"¿Cómo? ¿Palmieri boogaloo? Tasty, tasty." The year was 1968, and keyboard master Eddie Palmieri decided to finally give in to the trend of the time and record his own album of swanky boogaloos. Entitled Champagne, the resulting effort is arguably the best album of the boogaloo era - boasting swinging vocals by Cheo Feliciano and Ismael Quintana, funky upright bass by Cuban mambo king Israel 'Cachao' López and a stellar brass section with Chocolate Armenteros and Barry Rogers. The LP's opening track, "Ay Qué Rico," is also included in Fania's definitive compilation The Bad Boogaloo. Here it is, free for all fans of Latin soul to enjoy, our Fania download of the month.