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    This is the 20th anniversary expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York City – Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77’, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s. Out-of-print...
    Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s – during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. Venezuela lies at...
    New album of heavyweight Afro-Cuban rhythms recorded in Havana, Cuba by Soul Jazz Records. Comes with extensive sleeve-notes. This album features the many Afro-Cuban rhythms associated with the various religious cults existing in Cuba today. These drums are used to bring spirits and gods (Orishas) into the body of worshippers who are then possessed. The...
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    This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country – their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco –created...
    This release shows the authentic music of Cuba's Santeria - which lies at the heart of all Afro-Cuban music and influenced the music and ideas of artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Machito, Grupo Folklorico, Milton Cardona, Mongo Santamaria and many more Latin artists. Recorded by Soul Jazz records in Havana, Cuba and featuring the heavyweight Bata...
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    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French patois vocals alive in Cuba today.This is the first in a series of albums reflecting Afro-Cuban culture newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Cuba. The Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente won...
    In 2010, Soul Jazz Records embarked on their latest unique recording project, travelling to the Caribbean as they continue to document musical hot spots around the world. Their latest venture is to record the unique Afro-percussive music of the Black Caribs of Belize. Belize (or British Honduras as it was formerly known) was the last British colony...
    Congo Revolution Box SetAfrica Latin, Jazz and Funk: Sounds From The Two Congos (1957-73)Soul Jazz Records
    This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection of mind-blowingly groovy selection of African, Latin, Jazz and Funk music from the Congo. Absolutely killer and essential tracks (mostly unknown) from the masters of the vibrant Congo scene in the...
    The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho...
    The second of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho...
    CONGA DE LOS HOYOS, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest and best-known carnival groups in Santiago, Cuba today. Group members are exclusively from the Los Hoyos neighbourhood of Santiago and feature over 50 percussionists and singers who play everything from car brake drums, hubcaps and frying pans to the distinctive Chinese trumpet – a sound...
    **SOTU exclusive!** In conjunction with Sonorama Discos and Royal Hands records, International Anthem (Makaya McCraven, Irreversible Entanglements) release this 45 from Chicago-based quintet, Dos Santos, ahead of their anticipated album release in the summer. 'How Far Are We From Here?' is a block-rocking, belly dance funk jam backed with the breezy...
    Spiritual afro jazz funk with west indies and latin influences by Georges-Edouard Nouel, this jazz pianist from Martinique is better known for his collaboration with Noel McGhie, Steve Potts or Roland Brival but this his only album is a masterpiece, essential to any lovers of deep jazz records. Don't sleep on this one - originals exchanging hands for...
    Great compilation of soul music recorded by latin musicians in New York in the 1960s! The 1960s saw a new generation of young latin musicians rise to prominance, led by artists such as Joe Bataan, with pioneering styles such as boogaloo, which fused New York salsa with the sounds of African-American soul and RnB music. This compilation is a great...
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    A favourite within the rare-groove scene and Latin jazz scene alike, this classic from Eumir Deodato gets reissued via Far Out! At the height of Deodato’s productivity in the early 70s, 'Os Catedraticos 73' was recorded between Rio de Janeiro and New York, featuring a Brazilian rhythm section comprising Azymuth drummer Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti, percussion...
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    Daymé Arocena returns to Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label to deliver her second album; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic rhythms, Daymé encompasses the rich, diverse musical make-up of her home.
    Debut album from hard-hitting, latin super-group, Grupo Magnético. Formed from backgrounds in funk, soul and united by a love of Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Fania and classic New York salsa! Another big recommendation from us!
    Classic 60's New York boogaloo album that includes monster tracks like "Boogaloo Blues" and "Jumpy"! Boogaloo was the fusion of Cuban son with pop, soul, RnB, and other African-American forms of music in the unique melting pot of 1960's New York. This was Johnny Colon's debut album and it thoroughly embraced the hip boogaloo sound, going on to sell...
    KILLER Original unplayed latin 45 direct from Venezuela
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    WICKED BOOK - 400+ pages USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFFWicked latin to punk to hip-hop - it's all here! Wow! An incredibly thorough, 450 page history of New York's various music scenes, ranging from Mario Bauza's arrival in 1927 and the ensuing latin, cubop and bebop movements of the thirties and forties, through the rock 'n' roll years, the folk revival,...
    Chicano soul / disco floater cut from George Rivera's master tapes and reissued by the good people at Athens Of The North! Limited to 500 copies only. 
    Killer latinized soul versions of top tunes including 'Light My Fire' and 'California Dreamin'.
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    Heavyweight West Coast latin boogaloo/jazz album from Mongo Santamaria featuring Hubert Laws, Marty Sheller, Bobby Capers and loads more killer latin and jazz musicians.
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    1964 latin boogaloo album par excellence from conga player and bandleader Joe Cuba.
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    Names You Can Trust continue their excellent run of releases with a debut 7" single from YANGA. Inspired by the beloved rhythms found throughout the Caribbean coast of Colombia — rhythms like cumbia, garabato, tambora and zambapalo.
    Deep and heavy roots salsa tune from The Latin Brothers Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing, bit creasing to sleeve)
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    Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
    KILLER! Tropical Cosmic nirvana! Rare original unplayed Venezuelan 45 from Vytas Brenner
    Another hot record coming straight out of Chicago courtesy of the good people at International Anthem. Anyone who copped a copy of the Dos Santos 7" earlier this year will know what to expect here - funked out jazzy experiments with psychedelic, cumbia influences!
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    Definitive latin rock epic with so many good tunes it hurts! From heavyweight dancer's like "Jungle Strut" and Carlos's killer version of Tito Puente's 'Para Los Rumberos" (which means 'For the Dancers') to the tough 'Batuka', the folk-funk cosmic 'Everythings Coming Our Way" ... you get the idea. As good as it gets!
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    Singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader, Daymé Arocena is a skilful, charismatic presence in Cuban music. Her new 6 track EP on Brownswood finds Daymé bouncing around ideas with label boss Gilles Peterson & co-producer Simbad to put her unique spin on five different covers ranging from Italian obscurities to US house heroes....
    Seminal latin rock often heard at 5 am in Ibiza as the sun rises. Balaeric classic!
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    Reissue of the album that defined the Latin boogaloo sound by Bronx-born, Puerto Rican bandleader and pianist Pete Rodriguez, known as “The King of Boogaloo.” Released in 1967 on Alegre Records, the album’s hits include “I Like It Like That,” “Micaela” and “El Hueso.” The irresistible title track topped the charts and became one...
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    Two crucial cuts from the Peruvian pianist's 1976 album 'Superéxitos Bailables' (on which he mixed Latin music with funk, jazz and disco) get reworked for the dancefloor!
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
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    Rare unplayed ORIGINAL USA latin 45. Latin/disco charanga crossover from Raul Marrero released on Mericana Records (the precursor to Salsoul)
    London based Brazilian specialists Far Out Recordings venture further out to Uruguay to record a new album with fusion legend Hugo Fattoruso. After a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group Opa, Far Out are honoured to present Barrio Opa: a new work from Fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational...
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Fania original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
    Absolutely AWESOME New York latin meets jazz fusion album recorded in 1977 independently by vibes player Bobby Paunetto feat. an all-star line-up of Nu Yorican latin and jazz players including Eddy Martinez, John Scofield, Ron Cuber and more. VERY VERY DEEP and ESSENTIAL album. Features on Soul Jazz Records' first Nu Yorica album
    GROOVY HARDBACK AMERICAN IMPORT - OVER 60% OFF!!!! Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at...
    Wicked latin funk bugalu on Fania from Mongo Santamaria's son no less. Arranged by Marty Sheller. Produced by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci.
    Quality salsa 45 - unplayed original Fania (1978)
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    Nice latin disco. none on disogs.
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    w/ Celia Cruz and Pete Rodriguez
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    Heavy two-sider on Fania
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    Awesome 60s latin charanga dance tune + wicked bugalu on the flipKILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (price sticker on label) Feliz Cumpleaños Caracas is a different version of Happy Birthday Everybody, although uses some parts and arrangements from it. Lyrics have been changed and sang in Spanish to celebrate Caracas 400th aniversary,...
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    This is the definitive book on Latin Music in the US and especially New York. Rumba to Mambo, Descarga to Latin Soul, this book clearly and concisely tells the story of Latin music better than any other book. ESSENTIAL! secondhand usa 1st edition hardback in good condition.
    nice 60s latin bugalu/salsa tune
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    In 1986, Uruguayan vocalist and musician Mariana Ingold took the advice of a storied Uruguayan composer and musicologist and recorded her first album (Todo Depende) for the now legendary label Ayuí/Tacuabé. In the early ’80s, the introduction of the synthesizer fostered an experimental new approach to traditional Candombe rhythms. Ingold’s influence...
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
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