Friday, February 1, 2013

"Joe Bataan-Saint Latin's Day Massacre-1972 US":

A real turning point for Joe Bataan and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s!
The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style, a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican scene. A few cuts are in the sweet soul ballad mode of Joe's earlier years but there's others that pick up the groove nicely, and add in some guitar and vibes for a sweet electrified groove.
Includes a great remake of "Shaft", plus the two-part "I Wish You Love", "If I Were A King", "Coco-e", "El Regreso" and "Charangaringa". (by request)

-by dj fanis: here