I find endless inspiration in the music of the 1960s. It was an explosion of the intermingling of genres and cultures, a reflection of the desire for a more integrated society where contributions of individual groups of people were valued equally. Within MUSIC the myth of the American melting pot could be more fully realized than in every day life. In Latin soul we hear the musical integration of the New York Puerto Rican and Cuban population. Soul was integrated into Latin music and Latin was integrated into soul. The Latin influence in soul music went from being a gimmick in the early 1960s to being fully fused with funky soul by the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Joe Cuba was one of the KINGs of this genre, and his party records are legendary guaranteed floor-fillers that for me, have raised the roof with nearly every spin. We lost Joe Cuba in 2009, but his musical party carries on. And "Oh Yeah" is one of the BEST summertime songs EVER!!!!!!!