Joe Cuba – Steppin’ Out Seeco SCLP 9248
Original release 1963
This pressing, late 60s / early 70s
Style: Pachanga, Mambo, Guaguancó, Cha-Cha, Bolero, Salsa
The back cover of this early Joe Cuba LP includes instructions on how to dance the ‘Wabble Cha’, a dance step I presumed they hoped would take the world by storm. There are two great vocalists on this record – Cheo Feliciano and Jimmy Sabater. “To Be With You” would become Sabater’s trademark song.
Gene Russell New Direction
Real Gone Music RGM1018
Released: 29 Aug 2020
Limited Edition, RSD exclusive, Clear with Black Swirl
US Original release on BLACK JAZZ RECORDS as BJ/1 in 1971
Well, it has been nearly two months since my last post here. I had planned to share this record at the beginning of the year, hoping that 2021 would symbolize a “new direction” for the world. But those hopes got dashed just a few days in.
I haven’t been sitting around in the bad kind of funk and stewing in my own juices, however. The Doctor has just been busy putting food on the table. And watching more films than last year, so far. That was one of my New Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading