Hit The Bongo! The Latin Soul Of Tico Records 2LP + Tico Records Tee Bundle

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Release Date: October 27, 2023

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The first Latin soul collection featuring a mix of chart-topping hits and deeper cuts from the crown jewel of the mambo era Tico Records, celebrating the iconic imprint’s 75th Anniversary. The 2-LP set includes 26 tracks from trailblazers Tito PuenteRay BarrettoJoe CubaCelia CruzEddie PalmieriLa Lupe, Willie Bobo and more. New liner notes by DJ Dean Rudland that tell the story of the New York City label that launched the careers of some of the most revered names in Latin music.

ALBUM FEATURES:

  • 2-LP (standard weight black vinyl) in gatefold jacket
  • New in-depth liner notes by DJ Dean Rudland

T-SHIRT:

  • Screen Printed Tee Shirt
  • 100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Tee Shirts

TRACK LIST:

LP1
SIDE ONE
1. RAY BARRETTO Y SU CHARANGA MODERNA – El Watusi
2. WILLIE BOBO – Bobo! Do That Thing
3. WLLIE BOBO – Be’s That Way
4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – El Pito (I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia)
5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Bang! Bang!
6. CANDIDO – Madrid
7. RAY BARRETTO – Babalu
SIDE TWO
1. EDDIE PALMIERI and CAL TJADER – Come An’ Get It (Boogaloo)
2. TITO PUENTE Y SU ORQUESTRA – Fat Mama
3. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Oh Yeah!
4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Sock It To Me
5. TITO PUENTE/LA LUPE – Steak-O-Lean
6. TITO PUENTE’S ORCHESTRA – TP’s Shing-A-Ling
7. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Hey Joe, Hey Joe (Hey Girl, Hey Girl)

LP2
SIDE THREE
1. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Psychedelic Baby
2. EDDIE PALMIERI & HIS ORCHESTRA – The African Twist
3. LA LUPE – Fever
4. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – Tighten Up
5. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – The Horse
6. CELIA CRUZ/TITO PUENTE – Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
SIDE FOUR
1. GILBERTO SEXTET – Yes I Will (Part 1)
2. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Hit the Bongo
3. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Oye Como Va
4. JIMMY SABATER – Times Are Changin’
5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Do You Feel It?
6. JOE PANAMA and COMPANY – My People

LP1
SIDE ONE
1. RAY BARRETTO Y SU CHARANGA MODERNA – El Watusi
2. WILLIE BOBO – Bobo! Do That Thing
3. WLLIE BOBO – Be’s That Way
4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – El Pito (I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia)
5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Bang! Bang!
6. CANDIDO – Madrid
7. RAY BARRETTO – Babalu

SIDE TWO
1. EDDIE PALMIERI and CAL TJADER – Come An’ Get It (Boogaloo)
2. TITO PUENTE Y SU ORQUESTRA – Fat Mama
3. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Oh Yeah!
4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Sock It To Me
5. TITO PUENTE/LA LUPE – Steak-O-Lean
6. TITO PUENTE’S ORCHESTRA – TP’s Shing-A-Ling
7. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Hey Joe, Hey Joe (Hey Girl, Hey Girl)


LP2
SIDE THREE
1. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Psychedelic Baby
2. EDDIE PALMIERI & HIS ORCHESTRA – The African Twist
3. LA LUPE – Fever
4. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – Tighten Up
5. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – The Horse
6. CELIA CRUZ/TITO PUENTE – Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In

SIDE FOUR
1. GILBERTO SEXTET – Yes I Will (Part 1)
2. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Hit the Bongo
3. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Oye Como Va
4. JIMMY SABATER – Times Are Changin’
5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Do You Feel It?
6. JOE PANAMA and COMPANY – My People

Album Features:
2-LP (standard weight black vinyl) in gatefold jacket
Audio at Memphis Record Pressing (MRP)

Tico Tee Features:
100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Tee Shirts