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Latin Music Heaven

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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)

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Ray Rodriquez & His Orchestra- “Delusion”
From the 7″ (Alegre, 1968)

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