The Soul Of Spanish Harlem / El Barrio: Sounds from the Spanish Harlem Streets


“The mid-to-late 60s produced an explosion of Latin soul, emanating a few blocks east of Harlem’s Apollo Theater in East or Spanish Harlem. This compilation features the sweet harmony sounds of artists from the area – including Joe Bataan, Ralphi Pagan, the Lebron Brothers and a host of unknowns who recorded for labels such as Fania, Cotique and Speed. It also includes rare 45s by Parrish and 125th Street Candy Store. It gathers up some of the rarest and most sought after recordings of the era, including three-figure singles by Frankie Nieves, Tony Middleton and Harvey Averne which are collected by dancers, as well as Olivieri and Ralphi and the Latin Lovers which are sought-after by vocal group fans. …”
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amazon: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem
YouTube: THE TERRIBLE FRANKIE NIEVES (TRUE LOVE), TITO RAMOS ( HEAVEN), RONNIE MARKS (SOME LONELY HEART)
Juno: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem (Audio)
“Awesome new installment in the essential ‘El Barrio’ series of compilations from the great Fania salsa label. Fania is to salsa as Motown is to soul or Studio One is to reggae and this compilation picks fifteen killer tracks from the Fania ‘family’ of labels that included Tico and Allegre. There’s a good mixture of ‘classic’ tracks alongside well chosen obscurities from some of the rarer releases. Explosive New York latin music that incorporates elements of soul and rock from the 1960s and 1970s with intense percussion, fiery singing, and explosive horns. …”
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amazon: El Barrio: Sounds From Spanish Harlem Streets
YouTube: Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound – Consolacion, Pete Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto – Here come the judge, Tito Puente – Safari, Eddie Palmieri – Chocolate ice cream

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