Latin Blues Band Feat Luis Aviles – Take A Trip

It’s been a little while since I’ve passed the reins over to one of my friends to dig into their collection and share a little gem with you so it’s my pleasure to introduce you to our next guest contributor – Mr Gary Love.

Gary Love

For those of you who don’t know him, Gary has been a long time “face” on the Scottish mod scene and in recent years has developed a thirst for all things latin (quite like myself in fact!) This passion has led him to create one of the finest club nights in Scotland – Somethin’s Kookin’  The music policy features (as you would expect) latin interspersed with some northern soul, dancefloor jazz and rocking r&b. The great & the good of Scotland’s mod scene have all enjoyed guest slots at one time or another and this has afforded Gary the opportunity to guest at various other clubs across the country.

Gary’s selection for us this week is a lovely piece of latin soul from the Latin Blues Band who may be best known for their track “I’ll Be A Happy Man” which is basically a vocal version of Dave “Baby” Cortez’s “Happy Soul With A Hook” that gained some popularity a few years ago when it was sampled on Christina Aguileria’s smash hit “Ain’t No Other Man”. Gary, it’s over to you…

Take a trip on me…Speed Records. Avilés and his musicians were backed by some of the finest session players in the New York scene – most notably, Bernard Purdie on drums. His funky touch is especially noticeable on “Take A Trip”.” Bobby Marín points out that the unison horns that dominate the track were typical of Louie Ramírez’s genius.

Latin Blues Band - Take A Trip