Catalog #VAMPI 128LP
ReleaseW 03 - 2012
FormatVinyl - EU3LP
EAN Barcode8435008862350
 € 32,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Tamba - Coco My My
  2. Yambas - Caballo
  3. Zaperoko - No Queda Ni El Gato
  4. Manny oquendo libre - Qu Humanidad
  5. Son de la Loma - Mariana
  6. Son primero - El Avance
  7. Scorpio - Ensem'...Ensem'...
  8. Tamba - Muaco
  9. Yambas- Vecindad
  10. Batacumbele - La Ta
  11. Airto Moreira, Flora Purim & friends - Aqua Se Puede
  12. Totico y sus rumberos - What's Your Name?
  13. Son De la Loma - Y Yo Ganga
  14. Zaperoko - Bailara
  15. Manny Oquendo Y libre - Ba¡ilala Pronto
  16. Lou parez y su charanga- Bon Bon De Chocolate
  17. Manny Oquendo Y libre - Estoy Como Nunca
  18. Bongo Logic - Corta La Caña
  19. Skah Shah #1 - A Sandy
  20. Son de la Loma - Monte Tiene Garabato
  21. Zaperoko - Zaperockero
  22. Son de la Loma - Songo Y Guantanamo
  23. Tamba - Mientras Yo Viva
  24. Son primero - Pido Que Lo Toque


Triple LP version. Record Mart, an unassuming music store down in the sprawling complex of the Times Square subway station in Manhattan, should be considered one of Latin New York's most important historic musical landmarks. In its heyday, it was not only a place where occult knowledge and cultural legacies were exchanged and passed on from one person to another, but the shop also served as the home base for Montuno Records, a small but important independent label started by proprietor Jesse Moskowitz in the 1970s.This compilation is an homage, paying tribute to a label that stands out as a plucky cultural beacon from a time when Fania reigned supreme. In Jesse's cramped store one could soak up the sights of Latin album cover art, the tropical sounds blasting over the speakers, and eavesdrop on conversations among the diminutive shop's knowledgeable staff and customers. Just as the New York metropolitan transit system is a crossroads and a means of exchange and travel, so too is its sole surviving cultural tenant Record Mart, an underground urban grotto oasis that despite a period of closure and a dwindling market, seems to hold on as tenaciously as many veteran salsa musicians from the '70s still do to this day in the city. This collection samples the recordings from Montuno's catalog that exemplify danceable Afro-Antillean music, from Nuyorican salsa to Haitian compas, Latin jazz to traditional Cuban genres (including the all-percussion rumba, the flute and violin-flavored charanga, and guitar/trumpet-dominated son), as well as several interesting hybrids incorporating funk, doo-wop and Brazilian sounds. Includes comprehensive liner notes by Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead, including an in-depth interview with Jesse Moskowitz, plus original LP artwork and many unseen pictures.

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