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Thursday, June 14, 2012

THE JOE CUBA SEXTET - SOCK IT TO ME b/w OH YEAH!

While some circles looked down at booglaoo as a lowest-common-denominator form of Latin jazz, personally I look at it as my favorite form of Latin music. Incredibly popular for a few years starting around '65, boogaloo music is the type of stuff that you can put on and practically EVERYONE digs it; it's a sound that is more than likely to induce extreme feelings of elation inside the listener, and also bring on the side effect of extreme ass shaking.

Joe Cuba (born Gilberto Miguel Calderón) was born in Puerto Rico and was brought up in New York City. His recording career began in the early '60's (although he had been an active musician since the 50's), and his previous single "Bang Bang" crossed over onto the pop charts. However, this double sider are the two Cuba jams that I gravitate to most often.

from 1966...

THE JOE CUBA SEXTET - SOCK IT TO ME

b/w OH YEAH!


2 comments:

Mellow said...

A great record, thanks!

wally24 said...

Takes me back to the mid/late 80's when Latin was massive on the UK Mod scene ! Nice One !!