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No recording artist has more impeccable street credentials than Joe Bataan, the originator of the New York Latin Soul style that paralleled Latin boogaloo and anticipated disco. His musical experience began with street corner doo-wop in the 1950s, and came to include one of the first rap records to hit the charts, 1979's "Rap-O, Clap-O". In between these milestones, he recorded classic albums like St. Latin's Day Massacre, a perennial favorite in the salsa market, Salsoul, which gave the record… read more

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  • Avatar for kozmicfox
    So cool.
  • Avatar for SusieLayhe
    standin around tellin jokes under the street lamps
  • Avatar for disconurse
    I ♥ it!!
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    Makes me wanna get up an' boogie.
  • Avatar for Flopbeats
    I can`t find the Afro filipino version of Ordinary guy on spotify. Pretty strange, i had it on my last playlist.. Tell your friends about Joe Bataan, show some respect !
  • Avatar for pc-jockey
    extremely underrated!
  • Avatar for K_B_P
    funky!
  • Avatar for HighPowered
    Legend....more people need to stop sleeping
  • Avatar for pone2none
    super cool!!
  • Avatar for dubupset
    The GOAT.

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