Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Featured Artist - Joe Bataan (Part One)

Learning music while serving time as a teenager for his membership of the Puerto Rican street gang The Dragons, New York singer Bataan Nitollano began recording for the Fania label on his release. As Joe Bataan & The Latin Swingers he hit in 1967 with a dance cover of The Impression's 1961 tune Gypsy Woman. Leaving his gangster days behind he came up with a string of great records in the late 60's and early 70's, earning him the title "King of Latin Soul". We begin our series of posts this month with that first hit...







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