A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo : Alt.Latino Join us as we walk through New York's Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.

A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

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

  • Charlie Palmieri

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    "Panama's Boogaloo"

    From 'Latin Bugalu'

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  • Machito

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    "TANGA"

    From 'THE JAZZ SCENE'

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  • Bobby Valentín

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    "Keep the Faith"

    From 'Latin Soul: New York Barrio Grooves 1966-1972'

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  • Chano Scotty y Su Combo Latino

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    "Cuando Llegare"

    From 'Cuando Llegare'

  • Boogaloo Assassins

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    "Do You Wanna Dance"

    From 'Old Love Dies Hard'

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  • Goody Oswaldo

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    "I'm Gonna Have My Fun"

    From 'I'm Gonna Have My Fun'

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  • Joe Torres

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    "Get out of My Way"

    From 'Latino con Soul'

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  • La Playa Sexteto

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    "El Chico Boogaloo"

    From 'Bailando El Boogaloo'

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  • Pete Terrace

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    "I'm Gonna Make It"

    From 'King of the Boogaloo'

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  • The Latin Souls

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    "Latin Souls Theme"

    From 'Tiger Boo-Ga-Loo'

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  • Mongo Santamaria

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    "Watermelon Man"

    From 'Costa del Oro'

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