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The Nitty Gritty Sextet

by The Nitty Gritty Sextet

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Mr Crumbone
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Mr Crumbone Legendary boogaloo album. A must have!!
Sam Tweaks
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Sam Tweaks Swinging Latin Rhythms - wonderful listen and bound to grace some more open minded dance floors this summer. Favorite track: Nitty Boo Boo.
Willie Torres Discography
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Willie Torres Discography The Nitty Gritty Sextet album was recorded in 1967 and never released until May 18, 2015 by Rocafort Records. The all-star cast includes: Jimmy Sabater, timbales; Louie Ramirez, arrangements, vibes; Ricardo Ray, keyboards; Ozzie Torrens, congas; Bobby Rodríguez, bass; guest Tito Puente, hand percussion. Willie Torres sings lead on 6 of the 10 tracks. On "Would You Believe Me," Willie sings solo, backed by the fine piano playing of Ricardo Ray. Favorite track: Would You Believe Me?.
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    CD including booklet with extensive linernotes.

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    Gatefold LP with extensive liner notes and comments by the composer.

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Say Listen 02:45


When we at Rocafort Records contacted legendary Latin producer Bobby Marin, our plan was to license "Nitty Boo Boo" and "Something New", two previously unreleased tracks, for a 45 release. Much to our surprise we were told by Marin that those two tracks were part of an LP recorded in 1967 that had never seen the light of day. The bad news was that all the masters had been lost. By one of those amazing coincidences six months later the only existing acetate for the LP surfaced in a thrift store in Pennsylvania. We couldn't believe it!

Finally, almost 50 years after its recording, Rocafort Records is proud to present this previously unreleased Latin monster LP by The Nitty Gritty Sextet. Recorded by the finest musicians in the New-York Latin scene, including Tito Puente, Jimmy Sabater, Louie Ramírez and many more, it's still a mystery to find out that this album was never released at the time despite being so good. Whether you like to Boogaloo, dance to the Mambo or swing to the beat of the Latin Jazz, you're in for a treat!

- Previously unreleased LP.

- 10 track LP of high quality Boogaloo, Mambo and Latin Jazz.

- Originally recorded in 1967.

- The finest musicians in the NY latin scene including Tito Puente, Jimmy Sabater, Willie Torres, Louie Ramírez and more.

- Gatefold cover with extensive linernotes.

- Comments from the composer, Bobby Marin.

Promo video created by Manon Richard ► bit.ly/1GUtEfW


released May 18, 2015

Audio transfer by Sean Glonek at SRG Studio in Merceville, NJ.
Audio restoration and mastering by Mike Mariconda.

Special thanks to :
Chris Bade, Bobby Marin, Eduardo Sanchez, Bertrand Emaresi, Beatrice Venturini, Manon Richard, Stephane Winter, Laura Conne, Mathew R. Warren and the whole Rocafort family.


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