FANIA RECORDS is one of just a few record labels that helped define a genre – the sound of salsa and Latino music from the clubs and streets of New York City’s Spanish Harlem. Highly influential, both musically and culturally, Fania became a revered global brand.
Fania fans and all lovers of great dance music will be delighted to learn that CRAFT LATINO RECORDS will be releasing ‘It’s a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records (The Singles)’ on October 8th. The brand-new collection showcases Fania’s era-defining output of boogaloo and Latin soul music. Spanning 1965–1975, the box set compiles 89 singles from such best-selling artists as Ray Barretto, Joe Bataan, Bobby Valentín, Ralfi Pagan, and Larry Harlow, plus rarities from 125th Street Candy Store, The Latinaires, The Harvey Averne Band, and Ali Baba, among many others.
The collection comes as 4 CD set plus a bonus 7-inch single, all housed in a 60-page hardcover book, featuring extensive new liner notes by compilation co-producer and DJ Dean Rudland, as well as photos and ephemera from Fania’s archives. A 2-LP vinyl edition of the compilation offers 28 choice cuts and an eight-page booklet. A collectible orange-crush coloured pressing (limited to 300 copies) can be found exclusively at www.fania.com . Items are now available for pre-order.