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  • Latin In A Satin Mood Latin In A Satin Mood Quick View

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    Latin In A Satin Mood


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15 year old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood in damatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular.


    Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the backup male mariachi-esque serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.


    And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Frenesi
    2. Be Mine Tonight
    3. Yours
    4. Besame Mucho
    5. Adios
    6. Sway
    7. Perfidia
    8. Come Closer To Me
    9. Amor
    10. Magic Is The Moonlight
    11. You Belong To My Heart
    12. Vaya Con Dios
    Julie London
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Stone Soul (Speakers Corner) Stone Soul (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Stone Soul (Speakers Corner)

    With all the exultation about the reconciliation between the capitalistic USA and the socialistic island state of Cuba, it is easy to oversee that the musical fusion between the two countries took place decades ago. Afro Cuban jazz, in which the interpretation and rhythms of swing and bebop are united with all imaginable rhythms from Brazil and the Caribbean, was label enough to describe a peaceful yet exciting and revolutionary music.


    At first glance it appears that in his album Stone Soul the Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria just took a handful of popular songs from pop and soul and 'translated' them into his own musical language. So far so good: but the enthusiasm and joy with which the band performs is anything but ordinary. Once the threshold for a potent Latin combo has been overcome with meaty winds (See Saw), Sonny Fortune on the alto sax storms ahead along rhythm & blues tracks and breaks out with hectic cleft licks on his own headstrong path. Incited by crisp percussion, one can experience how traditional music is combined with a musician's own ideas to create completely new music.

    Musicians:



    • Mongo Santamaria (conga,bongo)
    • Sonny Fortune (alto saxophone)
    • Hadley Caliman, Hubert Laws (tenor saxophone)
    • Art Kaplan (bassoon)
    • Louis Gasca (trumpet)
    • Rodgers Grant (piano)
    • William Allen (bass)
    • Steve Berrios (timpani)
    • Bernard Purdie (drums)
    • Julito Collazo, Osualdo Martinez (percussion)


    Recording: 1969 by Fred Catero

    Production: David Rubinson

    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. See-Saw
    2. Son-Of-A-Preacher Man

    3. Love Child
    4. Where Are We
    5. Hitchcock Railway

    6. Stoned Soul Picnic
    7. Who's Making Love
    8. The Now Generation
    9. Little Green Apples
    10. Cloud Nine
    Mongo Santamaria
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Santana IV Santana IV Quick View

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    Santana IV

    Santana IV is the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together.


    Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.


    The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work - with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners' senses and stay there.


    It was magical, Santana says. We didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. >From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.


    The band's signature sound arrives forcefully on the album opener Yambu, a righteously gritty and soulful stomper teeming with swirling B3 organ hooks and walloping guitar crunch.


    The first single, Anywhere You Want to Go, is destined to storm the pantheon of Santana classics. Written by Gregg Rolie, it's a sexy, body-shaking winner and an unmistakable tip of the hat to the inescapable cha-cha/Latin jazz charms of Oye Como Va.


    Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers) is a special guest on two tracks. His vocals highlight the feverishly impassioned Latin-rock workout Love Makes the World Go Round and the hard-edged and funky Freedom in Your Mind. Guitar fans expecting fireworks from Santana and Schon will cherish Santana IV from front to back. All Aboard is a no-holds-barred guitar jam of the highest order, as is the slinky, soulful metal cruncher Caminando, which explodes with tectonic axe force. And on the unabashedly British blues-tinged Shake It, the two go toe to toe on not one but two extended solo runs that will have lovers of unhinged fretboard work rejoicing.


    Carlos and I feel more connected than ever, says Schon. We get super-aggressive when we play, but also melodic and poetic. We have an incredible dialog with each other on our guitars.


    Santana's recurring themes of love and tolerance are common threads throughout Santana IV, most dramatically on the epic tone poem album closer Forgiveness, a languid and breathtakingly gorgeous atmospheric groover.


    Music fans familiar with the roaring lion artwork on Santana's 1969 debut album will instantly greet Heather Griffin-Vine's graphic for Santana IV as a gloriously realized update of that iconic image. I really think the music goes along with the cover, and vice versa, says Santana. It all fits together beautifully.


    Few bands can pick up a musical dialog after 45 years apart, but on Santana IV each band member reaches a new level of virtuosity and communal intuition on a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work.


    When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going, says Santana. I think we achieved something very rare. This music was screaming to come out of us. It wasn't about nostalgia. It was about passion.

    1. Yambu
    2. Shake It
    3. Anywhere You Want To Go
    4. Fillmore East
    5. Love Makes The World Go Round (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    6. Freedom In Your Mind (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    7. Choo Choo
    8. All Aboard
    9. Suenos
    10. Caminando
    11. Blues Magic
    12. Echizo
    13. Leave Me Alone
    14. You And I
    15. Come as You Are
    16. Forgiveness
    Santana
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Cal Tjader's Latin Concert Cal Tjader's Latin Concert Quick View

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    Cal Tjader's Latin Concert

    As Cal Tjader's reputation and popularity grew as one of the major forces in Afro-Cuban jazz, he was able to hire some of the music's most able artists. On this 1958 album, recorded at San Francisco's famous Black Hawk, his band included percussionists Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo, pianist Vince Guaraldi, and bassist Al McKibbon, a veteran of the Dizzy Gillespie band that opened American ears to the charms and urgencies of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Having Al in the band, Tjader once said, is an impossible dream come true. Among the pieces here are several by Tjader and one that was destined to become a classic in the literature of Latin jazz, Ray Bryant's Cubano Chant.
    1. Viva Cepeda
    2. Mood for Milt
    3. The Continental
    4. Lucero
    5. Tu Crees Que?
    6. Mi Guaguanco
    7. Cubano Chant
    8. A Young Love
    9. Theme
    Cal Tjader
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • La Cuna (Speakers Corner) La Cuna (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    La Cuna (Speakers Corner)

    Ray Barretto disliked his music being labelled 'Latin Jazz' - yet the album La Cuna is one of the most memorable of this genre, since it amalgamates the diverse moods of both Americas. In this album, the expertise of the legendary producer Creed Taylor is combined with an all-star ensemble and the supreme musicality of the skilful jazz percussionist Barretto to create a tightly-knit performance. The title-giving opening number sails along merrily with a salsa swing, but then the soaring flute melodies and the powerful piano improvisations cool down the Caribbean rhythms. How the players mingle driving patterns with delicate melodies to form beautiful song is demonstrated best in Doloroso and also in Mambotango, whereby the latter exudes controlled coolness in the somewhat electric mood.


    John Tropea leans seemingly intentionally towards Santana and his art of guitar-playing, and this is further enhanced by the late Joe Farrell's phenomenal performance.
    A further tribute is paid to one of the greatest musicians ever to combine various styles and trends with a speeded-up version of Stevie Wonder's Pastime Paradise.


    To conclude: if not Latin Jazz, then definitely Latin AND Jazz.

    Musicians:



    • Ray Barretto (conga, percussion)

    • Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute)

    • John Tropea (guitar)

    • Charlie Palmieri (piano,percussion)

    • Carlos Franzetti (piano)

    • Jeremy Wall (synthesizer)

    • Francisco Centeno (bass)

    • Steve Gadd, Mark Craney (drums)

    • Willy Torres (vocal)

    • Tito Puentes (timbales)



    Recording: August 1979 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor

    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    1. La Cuna
    2. Doloroso
    3. Mambotango
    4. The Old Castle
    5. Pastime Paradise
    Ray Barretto
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nu Yorica! Volume 2 Nu Yorica! Volume 2 Quick View

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    Nu Yorica! Volume 2

    This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: Nu Yorica: Culture Clash In New York City - Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music, bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s. Out-of-print for more than ten years, this new edition is available for the first time as a worldwide digital release. Nu Yorica! is one of Soul Jazz Records most critically acclaimed albums of all time. The album features seminal Latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan, Machito, Ocho, Grupo Folklorico, Cortijo, Ricardo Marrero, Cachao and many more.
    1. Eddie Palmieri - Condiciones Que Existen
    2. Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo - Carnaval
    3. Ocho - Tornado
    4. Bobby Vince Paunetto - Little Rico: Little Rico's Theme
    5. Joe Bataan - Aftershower Funk
    6. Ocho - Mamey Colorao
    7. Ricardo Marrero & The Group - My Friend
    8. Machito Orchestra - Macho
    Various Artists
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Kenya (Pure Pleasure) Kenya (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Kenya (Pure Pleasure)

    This outstanding album, recorded in 1957, in honor of the then recently formed republic of Kenya, highlights the wonderful Afro-American and Afro-Cuban musical language Machito spoke so well.



    In this album, Machito has combined all the elements needed in bringing the true meaning of Afro-Cuban jazz music to the listener. Machito, his musical director Mario Bauza, Rene Hernandez and A. K. Salim who along with Mr Bauza composed and arranged this music, define it this way: Afro-Cuban rhythm differs from other rhythms in that instead of the usual drums carrying the rhythmic beat, it is carried by Cuban percussion instruments such as the bongos, congas, timbales, guiros and maracas. Also, and even more elemental, is that although there are four beats to the bar as in all jazz, in Afro-Cuban jazz the beat is not played by any instrunments as such. It is felt, rather than actually heard. Afro-Cuban jazz is, in it's performance, the marriage of Afro-Cuban rhythm and soloists.



    Musicians:



    • Machito (vocal, conductor)

    • Mario Bauza, Doc Cheatham, Joe Newman (trumpet)

    • Cannonball Adderley (as)

    • Ray Santos (ts)

    • Santo Russo, Eddie Bert (trombone)

    • Rene Hernandez (piano)

    • Roberto Rodriguez (bass)

    • Jose Mangual, Uba Nieto, Candido Camero (percussion)




    Recording: December 1957 at Metropolitan Studios, New York City



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Wild Jungle
    2. Congo Mulence

    3. Kenya
    4. Oyeme
    5. Holiday
    6. Cannonology
    7. Frenzy
    8. Blues A La Machito

    9. Conversation
    10. Tin Tin Deo
    11. Minor Rama
    12. Tururato
    Machito & His Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM) Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM)

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP, Cut At 45 RPM


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15-year-old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood in dramatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular. And we've cut this version at 45 RPM, meaning the 12 tracks are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound quality!


    Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the backup male mariachi-esque serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.


    Speaking of the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Frenesi
    2. Be Mine Tonight
    3. Yours
    4. Besame Mucho
    5. Adios
    6. Sway


    LP 2
    1. Perfidia
    2. Come Closer To Me
    3. Amor
    4. Magic Is The Moonlight
    5. You Belong To My Heart
    6. Vaya Con Dios

    Julie London
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Jungle Fire Jungle Fire Quick View

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    Jungle Fire

    Five hot Latin jazz cuts including great dance track Got Myself A Good Man 1970. Tracks: Friendship Train, Got Myself a Good Man, The Spokerman, Cloud 9, Jamilah. Limited pressing.
    1. Friendship Train
    2. Got Myself A Good Man
    3. The Spokerman
    4. Cloud 9
    5. Jamilah
    Pucho And The Latin Soul Brothers
    $31.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Quatro: The Definitive Collection Quatro: The Definitive Collection Quick View

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    Quatro: The Definitive Collection

    Over the course of his impressive artistic career, Tito Puente was a perennial and prolific innovator of Latin tropical music and Latin jazz of the highest caliber. Now thanks to Sony Music Latin, we all get to enjoy the four signature and landmark albums (artwork - front & back- as it originally appeared), along with a fifth bonus album, that truly defined the "American Icon" and his golden era:


    "Cuban Carnival" (1956) is included with the original artwork. "Dance Mania" (1958) is the best-selling album of Tito's career. "Night Beat" (1957) became one of Latin jazz's seminal albums, while "Revolving Bandstand" (1960), considered the most innovative jazz recording of its time with the simultaneous inclusion of two big bands in the studio, is re-issued for the first time, with original artwork and liner notes.


    This impressive and ever so unique package of 5 albums is being collectively released as Quatro - The Definitive Collection. A compendium that's like no other in the discography of Tito Puente, as it focuses on his early years, the RCA era of 1955-1960, so beloved by fans, critics and music historians.


    Quatro - The Definitive Collection includes informative liner notes written by Joe Conzo (curator & music historian and author of the book "Mambo Diablo My Journey with Tito Puente"), a close friend of Tito Puente. It also contains never-before published facts and photos, plus previously unreleased artwork and alternate takes.


    Among the other highlights and most interesting, informative features of this collection are the quotes from a plethora of musicians, producers and others who personally knew and/or worked with Tito over the course of his six-decade musical career.

    LP1 - Cuban Carnival
    1. Elegua Chango
    2. Cuál Es La Idea (What's the Idea)
    3. Pa' Los Rumberos
    4. Que Sera (What Is It?)
    5. Oye mi guaguanco
    6. Yambeque (Mambo Yambu)
    7. Happy Cha-Cha-Cha
    8. Mambo Buda
    9. Cha-Cha De Pollos (Cha-Cha for Chicks)
    10. Guaguanco Margarito
    11. Cuban Fantasy


    LP2 - Night Beat
    1. Night Beat
    2. Mambo Beat
    3. Sea Breeze
    4. Emerald Beach
    5. The Late, Late Scene
    6. Carioca
    7. Night Ritual
    8. Malibu Beat
    9. Flying Down To Rio
    10. Night Hawk
    11. Live A Little


    LP3 - Dance Mania
    1. El Cayuco
    2. Comlication
    3. Three D Mambo
    4. Liego Mijan (Son Montuno)
    5. Cuando Te vea
    6. Hong Kong Mambo
    7. Mambo Gozon
    8. Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembe
    9. Varsity Drag (Mambo Jazz instrumental)
    10. Estoy Siempre Junto a Ti
    11. Agua Limpia Todo
    12. Saca Tu Mujer


    LP4 - Revolving Bandstand
    1. Bahia (Na Baixa Do Sepateiro)
    2. I Concentrate On You
    3. Autumn Leaves
    4. Harlem Nocturne
    5. Kiss Of Fire
    6. The Continental
    7. Blue Moon
    8. Temptation
    9. So In Love
    10. Baby Won't You Please Come Home


    LP5 - Bonus Edition
    1. Ran Kan Kan
    2. Timbal Y Bongo
    3. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 1)
    4. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 2)
    5. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 3)
    6. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 4)
    7. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 5)
    8. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 6)
    9. Pa' Los Rumberos (Out-Take 7)
    10. The Continental (alternate take)
    11. Blue Moon (alternate take)
    12. Moonlight in Vermont
    13. La Virgen De La Macarena

    Tito Puente
    $109.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Psychedelic Blues Psychedelic Blues Quick View

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    Psychedelic Blues

    The worlds top Latin jazz ensemble comes roaring back with this exciting new release, which finds them going back to their roots with excellent new treatments of jazz and Latin jazz classics, such as Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island, Freddie Hubbards Crisis and a medley of classics from Willie Bobo. Also features a pair of brand new originals written especially for this album.
    1. Cantaloupe Island
    2. Crisis
    3. Psychedelic Blues
    4. Willie Bobo Medley:
    I Dont Know
    Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries
    Spanish Grease
    5. Grand Central
    6. Slowly But Surely
    7. Delifonse
    8. Con Sabor Latino
    Poncho Sanchez
    $21.99
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  • Rhythm Machine Rhythm Machine Quick View

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    Rhythm Machine

    Fania records founder Jerry Masucci nurtured a group of musicians who collectively defined the New York-based Latin American dance music called salsa. Masucci packaged his stars in touring revues patterned after the R&B revues mounted by Motown, Stax/Volt and others. The Fania All Stars could thus play such large venues as Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden, promoting both their individual careers and recordings such as Rhythm Machine, which features some big-name jazz guests. Ruben Blades leads a stellar vocal lineup that includes Adalberto Santiago, Hector Casanova, Ada Chabrell, Nancy O'Neill, and Johnny Pacheco, who also plays flute and percussion. Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker are the headliners of a four-piece trumpet section, backed by three trombones, flutes, harp, vibes, and other assorted instruments. --John Swenson
    1. Ella Fue (She Was The One)
    2. En Orbita
    3. Awake
    4. Peanuts (The Peanut Vendor)
    5. Jubileo
    6. Verao Vermelho
    7. Steady (Fijo)
    8. Juan Pachanga (DayLight)
    Fania All Stars
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    Ilusion

    Gaby Moreno is coming out with her new album "Ilusion" four years after her successful album "Postales" and touring the world with many big names like Ricardo Arjona and Hugh Laurie. The album "Ilusion" lives up to its name. Making you lose yourself in Gaby's creative illusions realizing such a tender reality. It is truly her best work yet giving her fans diversity, not only in her lyrics and her songwriting but diversifying her work in two different languages.


    Her new single is "Love Is Gone" / Se Apagó The simultaneous dual language single release finds the critically praised singer-songwriter & guitarist once again stretching her genre range, with an instantly engaging fusion built upon the Motown/Stax Sound of Classic R&B.


    Gaby Moreno has rescued the female singer-songwriter form from the abyss of clichÉ. She doesn't radically change its rules or anything - she just does it with a little more flavor and a lot more skill. With an exceptionally rich and assured voice, and a palette that spans Latin, blues, folk, jazz and pop, she's a marquee talent. Her singing is effortlessly bright with purpose and not just a display of ostentatious acrobatics. In her voice, the flame of the female greats is alive." - Orlando Weekly


    "Certain voices emanate from a performer carrying such a naturally beguiling, tunefully confident range of emotion that it's as if the vocalist had no choice: singing is inevitable. Guatemalan-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Gaby Moreno has such a voice" - Philadelphia Inquirer


    "Guatemalan blues. No, that's not right. Bilingual bossa nova. Eh, it sounds fun. But it doesn't quite capture it all.. Better yet, we'll call it damn good music. After all, a word that accurately describes Gaby Moreno's eclectic blend of '20s and '30s blues, Brazilian beats, and Guatemalan flavor has yet to be invented She's a captivating performer and truly remarkable singer/storyteller." - Miami New Times


    "This Guatemalan American singer-songwriter alternates fluidly between languages, whether spoken (English and Spanish) or musical, easing in and out of everything from folksy alt country to retro blues rock Plucky, quirky and insightful, Moreno has the grace and the skill to make it big."- Rhapsody


    The single was located on the ITunes Best of the Week Playlist.

    1. Se Apagó
    2. Nobody to Love
    3. Pale Bright Lights
    4. Maldición / Bendición
    5. Fronteras
    6. O, Me
    7. EstarÉ
    8. Hermana Rosetta
    9. Down in Reverie
    10. Sálvese Quien Pueda
    11. La Malagueña
    12. Illusion
    Gaby Moreno
    $16.99
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    Perfectamundo

    Perfectamundo, the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    inductee, is a blend of Blues, Jazz, Latin and Rock, as Gibbons explores songs with a new backing band, The
    BFG's, who are a handpicked group of musicians selected for this unique outing. The album itself was inspired by
    Billy's early influence of Cuban Jazz and studying Latin percussion with Tito Puente at an early age, along with
    being invited to the Havana Jazz Festival.
    1. Got Love If You Want It
    2. Treat Her Right
    3. You're What's Happenin', Baby
    4. Sal Y Pimiento
    5. Pickin' Up Chicks On Dowling Street
    6. Hombre Sin Nombre
    7. Quiero Mas Dinero
    8. Baby Please Don't Go
    9. Piedras Negras
    10. Perfectamundo
    11. Q-Vo
    Billy Gibbons and the BFG's
    $21.99
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    90 Degrees Of Shade - Vol 1

    Soul Jazz Records' new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas - it's all here! This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records' massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreword by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history. This limited edition heavyweight double LP vinyl edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve complete with insert and full text.
    The Eloise Trio - Come To The Caribbean
    Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente - Trombon Criollo
    Duke Of Iron - Bambouche
    Lucho Azcarraga Y Su Conjunto - Tamboritos
    Panamenos
    Alfredito - Timbales
    King Scratch - Christmas Time In Nassau
    Guy Du Rosier Orchestra - Panono M'tombe
    Noro Morales Orchestra - Mississippi Mambo
    Peanuts Taylor - Nassau Blues
    Katherine Dunham Ensemble - Nago
    Hubert Porter And The Jamaican Calypsonians - Rum And Coconut Water
    The Bay Street Boys - Donkey Wants Water
    Guy Du Rosier Orchestra - Anatole
    Sonny Burke And His Orchestra - West Indies
    Dioris Valladares And His Conjunto Tipico - Los Dos Merengues
    Julio Gutierrez - Theme For Conga
    Hubert Porter And The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers - Mary's Lam
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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    90 Degrees Of Shade - Vol 2

    Soul Jazz Records' new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas - it's all here! This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records' massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreword by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history. This limited edition heavyweight double LP vinyl edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve complete with insert and full text.
    Count Lasha And His Calypsonians - Perseverance
    Tito Puente - Swingin' Mambo
    The Duke Of Iron - Fifty Cents
    Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods - Maiz
    Fajardo Y Sus Estrellas - El Aguardiente
    The Eloise Trio - Anna Macao
    Lord Fly And The Dan Williams Orchestra - Whai, Whai, Whai
    Gina Martin - Omo Belli
    Billo's Caracas Boys - Bombele
    King Scratch - Liza See Me Here
    Cortijo Y Su Combo - Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
    The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band - Java
    Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste - Rinmin Ce Folie
    Lord Lebby And The Jamaican Calypsonians - Dr. Kinsey Report
    Celia Cruz With Sonora Matancera - Yembe Laroco
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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    Nu Yorica! Volume 1 (Awaiting Repress)

    This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: Nu Yorica: Culture Clash In New York City - Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music, bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s. Out-of-print for more than ten years, this new edition is available for the first time as a worldwide digital release. Nu Yorica! is one of Soul Jazz Records most critically acclaimed albums of all time. The album features seminal Latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan, Machito, Ocho, Grupo Folklorico, Cortijo, Ricardo Marrero, Cachao and many more.
    1. Charlie Palmieri - Las Negritas De Carnaval
    2. Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo - Gumbo
    3. Cachao - La Tompeta Y La Flauta
    4. Ricardo Marrero & The Group - Babalonia
    5. Stone Alliance - Amigos
    6. Joe Bataan - Latin Strut
    7. Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino - Anabacoa
    8. Tempo 70 - El Galleton
    9. Eddie Palmieri - Un Dia Bonita
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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    Sueno De La Maquina (Awaiting Repress)

    Latin GRAMMY nominees Kinky's new album 'Sueño de la Maquina' was produced and mixed by legendary Dust Brother, John King, who has produced Beck, Rolling Stones and Beastie Boys. The album was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include iconic albums like Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Nirvana's Nevermind and U2's Pop.


    More than 10 years ago, Kinky submitted a demo to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), where they ended up winning the conference's prestigious LAMC Discovery Contest. At LAMC, Kinky first connected with British producer Chris Allison (The Beta Band, Coldplay) and recorded their self-titled debut album, which was received with rave reviews from both international and domestic press. The album featured massive hit songs such as "Mas" and "Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor".


    Kinky's music has been featured in numerous soundtracks, TV commercials (Motorola, Smirnoff Ice, Nissan, Honda), and video games like EA Sports
    'FIFA and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour. The band's popularity is palpable in each of its concerts. Their popular live shows have allowed the band to tour around the world, performing at Coachella, New Orleans' Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands and many more.

    1. Inmovil
    2. Perfecta
    3. Negro Dia
    4. Tripolar
    5. Despues Del After
    6. Alma De Neon
    7. Intoxicame
    8. Back in 1999
    9. Se Borro La Noche
    10. Control
    Kinky
    $16.99
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    Electric Monkey Sessions

    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Orange Transparent Vinyl


    In 1993 saxophonist Benjamin Herman began experimenting with DJ Graham B at nightclub Soul Kitchen in Amsterdam. The combination of playing live to spinning records was still unusual then. But the results worked and ended up evolving into the eight-piece New Cool Collective. The band is now impossible to think away from the nightclubs and festivals of the Netherlands and beyond.


    The line-up of New Cool Collective is made up of saxophonist Benjamin Herman, drummer Joost Kroon, percussionists Frank van Dok and Jos de Haas, pianist Willem Friede, bassist Leslie Lopez, guitarist Rory Ronde and trumpet-player David Rockefeller.


    New Cool Collective's fifteenth album Electric Monkey Sessions refers to the sound studio in Amsterdam where the recordings were made. A new studio for the band, and a new style of recording, which means a whole new vibe compared to previous albums. New Cool Collective has drawn inspiration from Senegalese Orchestra Baobab, as well as psychedelic cumbia, Cape Town, Italian cinema and many major jazz heroes. Electric Monkey Sessions also features two unique tracks recorded at a beach-side studio in Dakar with local musicians the band met on one of their many international adventures.


    This autumn New Cool Collective are on tour. The eight-piece band is well known for the total commitment with which they convey the energy and emotion of their albums live on stage.

    1. Rantanplan
    2. Cumbia Yaya
    3. Cinecittà
    4. Cinquillo
    5. Pasillo
    6. Mono ElÉctrico
    7. Rumbón
    8. Thierno
    9. Sa Jikko Jii
    10. Casa Di Mansa
    New Cool Collective
    $29.99
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    Stan Getz / Cal Tjader Sextet


    This Newly Reissued Vinyl Addition Is A 'Must Have' Title For For Both Getz And Tjader Fans.


    In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable
    selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer
    Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco's Black Hawk
    in between recording sessions). Guaraldi's spry Ginza Samba kicks thing off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader's
    swinging originals Crow's Nest and Big Bear provide prime solo vehicles as well, while his lovely waltz number Liz-Anne adds some nice contrast to
    the set, eliciting one of Getz's best solos in the process. The group rounds things out with fine ballad readings of I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
    and For All We Know.


    Stan Getz: one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists


    Cal Tjader: The legendary percussionist who is often linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often
    categorized as Latin jazz (or, earlier, Afro-Cuban jazz), Tjader's output swung freely between both styles.

    1. Ginza Samba
    2. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
    3. For All We Know
    4. Crows' Nest
    5. Liz-Anne
    6. Big Bear
    7. My Buddy
    Stan Getz / Cal Tjader Sextet
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    Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure)

    More than seven years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd introduced the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim to American audiences, guitarist Laurindo Almeida and altoist Bud Shank (in a quartet with bassist Harry Babasin and drummer Roy Harte) recorded the intriguing music heard on this LP. The performances are very close to bossa nova in their combination of cool-toned jazz and Brazilian rhythms; in fact, these are arguably the first bossa nova recordings, long before even Jobim and Joao Gilberto initially recorded. Only four of the 14 tunes are not based on Brazilian folk songs, and many of the songs (particularly Carinoso) are quite memorable. This historically significant, very accessible, and highly recommended release is a gem.



    Musicians:



    • Laurindo Almeida (guitar)

    • Bud Shank (alto saxophone)

    • Harry Babasin (bass)

    • Roy Harte (drums)




    Recording: 1954

    Production: Richard Bock




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Atabaque
    2. Amor Flamengo
    3. Stairway To The Stars
    4. Acercate Mas
    5. Terra Seca
    6. Speak Low
    7. Inquietacao
    8. Baa-Too-Kee
    9. Carinoso
    10. Tocata
    11. Hazardous
    12. Nono
    13. Noctambulism
    14. Blue Baiao
    Laurindo Almeida Quartete
    $34.99
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    Clube Da Esquina (Awaiting Repress)

    Nascimento's 1972 double LP is named after the musical collective he helped to found in his Brazilian home state of Minas Gerais. Along with the help of fellow collective member Lo Borges, and with wonderful arrangements from Eumir Deodato, Nascimento seamlessly combines bossa nova with soul, pop, jazz, psychedelic and classical influences. A masterpiece on par with any of the classic releases from the more well know Tropicalia movement. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
    1. Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
    2. Cais
    3. O Trem Azul (The Blue Train)

    4. Saídas E Bandeiras No. 1

    5. Nuvem Cigana (Gipsy Cloud)

    6. Cravo É Canela

    7. Dos Cruces

    8. Um Girassol da Cor de Seu Cabelo

    9. San Vicente

    10. Estrelas

    11. Clube da Esquina, No. 2

    12. Paisagem da Janela

    13. Me Deixa Em Paz

    14. Os Povos

    15. Saídas E Bandeiras No. 2

    16. Um Gosto de Sol

    17. Pelo Amor de Deus

    18. Lilia
    19. Trem de Doido

    20. Nada Será Como Antes
    21. Ao Que Vai Nascer
    Milton Nascimento
    $24.99
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    Ao Vivo (Pure Pleasure)

    Marcos Valle celebrates his 50th career anniversary as a songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist and singer with Stacey Kent's sweet American voice. Recorded at Miranda, in Rio de Janeiro, the performances here also have the special participation of Jim Tomlinson on saxophone. Each track on this LP presents an aspect of Marcos Valle's various musical facets, mixing genres and rhythms, placing Pop, Jazz, Bossa Nova, World Music, and MPB music side by side. Stacey Kent, one of the most prominent jazz singers in the world, lends her voice to songs like "Summer Samba (Samba de Vero)", "If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só)", "The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)", "Look Who's Mine (Dia de Vitória)" and many other of Marcos' classics. Highly recommended.



    Musicians:



    • Marcos Valle (vocals, piano)

    • Stacey Kent (vocals)

    • JessÉ Sadoc (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Marcelo Martins (saxophone, flute)

    • Jim Tomlinson (saxophone)

    • Aldivas Ayres (trombone)

    • Luiz Brasil (guitar)

    • Alberto Continentino (bass)

    • Renato 'Massa' Calmon (drums)



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    LP1
    1. The White Puma (Puma Branco)
    2. Look Who's Mine (Dia de Victoria)
    3. The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)
    4. The Answer (A Resposta)
    5. Drift Away
    6. Summer Samba (Samba de Verao)
    7. Gente
    8. Passa por Mim


    LP2
    1. Batucada Surgiu
    2. La Petite Valse
    3. If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser So)
    4. Pigmaliao
    5. The Crickets (Os Grilos)
    6. She Told Me, She Told Me (Sonho de Lugar)
    7. My Nightmare

    Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent
    $49.99
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    Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space

    [Los Amigos Invisibles] has taken the rhythmic sass in salsa, the bass-heavy fun in funk, and even the note-bending bile in acid-jazz, and mixed it all up to produce an infectious beat. [They] have put the joy back into dancing, sending a warm current into the cold alienating waters of industrial strength techno. - LA Weekly


    We're a dance band, says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: A VENEZUELAN JOURNEY INTO SPACE with a disco sensibility. Admiring French DJ/producers the band sought a heavier house sound in contrast to the retro and lounge elements of THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA. The lounge thing sounds more Japanese, says Jose Luis. The house sound is fresher, the disco songs we do sound more like that. The album is more electronic in certain ways.

    1. Intro
    2. Arepa 3000
    3. La Vecina
    4. Que Rico
    5. Cuchi-Cuchi
    6. Si Estuvieras Aqui - (with Martika)
    7. Masturbation Session
    8. Mami Te Extrano
    9. Mujer Policia
    10. No le Metas Mano
    11. Amor
    12. Pipi
    13. El Barro
    14. Domingo Echao
    15. Piazo E' Perra
    16. El Baile del Sobon
    17. Fon Novo
    18. Caliente
    19. Llegaste Tarde - (Radio Gozadera AM mix)
    Various Artists
    $24.99
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