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Bongos and Bagels

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White as a ghost

Another beautiful nude cover from Japan and Toshiba Records.  Shoichiro Matsumiya  “Haunted Guitar”  And its pressed on ruby red vinyl.

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Tits and the Maytals

“In Reggae Time”  Ember Records (UK)  A nice compilation of reggae and soul from 1970 including:

Sonny & The Daffodils – You got to make de money while you can; Gonna give it one more try; That girl she done me wrong
Laris McLennon – Confusion; Try me; Baby that’s love; Turn me loose
Vernon Vermont – Golden band; Come back; Too late; Hurry home
Maynell Wilson – Motown feeling
Hoagy Benson – Kangaroo
Norma Lee – Hurt

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Hip hugger

“Tropico”  Jorge Ortega y su Orquesta  Another delicious Musart cover!

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Hellooooo baby!

Teeny Records  “Hey Baby”  Vilaines Filles, Mauvais Garcons

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Bud light

“Pa’Goza El Carnava”   Cumbia Soledena   Polydor Records

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Tiger beat

Afrosound   Vol. 4   Fuentes Records (Columbia)

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Drum set

Boleros   Ramoncito Gomes     MusiColor Records

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King of the conga

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“Acid”   Ray Barretto Fania Records   (1968)   A classic.   A well-know dance floor firestarter, but also a great cover worthy of another look.   Features “Acid”, “Teacher of Love”, “Mercy, Mercy, Baby”, “Soul Drummers”, “A Deeper Shade of Soul” –   the whole LP is an afro-latin, soul, funk and boogaloo fusion that makes you wanna move your feet.   “Have you heard them cooking / The Soul Drummers / well they play so cool / Soul Drummers / so hard to resist / Soul Drummers / with the African twist.”   A jewel in the amazing Fania catalog.   Drop “Acid” at your next party and see what happens.

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Call of the wild

Penaranda y Chencha   Merengue Records

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Shake and rake

“El Plenaro” Jaime de Jesus y su cuarteto “Alma Alegre”   Ninfa Records   (Anyone know what this instrument is called?)

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