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Wa Pa Cha, Rumba, Mambo ... LP
Tico, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Lots of Tico Records classics – work by Pete Terrace, Tito Puente, Joe Loco, La Playa Sextet, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape on the top seam.)

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Vicentico ValdesLo Mejor De Vicentico Valdes ... LP
Tico, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin Ti", "Nueva Vida", and "Guaguaco En Tropicana". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vicentico ValdesVicentico ... LP
Tico, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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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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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Tito PuenteAlma Con Alma – The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tico/Craft, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great project from Tito Puente – maybe not his only collaboration with Celia Cruz, but maybe one of the best – a top-to-bottom album of unified vision, topped with sublime vocals from the legendary lady! The set was arranged and produced by Tito – and brings together tunes that are maybe a bit rootsier than some of his other work – that return to tradition that Puente was clamoring for as the 70s began, as a way of shaking off what he felt were the worse influences of the Latin Soul youngsters (not something we agree with ourselves!) The vibe of the album is quite different than its 1970 date – more like something from pre-Castro Havana at times, but with an updated, more sophisticated sense of arrangements and percussion. Titles include "Guiro 6/8", "Chango", "Alguien Vendra", "Cuyi", "Sahara", "Elegua", and "Salsa De Tomate". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetRecuerdos De Mi Querido Barrio – Memories Of My Beloved Neighborhood ... CD
Tico, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong album from the early 70's one that has Joe Cuba playing in less of a Latin soul vein, and more of a hard-hitting Latin one. Joe's still got his classic sextet cracking along – with Alberto Delgado on vibes, Jimmy Sabater on timbales and vocals, and Alfredo Rodriguez on piano – and the group plays the tracks "La Tortilla", "Jimmy's Jump", "Whisper The Word Love", and the great "Pataqubiriquambambaram (En El Stoop)". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Joe LocoMambo Moods ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seemed like Joe was always in a mambo mood at the time he was making these sides for Tico – but that's A-OK with us, as the record's a corker – tight little grooves in Joe's best percussion/piano format! A few tracks even have some vibes, which makes for a nice sound – and titles include "Gee", "Way Marie", "Why Don't You Doo Right", "El Baion", and "Kismet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has staining along the opening.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteTito Puente & His Concert Orchestra ... LP
Tico, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded better, playing a range of percussion, vibes, and electric piano too! The best tunes have a funky NuYorica groove – nice and driving, about as funky as Tito can get – with jazz solos by Sal Nistico, Dick Menza, Rene McLean, and others. Cuts include "Black Brothers", "110th Street and 5th Ave", "Ritual Fire Dance", "Mambo Diablo", and "Ah! Ah!". Very cool, and a very different side of his style! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MachitoLatin Soul Plus Jazz (aka Kenya) ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... 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
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriEddie's Concerto ... LP
Tico, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the great recordings from Eddie's classic 70's period. Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the LP includes an excellent 10 minute track called "Pa La Ocha Tambo", of the long jamming type that Eddie was so good at during this time. Other cuts include "El Molesto", "Melao Para El Sapo", "Tu Tu Ta Ta", and "Revolt/La Libertad Logico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bit of wrinkling and flaking along the opening.)
 
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Gary BartzEpisode One – Children Of Harlem ... CD
Challenge/Solid (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $15.99
Masterful later work from saxophonist Gary Bartz – proof that he kept on growing and maturing his style after his initial explosive years in the 70s! This album is a bit more subtle than those righteous classics, but still carries a lot of message in the music – a suite of tracks composed by Gary Bartz and pianist Larry Willis – whose sharp-yet-round tones are a perfect accompaniment to Gary in the quartet alongside the bass of Buster Williams and the drums of Ben Riley! And yes, there's no vocals, nor funky bits – but the maturing power of Gary's message really comes through loud and clear – on titles that include "Children Of Harlem", "Tico Tico", "Amos & Andy Theme", "Heavy Blue", and "Tap Dancer". CD

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Dianne & CaroleFeeling The Pain ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the weirdest, coolest Latin Soul albums we've ever heard – the only offering ever from the duo of Dianne & Carole – two female singers who come off with a great deal of enthusiasm on the set! That's our way of saying that the ladies are a bit rough on the vocals – but that's also part of the charm of the set – as the record's got a really messed-up feel, of the sort that we really love from Latin Soul records like this! The great Louie Ramirez handled a good number of the arrangements, with help from Joe Simmons on the other tracks – and many of the numbers have that upbeat, catchy groove that was the Speed label trademark at the time – a sound that was quite different than the modes at Fania or Tico. Titles include excellent tracks "The Fuzz" and "Latin Rhythm" – plus "Feelin' The Pain", "I See the Lovelight", "The Boy Across The Street", "Water Brown", and a hip cover of "Do You Know The Way To San Jose". Very groovy stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Kokee BandExotica 1970 ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
This is a massively overlooked album! Not only is it a great late-sixties take on Exotica, but it's also got some funky grooves and nice jazzy soloing, ala Sound Gallery or Sound Spectrum material. It's almost like the Chicharrones album, by the Latin Gents, if you know that one – and tracks include "Moon Of Manakoora", "Baia", "Misirlou", and "Tico Tico". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano SoundViva Arsenio – Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound Of Now! ... CD
Bang, 1966. Used ... $14.99
An incredible record and very unique – cut around the same time as Arsenio's rare boogaloo album for Tico Records! Like that session, this one has a style in which Arsenio is featured in a larger group – playing with a raspy edge that really steps out in front of the fuller instruments and voices! The group's a great one – playing here with a few early Latin Soul touches, and in a way that mixes together different modes in a really unusual approach to the grooves. Arsenio's sound is still quite rootsy, but the larger backings are quite tight – and often done with a nod to more popular soul modes of the time. The whole thing was put together by producer Bert Berns, with arrangements by the great Artie Butler – and it's got a freewheeling New York groove that's as close to Latin Soul as Arsenio ever came! Includes Latin Soul versions of "Hang On Sloopy" and "La Bamba", plus the tracks "La Yuca", "Tres Marias", "Randy", "Vaya P'al Monte", and "El Elemento Del Bronx", a groovy guaguanco track! CD
(Out of print American CD pressing from 2006 Japanese edition.)

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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Plays Bossa Nova ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
Bossa jazz from 60s Japan – a set recorded right around the same time that Verve first started hitting bossa grooves in the US! The sound here is sharper than a Verve bossa album, though – with some of the same hardbop inflections you'd hear on other Hideo Shiraki albums from the time – thanks to flute and tenor from Sleepy Matsumoto, and trumpet from Hisaya Omata. The tenor and trumpet come together with almost a Blue Note-styled sort of sound – but the bossa vibe is still nicely maintained in some of the looser percussion touches in the rhythms – a great blend that makes the album a real standout in the Japanese jazz scene of the 60s! Titles include "Sayonara Blues", "Gypsy Blue", "Deux Step", "Groovy Samba", "Orfeo Negro", and "Tico Tico". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... CD
Tower/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, joyous, and blending soul and jazz in equal parts – often with English language lyrics that have the best sort of Spanish Harlem sound. Many tunes are covers, but they're completely remade by the record – with lively arrangements from Marty Sheller that never let up, and smoking soul lead vocals by Willie Torres. The whole thing swings, and there's never a dull minute – on titles that include "Get On Up", "You've Been Talking 'Bout Me Baby", "Half Way Down", "Listen To Me", and the great "I Make A Fool Of Myself". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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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 ... $8.99
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". 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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✨✧ Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group ... LP
ESP/CuBop, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party Jam", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... LP
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, joyous, and blending soul and jazz in equal parts – often with English language lyrics that have the best sort of Spanish Harlem sound. Many tunes are covers, but they're completely remade by the record – with lively arrangements from Marty Sheller that never let up, and smoking soul lead vocals by Willie Torres. The whole thing swings, and there's never a dull minute – on titles that include "Get On Up", "You've Been Talking 'Bout Me Baby", "Half Way Down", "Listen To Me", and the great "I Make A Fool Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Home Of Boogaloo ... CD 13.99

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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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Albergo Intergalattico SpazialeAlbergo Intergalattico Spaziale ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... About April 15, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Articolo 31Strade Di Citta ... CD
Ricordi (Italy), 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben & JasonEmoticons ... CD
Go Beat, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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✨✧ Corporacion LatinaExitos Romanticos ... LP
CLP, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Issued by the group on their own label, with titles that include "Amigo", "Desengano II", "Silencio", "Esta Sellado", "Desmayo", and "Tu Ausencia". LP, Vinyl record album

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DemocusticoDemocustico ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2006. Used ... $5.99
An amazing full length debut from Democustico – one of the best new Brazilian albums we've heard in years, and a set that easily matches the best work by classic artists on the Far Out label! The pair mix older and modern modes of expression – using lots of post-bossa jazz in their grooves, particularly the soaring modes explored heavily on the Brazilian scene at the end of the 70s – but also topping things off with some wonderful vocals from Gabriela Geluda, who has a spacious, joyous quality that reminds us a lot of Joyce at her best! Other instrumentation includes piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and percussion – as well as some light rhythm patterns from Roc Hunter, long a Far Out associate – and one with a great sensitivity for preserving the warm soul of Brazilian music. Titles include "Summer Of Flora", "Grito", "Rejoycing", "O Sonho", "A Sereia", "Vaga-lume", "Nunca Never", and "Pera". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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DeodatoOs Catedraticos – Ataque (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An organ bossa classic from the legendary Eumir Deodato – one of his strongest albums from his early years in Brazil! There's a very jazzy feel to the set all the way through – thanks to a tightly arranged group that not only features the organ and percussion you might expect from such a date, but which also features some great horn work as well! Trombone, tenor, and baritone sax all get in some nice licks – and Deodato's organ cooks wonderfully throughout, often with a quick-stepping bossa jazz sound that really keeps things lively. Titles include "O Sol Nascera", "Samba Do Dom Natural", "Terra De Ninguem", "E Bom Parar", and "Ataque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Eumir DeodatoOs Catedraticos 73 (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on tunes that are short, groovy, and very much to the point – graced with the kind of arranging genius that Eumir showed during the bossa nova years, but with a lot more soul and funk elements in the mix! The whole thing's very unique – not like any other Deodato album – and it was partly recorded in New York, with help from Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on saxes and flute, and trumpet from Marvin Stamm. Titles include "Arranha Ceu" – a remake of his "Skyscrapers" – plus "Puma Branco", "Extremo Norte", "Menina", "O Jogo", "Flap", "Atire A 1a Pedra", and "Carlota E Carolina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Frank GloverPolitico ... CD
Owl, 2009. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, spine has some clear tape.)

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Gran Orquesta Romanticos De CubaRecuerdos Musicales Del Tropico ... LP
Trebol (Mexico), 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Beny MoreRomantico ... LP
RCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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Respighi/MartinuTrittico Botticelliano/Birds/Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No 3 – Andrew Schenck/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Stradivari, 1989. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Respighi/MartinuTrittico Botticelliano/Sinfonietta La Jolla – Marta Singerova/Jan Valta/State Chamber Orchestra Of Zilinia ... CD
Point (Germany), 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paulo RobertoLos Diplomaticos En Samba – Con Paulo Roberto Al Organo ... LP
Philips (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
A rare bit of samba jazz from Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this Hammond-lead combo featuring organist Paulo Roberto! Roberto's sound is clean and lean – very much in the spirit of Walter Wanderley from the same period, and backed here with a similar blend of snapping percussion, plus bits of guitar, sax, and trumpet that really further the groove of the set! Rhythms are a mix of samba and bossa modes – and the record reminds us a fair bit of Ed Lincoln's best records – with lots of groovers throughout! Titles include "Murmurio", "Praca Onze", "Quem Me Dera", "Chorou Chorou", "Zelao", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", and "E Voce Nao Dizia Nada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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SombraFantastico Mundo Popular ... LP
Matilha Cultural/Tres Selos (Brazil), 2013. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Vicentico ValdesListening & Dancing ... LP
Seeco, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing.)

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VariousJambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed with a thriving economy for most of the 20th Century, which led to countless clubs and other entertainment venues – and the development of some unique Afro-Brazilian strands that were created from the city's criss-crossing of cultures! Almost all the tracks here are highly percussive – tight and fast, with the kind of energy you might hear in a batucada jam, but fused into a smaller combo mode – delivered in styles that came to be known as siria, carimbo, and lambada – the last of which is the earlier, better version, and not the trashy pop take that was forced on the global market at the end of the 80s. As always with Analog Africa, the package is way more than just a compilation of music – as the notes are fantastic, and get at the rich history and culture – with a 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and other images. A stone winner all the way through, and one of the most ear-opening compilations we've heard in awhile – with titles that include "Vamos Farrear" by Pinduca, "Carimbo Da Pimenta" by Messias Holanda", "A Misturada" by Os Muiraquitans, "Praia Do Algodoal" by Os Quentes De Terra Alta, "Lundun Da Yaya" by Grupo Da Pesada, "Maruda" by O Conjunto De Orlando Pereira, "Xango" by Magalhaes E Sua Guitarra, "Lambada Da Baleia" by Viera E Su Conjunto, "Meu Barquinho" by Janjao, and "Mambo Assanhado" by Verequete E O Conjunto Uirapuru. CD

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✨✧ Louie Ramirez & Ray De La PazAlegres Y Romanticos ... LP
Caiman, 1985. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing too romantic here, as the great Louie Ramirez keeps things lively throughout – mixing his older salsa groove with a bit of 80s instrumentation – all in support of the rich vocals of Ray De La Paz! There's plenty of jazzy elements in the music, which keeps things way more interesting than just another album of boleros – and just about every track moves at a very nice clip! Titles include "Esa Mujer", "Oriente", "Desahogo", "Que Sera", "Todavia", "Ladron De Amor", and "Mentirosa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Caiman pressing.)

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✨✧ DeodatoOs Catedraticos – Ataque ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An organ bossa classic from the legendary Eumir Deodato – one of his strongest albums from his early years in Brazil! There's a very jazzy feel to the set all the way through – thanks to a tightly arranged group that not only features the organ and percussion you might expect from such a date, but which also features some great horn work as well! Trombone, tenor, and baritone sax all get in some nice licks – and Deodato's organ cooks wonderfully throughout, often with a quick-stepping bossa jazz sound that really keeps things lively. Titles include "O Sol Nascera", "Samba Do Dom Natural", "Terra De Ninguem", "E Bom Parar", and "Ataque". CD
Also available Os Catedraticos – Ataque (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". CD
Also available Beat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Eumir DeodatoOs Catedraticos 73 ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on tunes that are short, groovy, and very much to the point – graced with the kind of arranging genius that Eumir showed during the bossa nova years, but with a lot more soul and funk elements in the mix! The whole thing's very unique – not like any other Deodato album – and it was partly recorded in New York, with help from Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on saxes and flute, and trumpet from Marvin Stamm. Titles include "Arranha Ceu" – a remake of his "Skyscrapers" – plus "Puma Branco", "Extremo Norte", "Menina", "O Jogo", "Flap", "Atire A 1a Pedra", and "Carlota E Carolina". CD
Also available Os Catedraticos 73 (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Sal Nistico/Tony ScottSwiss Radio Days Vol 21 – Sal Nistico & Tony Scott ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare Swiss performances from Tony Scott and Sal Nistico – both American players who reached some of their greatest heights on the European scene of the 70s! The first half of the CD features Sal Nistico sounding really great on a trio of long, open-ended tracks – blowing tenor beautifully in the company of Klaus Koenig on piano, Peter Frei on bass, and Peter Schmidlin on drums – on cuts that include "The Song Is You", "Grooving Sal", and "The Day Before Yesterday". On the second half, Tony Scott demonstrates his amazing reed talents with the same trio backing him up – blowing clarinet and tenor, and also playing a bit of piano too – on titles that include "Lady Day", "Lush Life", "Loverman", "Perdido", and "Sophisticated Lady/Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD

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✨✧ Pablo Lanouguere QuintetEclectico ... CD
Pablo Lanouguere, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Willie Colon & Ruben BladesSiembra ... CD
Fania, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A classic 70s salsa jammer from Willie Colon – working here with his one of his greatest vocalists – the young Ruben Blades, back before he'd crossed over to super-huge success! The album really marks a departure for Willie – moving past the bad boy style of earlier records, that kind of "tough guy in the hood" look – into a mode that was more open to other Latin scenes, and which marked an even greater rise to Latin stardom – really warm, open-handed, and a push forward with a new level of power and maturity. Titles include "Dime", "Plastico", "Buscando Guyaba", "Maria Lionza", "Ojos", and "Siembra". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Mosaic, 1958. Used ... $14.99
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". CD features 4 bonus tracks not on the original album – including "Happy Reunion", "Mr Gentle & Mr Cool", "Jazz Festival Jazz", and "Feet Bone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcello GiombiniL'Ossessa ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A demonic possession soundtrack, and one that's put together with just the right sort of sounds – music that's so creepy and eerie, we keep looking over our shoulders when we're giving it a listen – and which hardly sounds like any other similar soundtracks from the time! Marcello Giombini didn't try to copy some of the bigger satanic possession films of the period – and instead just revels in his own unique combination of instruments – which sometimes includes keyboard passages acting larger orchestrations, which have this weird way of refracting the real so that things really sound unusual and offbeat. There's a bit of wordless vocals from I Cantori Moderni, and a few darker electronic moments – although this isn't really an electronic score overall – and titles include "Tema Ossessa", "Tema Agitato", "Suspence Diabolica", "Esorcismo Ex Abea", "Tema Drammatico", and "Messa Nera". CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Gotan ProjectLa Revancha Del Tango (UK pressing) ... CD
Ya Basta/XL (UK), 2001. Used ... $7.99
The slinky sound of the tango gets updated into some great electric funky grooves – a pivotal recording for the French scene, and one of the gems of 2001! The record takes the classic Argentinian tango approach, infuses it with funky Paris, and comes up with a timeless groove that's one of the freshest we've heard all year! Titles include "Epoca", "Queremos Paz", "La Del Ruso", "Vuelvo Al Sur", "Triptico", "Santa Maria", and an appropriate cover of "Last Tango In Paris"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriLo Que Traigo Es Sabroso ... CD
Alegre, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great early material from Eddie Palmieri – one of his classic records done with Conjunto La Perfecta – a group that's poised on contrapuntal trombone lines, and which had a very important influence on Latin jazz styles in the 60s! The use of trombone makes for lots of dark edges – a bass-heavy sound that works well with the percussion, and really lets Eddie open up on some of his free-thinking piano lines – extremely imaginative throughout, and quite different than Latin piano work a few years before. Lead vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the great Barry Rogers is on lead trombone – on titles that include "Muneca", "Baila Guanguanco", "Criticona", "No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga", and the great "Descarga Palmieri"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Piero Piccioni3 Notti D'Amore (3 Nights Of Love) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
Three nights of love from Piero Piccioni – scored with a sound that's right in between the jazzier styles he used in the first half of the 60s, and the groovier modes from the second half of the decade! Instrumentation matches that of some of Piero's straighter scores from a few years before – but the rhythms are right up front, often with mod or bossa touches – which make the jazzy solos sound even better overall! There's a bit of organ, too – used in a cool other-worldly way – and titles include "Come On Rome", "Sally's Surf", "In The Early Hours", "Just For Fun", "Mistico Amore", and "Nelle Tue Braccia". Also includes some never-released tunes – and Carlo Rustichello composed two of the album's fourteen tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Ralke with Buddy ColletteBongo Madness ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent session of exotica-tinged Latin jazz – put together by pianist Don Ralke, and featuring some great work from flute player Buddy Collette – in a spirit that's very similar to Collette's own classic Jazz Heat Bongo Beat album! The set's also got some great bongo work by Jack "Bongo" Burger – plus congas from Tom Wofford – and although both players aren't the most autentico of Latin percussionists from the west coast scene at the time, they've got a really evocative approach here that makes for a great little set. Colette's flute is wonderful too – really shading in some great tones and colors –a nd titles are all fresh originals that include "Afro Mambo Alegre", "Mgombo", "Pasion Calienta", "Bembe Negro", "Calypso Cubano", and "Afro Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam.)

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Buddy RichVery Live At Buddy's Place ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ... $2.99
Hard-swinging Buddy Rich from the prime early 70s years – not exactly an all-out funk affair, but still a great groover, with plenty of hip little big band numbers! The groove here is nice and lean – and Buddy and the group are working at Buddy's own club – hitting that trademark all-out Rich sound, but still leaving plenty of room for the soloists. The group's got some great soul jazz players – including Sonny Fortune on alto, Jack Wilkins on guitar, and Kenny Barron on piano – as well as some really smoking tenor work from Sal Nistico, who's always adaptable to a setting like this. The album's got a tasty version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", plus other nice tracks that include "Sierra Lonely", "Nica's Dream", "Billy's Bounce", "Cardin Blue" and "Jumpin At The Woodside". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Very Live At Buddy's Place ... CD 4.99

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Buddy RichVery Live At Buddy's Place ... CD
Groove Merchant/Beast Retro, 1974. Used ... $4.99
Hard-swinging Buddy Rich from the prime early 70s years – not exactly an all-out funk affair, but still a great groover, with plenty of hip little big band numbers! The groove here is nice and lean – and Buddy and the group are working at Buddy's own club – hitting that trademark all-out Rich sound, but still leaving plenty of room for the soloists. The group's got some great soul jazz players – including Sonny Fortune on alto, Jack Wilkins on guitar, and Kenny Barron on piano – as well as some really smoking tenor work from Sal Nistico, who's always adaptable to a setting like this. The album's got a tasty version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", plus other nice tracks that include "Sierra Lonely", "Nica's Dream", "Billy's Bounce", "Cardin Blue" and "Jumpin At The Woodside". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Very Live At Buddy's Place ... CD 2.99

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Tito RodriguezMi Razon: Amarte ... CD
United Artists/Polydor/West Side, 1969. Used ... $11.99
Classic 60s romanticos by Tito – recorded with lush backing by a larger group than on his earlier work. Titles include "Razon", "Mejor", "Eres", "El Sitio Abandonado", "Otra Noche", and "Dejame Ir". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete SinfieldStill (180 gram pink vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Manticore/Tiger Bay (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The only solo album ever recorded by Peter Sinfield – an artist who made key contributions to both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – and also had a strong role as a producer, which included seminal sounds with Roxy Music too! This album's got elements of all those many sides of Pete's career, yet also has a very distinct voice too – maybe some rootsier guitar phrasing that's a nice counterpoint to the more complex wordplay of his lyrics – still given some proggy production, but in a nicely understated way. There's definitely some echoes of the earliest King Crimson records in place – and Sinfield gets help on the record from key Crimson associates who include Greg Lake, John Wetton, and Mel Collins – the last of whom is an especial delight with his sensitive reed contributions. Titles include "The Song Of The Sea Goat", "Envelopes Of Yesterday", "The Piper", "The Night People", "Still", and "Wholefood Boogie". Features two bonus tracks from the sessions – "Hanging Fire" and "Can You Forgive A Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition remastered 180 gram pressing on pink vinyl! Done in a great die-cut gatefold cover, too.)

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Marcos ValleVento Sul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A holy grail! This is one of Marcos Valle's best-ever albums – and it's certainly the one to best realize the larger scope he was heading for in the years after the bossa – that sublime mix of jazz and more expansive arrangements – a perfect fit for the growing sophistication of Valle's songwriting. The record is fantastic – done with a sweeping sound that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and put together with an approach to composition that is virtually indescribable. There's a huge amount of influences running through here, and the album is proof that Valle was one of Brazil's richest talents, never ceasing to perfect and transform his craft – even long after he could have rested on the laurels of his success! Tracks include "Democustico", "Revolucao Organica", "Vento Sul", "Paisagem De Mariana", and "Pista O2". LP, Vinyl record album

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... On June 5, 2020
Maybe the most fantastic record to date from the hands of Adrian Younge – a project done in collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and one that features guest appearances from some of the musical giants who first inspired Dusty Groove many years Back! The core energy of the set comes from Younge and Muhammad – who are in a similar funky soul groove as their previous Midnight Hour recording serving up a blend of jazz and soul in a mode that clearly draws a lot of 70s inspiration, but which also has this very fresh, contemporary energy too. Yet there's also a strong difference here once each of the guests step into the mix – a stellar lineup that features alto from Gary Bartz, Fender Rhodes from Marcos Valle and Joao Donato, flute from Brian Jackson, drums from Ivan Mamao Conti, and Hammond B3 from the great Doug Carn – all players who really up the jazz ante for the record, and make the whole thing sound even deeper than most of Younge's other recordings. Titles include "Distant Mode", "Nancy Wilson, "Down Deep", "Apocaliptico", "Jazz Is Dead", "Hey Lover", "Nao Saia Da Praca", and "Conexao". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, most of this work might hail from any hip spot in the global underground – save for the fact that the lyrics are often in Spanish, and many tunes have some slight reference to older musical modes – sometimes an acoustic element mixed in with more electronic instrumentation, sometimes a more direct reference! The quality of the tracks is wonderful – a really strong surprise to our ears, as we never would have discovered this music otherwise – and it represents a really great alternative so some of the more staid, often boring attempts to create a global fusion of elements in the mainstream. Titles include "Cada Paso" by Liannia, "Cumbia Lobina (ext mix)" by Dragao featuring Nidia Gongora, "Aquazero" by Systema Solar featuring Pedro Ramaya, "Oyele" by Jimena Angel, "Cuando Canto Grito" by Cerrero featuring Lucia Pulido, "El Leopardo" by El Leopardo, "Mujer Divina" by Salsangroove, "Gualayo" by Radio Rebelde Soundsystem, "La Negra Y El Fantasma" by Bareto, "Nunca Termina" by David Caneva Akle, "Manana Sera" by Ruzto, and "De Donde Vengo Yo" by Los Transatlanticos featuring Pilar Matarola. CD

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VariousMusic Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... CD
Play Loud (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really revelatory collection – a set of vintage recordings from the Jewish community in London's East End – songs with sounds that resonate very strongly with the musical sound of New York's Lower East Side during the same stretch of time! There's definitely some of the jazz promised in the title, and plenty of klezmer-styled instrumentation – but many tracks are vocal, and a fair bit also move into Yiddish comedy modes, which is A-OK with us – kind of a London variation on modes you might know from Mickey Katz and some of his contemporaries, especially on the postwar tracks, which dominate the set. The package has a great set of notes, and titles include "Beigels" by Max Bacon, "Tzena Tzena Tzena" by Johnny Franks & His Kosher Ragtimers, "A Letter To My Mother" by Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band, "Selection Of Hebrew Dances No 1" by Ambrose & His Orchestra, "Festival Of Britain" and "Whitechapel" by Chaim Towber with Johnny Franks Orchestra, and "Petticoat Lane" by The Plaza Band – plus "Jews Temporary Shelter 75th Anniversary Appeal", from a rare 1960 flexidisc! CD

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✨✧ Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1970) (with bonus track) ... CD
Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most brilliantly baroque work ever recorded by Marcos Valle – an obscure 1970 album that collects together tunes from a few of his odd soundtrack experiments of the late 60s, plus a few others that are in a very similar vein! Marcos is really going over the top here – breaking way way out from his bossa roots, into a mode that has him pushing the envelope of Brazilian music to unheard of heights, with equal parts groove and sophistication, hardly ever matched by any other artist since! Things are funky one minute, groovy the next, and subtly sophisticated at other points – a completely captivating blend that's one of the best illustrations of Valle's genius we can think of. Titles include "Quarentao Simpatico", "Ele E Ela", "Dez Leis", "Freio Aerodinamico", "Os Grilos", "Suite Imaginaria", and "Esperando O Messias". Also includes the bonus track "Berenice"! New reissue features in-depth liner notes, song notes from Valle, and lyrics in English too! CD

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✨✧ Marcos ValleVento Sul (with bonus track) ... CD
Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A holy grail! This is one of Marcos Valle's best-ever albums – and it's certainly the one to best realize the larger scope he was heading for in the years after the bossa – that sublime mix of jazz and more expansive arrangements – a perfect fit for the growing sophistication of Valle's songwriting. The record is fantastic – done with a sweeping sound that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and put together with an approach to composition that is virtually indescribable. There's a huge amount of influences running through here, and the album is proof that Valle was one of Brazil's richest talents, never ceasing to perfect and transform his craft – even long after he could have rested on the laurels of his success! Tracks include "Democustico", "Revolucao Organica", "Vento Sul", "Paisagem De Mariana", and "Pista O2". CD features the bonus track "O Beato". CD
Also available Vento Sul (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ VariousMusic Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... LP
Play Loud (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really revelatory collection – a set of vintage recordings from the Jewish community in London's East End – songs with sounds that resonate very strongly with the musical sound of New York's Lower East Side during the same stretch of time! There's definitely some of the jazz promised in the title, and plenty of klezmer-styled instrumentation – but many tracks are vocal, and a fair bit also move into Yiddish comedy modes, which is A-OK with us – kind of a London variation on modes you might know from Mickey Katz and some of his contemporaries, especially on the postwar tracks, which dominate the set. The package has a great set of notes, and titles include "Beigels" by Max Bacon, "Tzena Tzena Tzena" by Johnny Franks & His Kosher Ragtimers, "A Letter To My Mother" by Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band, "Selection Of Hebrew Dances No 1" by Ambrose & His Orchestra, "Festival Of Britain" and "Whitechapel" by Chaim Towber with Johnny Franks Orchestra, and "Petticoat Lane" by The Plaza Band – plus "Jews Temporary Shelter 75th Anniversary Appeal", from a rare 1960 flexidisc! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Maria Rita (Maria Rita Stumpf)Brasileira ... LP
Selva (Brazil), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Not the same Maria Rita that rose to international fame in the past decade or so – but an earlier, much more obscure singer with a nicely rootsy vibe – one whose presence in the Brazilian music scene is maybe more welcome to our ears than her famous later namesake! The album came out at the end of the 80s, but has a sound that feels more like the experimental generation of MPB in the 70s – some moments that have the brashness of Gal Costa around her India album, other moments of gentleness that recall the sensitive soul of Joyce, and maybe a few slight touches of the deeper drama of Maria Bethania – and yet, like all of those artists, this Maria Rita is very much her own person – as can easily be heard by the lack of pop production or commercial efforts on this very unique album. Titles include "Cantico Brasileiro No 1", "Cancao Da Gaora", "Lamento Africano/Rictus", "A Cidade", "Melodia De Veludo", and "Trilhas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most fantastic record to date from the hands of Adrian Younge – a project done in collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and one that features guest appearances from some of the musical giants who first inspired Dusty Groove many years Back! The core energy of the set comes from Younge and Muhammad – who are in a similar funky soul groove as their previous Midnight Hour recording serving up a blend of jazz and soul in a mode that clearly draws a lot of 70s inspiration, but which also has this very fresh, contemporary energy too. Yet there's also a strong difference here once each of the guests step into the mix – a stellar lineup that features alto from Gary Bartz, Fender Rhodes from Marcos Valle and Joao Donato, flute from Brian Jackson, drums from Ivan Mamao Conti, and Hammond B3 from the great Doug Carn – all players who really up the jazz ante for the record, and make the whole thing sound even deeper than most of Younge's other recordings. Titles include "Distant Mode", "Nancy Wilson, "Down Deep", "Apocaliptico", "Jazz Is Dead", "Hey Lover", "Nao Saia Da Praca", and "Conexao". CD

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✨✧ Pete SinfieldStill (2CD version with bonus tracks) ... CD
Manticore (UK), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The only solo album ever recorded by Peter Sinfield – an artist who made key contributions to both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – and also had a strong role as a producer, which included seminal sounds with Roxy Music too! This album's got elements of all those many sides of Pete's career, yet also has a very distinct voice too – maybe some rootsier guitar phrasing that's a nice counterpoint to the more complex wordplay of his lyrics – still given some proggy production, but in a nicely understated way. There's definitely some echoes of the earliest King Crimson records in place – and Sinfield gets help on the record from key Crimson associates who include Greg Lake, John Wetton, and Mel Collins – the last of whom is an especial delight with his sensitive reed contributions. Titles include "The Song Of The Sea Goat", "Envelopes Of Yesterday", "The Piper", "The Night People", "Still", and "Wholefood Boogie". 2CD edition features a new mix of the album – plus bonus tracks 'Hanging Fire", "Can You Forgive A Fool", and early mixes from the first month of recording, of "A house Of Hopes & Dreams", "Under The Sky", "Wholefood Boogie", "Still", "Song Of The Sea Goat", "The Piper", and "Envelopes Of Yesterday". CD
Also available Still (180 gram pink vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Syncro JazzSyncro Jazz ... LP
Poitou/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of spiritual jazz from early 80s Brazil! The session's a straight one – with no electronics, save for a bit of electric piano – and the group's in a tight soul jazz mode that reminds us of underground 70s work on labels like Muse or Strata East – spinning out these long tracks that are filled with life and imagination! The set was recorded live, and features some stunning bass work that really holds the set together, driving the group in really great ways – and the set also features tenor from Nestico, trumpet from Dagmar, and sax and flute from Vidal. Tracks include "For Guzi", "Gato Preto", "Cruzan", and "Pro'Cezar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Woody HermanMosaic Select (Woody Herman 1963/Woody Herman 1964/Encore/Swinging Herman Herd/Woody's Big Band Goodies) (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Mosaic, Mid 60s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The complete Philips recordings of Woody Herman – a set that captures his ever-evolving big band at a very groovy point in their career! Although Herman's group first rose to fame in the 40s, they continued to always change things up to keep things fresh – and by the time of these 60s recordings, they'd hit a new sound and style that was really great – one that often seemed to have a bit more Basie bounce at the bottom, a really playful sense of hornplay, and some of the creative touches that always made Herman's band a great place for budding modernists. Most of this material has never been on CD before – and the albums sparkle with great contributions from players who include Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Sal Nistico and Bobby Jones on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano, Nick Brignola on baritone, and Herman himself on clarinet and alto. Woody sings a bit on some tracks as does Joe Carroll on one session – and the 3CD package features 44 tracks in all – the albums Woody Herman 1963, Woody Herman 1964, Encore, Woody's Big Band Goodies, and Swinging Herman Herd Recorded Live. CD
(Out of print, and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Laurindo AlmeidaBrazilliance Vol 2 ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
5 years after they made their first set of groundbreaking Braziliany jazz tracks together, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida went back into the studio to record another great batch for Pacific Jazz. That second set of sessions is captured here in its entirety, and it features Shank and Almeida playing with the looser rhythm team of Gary Peacock and Chuck Flores on a number of short groovy tracks that clearly had a big influence on the bossa generation. 10 tracks are included in this volume: "Simpatico", "Little Girl Blue", "Mood Antigua", "The Color Of Her Hair", "Carioca Hills", "Choro In A", "Nocturno", "Lonely", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Rio Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, light wear, and a gloss wrinkle across the front.)

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✨✧ Sonora MatanceraSonora Matancera's Parade Of Stars ... LP
Seeco, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Sonora Matancera with some of their famous singers – including Alberto Beltran, Celia Cruz, Bobby Capo, Vicentico Valdes, and Celio Gonzales! Titles include "Todo Me Gusta De Ti", "Y No Me Enganes Mas", "Amor A La Fuerza No", "Piel Canela", "Una Vanetura", "Eso Se Hinca", and "El Mambo Es Universal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some tape on the seams, and a small bit of pen.)

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✨✧ John ZornBig Gundown – John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Special Edition) ... CD
Tzadik, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album, put together by Zorn and a group of downtown New York hipsters, as a fitting hommage to the genius of Ennio Morricone! The track list sticks to mostly the bigger known numbers, and the album's got a darkness that we'd actually say was a bit out of place, considering the choice of tracks – but the groups formed by Zorn do a pretty good job of breathing new life into some of the tracks, and the album was a key moment in the recognition of Morricone as one of the century's greatest composers. Players include Robert Quine, Tim Berne, Arto Lindsay, Jim Staley, Bill Frisell, Christian Marclay, Anton Fier, and even Big John Patton. Titles include "Erotico", "Once Upon A Time In The West", "Giu La Testa", "Battle Of Algiers", and "The Big Gundown". Plus, this Anniversary Edition comes with a pile of bonus tracks – including "The Sicilian Clan", "The Ballad Of Hank McCain", and "Soegliatti & Uccidi". CD
 
 
 



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