Joe Bataan Sweet Soul Latin Oldies Long sleeve t shirt

  • $28.00


This long-sleeved t-shirt is made of the ultra-smooth American Apparel cotton, and adds the sensibility of long sleeves. The sleeves are cuffed at the hand, to make for a tapered look. The t-shirt is made out of 100% cotton, except for the heather grey color (90% cotton, 10% polyester).

• Long sleeves
• Cuffed hands
• Durable ribbed neckband
• Double stitched
• Made in the USA, sweatshop-free

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 label its name and helped spark the national explosion of urban dance music, and Afrofilipino, which included one of the very earliest New York disco hits, an instrumental version of Gil Scott-Heron's "The Bottle." - All Music Guide