Great New York latin soul LP from 1969, with Ricardo Marrero and Bobby Marin — check Barbara With The Kooky Eyes — plus unissued tracks by a supergroup including Tito Puente and Louie Ramirez.
Rocking the party and ramming the dancefloor is the first priority of this review of Latin styles in classic West African dance music, as it emerged with 1950s anti-colonialism, and ran on gloriously into the 70s.
Lovely traditional Cuban music — bolero, guaracha, merengue, cha cha cha — recorded last year in Havana.
RB’s 1961 Riverside debut as leader, bundled with TP’s monumental Latin jazz classic, issued by RCA in 1959.
His beautiful voice in fine fettle on this missing link between The Bottle and the Salsoul disco-raps — a foretaste of disco in 1976, but previously released only in Japan, including fine Isaac Hayes and Billy Stewart covers.