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A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

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A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

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This week on Alt.Latino we're back in New York, in Spanish Harlem to be precisos. We met up with Spanish DJ Turmix on the newly christened Charlie Palmieri Way. Turmix was with us because he specializes in boogaloo, a style of music born in the 1960s in this very neighborhood by musicians like Palmieri.

What was boogaloo exactly? It was this amazing fusion of African-American and Latin culture. It blended R&B, soul, mambo and son montuno. It also mixed English and Spanish lyrics. Bottom line — it was just a fantastic, danceable, delectable style that moved masses.

Join us as we stroll the streets of el barrio and explore DJ Turmix's amazing collection of boogaloo music.

A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

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Charlie Palmieri

  • Song: Panama's Boogaloo
  • from Latin Bugalu
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Latin Bugalu
Album
Latin Bugalu
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Charlie Palmieri
Label
Warner Special Marketing
Released
1968

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Machito

  • Song: TANGA
  • from THE JAZZ SCENE
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Bobby Valentín

  • Song: Keep the Faith
  • from Latin Soul: New York Barrio Grooves 1966-1972
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Latin Soul: New York Barrio Grooves 1966-1972
Album
Latin Soul: New York Barrio Grooves 1966-1972
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Nascente
Released
2003

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Chano Scotty y Su Combo Latino

  • Song: Cuando Llegare
  • from Cuando Llegare

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Boogaloo Assassins

  • Song: Do You Wanna Dance
  • from Old Love Dies Hard
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Old Love Dies Hard
Album
Old Love Dies Hard
Artist
Boogaloo Assassins
Label
CD Baby
Released
2013

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Goody Oswaldo

  • Song: I'm Gonna Have My Fun
  • from I'm Gonna Have My Fun
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Joe Torres

  • Song: Get out of My Way
  • from Latino con Soul
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Latino con Soul
Album
Latino con Soul
Artist
Joe Torres
Label
Vivid Sound
Released
1967

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La Playa Sexteto

  • Song: El Chico Boogaloo
  • from Bailando El Boogaloo
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Pete Terrace

  • Song: I'm Gonna Make It
  • from King of the Boogaloo
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The Latin Souls

  • Song: Latin Souls Theme
  • from Tiger Boo-Ga-Loo
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Mongo Santamaria

  • Song: Watermelon Man
  • from Costa del Oro
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Costa del Oro
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Costa del Oro
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Mongo Santamaria
Label
Past Perfect (UK)
Released
2002

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