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The gems here represent the multi-national and multi-genre approach within the Latin rare groove culture itself. Purposefully starting off with The New Mastersounds, a proper British rare groove funk group that could as easily be from 1968 as from today, we travel deeper to an obscure hard-driving Latin soul number from Nuyorican duo Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz, released in 1966 on the cult label Fonseca. This overlooked classic in the making is followed by a slew of South American scorchers from the 1960s and early 1970s from Venezuela's Los Kenya and Nelson Y Sus Estrellas, plus Papo Y Su Combo, Carlos Hayre and Los Belking's from Peru. Next up, some contemporary Afro-Venezuelan grooves in a surf-psych jungle style from Amsterdam's Conjunto Papa Upa, succeeded by New York's Peliroja, channeling Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive (the ultimate Latin rare groove album). This is followed by the real discovery here, Conjunto Alayon, an obscure 1970s NYC salsa orchestra that sadly never made it - or even finished its debut album. Now, 35 years later, it is finally seeing the light of day. The fiery trombone solo is by a young Jimmy Bosch. We finish out the collection with five current artists channeling old school aesthetics, best known among them being Quantic.
A1 -New Mastersounds, The The Tin Drum (Feat. Sam Bell) 3:31
A2 -Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz El Cencerro Shingaling 5:22
A3 -Los Kenya Un Clavel, Una Tarjeta Y Un Lapiz 4:06
A4 -Papo Y Su Combo Papo Boogaloo 3:15
A5 -Carlos Hayre Y Su Orquesta Mi Chica Se Vuelve Loca 2:47
B1 -Nelson Y Sus Estrellas Fantasia Latina (Guaguanco) 3:12
B2 -Los Belking's Sabata (45 Version) 2:44
B3 -Conjunto Alayon Feat. Jimmy Bosch Ha Llegado La Hora 6:04
B4 -Jungle Fire Tokuta (Kid Gusto Remix) 5:42
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