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Category: Afro-Cuban +/- Latin jazz

Lord Thunder: Final Deluxe 45?

Browsing DeLuxe releases in chronological order in Discog’s database, Lord Thunder‘s “Thunder” from 1975 appears to be the last gasp of Starday-King: “Thunder”     Lord Thunder     1975 But wait:  1975 sounds much too late in the post-Syd Nathan saga for a new production to come out of the Starday-King

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"Tacos and Grits"
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“Tacos & Grits”: Jazz Trombone

Zero to 180 kicks off its musical salute to grits with an obvious winner of an instrumental, “Tacos and Grits” by Al Grey: “Tacos and Grits”     Al Grey     1963 The first featured song in Zero to 180’s music & grits series — launching on the heels of Saturday’s big Max

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Rufus Harley’s “Scotch ‘n’ Soul”

Rufus Harley‘s sole 45, “Bagpipe Blues” on Atlantic Records – an original amalgamation of Scottish highland and African-American musical traditions from 1965 – was undoubtedly the first of its kind.  The title track of Harley’s second Atlantic album – “Scotch and Soul” – would find a way to incorporate Afro-Cuban

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“Be In”: Flower Power Latin-Style

Caterina Valente and Edmundo Ros take on the hit hippy musical, Hair – and win!   “Be In (Hare Krishna)” is the side two kick-off track from 1969’s Silk ‘n’ Latin LP: Be In – Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros [Pssst:  Click on the triangle above to play “Be In” by

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