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Songs of Hope

A playlist to perk you up: Aretha, Louis Jordan, Bob Wills, Howlin' Wolf, Derek Trucks, Little Feat, Devo, etc.

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The Nitty Gritty Sextet (and Other Boogaloo Faves)

The long-lost recordings of The Nitty Gritty Sextet, plus Joe Cuba, Bronx River Parkway, The Lebron Brothers and more Latin soul.

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The Latin Boogaloo

It’s cold… damn cold. Time to re-post this piece on Latin Soul. Because I like it like that. Latin boogaloo – one of those great cultural collisions, like fried chicken and waffles or [...]

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Another Random Video Roundup

I’ve got RCR’s IT department working on a redesign of our site to address a nagging problem – if you’re reading our blog on an iPad and sample a song, it takes you away from our site. And good [...]

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The Latin Boogaloo

Latin boogaloo – one of those great cultural collisions, like fried chicken and waffles or Tiger Woods. Rooted in Cuban son montuno and bastard stepchild of the Fifties mambo craze, boogaloo [...]