Born Jose Calderon in Spanish Harlem N.Y.C. of Puerto Rican parentage, conga player anad bandleader Joe Cuba was one of the most successful N.Y. Latin artists in crossing over to non-hispanic audiences. At the forefront of the Latin boogaloo trend, which incorporated black music in a fusion of Latin rhythms and piano montunos with R&B and even jazz, his sextet used English to penetrate the American public, sometimes using themes which incorporated the two languages. Tnis CD of some of the finest work by the Joe Cuba Sextet is compiled from the five key albums Steppin Out, Diggin' The Most, Comin' At You , Breakin' Out, and Para Enamorados Siempre, which they recorded for the revered N.Y. Seeco label from 1962-64. The Joe Cuba Sextet played more than boogaloo. As you will hear on this CD, their repertoire features superb Latin-jazz, joyful mambo, cha cha, bolero, guaracha and other Afro-Cuban rythms including a grooving version of Tito Puente's 'Oye Como Va'.
In the last few years Latin music, new and old, has started to move back into the popular consciousness and onto hip dance floors. This alburn brings together eleven much sought after dance-floor fillers from the TICO and FANIA labels. They could all loosely be described as LATIN SOUL…..
1942. Joe Lucas, agent du FBI, est mandaté par J. Edgar Hoover pour surveiller les activités d'Hemingway, qui réside alors à Cuba. Le célèbre écrivain s'est en effet mis en tête de créer un réseau de contre-espionnage pour faire obstacle aux activités nazies dans la mer des Caraïbes, et il espère bien capturer un sous-marin allemand ! …
RARE TRAX is a continued series of promotional samplers given away with the german edition of Rolling Stone magazine since the 1990's and has reached volume 80 already. Each version covers a special topic and presents lesser known songs and/or artists.