• 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 BarrettoAcidFania
100% Essential album includes the classic Acid and The Soul Drummers! This is perhaps the single most famous latin album there is, featuring the classic...
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...
  • Reissue LP (180 GRAM)£23.99
    Out of stock
  • Reissue LP£11.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Ray BarrettoHead SoundsFania
Check 'Abidjan' and 'Espiritu Libre'! Deep, heavy latin jazz! Recommended!

Other Releases on Fania

Willie ColonEl Juicio (1972)Fania
Originally released in 1972, El Juicio finds Willie Colon hitting his stride with his innovative signature sound. His sound was incorporating...
  • Original LP£22.00
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • New LP £11.99
    Out of stock
Willie Colon Canta Hector LavoeGuisando (Doing A Job) (1972)Fania
Early 70s heavyweight Nuyorican salsa from the genius Willie Colon.venezuelan pressing still in shrinkwrap
Eddie PalmieriChampagne (1968)Fania
Classic 1960s Eddie Palmieri album Original = G- marks plays well Venezuelan pressing 
Ray Barretto From The Beginning (1971)Fania
Tough salsa on Fania. Original Venezuelan vinyl, bit of tear on sleeve and taped
Ray BarrettoAcidFania
100% Essential album includes the classic Acid and The Soul Drummers! This is perhaps the single most famous latin album there is, featuring the classic...
Louie RamirezAli Baba (1972)Fania
Composer, arranger, bandleader, vibist and percussionist, Louie Ramirez was a major figure on the NY latin scene. Here, on his second outing for Fania,...
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...
  • Original LP£20.00 £10.00
    Out of stock
  • Reissue LP£11.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
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...
  • Reissue LP£11.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • CD£7.99
    Out of stock
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 BarrettoHead SoundsFania
Check 'Abidjan' and 'Espiritu Libre'! Deep, heavy latin jazz! Recommended!

People also bought

Jack McDuffThe Heatin' System (1972)Cadet
This record is KILLER. Very rare, hardcore funk jazz!!
Art BlakeyA Night In Tunisia (1958)BMG
Features one of the best recordings by the second version of the Jazz Messengers, and it is the only time that Blakey featured both altoist Jackie McLean...
  • New LP £11.99
    Out of stock
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...
  • Original LP£20.00 £10.00
    Out of stock
  • Reissue LP£11.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!
Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal...
Weldon IrvineCosmic Vortex (1974)BMG
100% Stone-cold rare groove classic. "Walk that Walk" is a heavyweight monster tune. ESSENTIAL!By 1974, 31 year-old Weldon Irvine was ready for the next...
  • Reissue LP£13.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
Ray BarrettoAcidFania
100% Essential album includes the classic Acid and The Soul Drummers! This is perhaps the single most famous latin album there is, featuring the classic...
Roy AyersHe's Coming (1972)Polydor
Featuring "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Sweet Tears"! Surely the most essential Roy Ayers album - everyone a killer. Super deep, heavy funk jazz. Essential...
  • CD£7.99
    Out of stock
  • New LP £13.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Gary BartzSingerella (1974)Prestige
You need every single Gary Bartz early 70s album on Fantasy. ESSENTIAL deep spiritual, soulful jazz. Mixed by Larry Mizell, produced by Bartz. 100% deep.
  • Reissue LP£10.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • CD£8.99
    Out of stock
Horace SilverTotal Response (1972)Blue Note
Essential Horace Silver 1972 on Blue Note. Very, very deep but still with Silver's characteristic soul jazz style. All Silvers late 60s/early 70s blue...
  • CD£10.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • Reissue LP£11.99
    Out of stock
Herbie HancockThrust (1974)Columbia
An essential classic! The heaviest funky jazz ever recorded. Deep, deep, deep. As good as it gets! 180 gram audiophile issue vinyl.
  • New LP (180g)£19.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Harlem River DriveHarlem River Drive (1970)EMI
All-time classic latin/funk album from the cross-over supergroup led by Eddie Palmieri! Essential tracks include "Idle Hands", "Seeds Of Life" and the...
  • Reissue LP£8.99
    Out of stock
James BrownHell (1974)Polydor
Includes a whole host of hits, psychedelic funk at it's very best - "Papa Don't Take No Mess", 'Please, Please, Please", "Coldblooded" and many, many more....
CymandeSecond Time RoundJanus
Includes the killer funk track "Fug"!
  • Reissue LP£13.99
    Out of stock
Bettye SwannMake Me Yours (1967)Money Records
This album is wicked! Killer female deep southern soul. So many good tracks on this album!
Clive Chin PresentsRandy's DubOnlyroots
The 10-tracks that form the core of this album, were originally released on the Impact! label in 1975. Less than 200 copies were pressed, even fewer than...
Untouchable Machine ShopMachine Shop Part 1 / Part 2Soul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe. KILLER rare groove funk bomb! This...
Soul of A NationAfro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power: Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79Soul Jazz Records
This album is released this week to coincide with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation  - Art in the Age of Black Power now...
  • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
  • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
  • View full info and tracklisting
Ray BarrettoHead SoundsFania
Check 'Abidjan' and 'Espiritu Libre'! Deep, heavy latin jazz! Recommended!
Gary BartzJu Ju ManCatalyst
Deep Jazz from the Ju Ju man
  • Reissue LP£12.99
    Out of stock
Prince Buster And His All StarsFunky JamaicaRock-A-Shacka
Most likely released around 1971, this cover of Beginning of the End is a rare and wonderful excursion by Buster into funk, complete with funky-ass bassline....
  • 7"£12.99
    Out of stock
Studio One DancehallSir Coxsone In The Dance : The Foundation SoundSoul Jazz Records
Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s...
Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Of EthiopiaWorthy Records
This is perhaps the best album from cult Ethiopian deep jazz hero Mulatu Astake This highly sought-after rarity is probably the best African deep...
ObatalaObatalaEverland
Reissue of this rare disco funk album is a hidden gem. The original is on many wants lists and rarely turns up. Heady disco funk from the glory days...
 
    Fritz The CatOriginal SoundtrackFantasy
    Soundtrack to the revolutionary cartoon featuring Bo Diddley, Charles Earland and Bernard Purdie.Funk heavy toons thruout, dood including the funky version...
    • Original LP£18.00
      Out of stock
    • Reissue LP£19.99
      In stockAdd to Bag