Wednesday, May 9

Joe Bataan - Riot! (1968)

"A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch – soaring and upbeat one minute, but mellow and laidback the next. There's a number of longer tracks on here that really move past the standard Latin Soul modes – bringing in bits of descarga jazz, instrumental soul, and mellower ballads to Joe's already-great blend of styles. The depth here is tremendous, and nearly every track's a winner! Titles include the slamming 'It's A Good Feeling (Riot)', 'Muneca', and 'Mambo De Bataan' – plus the soul tracks 'What Good Is A Castle', 'My Cloud', 'Daddy's Coming Home', 'Ordinary Guy', and 'For Your Love'."
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Joe Bataan talks about his iconic LP Riot and starting Ghetto Records
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YouTube: Riot! (Full Album )

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