Joe Bataan: Subway Joe
Joe Bataan: The Bottle (snippet)
Joe Bataan: Puerto Rico Me Llama (snippet)
All from King of Latin Soul (Vampisoul, 2009)
A few months back, Joe mentioned that he was working on some new projects, including an album with the Barcelona band, Los Fulanos. The album is finally here – King of Latin Soul and like Joe’s last album, Call My Name, it’s coming out on the Spanish label, Vampisoul.
(Contrary to rumor, this new album was not recorded with the same folks who worked on Call My Name).
The album are all updated versions of Joe’s classic catalog, spanning from his boogaloo years (“Subway Joe”, “Gipsy [sic] Woman” and “It’s a Good Feeling” to some of his straight up Latin jams (“Puerto Rico Me Llama”), salsoul era material (“The Bottle”), ballads (“The Prayer”), even an update on “Rap-O Clap-O 2008.”
Take a peek and let us know what you think.
(By the way, I think it should get American distribution in a matter of weeks).