Barrio Nuevo Latin Funk, Latin Rock, Latin Disco, Latin Soul

Soul Jazz Records
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  • 1. Chakachas - Stories
  • 2. Bobby Rodriguez - Recuerdos De Arcano
  • 3. Mandrill - Fat City Strut
  • 4. Patti Labelle - Teach Me Tonight
  • 5. Chakachas - Jungle Fever
  • 6. Jimmy Sabater - Yroco
  • 7. War - War Is Coming
  • 8. Pride - Come On Get Dancing
  • 9. Milton Zapata - Viva Zapata
  • 10. Kongas - Anikana-o
  • 11. Azuquita - Guajira Bacan
  • 12. War - Me & Baby Brother
  • 13. Mandrill - Solid

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El Barrio is the Spanish word for neighbourhood. In the USA, El Barrio is the neighbourhood where Latinos live. That is to say Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican, Columbian, Cuban Americans etc. In New York, the mainly Puerto Rican immigrants became Nuyoricans. In East L.A. the Mexican immigrants became Chicanos and the people are La Raza. Barrio Nuevo contains the music where Latino and African-American cultures meet. Where Latin meets Jazz, Funk, Soul and Disco. Artists like War, Patti LaBelle and Mandrill who all became successful in the 1970s alongside other more obscure groups like the Kongas, Pride, Milton Zapata and the band Chackachas who produced two cult hits "Jungle Fever" and "Stories". Barrio Nuevo also talks about how Salsoul, a small Latin label in New York City embraced Disco music leading it to become one of the largest Disco labels in the world (whilst still making Latin records!). Salsoul was also a pioneer in manufacturing the first ever 12" singles, making DJs happy everywhere. "A truly sublime collection of Latino funk" ARENA "Funk CD of the Week. An all-star collection of Latin ranking as the summer's hottest party album" GUARDIAN "Compilation of the Month. 100% Dynamite, 200% Dynamite and Nu Yorica were awesome compilations but Soul Jazz's new offering is a complete Killer" SEVEN "A brilliant collection of uplifting Latin/Funk/Disco/Soul Killers" DJ "Latin Funk flavours from the old-skool. Another party rocking winner from Soul Jazz" MIXMAG

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