Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nuyorican Soul EPK, from 1997

Nuyorican Soul is an absolutely incredible album, put together by Little Louis Vega and Kenny Dope aka Masters At Work. It features some stellar guests such as Roy Ayers, George Benson, La India, Jocelyn Brown and Tito Puente. It's salsa, latin jazz, funk, hiphop, soul... it's all in there, as Vega says in the clip. Hat tip to Giant Step for posting this.

I had this album on CD for years, from when it first came out in 1997. When I was in Japan in 2001, one of my happiest moments was walking into a record shop in Shibuya and seeing this album sitting on the shelves, as a double vinyl edition. That was a great purchase.

Giant Step have unearthed the EPK (electronic press kit) for the album. Watch it, then go get the album. It's deep. It's a classic.

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