Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.
This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world – Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas – and more.
The new album comes as two limited edition separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code.
A1 Count Lasha And His Calypsonians: Perseverance
A2 Tito Puente: Swingin' Mambo
A3 The Duke Of Iron: Fifty Cents
A4 Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods: Maiz
B1 Fajardo Y Sus Estrellas: El Aguardiente
B2 The Eloise Trio: Anna Macao
B3 Lord Fly And The Dan Williams Orchestra: Whai, Whai, Whai
B4 Gina Martin: Omo Belli
C1 Billo's Caracas Boys: Bombele
C2 King Scratch: Liza See Me Here
C3 Cortijo Y Su Combo: Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
C4 The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band: Java
D1 Super Ensemble Nemours Jn. Baptiste: Rinmin Ce Folie
D2 Dioris Valladares & His Conjunto Tipico: Dr. Kinsey Report
D3 Celia Cruz: Yembe Laroco
VARIOS 2xLP 90° Degrees Of Shade Volume Two
Label: Soul Jazz Records – SJR LP290-VOL.2
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation