The Lost Sessions – New York 1976 by Joe Bataan



This eight track album sees Joe as adept as Latinised disco as he was at funk and soul. It features both new and old songs by Joe including inspired reworkings of Fania classics such as ‘When We Get Married’, ‘My Cloud’ and ‘My Opera’. New songs such as ‘Sadie’ were re-recorded later for Salsoul and there’s a stunning version of Isaac Hayes ‘The Men’ which was clearly aimed to emulate the success of ‘La Botella’. Not only are the grooves great but Joe is in amazing voice throughout, especially on the closing number a version of Billy Stewart’s ‘I Do Love You’. [table “chc02229_1” not found /]