Joe Bataan – Gypsy Woman (1967) (2022 Fania / Craft Recordings)

Joe Bataan – Gypsy Woman
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192 kHz |Latin, Boogaloo, Soul
2022 Craft Recordings CR00552|| Original release – Fania 1967

So it’s another holiday weekend in the land of my birth.  Actually, the holiday is Tuesday, July 4th, Independence Day, but in spite of the insidious Protestant Work Ethic, many Americans will make like Brazilians and turn it into an extended 4-day weekend.   I’m not big on celebrating it myself, at least not until we all get free ( and someday we’ll be free).  My city does have a pretty decent fireworks viewable from the riverfront within biking distance of my house, though, so I may catch a little buzz and watch the explosions in the sky. Continue reading