Thursday, June 30, 2011

VA - The Bad Boogaloo - El Barrio (Nu Yorican Sounds 1960-1970) (2007)

VA - The Bad Boogaloo - El Barrio (Nu Yorican Sounds 1960-1970)
Latin MP3 320 Kbps 120 MB
Emusica Records 2007

01. La Lupe - Fever
02. Joe Cuba Sextet - Gimme Some Love
03. Lenni Sesar - Morris Park
04. Ralph Robles - Come & Get It
05. Bobby Valentín - Bad Breath
06. Ray Barretto - Mercy Mercy Baby
07. Eddie Palmieri - Aye Que Rico
08. Joey Pastrana - King Of Latin Soul
09. Dave Cortez With The Moon People - Happy Soul With A Hook
10. King Nando - Mama's Girl
11. George Guzman - Marilu
12. Vladimir And His Orchestra - Baby Boo Boogaloo
13. The Latinaires - Camel Walk
14. Ray Rodriguez & His Orchestra - Jumpin With Symphony Sid
15. Johnny Colon - What You Mean
16. Johnny Ventura - Guajira Con Soul

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No one could have guessed that the crossover success enjoyed by Latin bandleaders Ray Barretto and Mongo Santamaria early in the '60s was going to pave the way for a parade of artists later in the decade. Mixing pop, jazz, and soul with plenty of Latin flavor, they recorded some of the most moving -- literally -- tracks of the early Aquarian age for a variety of labels later gathered under the Fania umbrella: Cotique, Tico, Alegre, and of course, Fania itself. The Bad Boogaloo: Nu Yorican Sounds 1966-1970 certainly isn't the first to chart the same territory (check Broasted or Fried and Nu Yorican Salsa Experience to start with), but it digs a little deeper than the rest, with great results. For instance, none of the boogaloo hits of the '60s appear here, although many of the artists are represented with great work (including Barretto, Joe Cuba, and Johnny Colon). Secondly, the obscure or left-field come through with excellent material, including Lenni Sesar's scorching "Morris Park" and an instrumental called "Happy Soul with a Hook" by Dave Cortez (who earlier in the '60s had a hit with "The Happy Organ").

1 comment:

Merryl said...

So, I do not really consider it may have success.