BACK TO THE BOOGALOO: OZZIE TORRENS & PETE RODRIGUEZ


Ozzie Torrens: Mia’s Boogaloo
Day Tripper
From Boogaloo In Apartment 41 (Decca, 1967)

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written much on anything boogaloo. I haven’t abandoned my interest but I basically got backlogged with so many Latin soul records over the last couple of years, it had the weird effect of suffocating my interest in actually writing about them. Thankfully, Torrens LP – a longtime “want” – finally came through and having only been acquainted with the title track, I didn’t realize how frickin’ great this LP was.

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THE JOE BATAAN & PETE RODRIGUEZ DISCOGRAPHIES


I should have done these a while back but better late than never. When you start researching Latin soul, you realize it’s hard to come by reliable artist discographies, especially when they record for different labels over the course of their careers. In some cases, you have to disentangle a lot of confusing information, such as the surprising number of errors on the joebataan.net site or the fact that Remo re-released a couple of Rodriguez’s albums with new titles.

I was going to add my Speed Records discography but Reynaldo82 already has one up (I put in my recommendations into his comments section). At some future point, I might try to do one for Joe Cuba but he has several early releases (pre-Tico) that I’m still trying to track down so I’m not quite there yet.

Folks should feel free to send in additions/corrections via comments!
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