Various Artists - 90 Degrees of Shade - Hot Jump Up island Sounds from the Caribbean Volume One (LPx2 VINYL)

Various Artists - 90 Degrees of Shade - Hot Jump Up island Sounds from the Caribbean Volume One (LPx2 VINYL)

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Soul Jazz Records' new album '90 Degrees Of Shade' features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican Merengue, Haitian compas - it's all here. The album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code.