New York City Latin Big Band: From the Catalogs of West Side Latino, Seeco, and Tropical Wax Poetics

ISBN: 9780979811050

Published: June 8th 2010

Paperback

254 pages


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New York City Latin Big Band: From the Catalogs of West Side Latino, Seeco, and Tropical  by  Wax Poetics

New York City Latin Big Band: From the Catalogs of West Side Latino, Seeco, and Tropical by Wax Poetics
June 8th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 254 pages | ISBN: 9780979811050 | 7.48 Mb

In the 1950s and 60s, the popular appeal of the Latin big band sound turned its biggest stars into representatives of Latino culture worldwide. New York City was both a home base for the most reputed groups and a proving ground for young talent. NewMoreIn the 1950s and 60s, the popular appeal of the Latin big band sound turned its biggest stars into representatives of Latino culture worldwide. New York City was both a home base for the most reputed groups and a proving ground for young talent. New York City Latin Big Band: From the Catalogs of West Side Latino, Seeco, and Tropical explores this era of music through the artists and album covers of three prolific local record labels.

This book focuses on the lives and recordings of noted Latin big band leaders on NYC record labels West Side Latino, Seeco, and Tropical, with rare historic photos and album cover art selected by respected Latin music collectors. Its a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike.

A combination of visual essay and historical biography, New York City Latin Big Band juxtaposes the diverse art forms and design styles of the record covers with the multifaceted lives of the artists who created them. For the past six years, Wax Poetics magazine has served as the nexus between music history and record collecting. They have published two hardcover compilations of the magazine, Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1 and 2 (Wax Poetics Books, 2007 and 2008. respectively), as well as a collection of album cover art, Cover Story: Album Cover Art (Wax Poetics Books, 2008), which has received critical acclaim for its design aesthetic and unique content.



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