29 February 2008
RAY BARRETTO - LATINO CON SOUL
Ray Barretto for West Side Latino from 1967.
Descarga steamrollers,proto salsa mambos , boogaloo , Latino con Soul says it all - this one's got the lot!
Firmly in the boogaloo (Latin soul) era, Latino con Soul would be Barretto at his hippest -- except for the pernicious strings. "Eras" is remade with a sappier, poppier sound; this time vocals are by Adalberto Santiago and Pete Bonet. Of the two fine boogaloo tracks, DJs are likely to find "Do You Dig It?" more useful. Otherwise, all are solid Latin, Latin jazz, and percussion tracks, two-thirds of them originals. Henry Jerome's production ensures that the horns are prominent, especially on "Trompeta y Trombon." ~ Tony Wilds, All Music Guide
Ripped @320 from the long deleted Polydor cd issue in 1994.