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A 70's Girl

Not many people know him but wow, he was great!!!! old school, back in the days!!! hooky parties, doing the 500 a dance not many people rememember. His music was touching! Love you Joe were a part of my past and now i found you again.....and to my friends of yester years if you read this, I'm one of the lucky ones who attended J.H.S. 80 (the bronx) 1969 - 1972 and Roosevelt H.S. in the bronx 1972 - 1974.

What memories

I grew up with this music. I know all his songs. I also remember the 500 dance. Luv it luv it.


Born: 1942 in New York, NY [Spanish Harlem]

Genre: Música Tropical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

No recording artist has more impeccable street credentials than Joe Bataan, the originator of the New York Latin soul style that paralleled Latin boogaloo and anticipated disco. His musical experience began with street corner doo wop in the 1950s, and came to include one of the first rap records to hit the charts, 1979's "Rap-O, Clap-O." In between these milestones, he recorded classic albums like Saint Latin's Day Massacre, a perennial favorite in the salsa market, Salsoul, which gave the record...
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