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Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed
VARIOUS
Cat: AALP 080. Rel: 12 Sep 23
 
International
Antonio Sanches - "Pinta Manta" (4:18)
Dionisio Maio - "Dia Ja Manche" (4:32)
Jose Casimiro - "Morti Sta Bidjacu" (5:20)
Bana - "Pontin Pontin" (4:13)
Fany Havest - "That Day" (4:59)
Pedrinho - "Odio Sem Valor" (6:04)
Quirino Do Canto - "Mino Di Mama" (5:48)
Tchiss Lopes - "Mundo D'Margura" (3:04)
Joao Cirilo - "Po D'Terra" (5:37)
Abel Lima - "Corre Riba, Corre Baxo" (3:07)
Os Apolos - "Ilyne" (3:49)
Americo Brito - "Sintado Na Pracinha" (2:51)
Elisio Vieira - "Capchona" (3:13)
Antonio Dos Santos - "Djal Bai Si Camin" (7:19)
Abel Lima - "Stebo Cu Anabela" (4:28)
Review: Analog Africa belongs alongside the likes of Awesome Tapes From Africa and Light In The Attic in the annals of great modern day afro rock/beat reissue labels. The imprint has consistently delivered some monumental releases, all of them giving the listener a detailed insight into a particular scene or cultural corner of time. We're pretty sure that many people out there had no idea that there was a 'cosmic' sound in Cabo Verde in the 1977-1985 period, but there you go, you've learned something new. This is all dancefloor fire, and along with a gorgeous fanzine booklet, you have fifteen ridiculously forward-thinking and rare-as-hell electronic funk bombs from Africa. Fill your mind with the underrated genius of people like Antonio Sanches, Jose Casimiro, Bana, and the rest of this amazing crew or like-minded futurists. Release of the week!
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 in stock $28.89
Fritz The Cat
Cat: MXMRK 2063. Rel: 23 Oct 23
 
Disco/Re-Edits
Fritz The Cat (Mr K edit) (4:44)
You Believed In Me (Mr K instrumental edit) (4:52)
Review: Mr. K's series of edits continues. Any self-respecting music head is well familiar with the Most Excellent Unlimited series from Mr K aka Danny Krivit by now, and the latest entry into it is another doozy on 45rpm. The A-side features an edit of the title tune from a 1972 Ralph Bakshi animation originally played by a top crew of San Francisco area musicians. It is a steamy funk workout in a Latin jazz style with plenty of reverb and DJ friendly grooves. Flip it over and you'll find a gem from Philadelphia's Executive Suite which In Mr. K's hands is lit up with addictive strings and driving rhythms that never let up.
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 in stock $12.16
El Que La Rompe La Paga
Cat: LMNKV 110. Rel: 16 Feb 23
 
International
El Que La Rompe La Paga (3:13)
Toca La Campana (3:05)
Review: Madrid via Cuba musical gang El Combo Batanga have finally dropped this new double-sider 7". It was teased by the early reals sou the a-side which brings plenty of dance floor filing heat with 'El Que La Rompe La Paga'. It's packed with samba shuffle, expressive horn work and results, and relentless keys work designed to get the ass moving. On the flip is 'Toca La Campana' which is a little less dense but not less rhythmic in the way it sways to and fro with fiery Spanish vocals and funk riffs.
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Tags: Latin | Salsa | Latin Funk | Afro Cuban
 in stock $11.61
Mr Bongo Edits Volume 1: Danny Krivit
Mr Bongo Edits Volume 1: Danny Krivit (12" in debossed sleeve)
Cat: MRB 12057. Rel: 07 Mar 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Sabu Martinez - "Hotel Alyssa Soussie" (6:36)
Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc - "Lupita" (7:16)
Review: Mr Bongo continue to churn out top-quality re-edits and here they enlist Danny Krivit aka. Mr. K, the New York producer who has longstandingly helped prop up the dance scene there since the early 1960s. Krivit is responsible for perhaps some of the earliest and most significant disco and funk edits on Earth, so we're more than happy to hear these new ones out, in which he lends his ear to two mambi from Latin extraordinaires Sabu Martinez and Nico Gomez. Percussive clanks and boxy slaps abound on this audiophiles' charm.
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 in stock $14.58
I Believe In Miracles
I Believe In Miracles (limited translucent yellow vinyl 7" 再出版)
Cat: LMNKVLD 67. Rel: 04 Jul 24
 
Funk/Reissues
I Believe In Miracles (3:30)
No Nos Pararan (6:48)
Review: In 2011, Banda Achilifunk & OJO served up Gitano Real, one of the year's most essential albums. It was caned far and wide by funk lovers, in particular Craig Charles on his 6 Music show. Now, two cover versions taken from the essential album have been pressed to limited edition translucent yellow vinyl. First up, 'I Believe in Miracles' is an overwhelming take on the Jackson Sisters classic with plenty of happy Latin vibes and rumba funk rhythms. Flip it over for a more abstract version of McFadden and Whitehead's seminal 'Ain't No Stoping Us Now' which is a soulful disco number packed with sunshine.
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Tags: Disco Funk | Latin | Latin Funk | Spanish
 in stock $10.80
Call My Name (reissue)
Call My Name (reissue) (limited orange & black splattered vinyl 7")
Cat: VAMPIC 45092. Rel: 21 Mar 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Call My Name (4:40)
Call My Name (instrumental) (4:40)
Review: Vampisoul mainstay Joe Bataan comes through once again this year for a two-track G-funk-whistling pair of soul bits, reissuing the song 'Call My Name', which cemented the crooner's name way back in 2004. A funereal theme overarches the otherwise laid-back and casually-mooded song: "we are gathered here today to remember the departed and have a final say". It's this tension between joyous and lamentatory that nails the Latin Soul artist's overall vision and here you have the potential to whack it on the 'tables once more.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.95
I'll Be A Happy Man (Record Store Day RSD 2023)
Cat: SM 45101. Rel: 09 May 23
 
Funk/Reissues
I'll Be A Happy Man (3:37)
Take A Trip (feat Luis Aviles) (4:52)
 in stock $15.66
New York Streets
New York Streets (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ECR 004. Rel: 02 Feb 24
 
Funk/Reissues
New York Streets (part 1) (4:02)
New York Streets (part 2) (4:22)
 in stock $15.93
Dig This!
Dig This! (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ECR 003. Rel: 30 Nov 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Dig This! (vocal version) (3:56)
Dig This! (instrumental) (3:58)
Review: We hold our hands up, we don't know anything about Cheeba's Prestige Allstars and cannot find much out either. Echo Chamber Recordings though have got them on this limited 7" and the music is a steamy mix of Afro and Latin funk that comes in two different versions. 'Dig This!' (vocal version) is a raw cut with plenty of hard-edge drums and James Brown samples that liven it up next to some big sax energy. On the back side is the instrumental which is only slightly paired back and still has lots of James Brown mic work.
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 in stock $16.75
Froasted Or Fried
Froasted Or Fried (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: BOULOUW 001. Rel: 22 Mar 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Froasted Or Fried (4:18)
Hot Pants I'm Cumin' (3:19)
Review: Supersound Latinayres Orkestra's 'Froasted Or Fried' is a barbarian track and one for the breakbeats-diggers out there. Not normally noted for its drumming, the track nevertheless contains a distinctively crisp drum recording courtesy of an unnamed orchestra member. Something between jazz, salsa and funk, the B-side is equally soul-clutching, with the lead vocals on the track 'Hot Pants I'm Cumin' going criminally uncredited, yet aweing the listener with its jaw-dropping performance.
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 in stock $21.06
Dap Walk/El Barrio
Dap Walk/El Barrio (limited 7")
Cat: OGR 837. Rel: 16 Feb 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Luchito - "Dap Walk" (3:56)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Barrio" (4:06)
Review: Original Gravity, Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez return with yet two more Latin groove versions of funk and soul classics, emulating two sounds not yet brought together enough. 'Dap Walk' is a shot-by-shot cover of the song of the same name by Ernie And The Top Notes - a slick and slippery interpretation that translates the original AAVE of the song's intro into Spanish. 'El Barrio', meanwhile, opts for 70s crime thriller vibes, instrumentally verging on expressionism via djembe, brass sections and vibraslaps.
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 in stock $12.16
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man)
Cat: OGR 831. Rel: 12 Jan 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man) (part 1) (5:19)
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man) (part 2) (5:19)
Review: A stellar mix of DJ-able breakbeat and northern soul from Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez, two of our favourite contemporary funk artists active today (as long as we're certain of their identities, that is). This limited 7" contains two versions of the same killer track: 'Soy Un Hombre' reincarnates the triumphant 'achievement' of manhood through carnal brasses and kettle drums, in a quiver-inducing cover version of Spencer Davis Group's classic track 'I'm A Man'.
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Tags: Latin | Ska | Latin Funk
 in stock $12.16
Sol (reissue)
Sol (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MAR 18. Rel: 30 Oct 20
 
Funk/Reissues
Maranatha (5:54)
Patrice (5:42)
El Que Se Fue (7:40)
Squeeze (3:59)
Someday (4:31)
You Don't Understand (3:20)
Bird Of Beauty (4:22)
Review: James Gallardo & Sol released their collaborative debut album in 1975 in a burst of bright colour and next-level musicianship. There's a fiery, rockist spirit running through the over driven guitar cartwheeling through "Maranatha", but there's equal space for measured grooves and Gallardo's expressive horn playing. Mellower moments like "Patrice" let in a more soulful side of the project, while "El Que Se Fue" nods to the Latin roots of Sol. Expansive, bold and inventive, this is a treasure for jazz funk heads, marking the first official repress since the first copies slipped out many moons ago.
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Tags: Latin | Jazz Funk | Latin Funk
 in stock $28.08
The Bottle
Cat: 337 005. Rel: 07 May 24
 
International
Oyobi - "The Bottle (El Trago)" (with Kaiman Jimerez - Spanish version) (3:48)
Oyobi - "The Bottle" (with Karen Lee Andrews - English version) (4:42)
Review: Thr33-Thirty Seven Records is the vinyl-only issue of Aussie label Groovescooter, delivering rare, nigh mythical unicorns of the Latin funk-jazz variety, largely on 12". Now welcoming back polyrhythmic electronic music trio Oyobi to the roster with a fresh 7" with two tracks detailed, we're bowled over by this slice of true newness from the lifers. First up is a jubilant buzzer shared with Colombia's finest, pico sound system legend Kaiman Jimenez; 'The Bottle / El Trago' pairs crisp hatwork with two-stepping syncopations and mettalic additions. On the B-side comes an alternate version with Karen Lee Andrews reinterpreting the vox in English, which to us lime-juicers reveals a pensive take on alcoholism. No reason to not get up and dance, though!
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 in stock $12.42
Tighten Up (reissue)
Tighten Up (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 817C. Rel: 03 Jan 24
 
Funk/Reissues
Luchito & Nestor - "Tighten Up" (4:11)
Nestor Alvarez - "Just Add Vibes" (3:06)
Review: The Original Gravity label is back with more of its fully functional but also exceptionally flair-fulled funk sounds, this time with Luchito and Nestor Alvarez behind 'Tighten Up.' It is another choice reissue that has been dug carefully out of the vaults and comes in seriously limited quantities on 7". Luchito & Nestor kick off with the original version of 'Tighten Up' on the a-side and it's packed with high-tempo breaks and sung-spoken vocals. On the flip is a more fiery and explicitly Latin affair with the warming chords and florid horns of Nestor Alvarez's 'Just Add Vibes.'
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.69
Berro E Sombaro (Record Store Day RSD 2023)
Cat: 7RSDDOS 1. Rel: 02 May 23
 
Disco/Re-Edits
Berro E Sombaro (3:07)
Never Gonna Give You Up (7" edit) (4:21)
Review: Washington DC group Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers have got a real belting Latin tune on their hands here with 'Berro e Sombaro'. It's a tune that has been sampled many times over the years though you will be hard-pushed to find an original version anywhere. It was originally the last tune on Chuck's Bustin Loose album from 1979 and soon became a go-to funk track with a big impact that also saw it make a mark on the 80s rare groove scene. On the flipside here is an exclusive 7" edit of 'Never Gonna Give You Up', which was composed by Gamble & Huff composed and has never been on 45 rpm before.
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 in stock $16.75
Plata O Plomo
Plata O Plomo (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 856. Rel: 06 Nov 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Plata O Plomo (5:08)
Reality For Nuthin' (3:58)
Review: Original Gravity's very own identity-invention Nestor Alvarez returns with yet another two new and hot Latin funk productions. 'Plata O Plomo' takes its namesake from an old Spanish adage, literally translating to English to mean "silver or lead", implying that the recipient of the phrase must either accept a bribe or lose their life. In keeping with this heavy-handed theme, the track is punchy and surface-tense as a bullet yet to exit the barrel. Meanwhile, 'Reality For Nuttin' gets at an equally nihilistic and existential theme, all while finding joy in the conundrum of life with huge rhythm guitars and pop-out pianos and brasses.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.16
Tighten Up
Tighten Up (7" 再出版)
Cat: MAR 088. Rel: 18 Jul 24
 
Funk/Reissues
Sonny Bravo - "Tighten Up" (2:25)
Mongo Santamaria - "We Got Latin Soul" (3:04)
Review: Mad About brings the funky goodness here with a superb double sided 7". Sonny Bravo kick off with 'Tighten Up' which brings nice loose break beats and ton pot percussive clatter. The big horns are the icing on this particularly delicious cake. On the flip is the more Northern Soul style sound of Mongo Santamaria's 'We Got Latin Soul' with its fiery South American spirit, blasts of horn and edgy stabs all topped off with a great vocal that oozes cool. Another fine outing from the always on point Mad About.
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Tags: Cuban | Latin Funk
 in stock $16.19
Jibaro (reissue)
Jibaro (reissue) (transparent red vinyl 12")
Cat: CBSAB 6502286RED. Rel: 17 Feb 23
 
Balearic/Downtempo
Jibaro (long version) (7:34)
Jibaro (short version) (3:27)
Review: Elkin & Nelson's 1979 track 'Jibaro' harks back to the true essence of Balearic music, before the style became a self-aware genre of its own and instead referred to a certain attitude. When the DJs of Ibiza were feeding off their island's unique party energy and going deep to find the heaviest grooves to send people skywards, the 1986 promo reissue of 'Jibaro' became a highly-prized nugget of psych-rock-freak-beat brilliance. Now this gem is being reissued in a faithful reproduction which nods to the cult status of the 1986 promo release, pressed up on red vinyl and sounding as powerful and transportive as it did back then.
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 in stock $17.02
The Harlem Bugalu
Cat: OGR 848. Rel: 06 Jun 23
 
International
Luchito - "The Harlem Bugalu" (3:48)
Joaquin Marquez - "Mala Mania" (3:40)
Review: More heat here from Original Gravity with 'The Harlem Bugalu' from Luchito and Joaquin Marquez. This is a 7" that soon transports you to boogaloo paradise with its feverish Latin grocers and non-stop drum funk. The A-side is laden with spoken words, zippy percussive sounds and mad bongo bubbles with lashing of horn-led exuberance. Flip it over and you will find the slightly darker and more menacing energy of Joaquin Marque's 'Mala Mania'. Get your shake on and drop this one this summer for swift dancefloor explosions.
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Tags: Latin | Boogaloo | Latin Funk
 in stock $12.16
The Soul Of Spanish Harlem
VARIOUS
Cat: BGP2 197. Rel: 03 Feb 09
 
Soul
Ralfi Pagan - "Ain't No Big Thing"
The Terrible Frankie Nieves - "True Love"
Tito Ramos - "Heaven (Is Not For Everyone)"
The Harvey Averne Dozen - "Central Park"
Monguito Santamaria - "Crying Time"
The Lebron Brothers Orchestra - "Don't Be Afraid"
Joey Pastrano - "That's How Rumours Start"
107th Street Stickball Team - "On Old Broadway"
Ray Jay & The Eastsiders - "Same Old Sad Song"
125th Street Candy Store - "Reflections Of My Life"
Parrish - "Your Smile"
Ronnie Marks - "Some Lonely Heart"
Olivieri - "There's No Other Girl"
King Nando - "Maria, Maria"
Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos - "Already Satisfied"
The Lat Teens - "I'll Never Let You Go"
The Nitty Sextette - "Nitty Boo Boo"
Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers - "I'm Gonna Leave You"
Ralphie & The Latin Lovers - "Lonely Has Been My Day"
Joe Bataan - "Ordinary Guy"
 in stock $19.43
Hitting Hard
Hitting Hard (180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code wth obi-strip)
Cat: CBLP 017. Rel: 17 Feb 12
 
International
I Wanna Know
Casa Fuerte
Fantasy
Desire
Cisco
Don't Let Them Fool You
Headstrong
Anna Maria
Image Of A Star
Afro-Nue
 in stock $29.44
Skunk Juice: Dirty Funk From The Big Apple
Cat: BGPD 303. Rel: 01 Feb 17
 
Funk/Reissues
Skunk Juice (2:15)
A Gritty Nitty (2:54)
The Chili Peppers - "Chicken Scratch" (2:42)
New Orleans (3:33)
Fever (2:47)
Hi Heel Sneakers (2:44)
Why I Sing The Blues (with Betty Barney - live) (3:32)
Work Song (2:42)
Juicy Lucy (3:08)
Toe Jam (2:23)
The Chili Peppers - "Fly Vines" (4:40)
We Got More Soul (with Betty Barney - live) (5:07)
 in stock $19.17
Midnight In Havanna (reissue)
Midnight In Havanna (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 799R3. Rel: 08 Apr 24
 
Funk/Reissues
Midnight In Havanna (5:17)
Kinky Afro Cuban (4:51)
Review: Nestor Alvarez's Midnight in Havana on Original Gravity delivers an electrifying Afro-Cuban instrumental jam that transports listeners to the vibrant streets of Havana. With a mesmerising flute lead and dynamic jam sessions, the track exudes a captivating energy that feels like a theme song for the city's bustling nightlife. The infusion of Cuban soul adds depth and authenticity to the music, immersing listeners in its rich cultural heritage. On the B-side, Alvarez offers a creative cover version of the Happy Mondays' 'Kinky Afro,' reimagined with a Cuban twist. The fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and the iconic melody of the original song results in a fresh and exciting interpretation that showcases Alvarez's versatility as a musician. Fans of Latin and Cuban dance music are sure to eat this up.
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 in stock $12.95
Fusion Global Sounds Vol 2: 1976-1984
VARIOUS
Cat: FVR 190LP. Rel: 21 Nov 23
 
Jazz
Lerma De La Cruz - "Free" (4:34)
Nivaldo Ornelas - "Cactus" (6:59)
Krystyna Pronko - "Oto Przyczyna" (3:48)
Bobby Martinez - "Pendulum" (4:29)
Tom Grant - "Mystified" (7:35)
Nivaldo Ornelas - "Los Angeles" (5:03)
Carlos Mendes - "Oamoreomar" (2:03)
Dana Kaproff - "Brownstones" (5:17)
Review: Favorite Recordings returns with the second edition of its compilation series: Fusion Global Sounds. Comprising eight rare and hidden tracks produced between 1976 and 1984 in various parts of the world, this hot-off-the-plate comp delivers a mighty-fine array of dynamic, soul-feeding jazz, soul, disco, jazz and funk delicacies. As a fine collector of jazz-funk and fusion for many years, curator Charles Maurice can be credited for sourcing the ingredients for and cooking up this fine spread of forgotten entrees, this time brought together by a common Brazilian influence.
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 in stock $29.98
Nacao Africa
Cat: FVR 162. Rel: 27 May 20
 
Funk/Reissues
Canto Da Bahia (6:05)
Dia De Verao (5:26)
Guerreiro Yoruba (6:38)
Nacao Africa (4:49)
Copacabana (4:02)
Canto De Iemanja (5:40)
Nacao Africa (part 2) (4:03)
Review: Eagle eyed diggers might have spotted Camarao Orkestra's excellent Nacao Africa 12" single dropping last year on Favorite Recordings. Now the promise of that single has been followed up with this wonderful album - a scintillating blend of Latin jazz, funk, samba, Afrobeat and much more besides. The playing is second to none, not least the gorgeous Rhodes on "Dia De Verao", and the energy pivots nimbly across these seven tracks to make for a varied but cohesive listen. Uptempo "Guerreiro Yoruba" is an infectious stomper, while "Copacabana" captures a cool 70s funk vibe that wouldn't sound out of place on a Rufus & Chaka Khan record. With the title track bringing the perfect laid back party flavour too, there's a lot to savour on this album, not least while the sun is shining.
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 in stock $22.96
Ritual (reissue)
Ritual (reissue) (limited red vinyl LP)
Cat: MRBLP 104R. Rel: 20 May 22
 
International
Caballo Negro (3:11)
Naci Para Bailar (4:45)
Cuba Libre (3:29)
Samba De Una Nota So (3:09)
Baila Chibiquiban (3:08)
El Condor Pasa (3:42)
Lupita (3:44)
Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! (4:46)
Ritual (3:56)
Eso Es El Amor (3:48)
 in stock $24.30
Can't Keep Foolin'
Cat: FNR 224. Rel: 08 Dec 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Can't Keep Foolin' (feat Joe Bataan) (4:17)
Little Black Woman (feat Alfredo D'Ecclesiis) (4:36)
 in stock $10.27
Y Esa Pava Que?
Cat: MSR 041. Rel: 06 Jun 24
 
International
Y Esa Pava Que? (3:40)
Pa' Los Rumberos (2:33)
Review: It has now been three years since Matasuna Records unveiled a scorching Latin 45 showcasing two tracks by Venezuelan ensemble Phirpo y sus Caribes, led by Porfi Jimenez. Now, Matasuna is reissuing two more cuts from their sole album, Parrilla Caliente, this time on a 7" vinyl - a debut for these tracks in this format. The original 1972 album, a scarce collector's gem on Philips, holds official licensing from Jimenez's family. On the A-side, 'Y Esa Pava Que?' ignites with Latin funk fervour and is driven by robust drums, potent horns, and groovy, psychedelic keys and guitars. The B-side features 'Pa' Los Rumbero,' a vibrant rendition of Tito Puente's classic, showcasing Jimenez and his band's exceptional musicianship.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Funk
 in stock $11.61
She's A Rose
Cat: FFSPT 1032. Rel: 26 Feb 24
 
Funk/Reissues
She's A Rose (instrumental) (3:54)
Lotsapapa (instrumental) (3:39)
Review: F Spot kick off their year with a fresh new release from fresh new funk pushers, Mestizo Beat, emanative of the MagaNa Brothers's hillside studio in Topanga, CA.. Coming at the sound with a distinctive Afro-Cuban bent, this 7" flaunts the natural ends of their particular sound: 'She's A Rose' packs a beautiful brass section and charms the listener with it's extended pre-chorus section. 'Lotsapoppa', meanwhile, minimizes the sound with a simple kick, bass, and djembe groove to start with, before launching into a dynamic Afro-disco infection, the collaborative patients zero, one and two being Steve Haney of Jungle Fire on drums, Jason Cressey of the True Loves on trombone, and Jesse Audelo on arrangement.
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Played by: SPASIBO RECORDS
 in stock $11.34
Colorado
Cat: MSR 034. Rel: 08 Sep 22
 
Jazz
Colorado (2:53)
Para Ti (2:42)
Review: They say you can find any information you want on the internet these days, but we can't see anything about the band Colorado. Thankfully, the label reissuing this self-titled single managed to get in touch with an original member who explained that the band is three brothers from Mexico City. They made funky jazz fusion sounds as evidenced here. Hypnotic fender Rhodes defines the open with horns guitars, synths and bass bringing subtle rock elements to the fabulous groove. Flip it over for 'Para Ti' which is playful and experimental with all three musicians really doing a fine job of serving up great and varied interplay.
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 in stock $11.61
Ain't Nothing But A Boogaloo Party
Cat: OGR 858. Rel: 17 Nov 23
 
50s/60s
Ain't Nothing But A Boogaloo Party (3:39)
Fiesta Bugalu (4:51)
Review: "Here we go again, yeah!" exclaim Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez - Original Gravity's two core mainstays - who team up once again to evoke the undeniable spirit of a 'Boogaloo Party' for the ages. Channelling the sound of the inimitable Latin dance style, but also gradating it so as to be mixable in DJ sets, 'Ain't Nothing But...' delivers compelling call-and-responses and horn-swelling builds. 'Fiesta Bugalu' dubs things out for a reflection on the party just gone, retaining the tempo but relaxing things for extra percussive effect.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.16
Los Feligreses
Cat: SBR 148. Rel: 16 Nov 21
 
International
Los Feligreses (3:45)
El Galleton (3:19)
Played by: Voodoocuts
Tags: Latin | Latin Funk
 in stock $11.34
Meu Balanco (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 266. Rel: 17 Mar 23
 
Jazz
Luar Do Sertao (3:08)
Sonho No Ceu (1:54)
Meu Balanco (3:18)
Lady Samba (2:07)
Apenas Um Coracao Solitario (2:56)
Jael (2:50)
Walking (3:03)
Satiricon (2:37)
Carmen (1:56)
Meiguice (2:22)
Petit Fils (Pour Pablito) (2:41)
Zoraia (3:21)
Review: Mr. Bongo takes us back to the release of Waltel Blanco's jazz-funk masterwork, 'Meu Balanco', first released in 1995. Noted for its accumulation of Blanco's various skills picked up over the course of his years as a session musician in Brazil - for the likes of Marcos Valle and Elis Regina, to name a few - this LP is a rollicking instrumental ride, just as suitable for film soundtracking as it is for home listening. Many-an electric piano, bass lick and buzzing horn cement the vibe of the boom in Latin cinema at the time of its release.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian | Latin Jazz | Latin Funk
 in stock $20.52
Strange Feeling
Strange Feeling (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ZP 92. Rel: 07 Jul 23
 
Soul
Strange Feeling (3:05)
I See Your Face (3:31)
Review: New Mexico musical stalwart, John Wagner, is best known in these parts as the producer of Freddie Chavez's Northern Soul classic, 'They'll Never Know Why'. Throughout his career, John produced various styles of music, flying the flag for the New Mexico sound. His longtime friend and collaborator, the singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist David Nunez, released a couple of albums in the 70s with John on production duties. Prior to these LPs, a batch of unreleased songs were recorded and recently unearthed from John's archives. Izipho Soul is now honoured to play its small part in preserving the musical legacy of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with two of Nunez' songs freshly pressed on a 7" single!
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 in stock $14.04
Cumbia Cienaguera (Jacques Renault Edit)
Cat: MP 672. Rel: 07 Nov 23
 
International
Genesis - "Cumbia Cienaguera" (Jacques Renault edit) (4:45)
Sangre Joven - "Chevere" (Jacques Renault edit) (4:59)
 in stock $13.51
Victoire De La Musique
Victoire De La Musique (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: HSVL 241. Rel: 14 Feb 24
 
Jazz
Odyssee (4:39)
Venezuela (5:49)
Bebete Vaobora (feat Sabrina Malheiros) (5:16)
Day In Day Out (feat Leroy Thomas) (4:22)
La Derniere Guitare (5:57)
Satori (6:05)
What Did You Run For? (feat Omar) (6:55)
O Ceu E Preto (feat Gyster) (6:56)
Cinq Pour L'aventure (14:54)
Review: French label Heavenly Sweetness France delivers a compelling fusion of jazz, funk, and electronic sounds on this new collection, Victoire De La Musique, from French jazz-funk heroes Cotonete. Across the album, the outfit showcases their virtuosity and creativity, blending intricate melodies with infectious rhythms and plenty of rousing horns, cosmic synths and nods to 70s fusion sounds. The compositions are dynamic and engaging, drawing listeners into a world of musical exploration where, soul, innovation and a certain musical playfulness all freely coexist. Victoire De La Musique is well worthy of a top spot in the contemporary jazz-funk landscape.
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 in stock $27.82
Nuggets For The Needy Instrumentals
Cat: HOGLP 005. Rel: 11 May 22
 
Funk/Reissues
Move Yo Ass (3:01)
Its Going Down (3:28)
The Wildstyle (4:31)
Follow Me (3:36)
The Gong (4:05)
We Only Bs (3:52)
Come Down (4:49)
Hazlo Correcto (3:30)
U Know How We Do (2:25)
B-boy (3:34)
Ghetto Hell (4:13)
Cop That Red (3:27)
Review: The legendary Red Astaire aka Freddie Cruger has long been dropping red hot beats. His Biggest for the Needy series is well loved by beat freaks and now he serves up a whole double album of crucial instrumentals on his home label House of Godis. These tunes are infused with the sounds and styles that have defined Red's whole career such as 80s break dancing vibes, boogie and plenty of rap, electro and disco. It's sure to get those rumps wiggling whether digested as a whole album or used by DJs in the club.
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 in stock $28.62
La Camita
Cat: VAMPI 45101. Rel: 26 Jan 24
 
Funk/Reissues
Traffic Sound - "La Camita" (2:48)
Black Sugar - "La Camita 78" (4:27)
Review: Peru has enjoyed a thriving and exciting music scene since the mid-1960s. Bands such as Los Saicos, Los Shain's, and Los York's, to name just a few, released a number of brilliant records that drove young fans crazy and set an example for many to follow. The end of the decade brought about an evolution in sound and new music, as Peruvian bands kept an eye on the groundbreaking British and US artists. One of them was Traffic Sound, founded in Lima in 1967. Over a very short period of time the band managed to successfully develop their career, and by 1971 their Latin influences had overpowered the psychedelic prog vibe of their previous records. The song became a local hit and several versions were recorded by different Peruvian artists. On the other side of this single we find Black Sugar, a Peruvian band considered to be a pioneer group in Latin America in mixing funk influences with rock and Latin rhythms. In 1976, following their gig at Coliseo Amauta in Lima, opening the night for the legendary Spanish band Barrabas, they started to show a growing interest in disco music, resulting in some line-up changes with members leaving the project due to their lack of interest in the new sound and new ones joining in. Their own take on 'La Camita' was released in 1978, and adds a modern twist to the original song.
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 in stock $13.23
Ahi Gua Guao
Cat: LMNKV 109. Rel: 16 Jun 22
 
International
Ahi Gua Guao (4:15)
El Barrio En La Mirada (3:31)
Tags: Latin | Cuban | Boogaloo | Latin Funk
 in stock $10.80
Hit The Bongo! The Latin Soul Of Tico Records (75th Anniversary Edition)
VARIOUS
Cat: 725091 0. Rel: 26 Oct 23
 
International
Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi" (2:30)
Willie Bobo - "Bobo! Do That Thing" (2:39)
Willie Bobo - "Be's That Way" (3:03)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia)" (3:03)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Bang! Bang!" (2:32)
Candido - "Madrid" (2:46)
Ray Barretto - "Babalu" (2:07)
Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader - "Come An' Get It (Boogaloo)" (2:55)
Tito Puente Y Su Orquestra - "Fat Mama" (2:58)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Oh Yeah!" (2:28)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Sock It To Me" (2:26)
Tito Puente/La Lupe - "Steak-O-Lean" (3:27)
Tito Puente's Orchestra - "TP's Shing-A-Ling" (2:49)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Hey Joe, Hey Joe" (2:44)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Psychedelic Baby" (3:10)
Eddie Palmieri & His Orchestra - "The African Twist" (2:33)
La Lupe - "Fever" (2:45)
The Modern Sound Of Al Escobar - "Tighten Up" (2:48)
The Modern Sound Of Al Escobar - "The Horse" (2:11)
Celia Cruz/Tito Puente - "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" (3:37)
Gilberto Sextet - "Yes I Will" (part 1) (3:59)
Tito Puente & His Orchestra - "Hit The Bongo" (3:36)
Tito Puente & His Orchestra - "Oye Como Va" (4:31)
Jimmy Sabater - "Times Are Changin'" (3:09)
The Joe Cuba Sextet - "Do You Feel It?" (3:38)
Joe Panama & Company - "My People" (3:42)
Review: The first Latin soul collection featuring a mix of chart-topping hits and deeper cuts from the crown jewel of the mambo era Tico Records, celebrating the iconic imprint's 75th Anniversary. The 2xLP set includes 26 tracks from trailblazers Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Joe Cuba, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, La Lupe, Willie Bobo and more. New liner notes by DJ Dean Rudland tell the story of the New York City label that launched the careers of some of the most revered names in Latin music.
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 in stock $39.43
Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue)
Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 843R. Rel: 04 Oct 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Abram & Nestor - "Four Minutes Of Funk" (4:02)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Trombonista" (2:50)
Review: Neil Anderson's Original Gravity loves to look back and revive forgotten classics and that is what it does again here with a quick reissue of something it dropped back in March. This time out it is two more massive slices of tasty Latin funk getting served up. The first is Abram & Nestor's 'Four Minutes Of Funk' which is indeed four minutes of funk that will unite dancefloors from here to eternity with its big organ magic. Nestor Alvarez' 'El Trombonista' is as you might guess denied by its big trombone and also boasts some great horn work. Do not sleep.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $13.23
Sounds Like Home
Cat: BJLP 41. Rel: 22 Jun 23
 
Funk/Reissues
For Sumo (feat Henry D'Arthenay) (2:27)
Music Is Medicine (feat Shungudzo) (4:04)
Destello (feat Tagua Tagua) (3:43)
Hammock Dreams (3:59)
Pambele (feat Jimena Angel) (3:52)
Moqueca (feat Zuzuka Poderosa & Raphael Futura) (4:07)
Kite Soufe (feat David Walters) (5:07)
Break Through To My Heart (feat Maiya Sykes) (4:53)
Mirage (feat Taj Bethel) (3:39)
Elevando (feat Chico Mann) (3:26)
Loose Wires (feat El Din) (3:17)
Shake (feat David Walters) (4:00)
Mind Reader (3:09)
4th Of July (4:02)
No Better Place (3:54)
 in stock $26.47
She Sold Her Soul
She Sold Her Soul (7"+ booklet limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DSCBOX 013. Rel: 22 Nov 23
 
Funk/Reissues
Cizana - "She Sold Her Soul" (3:52)
La Nueva Generacion - "Uhru Sasa" (3:26)
Review: It might be getting cold and dark and wet here in the UK but music will always be able to transport us to warmer, sunnier, happier climes. And so it is with this new 7", which includes a booklet, from Discodelic. It's a two tracker from Cizana and La Nueva Generation that is flame hot and bristling with energy - Cizana's 'She Sold Her Soul' kicks off with its joyous flutes, hand drums and percussive Latin grooves then La Nueva Generacion slow things down and up the brass with their carnivalesque Afro-funk workout 'Uhru Sasa'.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $24.58
Grupo Irakere
Grupo Irakere (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MRBLP 287. Rel: 26 Jan 24
 
International
Chequere-Son (6:44)
38 1/2 (5:10)
En Nosotros (4:19)
Juana 1600 (5:48)
Moja El Pan (3:49)
Este Camino Largo (6:34)
Xiomara (5:26)
Iya (5:30)
Review: For the second instalment in their Cuban Classics series, Mr Bongo present this sought-after slice of sublime Afro-Cuban jazz from 1976. It comes courtesy of one of Cuba's most influential acts, Grupo Irakere. Founded in 1973 by Chucho Valdes (son of the Cuban pianist and bandleader Bebo Valdes) the group was home to many of Cuba's finest musicians over the years. With an electrifying style and sound, they mixed traditional Cuban music with jazz, funk, and rock. This self-titled album includes the much-loved, dancefloor heavy-hitter 'Chequere-Son', a Latin-jazz funk masterpiece with Cubanized bebop-flavoured horn lines, lush keys, and 70s hip swagger. Though 'Chequere-Son' is the keystone of the record, the album is laced with brilliance at every turn, from the Carlos Santana-esque channelling 'Iya' with its percussive Latin power, to the sultry, slick and passionate '38 1/2'.
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 in stock $25.38
Soul Fingers
VARIOUS
Soul Fingers (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: UVR 15022. Rel: 29 Jul 22
 
Soul
Betty Wright - "Where Is The Love" (3:58)
Arthur Conley - "Funky Street" (2:23)
Laura Lee - "Crumbs Off The Table" (3:37)
Boogaloo Combo - "Hot Pants Road" (2:07)
Jean Knight - "Carry On" (2:53)
Chuck Womack & The Sweet Souls - "Ham Hocks & Beans" (part 1) (2:45)
Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc - "Lupita" (3:43)
Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound - "Que Se Sepa" (3:13)
Tim Maia - "Sossego" (3:43)
Charanga 76 - "Music Trance" (5:00)
Jorge Ben - "Cavaleiro Do Cavalo Imaculado" (4:42)
Lonnie Smith - "Do It" (5:57)
Uncle Louie - "I Like Funky Music" (5:35)
Sweet Daddy Floyd - "I Just Can't Help Myself" (4:11)
East Coast - "The Rock" (4:59)
Mavis John - "Use My Body" (4:28)
Goody Goody - "It Looks Like Love" (6:18)
Tracy Weber - "Sure Shot" (7:11)
Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $33.48
Back Home
Cat: FARO 243LP. Rel: 14 Mar 24
 
Jazz
Goldenwings (4:08)
Brooklynville (3:09)
Brother Rada (4:22)
African Bird (3:21)
One+One+One Is Two (2:21)
Corre Nina (4:45)
Casa Forte (3:44)
Never Can Say Goodbye (2:57)
Back Home (The Inner Cry) (6:05)
Review: Opa's Back Home was first reocrded in 1975 but not released until 1996; it was the fourth and final album by the esteemed Uruguayan fusion band, whose preferred admixture was usually some melted pot of funk and samba, making for an impressive heuristic building on their intuitive recalling of their mutual upbringing in South America. Mysteriously (for reasons unknown to the band), Opa's debut was shelved and remained so until the mid-1990s. But the story goes that it was recorded after renowned label producer and owner Larry Rosen heard the band playing in a Brooklyn nightclub; with this in mind, Back Home makes for an ironic title, since the sonic turn expressed by the band is not one of homesickness, but rather that of an immersion in New York's metamorphous music scene ('Brooklynville' has an instant proto-hip-hop vibe, if not for its original urban field recording, then certainly for its bulbous broken funk twang). Now reissued on vinyl and CD via Far Out, you won't want to miss this round trip.
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Played by: Pete Haigh, DJ ROCCA
 in stock $25.91
Africa 5000 (remastered)
Africa 5000 (remastered) (heavyweight vinyl LP + insert)
Cat: VAMPILP 267. Rel: 20 Oct 22
 
International
La Torta (10:40)
Fiebre De Lepra (4:24)
Tifit Hayed (3:43)
El Caterete (4:18)
Mami Boy (3:54)
Entre Tu Y Yo (2:26)
Dulce De Guayaba (3:31)
Mira Para Arriba, Mira Para Abajo (5:37)
 in stock $18.35
Guayaba
Guayaba (7")
Cat: VAMPI 45100. Rel: 14 Nov 23
 
International
Sonora De Lucho Macedo - "Guayaba" (4:18)
La Logia Sarabanda - "Guayaba" (4:49)
Review: Tito Puente's classic 'Guayaba' has been rerecorded by a plethora of artists over the years, but it's safe to say these two covers by Sonora de Lucho Macedo and La Logia Sarabanda are among the best. In their respective versions, we find two proper dancefloor shakers for all tropical heads out there, recorded under the influence of the early 70s Latino rock. Here Vampi Soul reissue this precious gemlike cut, with the two versions never paired together before, on 45 for the first time.
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Angeles Y Demonios (reissue)
Angeles Y Demonios (reissue) (gatefold clear vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: S 88100ABCLEAR. Rel: 17 Feb 23
 
Balearic/Downtempo
Abran Paso-Ahoa (Enrolle) (3:45)
Ay, Mulata Mia (3:41)
Mama High, Mama Way (2:20)
Jibaro (Aperitivo) (3:25)
Simon (3:21)
Cuando Llegare (3:44)
Anacaona (3:44)
Tema De Amor (3:23)
El Maniqui (2:52)
Ain't No Sunshine (4:42)
Rosa Rosa (2:05)
Marcha Final (5:02)
Jibaro (Enrolle) (5:24)
Abran Paso (Aperitivo) (2:09)
Tumbalo (2:00)
Los Invitados (4:17)
Review: After relocating from Colombia to Spain in the early 1970s, sibling duo Elkin & Nelson recorded a string of albums that became hits across the Latin world. 'Angeles Y Demines', a 1974 double-album that has here been given the remastered reissue treatment, is arguably the strongest of the lot. It's certainly the one that Balearic heads return yo regularly, featuring as it does the scene classic 'Jibaro (Enrolle)' alongside many more slices of Latin/Flamenco/Funk/Jazz-Funk fusion. Their sound was unique but undeniably weighty and dancefloor-ready, with the album's many highlights including 'Abran Passo-Ahoa (Enrolle)', 'Anacaona', and their dense, sunrise-ready cover of 'Ain't No Sunshine'.
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 in stock $36.99
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