Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?” (1972)


“Do You Feel It,” is a song in which Joe’s exceptional narration expresses his exploits and eternal love for the place where he was recognized as “El Alcalde” (the mayor) of his beloved barrio in Spanish Harlem, New York City.

This provocative cut from 1972’s Bustin’ Out features the superb singing of Ray Pollard, who gives a slightly pessimistic account of his days as a Black man wanting to leave El Barrio to find a better life.

Joe Cuba - Do You Feel It


Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).