Cult Cargo - Salsa Boricua De Chicago Vinyl

Numero Group

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Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-’70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago’s west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal ’79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here. The 15-track CD is accompanied by a 60-page perfect-bound book, crammed with photos, flyers, and notes on this vibrant salsa scene. Spread across two LPs, the deluxe vinyl edition features a bonus track, a 60-second radio spot, a 24-page album-sized booklet, and replicas of the Ebirac label’s four distinct albums, all housed in a litho-wrapped slipcase.
Dimensions: 2 12" LP
Materials: Vinyl, 28-page soft cover perfect bound book


Numero Group
(Little Village)

In the growing noise of the so-called reissue field, The Numero Group remains distinct in its quality: deeply researched, expertly resuscitated and lavishly packaged box sets, playlists and ephemera of historic music from the 1950s-1990s. Founded in Chicago in 2003 by Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley, for more than 15 years Numero has committed to unearthing precious lost sounds for new audiences, with an unparalleled ear for potential and spirited eye for detail.