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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Palmieri “In Concert At The University Of Puerto Rico” (1971, Coco Records)

After watching Eddie Palmieri perform last week, I posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “I want to put Eddie Palmieri in a time capsule. So in case thousands of years from now Puerto Ricans no longer exist and they speak of us like they do of lost civilizations, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Cortijo & His Time Machine “Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo” (1973)

Music is the greatest time and space traveler so when the snow and cold of New York has me needing to be somewhere warmer, I always turn to Cortijo. Rafael Cortijo’ career spanned over 50 years and countless genres. The beauty of Cortijo was his ability to balance the traditional …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Barretto “Que Viva La Musica” (1972)

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project as their intro music. Puerto Rico’s 1972 Island wide Basketball champions, Colegio San Antonio in Isabela, had “Que Viva La Musica“. My father was the starting point guard that year. Decades years latter when I was a …

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Mix Of The Day
Latin

Mix of the Day: Discos Alma “Pana-Soul”

Latin rythms have influenced music throughout america but less is discussed about Soul music’s influence on latin music. Panama is a region overflowing with some of the finest latin soul ever put to wax but to put together a full mix of these songs is quite a digging feat indeed. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Azuquita Y Su Orquesta Melao “Pura Salsa” (1975)

This week’s choice was inspired by this past weekend. On Saturday I had the pleasure of playing with some of my favorite selectors in between live sets from La Mecanica Popular, Bixia 70 and The Frightnrs. Heavy tropical rhythms that had that converted mechanic shop in Brooklyn rocking lovely until …

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Future Classics
Latin Reggae

Future Classic: Ticklah “Ya Llego” feat. Mayra Vega

I can be a bit reluctant to “edits” and “versions” of certain tracks, especially classics. More often then not the edits tend to strip the original soul and flavor of the track and replace it with a monotone breakbeat or an ill-fitting rhythm. Back in the early parts of last …

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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Vampisoul “The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2″

Great new release full of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers! via Vampisoul: “Vampisoul is back with a fresh batch of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes (and its other properties, Tropical and Machuca). As previously stated in the first volume of this series, …

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Guest Mix
Latin Soul Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #40: CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad Records, NYC)

via Christian Martir: “The mix was inspired by the soul and vibrations of New York City. The music of this mix refelcts the internal conversations we have during the commute we take from our homes to our busy lives. As we pass the various neighnoorhoods and go from underground to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Los Yorks’ “Cielo” (1967)

As a Latin-American Uruguayan girl, contributing to a North America-based website, I feel the need to re-discover and share with you some music from my surroundings. A few miles (2000) away from where I live is a country called Peru. You may instantly think about bright strong colours, markets, people chatting loudly, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Azucar de Caña “Eva Ayllón”

Oh nostalgic Montreal winters. Every year I fear your bitter cold days but revel in the knowledge and experiences you bring me. Think what you may of Black History Month, it does have a way of bringing our attention the beautiful and intricate Afro-tapestry. The legacy of African culture and …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Yoruba Andabo “La Gozadera”

Happy New Year!!! I know I’m crazy late on the best wishes but I was out of town for a while. It had been too long since I had reconnected with my roots so I went back home to Cuba for an extended vacation. If you’ve ever wondered where my …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Sergio Cuevas “The Artistry of Sergio Cuevas” (1969)

Tuesday morning mystery: Who is Sergio Cuevas? Seriously, we would really like to know. There’s a surprisingly insignificant amount of online information regarding this legendary musician, so if any of our readers out there have any leads, you know where to reach us. Here’s what we’ve found so far: Sergio …

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