May 1st, 2015

EastLASoul

Title: East L.A. Soul: Rampart Records 1963-71

Artist: Various

Label: Outta Sight

Format: CD

Release date: November 10, 2014

 

Eddie Davis, former child actor and entrepreneur, started Rampart Records in 1958 as an outlet for music of a new Latino community in East L.A. This led to the famous Eastside Sound and hits by bands such as the Blendells, the Salas Brothers, El Chicano, and Cannibal & the Headhunters. Rampart Records also introduced the world to a young Barry White.

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Outta Sight Records released East L.A. Soul as the musical representation of Rampart Records’ story from 1963 to 1971, including many of the label’s most famous hits. The compilation includes songs such as “Come Swim with Me” by Little Ray, “Tracy” by Barry White & The Atlantics, “One Like Mine” by the Salas Brothers, and the legendary “Land of 1000 Dances” by Cannibal & the Headhunters. East L.A. Soul also includes detailed liner notes that supplement the music with various historical facts, accounts, and pictures of early Rampart Records operations and artists.

Reviewed by Anna Polovick

Review Genre(s): Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk


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