Sunday, September 21, 2008

Boogaloo Pow Wow -- Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Amazing Latin grooves from the New York scene of the 60s -- and a set that goes way past the obvious to collect tracks from a range of different labels! Unlike other collections of Latin Soul and boogaloo, which are always heavy on entries from the Fania catalog, this set features much more obscure numbers that were issued on a variety of different imprints back in the day -- usually numbers that represent the harder, rougher side of the boogaloo scene -- and which often include a fair bit of jazzy touches too! There's a really fresh sense of discovery here -- and our hats are off once again to Honest Jons for another excellent collection! Titles inlcude "Cool Jerk" by Kako, "Tanga" by Machito, "Descarga Cachao" by Tito Rodriguez, "No Me Dejes" by La Playa Sextet, "Trinidad" by Willie Bobo, "Aqui Voy Yo" by Bobby Paunetto, "Cool" by Rene Grand, "Feelin The Pain" by Dianne & Carole, "Shining Knight" by Willie Rosario, "Fuego Y Pa'Lante" by Ray Barretto, and "Descarga" by Chuito Velez.---dusty groove review---

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