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Nuyorican Soul is a Masters at Work’s project that sees them working extensively with real (as opposed to sampled or synthesized) musicians, in a variety of styles including Latin, disco, jazz, etc. Musicians who took part in this project include Vincent Montana Jr., Roy Ayers, George Benson, Jocelyn Brown, Tito Puente, and members of the Salsoul Orchestra.

The self-titled album released by Nuyorican Soul in 1996 included original tracks as well as cover versions of songs by the performers they were working with, such as “Sweet Tears” (Roy Ayers), and “Runaway,” originally sung by Loleatta Holloway with the Salsoul Orchestra, here sung by India, featuring musicians from the original recording of 1977.


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  • Bhenky61

    How do I listen to my saved tracks??? Please advise...

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • watpo44

    Nice sounds !!!

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • toco-tucan

    Voice of India is amazing!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    Real, good music

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Sara_ricoops

    fat fat sounds. LOVE these guys! ... wish they had new stuff! No one sounds like this these days! DAMN!

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • vijinho

    It's a great release, gets better and better with age.

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jeffsumter789

    My sister turned me on to this cd in 1996, and I fell in love with it! I actually kept it from her for a year! HA! The cut that got me was "I Am The Black Gold of the Sun" was WOW then and still is! The descant harmonies are majestic-they penetrate the soul and burst forth with rainbow colors and visions of African/Egyptian paradise with white beaches and cobalt blue water. I went to get my personal copy after giving it back to her and it was out of print. I've looked for this cd for 13 years and finally found it here on through my dude mugshot_tim ! HooooRAH! Thank you and thank you Tim!

    10 Nov 2009 Reply
  • danielyuki

    Great album!

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • strider712

    Whatever happened to Acid Jazz - this is wonderful

    10 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ritesofspring

    Roni Size remix of It's Alright, I Feel It! is surely the greatest D&B remix EVER, maybe the greatest remix period!

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • dukon

    I demand new album! :)

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • JustSomeOldJoe

    So in the pocket... dig it!

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • zapatosgrandes

    i want this played at my funeral!

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • reimusho

    good music~~

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • thinkrevolucion

    This is so awesome!!! makes me so happy. I never would have found these guys otherwise! Whoever recorded and mixed this did a damn good job as well.

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • DE5PER4DO5

    these guys have it all....

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • smurfette38105

    I am the Black Gold of the Sun is the *ish!!!

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pasc01

    weres the mongoloid remix of runaway, thats the bst

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DCeclectic

    You simply cannot go wrong with Nuyorican Soul. Fantastic from beginning to end.

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dutchblast

    love this groove

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
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