Double vinyl LP pressing. 2008 release. 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. The booklet features a wealth of rare or previously unseen memorabilia and photographs from the labels and artists. The sleeve notes tell the story of a unique and very brief period in the history of Latin music in America. A story with the sweetest of soundtracks. Beat Goes On.
Ain'T No Big Thing - Ralfi Pagan
True Love - The Terrible Frankie Nieves
Heaven (Is Not For Everyone) - Tito Ramos
Central Park - The Harvey Averne Dozen
Crying Time - Monguito Santamaria
Don'T Be Afraid - The Lebron Brothers Orchestra
That'S How Rumours Start - Joey Pastrano
On Old Broadway - 107Th Street Stickball Team
Same Old Sad Song - Ray Jay & The Eastsiders
Reflections Of My Life - 125Th Street Candy Store
Your Smile - Parrish
Some Lonely Heart - Ronnie Marks
There'S No Other Girl - Olivieri
Maria, Maria - King Nando
Already Satisfied - Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos
I'Ll Never Let You Go - The Lat-Teens
Nitty Boo Boo - The Nitty Sextette
I'M Gonna Leave You - Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers
Lonely Has Been My Day - Ralphie & The Latin Lovers
Ordinary Guy - Joe Bataan
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.