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RICHARD CAITON: Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A Flower (Vinyl 7″)

RICHARD CAITON:  Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A FlowerRocafort Records sees in the new year with this 45 re-release of a pair of classics – Listen To The Drums and You Look Like A Flower by lesser-known New Orleans soul hero, Richard Caiton. This single effectively reissues Caiton’s debut 1964 single created at the studio of Cosimo Matassa where fellow Nawlins names such as Allen Toussaint, The Meters and Dr John also recorded
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3 (Vinyl 7″)

J ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3ust in time for Christmas ears if not for stockings (it releases on Christmas Eve) comes the third instalment in Rocafort Records’, Latin Underground Revolution series. That’ll be the comprehensively (if not snappily) titled Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3: Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa from NYC, 1960-1976.  A six-track, triple vinyl 7″ pack fully
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ALFREDITO LINARES: Vol. 2 The Colombia Years (Vinyl 7″ Boxset)

ALFREDITO LINARES: Vol. 2 The Colombia YearsRocafort Records’ Latin release schedule continues apace with the arrival of a new boxset of Alfredo Linares tracks – this time with our man travelling under the diminutive ‘Alfredito’ and entitled Vol. 2 The Colombia Years. It is the sequel to Vol. 1. which focussed on Linares’ MAG label-material and is once more in triple vinyl 7″ boxset
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ALFREDO LINARES Y SU SONORA: Vol. 1 The MAG Years (3 X Vinyl 7″)

ALFREDO LINARES Y SU SONORAFollowing 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
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THE L.B.s: Broasted Or Fried b/w SOUL’S PATH ENSEMBLE: Stop Tryin’ (Vinyl 7″)

Unintentionally overlooked at the start of the month as the Covid chaos continued is this split vinyl 7″ from Rocafort Records featuring a brace of instrumentals – a cover of Willie Bobo classic funky jam Broasted & Fried by the L.B.s. backed with Soul’s Path Ensemble’s languid Stop Tryin’ on the other. Despite one occupying the party end of the funky spectrum and the other a more
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Missoula-Nairobi (Vinyl 7″)

Missoula-NairobiNew Beat Bronco Organ Trio 45 single, Missoula-Nairobi might not have appeared on the band’s recent LP Road Trip, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take you on a wild ride spanning two continents. And – as the title suggests, that is precisely what they are doing, musically at least, by creating a two part instrumental that unites the band’s love of afro-rhythms with the drummer’s hometown. Cue a drums-heavy slice of Afro-funk
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 (3 X Vinyl 7″ box set)

Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2If you’re into Latin 45s, you’ll be positively salivating to hear that Rocafort Records are about to drop Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 – snappily subtitled More swinging Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Salsa & Latin Soul from New York City 1968-1972. That’ll be six hard-to-find cuts showcasing said genres across across a triple vinyl 7″ box set with liner notes from DJ Timber, no
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Mi Bomba Sono (CELIA CRUZ)/ A Bailar Oriza (JOEY PASTRANA)

ROCAFORT RECORDS: Mi Bomba Sono (CELIA CRUZ)/ A Bailar Oriza (JOEY PASTRANA) Rocafort Records release a double celebration of the work of Cuban songwriter Silvestre Méndez on this 45 release which features versions of two of his biggest songs. On the A side you get Celia ‘Queen of Salsa’ a.k.a. ‘Queen of Latin Music’ Cruz’s incendiary 1973 Afro-Cuban version of Mi Bomba Sono – backed by the legendary La Sonora Matancera. On the flip meanwhile Joey Pastrana
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road Trip

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road TripChamping at the bit with lockdown? Can’t leave the house unless it’s essential? Why not let Madrid’s Beat Bronco Organ Trio take you on a musical Road Trip instead – for such is the name of their recently released debut album. Not that these three are strangers to the world of funk and soul – having racked up experience playing with bands The Sweet Vandals, Speak Low and Mighty
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Beat Bronco / Easy Baby

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Beat Bronco / Easy BabyBefore debut long player, Road Trip, drops at the end of the month, Beat Bronco Organ Trio saddle up for one more single entitled – well – Beat Bronco. And if that conjures images of something musically wild and untamed, it’ll be entirely appropriate given this one’s frantic uptempo drums, squalling wah-wah guitar and organ riffs. You’ll need a rest after that so they’ve put Easy Baby on the flip. I say ‘the flip’ – this is actually a digital single – but MB readers may remember Easy Baby as being the A-side of an actual 45 which came out almost a year ago. Mind you, I say ‘rest’ too – although, now I think about it, while this one starts out all mellow, it builds to something of a crescendo.
(Out now on Rocafort Records)

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