29 August 2007

You've got rhythm, I've got rhythm too

10 years on from it's release, let's visit a truly legendary record...

It was way back in 1997 that the Masters At Work boys rounded up a ridiculous All-Star lineup featuring the likes of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Ayers, DJ Jazzy Jeff and a host of others to produce the Nuyorican Soul record, a record which has to stand among the 10 best Dance albums ever produced. The combination of Jazz, Latin, House and even Hip-Hop on this album has maybe never been done better, but with all the cats that contributed, could there be any doubt? Hell, this genius track, featuring guitar and vocals by George Benson, is the last freakin' song on the album! Talk about leaving 'em wanting more...

Nuyorican Soul - You Can Do It (Baby)
Nuyorican Soul - Nuyorican Soul

They never made a second one, so this record stands alone as a unique meeting of musical minds... file under: abso-fuckin-lutely essential.

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