Following the success of two Nu Yorican 45 box-sets (Latin Underground Revolution and Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2), Rocafort Records head south to Peru for new box-set Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora Vol. 1 The MAG Years. The three 45s included feature six tracks lifted from Linares’ first two LPs for Manuel Guerrero’s MAG label, El Pito Y Otros Exitos and Yo Traigo Boogaloo released in 1968 and ’69 respectively and epitomise the salsa and boogaloo cuts of the era. And you’d better believe that means things are super caliente! As ever, the release is accompanied by liner notes from DJ Timber.
(Out 25 December on Rocafort Records)