Various Artists: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem

Various Artists: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem
Title: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem
Label: Beat Goes Public BGP

2008 release. The mid-to-late '60s produced an explosion of Latin Soul, emanating a few blocks east of Harlem's Apollo Theater in East or Spanish Harlem. This compilation features the sweet harmony sounds of artists from the area - including Joe Bataan, Ralphi Pagan, the Lebron Brothers and a host of unknowns who recorded for labels such as Fania, Cotique and Speed. It also includes rare 45s by Parrish and 125th Street Candy Store. It gathers up some of the rarest and most sought after recordings of the era, including three-figure singles by Frankie Nieves, Tony Middleton and Harvey Averne which are collected by dancers, as well as Olivieri and Ralphi and the Latin Lovers which are sought-after by vocal group fans. The booklet features a wealth of rare or previously unseen memorabilia and photographs from the labels and artists. The sleeve notes tell the story of a unique and very brief period in the history of Latin music in America. A story with the sweetest of soundtracks. Beat Goes On.

1.1 Ain't No Big Thing - Ralfi Pagan
1.2 True Love - the Terrible Frankie Nieves
1.3 Heaven (Is Not for Everyone) - Tito Ramos
1.4 Central Park - the Harvey Averne Dozen
1.5 Crying Time - Monguito Santamaria
1.6 Don't Be Afraid - the Lebron Brothers Orchestra
1.7 That's How Rumours Start - Joey Pastrano
1.8 On Old Broadway - 107th Street Stickball Team
1.9 Same Old Sad Song - Ray Jay ; the Eastsiders
1.10 Reflections of My Life - 125th Street Candy Store
1.11 Your Smile - Parrish
1.12 Some Lonely Heart - Ronnie Marks
1.13 There's No Other Girl - Olivieri
1.14 Maria, Maria - King Nando
1.15 Already Satisfied - Tony Middleton ; Bobby Matos
1.16 I'll Never Let You Go - the Lat-Teens
1.17 Nitty Boo Boo - the Nitty Sextette
1.18 I'm Gonna Leave You - Russell Cohen ; the New Yorkers
1.19 Lonely Has Been My Day - Ralphie ; the Latin Lovers
1.20 Ordinary Guy - Joe Bataan

Various Artists: The Soul Of Spanish Harlem

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