Eddie Lebron ‎– Ghetto Records Presents...Eddie Lebron

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Brooklyngroove

Brooklyngroove

December 14, 2017
referencing Ghetto Records Presents...Eddie Lebron, LP, Album, Mono, G-0010

This album has all the traditional recipes of being a holy grail. It starts with the dope ass artwork by legendary cover artist, among other things, Izzy Sanabria. Izzy was well known for his work with Fania, for whom he designed everything from their logo to a heavy amount of all their iconic album covers. The mix of photography with drawings is so ill and fits perfectly the music and the times. The photo features the band members chilling on the block in front of a storefront. The street is filled with litter, a Puerto Rican flag, and beer bottles.

One dude on the cover has on a 3/4th length leather coat with his hands suspiciously tucked in. Just to the left of him is another dude with his fist raised on some Young Lords “Power to The People” gesture. This is the balance of the time the music was made.

While the gangs made East Harlem and other neighborhoods danger zones, the Young Lords were awakening the people to the less than human conditions in which they lived. Etched just beneath the album title it reads: “El Barrio…Love it or Leave it!” Precisely.
Another piece of record digger nerdom that makes this album so sought after is the fact that it was on a small label, Ghetto Records. The label, which was semi-run by Joe Bataan, has as much legendary status as the music itself. I go do a whole article just on the stories and rumors I have heard about its very short run.

Then there is the music. The most important thing. This album is a perfect example of the classic 1960’s Nuyorican salsa I love. The sound is as aggressive as the realities that birthed it. Personal favorites are “Pena” “Solo Me Admiras” and “Te Lo Dedico”.

paralleluniversum

paralleluniversum

September 27, 2017
referencing Ghetto Records Presents...Eddie Lebron, LP, Album, Mono, RE, Unofficial, G-0010
is this really an unofficial release from 1970? please specify!
DJ_dVo

DJ_dVo

June 25, 2014
referencing Ghetto Records Presents...Eddie Lebron, LP, Album, Mono, G-0010

Another rare beast and a gem by Ghetto Records! One of my favourites that contains almost all dance floor killer tracks!!!