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SONG OF THE DAY The Latin Blues Band feat. Luis Aviles – (I’ll Be A) Happy Man

You may be familiar with todays song because it was heavily sampled in Christina Aguilera’s Ain’t No Other Man“, but the origins of this go back to the late 60’s!! I’ll Be a Happy Man is, in fact, a scorching … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Mercy, Mercy, Baby

Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as well as Latin jazz. Throughout his career he became one of the leading champions of boogaloo, a genre that rose up in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Beat Bronco Organ Trio – Missoula​-​Nairobi Pt​.​1

Earlier this year the Madrid-based, soul-jazz outfit, Beat Bronco Organ Trio, released their debut album, Road Trip.  Issued on Rocafort Records, the record boasts an inviting fusion of organ-led latin licks, jazz, funk, soul and r&b. Bridging the link between … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Acid

The artist behind today’s dazzling tropical instrumental is something of a legend! Born Raymond Barretto in 1929, but known as Ray Barretto, this American-born bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry was a highly talented percussionist!  Proficient in a wide variety of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Taterbug

“Lucky Brown wants his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, made by everyday people, dedicated to the upliftment of all people.” Composer Joel Ricci, a.k.a Lucky Brown, hails from Port Angeles, Washington, USA.  Accompanied by bandmates The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 107th Street Stickball Team – Let Me Do My Thing

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sid Sidney Wallace & The Belairs – Green Power

It’s time to swing those funky pants! Germany’s very small but rather groovy rare jazz, soul and funk label are about to re-issue a great track by Sidney “Sid” Wallace on Dec 4th. Memphis born Sidney Wallace was born in … Continue reading

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