Everything started when I was 5 years old. I was Instantly fascinated to observe my Dad’s extended Records collection. It contained Jazz, Blues, Boogaloo, Charanga, Guaguancó, Mambo, Boleros, Son Montuno. Unique crates enough to put South America, all the way to La Habana, Cuba to groove.

My curiosity for the exquisite sound of percussion, timbal, maracas, Guiro, Congas and Bongo, turned out into a vivid remarkable passion. Afterwards, records was my fascination. The more I play them on my personal Victrola, the more i was mesmerized for it. Cuban Music, it’s been A GIFT for my ears, first time I’ve heard it, I got obsessed! ARSENIO RODRIGUEZ, an inspiration in life! Playing that tres and tumbadora, i got quite cauptivated but the marvelous concept he built.

Despite being blind since the age of seven, Rodríguez quickly managed to become one of Cuba's foremost treseros. Nonetheless his first hit, "Bruca maniguá" by Orquesta Casino de la Playa, came as a songwriter in 1937. His album “Primitivo” one of my favorite and part of my collection, it’s been a huge part in my career as a Fine Artist! A total masterpiece for certain.

When I was 8, in Dad’s collection was stashed Max Roach We Insist! ( Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite) By looking at the cover, you can see the visual communication in less than a second. The sit-in movement of the Civil Rights Movement. Roach was among the first artists to use Jazz as an anchor, as a way of addressing racial and political issues during the 1960s. In a retrospective piece of artwork, simply a magical album. Amazingly, until these days, I still listen at this record and say “why we still going through these issues”, and perhaps won’t ever end.

All of the sudden I was into Eddie Palmieri y His La Perfecta along Ismael “Pat” Quintana, it was like the perfect dynamic duo, perfect combination! Nonetheless, Al Santiago was priclesss for me and contribution with musicians as KaKo, Charlie Palmieri, Chivirico among others when they made albums with Alegre Records. Ray Barreto "El Watusi", Joe Quijano “El Punto Final” Johnny Colon "Boogaloo Blues" until Bobby Pauneto and his "El Sonido Moderno" Cachao “Cojele el Golpe” Joey Pastrana “The Real Thing”

Mark Dimond, impressive piano sound. I said he was black Beethoven, elegant and exotic style, I couldn't get enough on “Guajiron” from The Hustler album. Te están buscando" from Willie Colon's "Guisando" doing a job". It was just enough for me to be enchanted from Markolino and his "Brujería" LP with “El Barrio” track! What a authentic New York style along Angel Canales.

Javier Vázquez, one of the greatest! Anything he generated it’s been genuine among others piano musicians. Everytime I visit my old Barrio, all I do it's gather my friends and bring our crates to throw parties with all our gems we own from our parents. Providing a “Creepin’Up” Groove just like Orchestra Colon Spread on us and blessed if anyone of you collectors have it stashed in the shelves like i honorably do! Rare Latin music is a beautiful gesture and indeed a Legacy to carry on for our future children, poetry from the soul!

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I enjoy collecting rare - lost in the crates gems, strictly MONO copies. Especialized in Raw Salsa, Guaracha, Son Montuno, Guajira, Charanga, Boogaloo, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Soul, Funk, If you see something I posted for sale, get it while it last.

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* Serious buyers and collectors will be highly appreciated.

* All items are visually graded and played first before being posted for sale. Giving customers appreciation as well as confidence before making a purchase.

* Hablamos Perfecto El Español.

Sincerely,

Brooklyn Groove!
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