• Willie Colon – Che Che Cole
    • Willie Colon – Jazzy
    • 1. Che Che Cole
    • 2. El Malo
    • 3. Guisando
    • 4. Jazzy
    • 5. Juana Pena
    • 6. Guajiron
    • 7. El Titan
    • 8. Que Lio
    • 9. Ero Se Baila Asi

    Craft Latino is proud to present an all-analog reissue of Crime Pays, an anthology of Willie Colón’s most influential songs from his first 4 albums. The ironically titled Crime Pays was a comment on the success of Colón’s carefully cultivated bad guy image that he sustained until the mid-1970s. The album contains nine key cuts from his first four albums. His 1967 debut album El Malo (The Bad Guy) is represented by his first hit, the mambo jazz instrumental “Jazzy” and the title track, a bomba-guaguancó composed by Colón. “Jazzy” was co-penned by Colón and his African American pianist Dwight Brewster and bassist James Taylor.

    Other Releases by Willie Colon

    Willie ColónCasanovaFania Records
    • – Casanova
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Latin Salsa 45 Vinyl
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    Willie ColónJuancito / Señora (1979)Fania
    Quality original New York latin from Willie Colon Rare unplayed ORIGINAL Fania Records 7"
    • – Juancito
    • Original 7"£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA Latin 45 Vinyl.
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    Willie ColónTiburon (1982)Fania Records
    • – Tiburon
    • Original 7"£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Unplayed Latin 45 (bit of background noise)
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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    Willie ColonCosa Nuestra (1969)Fania
    Late 60s seminal Fania album. Powerful horns and great 'soneos', like rice and beans, are served up perfectly with this 3rd recording of the superduo...
    • – Che Che Cole
    • – No Me Llores Mas
    • – Te Conozco
    Willie ColonEl Malo (1967)Fania
    Includes the class mambo jazz tune "Jazzy"! A serious heavyweight selection of 60's latin jazz, boogaloo and latin soul. Essential!
      • Reissue LP£18.00
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      • CD£11.99
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      • – Oye Como Va
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        • New LP (180g)£35.00
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          • – Para Los Rumberos
          • – Batuka
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