Nuyorican Soul

Nuyorican Soul (Masters at Work)

1997 GRP Records GSRD-1130

  1. Nuyorican Soul Intro
  2. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
  3. It’s Alright, I Feel It!
  4. Maw Latin Blues
  5. Gotta New Life
  6. Nautilus (Mawtilus)
  7. Taita Cañeme
  8. Habriendo el Dominante
  9. Roy’s Scat
  10. Sweet Tears
  11. Runaway
  12. Shoshana
  13. Jazzy Jeff’s Theme
  14. You Can Do It (Baby)

I first heard this on Paris’s great Radio Nova (101.5 FM), where I was introduced to plenty of other gems in my collection, but in this case it was via their webcast, not actual radio. I heard “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” and was absolutely glued to the speakers; I don’t recall offhand if they continued the play into “It’s Alright, I Feel It,” but my suspicion is that they must have done because it was probably the combination of the two mighty tracks that made double-damned sure that I would hunt down a copy within an hour of hearing that.