Saturday, March 15, 2014

Let's boogaloo!

Let's BOOGALOO vol.6: Deep funk, Northern Soul and Dancefloor Jazz en El Barrio just come out recently, and there;'s some serious heat on it. Compiled by Dean Rudland, the track listing is well saucy - try Machito's take on Knock on wood. Out now on Record Kicks on CD/LP/digital. Listen...

Record Kicks say "After 4 years in the making finally a new chapter of RK's premier collection Let's BOOGALOO sees the light. This time legendary compiler Dean Rudland, who is responsible of dozens of wicked compilations on BGP, Kent and Blue Note, digs deep into mythical NYC latin boogaloo producer Bobby Marin's catalogue to bring you an explosive collection of (northern) soul, deep funk and latin jazz tunes from Spanish Harlem aka El Barrio. 

Bobby Marin has been one of the main contributors and a leading figure behind the latin Boogaloo movement in the mid 60s in New York producing and working close together with stars such us Joe Cuba, Eddie Palmieri, Machito, Riccardo Marrero, not to mention his own combo the legendary Latin Blues Band, recently sampled by DJ Premier as the hook to Christina Aguilera's 'Ain't No Other Man'. " 

As Rudland reckons "Bobby is part of a crowd that have sometimes been overlooked because they weren't central to the Fania Records story, but the music they produced told a truer story of what was going on on the streets of New York than the internationalist world view that was propagated by that label's owner Jerry Massuci". 

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