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Nuyorican Soul
India, Jazzy Jeff, Jr. Vincent Montana
Nuyorican Soul
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


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Steve B. from BOWIE, MD
Reviewed on 8/18/2013...
I was familiar with the remake of "I Am The Black Gold of the Sun", I enjoyed most of rest of the cd as well, the fusion of the different styles - jazz, dance, Latin, it is always good to hear music that doesn't recognize barriers, but of course, there is little place on radio for such music.

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Throughout my life.......
Steph | 07/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

".... I hope to hear this album on a weekly basis. I bought the NuYoricanSoul album when it first came out and still,whenever I go into a bar, a restaurant or a club and hear the soulful tones of India and Jocelyn Brown, accompanied by Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente, Mastered by MAW (Lil' Louie Vega - The Bucketheads - and Kenny Dope Gonzalez).... I die and go to heaven. This is the music that you would want to accompany your laid-back, funky, sunny, HAPPY lifestyle. Since this album blew up, nobody has been able to match it.Everyone who has this agrees that it is one of the best albums to come out of the 90's, and it's relatively undiscovered by the vultures, so it hasn't dated in trend or reputation. What makes it so amazing is the fact that it's without genre - a fusion of soul, jazz, funk, Latin, Disco, Beats rhymes and life... It's a big part of mine, and if you like the sound of the above make it part of yours.(but no, the Armand Van Helden remix of Runaway isn't on it)"
Mixing Genres and Making it Work!
M. Lee | Santa Monica, CA | 02/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was quite a pleasant suprise for me. I knew very little, if nothing, about this group. I only heard "Runaway" on the radio, but I was so impressed by that song that I decided to get the album. I don't know about all you folks out there, but for me, whenever I buy an album for one good song, the rest of the album is never up to the same level as that ONE song. This album will prove the contrary. Virtually every song on the album is as good as the other. What I also love about this album is that it crosses so many different genres of music, while making it actually sound in harmony with one another! Far too often artists try to do this mixing and matching of different genres but the end results sounds so abstract and with no streamline flow to it, however Nuyorican Soul is a wonderful mix of Latin-House-R&B-Smooth Jazz-Ambient-Soul all in one! This album also has some great contributions by some classic artists, like George Benson and Roy Ayers. Be sure to check it out!!!"