Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ricardo Ray Orchestra "Let's Get Down To The Real Nitty Gritty" 1968

This is a true feel-good gem, a kind of uptempo latin/salsa/boogaloo-rock'n'roll by the Brooklyn Puerto Rican pianist and arranger Ricardo Ray and his orchestra from 1968. They invite you their party with some New Orleans tunes (Ya Ya, Nitty Gritty) in their own way, some hits of the day (California Sun, Soul Man, Sookie Sookie) and more. This groovy LP will definitely get you in a good mood. Boogaloo!