This post is dedicated to Musica Latina, an amazing all-Latin music store that specialized mostly in vinyl and was located firmly in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. A place where I spent many hours in shelf after shelf (ceiling-high) of Latin 45’s, soaking up the artifacts of a music scene that went down on the opposite coast from San Francisco. Sadly, Musica Latina closed last year and I have been suffering withdrawals ever since. Expect to see many more posts on Musica del Alma that draw from the great stuff I found there.
The Nelson Feliciano track is a Salsa monster that gets me every time when the horns build back up after the piano breakdown. Beautiful stuff. “Delusion” is a perfect example of New York Latin Soul/Boogaloo.
Nelson Feliciano/ Kito Velez- “Me Duele El Corazon”
From the 7″ (Coco, 1973)
Ray Rodriquez & His Orchestra- “Delusion”
From the 7″ (Alegre, 1968)