Latin Vinyl Junkie is a blog that features mixes, record label discographies, sound clips, album cover pictures, and much more. I created it for the purpose of giving more exposure to Latin music from the mid to late 1960s and the early 1970s, which is when many of my favorite albums and singles were made. During this relatively short period of time, the popularity of boogaloo and Latin soul music peaked, and all sorts of innovative music flooded the Latin scene. Some artists only dabbled briefly in the new style, while others built whole careers on it. Pete Rodriguez mastered the boogaloo sound in 1967 on two of his Alegre albums, I Like It Like That and Oh, That’s Nice, while Joe Bataan and Ralfi Pagan continued to develop their unique Latin soul styles well into the 70s. Fania’s growing digital catalog contains many great boogaloo/Latin soul tracks from a wide variety of artists; below are a few of my favorites.