Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Lebron “Ghetto Records presents Eddie Lebron” (1970)

Every record digger has albums that simply elude them. Doesn’t matter how many rat feces infested basements they rummage through or how many pounds of sweat they have lost digging through piles upon piles upon piles of Herb Albert albums, certain albums just seem to never show up. Ghetto Records …

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Tribute Mixes
Latin

Tribute to HECTOR LAVOE – Selected by Asma

Hector Juan Pérez Martínez better known as Hector Lavoe aka El Cantante de los Cantantes is a Puerto Rican salsa legend. The iconic figure left Ponce at sixteen to settle in NYC and a year later was recording vocals for Willie Colon (Fania label co-founder). After lending his stupendous voice to a …

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Latin

In Memoriam: Raphy Leavitt – Puerto Rican composer, founder of “La Selecta”

I first heard “Jibaro Soy” on the “Pa’lante! Siempre Pa’lante” documentary about the Young Lords Party back in the day. As a kid who was strictly a Hip-Hop head I had no idea who was singing on the track. I actually thought it was Celia Cruz due to the singer’s …

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