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LP released: Dec 08, 2023
(Item no longer available)

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. Para Puerto Rico Voy
2. Work Out (Part 1)
3. Hechate Paya
4. Senor Flauta
Side B
1. Felix The Cat
2. Work Out (Part Ii)
3. Solo Me Admiras
4. Bob And Bill In E Minor
PAPO FELIX & RAY RODRIGUEZ
PAPO FELIX MEETS RAY RODRIGUEZ (VINYL)
Label: NOW-AGAIN RECORDS
Cat No: NA5230-LP
Barcode: 659457523053
Packaging: LP (100g)

Now-Again Records presents catalog-wide reissues of Latin
music propellant Joe Bataan's legendary Ghetto Records.
Next up in the series - one of the label's most lauded recordings containing epic
examples of Big Band Salsa, Horace Silver-flavored Modal Jazz and Soulful Grooves
- masterminded by a young Bobby Rodr guez with vocals by Papo Felix.
Ghetto Records was Joe Bataan's way to get over on "The Man" and out of the 'hood,
a bold move by an artist looking for independence and creative control in an industry

that had exploited his talents and treated him like chattel.

As Bataan puts it today, "Ghetto Records was part of my journey, a stepping stone to
everything else that I've done. I learned enough that it enabled me to get out of the
box with my thinking, it showed me how to deal with adversity." Like many dreams and
schemes born of the street, this one was audacious, perhaps even reckless to a fault.
Hatched from desperation yet full of hope Ghetto Records came crashing down
shortly after its inception. The seven albums in its discography languished out
of print - until now. These are the definitive reissues of these albums, licensed from
Joe Bataan, with his oversight and input into a 16 page oversize book by
Pablo Yglesias that details Bataan's larger-than-imagination life

and his little Latin label that could.