Legends of Acid Jazz: The Best of Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is an entirely different set than the British import compilation on Ace called The Best of Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers; only six tracks are found on both CDs. Which one you prefer totally depends upon your individual taste. Soul and rock fans will be far better off with the Ace collection, which concentrates far more heavily on his soul-jazz, R&B, and psychedelic-influenced numbers. The Prestige set focuses on his more sedate, straight jazz side, with tracks taken from his 1967-1970 albums there's nothing from his first two Prestige records, which have been combined onto one CD on the Tough! reissue. This is nicely atmospheric stuff with a Latin ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is an entirely different set than the British import compilation on Ace called The Best of Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers; only six tracks are found on both CDs. Which one you prefer totally depends upon your individual taste. Soul and rock fans will be far better off with the Ace collection, which concentrates far more heavily on his soul-jazz, R&B, and psychedelic-influenced numbers. The Prestige set focuses on his more sedate, straight jazz side, with tracks taken from his 1967-1970 albums there's nothing from his first two Prestige records, which have been combined onto one CD on the Tough! reissue. This is nicely atmospheric stuff with a Latin lilt, but not Pucho at his funkiest and most adventurous. It's also wholly instrumental, with none of the un-honed but energetic vocals that occasionally adorned his material on cuts like "Shuckin' and Jivin'."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1996
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218517522
  • Catalog Number: 24175
  • Sales rank: 74,561

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Got Myself a Good Man (5:45)
  2. 2 Ain't Nothin' Can't Happen (5:23)
  3. 3 Listen to Louie (3:32)
  4. 4 Tell Me (4:06)
  5. 5 Return to Me (5:48)
  6. 6 Swing Thing (2:14)
  7. 7 Dearly Beloved (3:43)
  8. 8 Maiden Voyage (5:49)
  9. 9 Yambo (6:16)
  10. 10 Psychedelic Pucho (6:53)
  11. 11 Swamp People (2:28)
  12. 12 Here's That Rainy Day (4:02)
  13. 13 Heat! (4:39)
  14. 14 The Presence of Your Heart (4:01)
  15. 15 Wanderin' Rose (7:48)
  16. 16 Candied Yam (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers Primary Artist
Seldon Powell Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Sanford Allen Violin
William Allen Bass Guitar
Claude Bartee Jr. Tenor Saxophone
Alfred Brown Violin
Selwart Clarke Violin
Neal Creque Organ, Piano, Clavinet
Richard Landrum Percussion, Tambourine, Shaker
Jimmy Phillips Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Barry Rodgers Trombone
Billy Butler Guitar
Noberto Apellaniz Bongos
Joseph Armstrong Conga
William Bivens Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Clavinet, Bells, Vibes, Trap Kit
Vincent McEwan Trumpet
Al Pazant Trumpet
Pucho Conga, Drums, Timbales
Seaborn Westbrook Bass Guitar
Eddie Pasant Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Jackson Conga
Jackie Soul Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Alderson Engineer
Neal Creque Arranger
William S. Fischer Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Lee Hildebrand Liner Notes
George Klabin Engineer
Richard Landrum Contributor
Don Schlitten Producer
William Bivens Contributor
Pucho Producer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
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