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  • 1. hard hands
  • 2. abidjan
  • 3. love beads
  • 4. mi ritmo te llama
  • 5. got to have you
  • 6. son con cuero
  • 7. mirame de frente
  • 8. new york soul
  • 9. ahora si

Killer funky latin album featuring "Hard Hands", "Abidjan" and the cult classic "Love Beads" ( a jazz dance classic!). Alongside "Acid" this is Ray Barretto's most complete album from the early 1970's. Essential Recommendation!

Other Releases by Ray Barretto

Ray Barretto From The Beginning (1971)Fania
Tough salsa on Fania. Original Venezuelan vinyl, bit of tear on sleeve and taped
Ray BarrettoThe Message (1972)Fania
Classic NuYorican killer Salsa from Barretto.
Ray BarrettoTogetherFania
Monster Nuyorican 60s funk-bugalu-latin jazz classic. Check the audio!
Ray BarrettoLa Cuna (1981)CTI
Latin jazz dance classic - Barretto's take on Stevie Wonder's 'Pastime Paradise.'Special reissue available on 180g virgin vinyl, with pure analogue...
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Ray BarrettoSenor 007WS Latino
This is one of Ray Barretto's rarest albums. A killer 60s set of James Bond inspired latin boogaloo jazzy numbers. These are all heavy hitting latin dance...
Ray BarrettoPowerFania
Contains the latin funk/bugalu gems 'Right On' and 'Power'!
Ray BarrettoLatino Con SoulWs Latino
Firmly in the boogaloo (Latin soul) era, 'Latino Con Soul' may be Barretto at his hippest. Solid Latin, Latin jazz, and percussion tracks, two-thirds of...
Ray BarrettoHead SoundsFania
Check 'Abidjan' and 'Espiritu Libre'! Deep, heavy latin jazz! Recommended!

Other Releases on Fania

Fania All-StarsSpanish Fever (1978)Fania
Essential latin album! Includes the all time power-house latin jazz classic "Coro Miyare"!
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Ray Barretto From The Beginning (1971)Fania
Tough salsa on Fania. Original Venezuelan vinyl, bit of tear on sleeve and taped
Joe BataanRiot!Fania
Hard-hitting latin soul from the late 60s. An essential boogaloo album - includes 'Riot', 'Muneca' and Joe Bataan's soulful cover of Terry Callier's 'Ordinary...
Fania All StarsLatin Soul RockFania
Heavy, heavy, heavy latin funk and jazz!!!! This is a serious album. "Smoke", "There You Go", "Mama Guela", "Viva Tirado" , "Soul Makossa" are as good...
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Celia CruzAnthologyFania
Top tunes from the queen of salsa in this excellent Fania anthology collection US CD IMPORT
Ray BarrettoThe Message (1972)Fania
Classic NuYorican killer Salsa from Barretto.
Ray BarrettoTogetherFania
Monster Nuyorican 60s funk-bugalu-latin jazz classic. Check the audio!
Orchestra HarlowHeavy Smokin'Fania
Heavy Smokin' is the 1965 debut album for the Fania label legendary piano player and bandleader Larry Harlow. At the time, his orchestra included a swinging...
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Celia CruzIazucar!Fania
Great overview compilation of the great Cuban-born New York salsa singer par excellence and her 60s recordings. Mambo-descarga-boogaloo- salsa and more!
Joe BataanGypsy WomanFania
Classic latin-soul album on Fania from 1972. Includes "Ordinary Guy" !
Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre (1972)Fania
Great re-issue of a classic album from the king of latin soul, Joe Bataan! Features his ace cover of Isaac Hayes' classic Blaxploitation theme "Shaft"...
Ray BarrettoPowerFania
Contains the latin funk/bugalu gems 'Right On' and 'Power'!
Ray BarrettoHead SoundsFania
Check 'Abidjan' and 'Espiritu Libre'! Deep, heavy latin jazz! Recommended!
Joe BataanSubwayFania
Joe in the zone. Killer, bugaloo, latin jazz and 60s heavy, heavy NYC latin.

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