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Acid

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01
El Nuevo Barretto
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02
Mercy Mercy Baby
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Acid
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A Deeper Shade Of Soul
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Soul Drummers
3:49  
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Sola Te Dejare
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The Teacher Of Love
2:30  
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Espiritu Libre
8:25  
Album Information
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 35:09

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Sock it to me, baby!

girlhappy

This album cooks like nothing else in my collection - a masterpiece of sexy, raw, smokin' Latin soul. The only downside is that my life doesn't afford nearly enough opportunities to dance to it.

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The Straight Dope

BitchesBrew

Having heard this the first time, I was just shocked that it took me 30+ years to happen upon this. Ray is RAD. This is an album for everyone.

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Have Mercy!!!

Zotborg6009006009

Smoke starts coming out of my ipod every time I play this record.

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outstanding

sbg10000

This is an incredibly easy album to get into. Fans of old school Santana and other forms of latin jazz simply need this in their collection. The band is incredibly tight in their execution, but they don't sacrifice any fluidity or energy. As a true bilingual album, there is something for everyone here.

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Latin Boogaloo!!!

djFLWB

I lost my vinyl copy of this years ago. Since then I've searched for a reasonably priced copy on disc to no avail. With only a handful of downloads left for this month, what pops up as a new available download? Sheer happiness! Share my joy! This is NYC in the summer of '68. A Deeper Shade of Soul could be heard everywhere. Conga timbales trumpet funky latin soul.(was later sampled by Urban Dance Squad for a hit in '89)

They Say All Music Guide

Ray Barretto’s Latin/soul crossover record of 1968, Acid includes a few tracks of his ebullient, instrumental salsa, but also plays off the boogaloo craze of the past few years with a few Latin soul numbers. The crossovers “A Deeper Shade of Soul,” “Soul Drummers,” and “Teacher of Love” (all written by Barretto himself) are a lot of fun, but the (relatively) straight-ahead salsa of “El Nuevo Barretto” and the title track easily edge out the competition. It’s nowhere near as psychedelic as the title would indicate, but Acid holds up nevertheless as a great document of the late-’60s confluence of Latin, funk, and soul. – John Bush