I've been seriously into Boogaloo and 60's latin soul music since I was a college radio dj. Years ago, back in the 90's, I was walking near Times Square and glanced into a dumpster to find case after case of records being thrown out from an old dance studio that had gone out of business. The dance studio must have been hot in the latin disco era and had fallen on hard times. Workers were ripping out the walls and light fixtures.
In the record cases there were impossibly rare 7 inch records from groups like Joe Bataan, Johnny Zamot, Joe Cuba, Salsoul Orchestra, Pete Terrace, Ray Barretto and more. They were all impeccably kept in heavy duty cardboard sleeves, alphabetized and labeled. I had my friend guard the records securely while I quickly flagged a cab and loaded it's trunk full. It was the score of a lifetime.
I made this mix tape shortly thereafter in my small Hell's Kitchen apartment and I like to bring it out when the weather starts to get hot. Hope you like it and if you do, please download and share. Keep the music alive!
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