July 28 street date. The 107th Street Stickball Team is one of the rarest of the rare Latin soul collectables, released in tiny numbers by Ralph Lew's Dorado label and it is one of the finest releases to have been masterminded by Bobby Marin. This is the first ever reissue of its spectacular mix of soul, boogaloo and funk. The 107th Street Stickball Band’s LP was recorded in the period immediately after Marin worked with Speed and has much of the same feel, from the funk workouts such as ‘Barbara With The Kooky Eyes’ through the boogaloo workouts onto the wonderful soul grooves of cuts such as ‘On Old Broadway’.
The CD is finished off with the only three surviving cuts from a 1967 session put together by Bobby and his brother Richard (who produced the session). It is a Latin supergroup featuring among others - Tito Puente, Louie Ramirez and Jimmy Sabater, who went under the name Nitty Sextette. What they recorded was an absolutely amazing LP, which in their wisdom RCA rejected, and of which 40 years later only these three tracks remain, rescued from an acetate.