Six DJ Lubi summer salsa slammers and Latin jazz gems for May 2016….great Latin music from Puerto Rico, London, Barcelona and Australia!
1. Ah Caraj (Aquí Que Pasó) – Tromboranga (Tromboranga Records)
Europe’s no.1 salsa dura orchestra drop another explosive album of dancefloor killers for salseros…so many good tracks it’s hard to pick one from this collection of “salsa hecha en Barcelona”…
2. Mi Ritmo Es Bueno – Bobby Valentin (Reyes Records)
Salsa bass maestro Bobby’s classic track from the 1974″Rey Del Bajo” Fania LP gets a fantastic rework…still the low-end boss of salsa…
3. Amor De Despedida – San Lazaro (Hope Street Recordings)
From Australia and following in the footsteps of Quarter Street, another great homegrown salsa band makes it’s debut for Hope Street Recordings. Salsa-meets-son from San Lazaro.
4. Ahora Si Tengo Ganas – Willie Rosario (Gennara Records)
Born in 1930 and still going strong, Puerto Rican master timbalero and band leader Willie Rosario aka“Mr Afinque” deviates from producing swinging salsa for dancers.
5. La Epoca Del Palladium – Snowboy & The Latin Section (Snowboy Records)
A tribute to the golden era of New York Latin music in the heyday of the mambo and it’s temple “The Palladium Dancehall” from the UK’s undisputed conga king and Latin jazz giant now in his 30th year as a musician.
6. Amanecer Borincana – Cortijo y su Combo (Vampi Soul)
Great guaguanco track from a cracking 2016 compilation of Cortijo tracks from his era at Ansonia Records (1969-1971), a selection put together by the always quality Vampi Soul Records of Madrid.