17 May 2008

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killer latin soul & boogaloo


One of the most amazing label of the 60-70s era was FANIA, the legendary latin label from New York. The story of Fania is the story of Jerry Masucci and Johnny Pacheco, who defined the FANIA touch through from late 60s until late 70s.
To me, the best from FANIA label are the LATIN SOUL and BOOGALOO albums/tracks, and there are a lot! The list would be too long to mention here, but if you are not a record digger FANIA has recently re-issued a few killer compilations that will do the job for you.

my contribution to the revival/re-issue of the FANIA catalog is this great compilation "Our latin thing (vol.1 sampler)" that gather ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED straight from the vibrant 70s Spanish harlem.

Our latin thing (vol.1 sampler)
FANIA ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED


out of print
mp3 320kpbs - promotional use only
all FANIA re-issues available at

Dustygroove.com
Amazon.com

Juno.co.uk
and at all the best record dealers...

1. Bang Bang - Cuba, Joe
2. I Like It Like That - Rodriguez, Pete
3. Boogaloo Sabrosa - Santamaria, Monguito
4. Mercy Mercy Baby - Barretto, Ray
5. Subway Joe -
Bataan, Joe
6. Hit The Bongo - Puente, Tito
7. Gotta Do My Number - Averne, Harvey
8. Willie Wopper - Colon, Willie
9. Consolacion - Roena, Roberto Y Su Apollo Sound
10. Change Had Better Come - Dimmond, Mark
11. Soul Makossa - Fania All Stars
12. Quimbara - Cruz, Celia & Johnny Pacheco




I strongly recommend all FANIA re-issues, in particular their amazing compilations and mixes


these "El barrio" compilations will hook you to boogaloo and latin soul for the rest of your days!

People : this Dj Format mix is just awesome. Dj Format is a Hip-Hop Dj, and he draws the best from the Boogaloo and latin beats here, the mixing of tracks give a superb perspective to the tracks, don't miss it !!!

Great mix, more salsa than the others in the same serie


the FANIA LEGENDARY INDEPENDENT LABEL
embodies what music label should all be : uncompromising and faithful to a culture, not commercially driven and decontextualized as most music rubbish now served.





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11 comments:

Skipper Bartlett said...

This is a killer! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Will u be posting el barrio looks like they r good albums

leCurLing said...

sure i liked your blog mr B
and the famous fania latin groove
see you l@ter

Likedeeler said...

Nice one! Thanks a lot for the Fania compilation

Anonymous said...

äwesome stuff. thanx so much. great blog

paw, copenhagen

strangefellow said...

love the fania stuff, thankyou

@6 said...

Sweet! I got some reissued Fania albums. Love them.

There is a t-shirt I sell with the Fania logo. Its been selling like hot cakes. If anyone is interested scheck it out...

Fania T-shirt

jerome green said...

Hi Mr B,

Excellent post!!!! Thanks for the FANIA. Very important and beautiful music. Real history. Thanks again.

Peace, Jerome

Anonymous said...

dope stuff!!!

Anonymous said...

YES PAPA,
GREAT STUFF.

FORMAT'S MIX IS SPLENDID !
Solo me pregunto acerca del de gilles. Sera otra sorpresa ?

Just Create de link to taste iT...

Tinitus said...

uoh! amazing stuff!
I'm from Uruguay, and last december 19 I was djing at an street celebrtion of the "day of the migrant", and I met an old man who was part of the Fania original movement! Yeah! That was a cool meeting (most 'couse I didnt know what Fania was;P)
Thanks for the lots of great stuff here, I love your blog. Can I get, someway, the Dj Format mix? Would you post it? it really turns my curiosity on!
big cheer!!