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Ricardo Marrero & the Group - A Taste



Ricardo Marrero A Taste
Ricardo Marrero & the Group - A Taste
(CD/Limited LP) Jazzman Records JMANCD027/JMANLP027, 2009-06-15

Just in time for summer and here's a mouth-watering taste of super latin soul! With the ingredients ranging from spicy hot funk to cool refreshing salsa, Ricardo Marrero's A Taste sets the scene for an exciting summer awash with soulful latin rhythms over a tropical breeze… an album of wonderful music - an album that very nearly never happened!
DustyTape played a track from the original LP (not this reissue) on his latest Latin Mix on Paris DJs if you want to check it out.

ricardo marrero a taste
Ricardo Marrero & the Group - A Taste
(CD/Limited LP) Jazzman Records JMANCD027/JMANLP027, 2009-06-15

Tracklisting :
01. Tiny
02. Algo
03. And We'll Make Love
04. Vengo
05. Get Yourself Together
06. Babalonia
07. My Friend
08. A Taste of Latin
09. Algo (alt version, CD only)
10. Babalonia (alt version, CD only)

Links :
jazzmanrecords.co.uk
myspace.com/wedigdeeper
twitter.com/JazzmanRecords

Press Release :
The third in our HOLY GRAIL series of Rare LP Reissues - ALL vinyl copies of previous issues are now SOLD OUT

Just in time for summer and here's a mouth-watering taste of super latin soul! With the ingredients ranging from spicy hot funk to cool refreshing salsa, Ricardo Marrero's 'A Taste' sets the scene for an exciting summer awash with soulful latin rhythms over a tropical breeze… an album of wonderful music - an album that very nearly never happened!

The story of this album begins in New York during the mid-'70s. It's a story of stolen master tapes, shady deals and records deliberately made NOT to be sold. It's the story of the musical obsession of one man who has devoted his life to music and how he was sold down the river by unscrupulous record industry moguls. It's also the story of one of the rarest, most in demand and expensive records the world has ever known, with only a handful of copies of this super LP ever being found. Demand for the solid music within has led to a bidding frenzy whenever a copy has surfaced - the latest one on eBay fetched £2855 - that's an amazing $4000! Records don't get much more collectable than that, and so we have no hesitation of awarding a coveted 'Holy Grail' status to this LP, the third in our acclaimed series.

Background :
Why so rare? We spoke to Ricardo himself to find out, and his remarkable story is revealed in the CD liners for the first time ever. He speaks about the recording of the album and his disappointment at the stolen tapes, his ill-fated association with boxing legend Don King, and the making of the legendary latin funk anthem 'Babalonia', which underwent no less than 4 pressings. We've also included a rare picture of the band, and two alternate takes of songs previously only obtainable on 7" vinyl. The LP is a repro of the original, and is numbered and limited to 1000 copies only and will NOT be repressed.

· High quality reissue of one of the rarest funky latin soul records of all time!
· An original copy of the LP sold very recently on eBay for an astonishing £2855!!!
· 4 page colour CD booklet with in-depth liner notes from our original interviews and with label scans and photographs
· First time reissued in its entirety with bonus tracks on CD.
· Deluxe LP with original artwork. Numbered and limited to only 1000 copies worldwide
· The Rarest of the Rare - only with Jazzman because WE DIG DEEPER!
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