Various Artists [Soul Jazz Records] - Soul Jazz Records presents / 90 Degrees of Shade Vol 1 - 2x Vinyl LPs

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Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world – Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas – it’s all here! This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreword by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history. The new album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two limited edition separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code. Also comes as a worldwide digital release.

A1 The Eloise Trio– Come To The Caribbean 3:07
A2 Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente– Trombon Criollo 3:03
A3 Duke Of Iron*– Bambouche 3:22
A4 Lucho Azcarraga Y Su Conjunto– Tamboritos Panamenos 3:09
B1 Alfredito– Timbales 2:47
B2 King Scratch (2)– Christmas Time In Nassau 2:59
B3 Guy Du Rosier Orchestra*– Panono M'Tombe 2:50
B4 Noro Morales Orchestra*– Mississippi Mambo 2:40
C1 Peanuts Taylor*– Nassau Blues 2:23
C2 Katherine Dunham Ensemble*– Nago 2:50
C3 Hubert Porter And The Jamaican Calypsonians– Rum and Coconut Water 2:40
C4 The Bay Street Boys– Donkey Wants Water 3:07
C5 Guy Du Rosier Orchestra*– Anatole 2:26
D1 Sonny Burke And His Orchestra– West Indies 3:18
D2 Dioris Valladares And His Conjunto Tipico*– Los Dos Merengues 3:00
D3 Julio Gutierrez– Theme For Conga 3:31
D4 Hubert Porter And The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers– Mary's Lamb 3:02