Joe Bataan – Drug Story

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Limited-edition vinyl box set featuring seven revered, and rarely heard gems of Latin jazz, deep soul, raucous boogaloo, and heavy salsa. Produced in collaboration with Now-Again Records and Vinyl Me Please, The Story of Ghetto Records takes listeners on an immersive experience through the brief but bright story of a groundbreaking Latin music label.


Side A:
Joe bataan
A1 – Drug Story
A2 – Latin Soul Square Dance
A3 – (Goodbye Adios) Roberto Clemente

Side B:
Eddie Lebron
B1 – My Vows To You
B2 – Sigue Tu Vida

The Edwards generation
B3 – Someone Like You
B4 – School Is In

One’Sy Mack
B5 – Never Listen To Your Heart
B6 – A Part Of A Fool


Written and Arranged By Joe Bataan, except A3, arranged By Marty Sheller.
Previously unreleased. Recorded in 1972. ** Originally issued on Viterect Records,V-7012, in 1973 by Edwin Torres.
Produced By Joe Bataan & Jorge Febo.
Cover photo by Camilo Jose Vergara.

*** B1 & B2 Originally issued on Ghetto Records, SG-014, in 1971. Written by Eddie LeBron and The Students.

**** B3 & B4 Originally issued on Ghetto Records, SG-016, in 1972. Written by Chuck Edwards.

*****B5 & B6 Originally issued on Ghetto Records, SG-017, in 1972. Written by Robert Banks.

Produced for Reissue by Eothen Alapatt & Pablo Yglesias.
Liner Notes & Podcast Series by Pablo E. Yglesias.
Art Direction By Errol F. Richardson.
Restoration and remastering by Jason Bitner.
Special thanks to Iñigo Pastor.
Lacquers for all titles (except for Drug Story) were cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. All seven titles are pressed on exclusive 180g black vinyl at GZ.

Now-Again X Vinyl Me, Please Limited release.

LP, Digital. 2022. NA 5235.