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The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

world music network


Released: 31st Jul 2015


LP + download

Released: 15th Apr 2016


The irresistible influence of Salsa and Latin percussion permeates this selection which features many of the legendary artists of the '70s disco heyday as well as the new wave of Latin disco-inspired bands.

From its underground roots in the nightclubs of New York, disco music has always had strong connections with the Latino community and this compilation highlights those connections expertly. The collection includes five tracks from the legendary Salsoul Records and joe bataan's much-loved version of gil scott-heron's 'the bottle'.

The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

  1. Joe Bataan - La Botella (The Bottle)
  2. Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Hustle
  3. Yambu - Sunny
  4. Jose Fajardo - C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle
  5. Wganda Kenya - Combate A Kung Fu
  6. Salsoul Orchestra - Ritzy Mambo
  7. Candido - Dancin' & Prancin'
  8. Joe Bataan Mestizo Band - Latin Lover
  9. Grupo X - X-Perience
  10. Malena - No Me Llores Mas
  11. Jungle Fire - Firewalker
  12. Los Charly's Orchestra - Everlasting Love