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  • This rare and underappreciated 1973 Impulse! title features a host of influential LA musicians and was an important element in the label’s ‘West Coast contingent' of the early 1970s The album's distinct LA sound and energy continue to resonate in modern music circles, from the West Coast Get Down to Carlos Gabriel Niño...
  • Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with OBI strip, containing a blue & yellow split colour vinyl as well as an A2 poster This very sprecial edition also has alternative artwork Voted No 1 in the ‘Top 100 Brazilian Albums Ever’ in Rolling Stone Magazine, Brazil 'Acabou Chorare' is the second album from 'Novos...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1962 Bossa Nova Soul Samba came as Ike Quebec's best contribution to the fruitful marriage between jazz and Brazilian music Recorded in 1962 and released on Blue Note in the same year, this was Quebec's final recording before his death in January 1963 A beautiful studio session dominated by Quebec's...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1974 Heavy-duty Colombian salsa group The Latin Brothers were formed in 1974 by the Discos Fuentes A&R team as a sibling band of Fruko Y Sus Tesos in order to provide the local market with a trombone-heavy ensemble in the mode of the popular Nuyorican Willie Colón orchestra The band was led by...
  • During the 1980s, when Soda Stereo and Andrés Calamaro’s now ubiquitous stadium rock anthems were Argentina’s biggest cultural exports, an equally fertile electronic underground was brewing in dimly lit clubs around the country Síntesis Moderna: An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990, the latest compilation...
  • Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process On Soundway’s latest release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980...
  • Reissued for the first time outside of Brazil, originally released in 1972 After a few "strategic mistakes" in his career, Tom Zé found a new home at Continental label It was there that he made four albums for the remaining of the 1970s, beginning with this self-titled one When this LP was released in 1972, Tom Zé had a...
  • Reissued for the first time outside of Brazil, originally released in 1973 Todos os Olhos is one of the most emblematic and essential records of the confrontational music of Brazil By denouncing, criticizing, and mocking the trend of "heroes" who made "protest music" at the time, Tom Zé signed his eremitic letter of exclusion...
  • Officially reissued for the first time, originally released in 1968 By 1968, Colombian rock had left behind its affinity with yéyé and go-go music In Medellín, Discos Fuentes had terminated its contract with Los Yetis, whose farewell record Olvídate (1968) set a strong anti-establishment tone While the fire of protest that had...
  • Some records just stop you in your tracks They resonate with you and feel instantly familiar like an old friend, even on the first listen SOYUZ's third album ‘Force of the Wind’ is one of those records It holds all the trademarks, beauty, and eccentricities of classic Brazilian recordings, from the 60s and 70s, that we have...
  • The first LP released by Lima pianist Alfredo Linares under his own name is brimming with tropical hits from the mid-sixties and was aimed to bring listeners up to date with the tropical sound developments in the States, to which Linares added touches of jazz “El Pito” comprises guarachas, guaguancós, jazzy descargas and,...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1976 Eduardo Araújo is a Brazilian singer owner of a bold but also incredible high note voice; and his duo singer Silvinha, owner of a great soulful voice, having both been very known to main public and successful in their careers across various music styles from the '60s, '70s, and '80s in Brazil...
  • First time reissue of Wganda Kenya's Africa 5000, originally released in 1975 Africa 5000 (1975) has a legendary reputation as one of Colombia's best hard-to-find Afro-funk records and is a highly prized collector's piece today The epic "La Torta" (The Cake) kicks things off with a lively Colombian interpretation of Haitian compas...
  • Mochilla’s Timeless series reignites for RSD 2021 housed in full color gatefold jackets with the vinyl housed in printed inner sleeves In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angles The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of...
  • Flame splattered vinyl Originally released in 2016 Continually pushing the boundaries of jazz, funk, electronic music and disco, as expressed through their signature samba swing, the Brazilian mavericks Azymuth, have recreated the energy of those spellbinding seventies sessions which would launch them into international...
  • We Are Busy Bodies explores the works of Venezuelan pianist, Virgilio Armas with the reissues of De Repente and Espejismo De Repente is a more traditional jazz album with Armas own interpretation and improvisations leading the trio, which included Rodolfo Buenaño and Guillermo...
  • We Are Busy Bodies explores the recordings of Venezuelan pianist Virgilio Armas with the reissue of his 1970 album De Repente and 1973's Espejismo Espejismo finds Armas and his quartet improvising and experimenting with latin jazz rhythms and...
  • On August 26, 1971, the Fania All Stars electrified the Cheetah Club stage in New York, causing a salsa-induced delirium that not only defined their career, but the salsa genre This live recording captures that unforgettable performance, featuring fiery grooves “Anacaona” (feat Cheo Feliciano) and “Quítate Tú” with...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1962 Here we have the esteemed vibraphonist Cal Tjader leading five different all-star combos featuring among others Latin-groove masters Willie Bobo on drums and conga player Mongo Santamaria A feast of rhythm based on torrid versions of classic tunes like "Night in Tunisia" and a definitive...
  • Joseph Thomas Escovedo, better known as Coke Escovedo, was an American percussionist who played in several genres, including jazz fusion, R&B, and soul Escovedo played with great names such as Cal Tjader and was a member of Santana and Azteca In 1976 he released his second solo studio album Comin' At Ya!, which counts 11...
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    Presenting a brand new vinyl compilation featuring artists from the electic Funkiwala label – from Brasillian Afrobeat to Bengali Funk to Indo-Cuban-Nigerian Jazz to European Jazz Soul to traditional Baul Myticism - 3 newly released tracks by Phil Dawson, Cubafrobeat and Lokkhi Terra, with other tracks previously released...
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    Here we are at the dawn of a new compilation series and we’re kicking things off with an absolute gem that features a selection of hard-to-find records (some impossible to find) and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along They all share common qualities, being that they are beautiful, soul-quenched songs that sing of...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1973 An icon of Brazilian popular music, Tim Maia was a musical polymath and prolific recording artist best known for introducing American soul to the Brazilian music scene, pioneering the sambalanço style by blending elements of soul, funk, rock, and samba Maia recorded four self-titled albums for...
  • Joe Bataan’s classic debut album Gypsy Woman is set to be reissued in remastered, audiophile-worthy format later this year The seminal 1967 record, which includes the hits “Gypsy Woman” and the first-ever recording of “Ordinary Guy”, will be re-released on Craft Latino on September 16 The King Of Latin Soul’s first...
  • “I imagine this record to be just like a flea market, an ensemble of nostalgia, a collage of memories, of dreams, ideas, sounds, words, feelings, places, eras and styles A unique sonic sound space that I’ve been trying to create for my own music This is also a record about getting old, about the uneasiness of life, but...
  • “Beleza Tropical was our first release In some ways it started the trend to compile music from other places It was a huge success, selling over 350,000 copies, and is still referred to today by many people turned on to Brazilian culture by this landmark release Many of the aritsts on this compilation are cultural heroes in...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1983 O Mistério dos Quintais was released originally in 1983 via some sort of crowdfunding, before the term itself and even the existence of internet Supporters who invested in the project had their names in the acknowledgements on the first edition insert Stemming from a great legacy of poetry,...
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    Repressed; reissue, originally released in 1973 One of the rarest and most enigmatic LPs in the Brazilian discography, Prá Quem Sabe das Coisas is a collective album that gathered a group of students from São Paulo Law School, supported by the organist/pianist Renato Mendes, one of samba-jazz's most important names Released in...
  • Over 2 ½ hours of funky, hot Afro-influenced tracks from the '60s and '70s golden-period of the seminal Discos Fuentes label in Colombia Forty-three dancefloor hits provide an irresistible mix of genres: salsa, cumbia, boogaloo, tropical funk, and chicha The story of the Afrosound is a tale of transformation It tells of the...
  • Ésta Sí Es Salsa! is one of the most sought-after records in the impressive catalog of the Discos Fuentes tropical all-star group Los Corraleros de Majagual It was released in 1970, nine years after the band was first conceived by Alfredo Gutiérrez, Calixto Ochoa and label boss Don Antonio Fuentes as an orchestra to play mostly...
  • In the mid-sixties, when young Latino musicians in New York fused Afro-Cuban rhythms with rock, soul and jazz, they had no idea that their boogaloo bang bang would reverberate just as strong and loud in a distant South American country From 1955, La Sonora Macedo, took Cuban music to every corner of Peru, backed the leading...
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    The out-of-this-world recordings of Dilson de Souza, leading a kind of tropical chamber jazz on leaves from a ficus tree Dilson was from Barra do Pirai, in the Brazilian countryside; moving to Rio as a young man, where he worked in construction He recorded his first record in 1954, for RCA Victor He travelled to Quito around 1957,...
  • Carlos Fire Aguasvivas and a band of buddies recorded Eclipse of the City, the privately pressed, psychedelic funk rock album lost to time, sometime in the blur between 1975 and 1977, and made one master copy Circumstance being what it was, Aguasvivas was unable to press the album for a handful of years One night, unprompted...
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured 180-gram audiophile vinyl Evolucion by Harold y Su Banda is a 1975 production of funky rhythms and lush soundscapes, recorded in Bogotá between 1973 and 1975 at the legendary Ingeson Studios The album is known to many aficionados of Columbian/Latin...
  • Munster Records present a first time reissue of Ana y Jaime's Diré A Mi Gente, originally released in 1969 An essential Colombian album that connects the new generations that grew up after the fall of the socialist block It's a classic with one foot in protest song and the other in acid rock, harsh sounding but also current, raw...
  • Dorival Caymmi was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter active for more than 70 years beginning in 1933 He contributed to the birth of Brazil's bossa nova movement, and several of his samba pieces, such as "Samba da Minha Terra", "Doralice", and "Saudade da Bahia", have become staples of música popular Brasileira...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1981 Ultra-rare album reissued for the first time worldwide Fantastic proto-Zouk from Georges and Pierre-Edouard Decimus NSI (New Sound from the Islands) is a concept launched by the Decimus family, and the album was released at the end of 1981, at the same time as Kassav's Album N'4 with the singer...
  • Fatiado Discos present a reissue of Marconi Notaro's No Sub Reino dos Metazoários, originally released in 1973 No Sub Reino dos Metazoários is the first and only record by musician and poet Marconi Notaro, out of Pernambuco, Brazil For years it was known that the master tape of No Sub Reino dos Metazoários had been lost during...
  • 'The Coastal Invasion’ highlights the golden age of big band cumbia and the maestro who is often seen as Colombia’s most influential composer, Lucho Bermudez Bermudez was a key figure who modernised the tropical music of Colombia's Caribbean coast At the beginning of the 20th century, this music was largely looked down on...
  • Originally released in 2010 "Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you'll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge Yes: he's a singer first and foremost Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson's The Life...
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    Ethereal, sensual, subtle Maria de Fátima is that new favourite singer you think you just discovered, but had actually always been there This Brazilian muse from Tijuca (Rio de Janeiro) has worked and recorded with artists such as Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Chico Buarque and...
  • After a few years in London, where he worked with Archie Shepp and recorded a sought-after album for the famed library music label De Wolfe, Argentinian pianist Luis Vecchio settled in the island of Gran Canaria following advice from a superior entity from outer space Vecchio subsequently opened the first jazz school in the Canary...
  • The last time I found myself on the phone with Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya known as Mack-Joss - founder of the Mighty Orchestra Massako - I could hear gun-shots in the background Libreville was upside down following the re-election of president Ali Bongo in August 2016 By the time I was ready to go ahead with this project,...
  • “Outro Lugar” is Toco’s second album Born Tomaz Di Cunto, Toco is a Brazilian songwriter from Sao Paulo who despite his young age is a passionate connoisseur as well as admirer of original Bossa Nova from the 60’s He absorbed the archetypal characteristics of the harmonies and the rhythms of that genre to offer them again...
  • 50’s Jamaican mento at its best, reissue of a double 10 inch album into one solid discHappy and delightful Jamaican mento played by local jazz musicians, recorded in the golden age of 78rpm SP...
  • For those of you who follow the ‘World’ Music scene in the UK, Justin Thurgur will be a familiar face; through his long term collaborations with both the Afrobeat Maestro Dele Sosimi and with Kishon Khan, plus working with the likes of Afrobeat drum legend Tony Allen and Cuban giants Julito Padron and Giraldo Piloto, he has...
  • Now entering a half-decade, Emotional Rescue presents an album that took almost as long to release as the label has existed Jorge Reyes’ collaborative album with Antonio Zepeda is a masterpiece and therefore, worthy of the time and effort to share From cult artist to becoming an essential musical discovery, Jorge Reyes is an...
  • Joey Pastrana had a special gift for singing songs in both English and Spanish Along with other boogaloo luminaries like Pete Rodriguez and Joe Cuba; Joey Pastrana was responsible for introducing Latin music to many English speakers across America With a wonderful and talented orchestra, Joey Pastrana paved the way for the new...

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