Saturday, June 18, 2011




I'm very excited to announce on Friday June 24th the "King Of Latin Soul" "Mr. Ordinary Guy" Joe Bataan will be at Milk Bar (SF) for a rare Meet & Greet appearance, one night only! This event will be from 6-10 pm. There will be Merch boths to purchase items, plus you can also bring in those vinyl records to sign. Arrive early for LIMITED EDITIO...N poster designed by P.R.O.P.S. plus FREE food catered by Papalote for the first 100 people .

Latin Soul Sounds by Sweater Funk DJ's & Soulero Familia's.

*Allan Thayer
*The Souleros

-Chicano, Modern, Rare, Soul

Mik Bar

Joe Bataan – King of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Salsa, Disco, Latin Funk, Latin R&B Latin Jazz, Rap .... What didn't Joe Bataan sing? Joe Bataan was born and raised in Spanish Harlem (East Side of Manhattan New York) in 1942 to an African-American mother and Filipino father.

His musical experience started in the street corner singing do-wops in the 1950's. Mr. Bataan didn't coin the phrase " Latin Soul " ...The phrase was used in the early 60's and perhaps late 1950's with La Lupe and Tito Puente. Mr. Bataan actually created the music as it should have sounded. By merging Latin music with R&B tunes in the late 60's, "Latin Soul" was officially born by the creator Joe Bataan.

Self taught on the piano, he organized his first band in 1965 and scored his first recording success in 1967 with "Gypsy Woman" on Fania Records. Other hits were "Subway Joe" and "I Wish You Love" on the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" LP. In 1974 Joe Bataan released the Latin Soul ballad "Ordinary Guy" (Afro-Filipino) where he proclaimed - for the first time his ethnic roots.

Mr. New York Joe Bataan returned to the stage in 1995 after a 20-year hiatus from the music industry. Mr. Bataan was amazed that many showed up to his show and and remembered his music. In 2005, Joe Bataan released a brand new album titled "Call My Name" on Vampisoul records. Mr. Bataan maintained his trademark, vintage sound with the use of instruments such as clavinette, Hammond organ, groovy bass, funky drums, and Latin percussion. Bataan's voice of course still has its trademark soulfulness.

It is wonderful to have our King of Latin Soul back on the scene performing and touring again. He just completed a tour of Germany where he was received by enthusiastic crowds. In 2010 he toured Japan where he is an extremeley popular star. After all these years - it's great to know that someone many of us associate with the "music of our youth" is just as popular as ever - with many new fans all over the world!

His show at Yoshi's San Francisco is a historical event - the return of the Latin Soul King to the SF Bay Area. This is a show not to be missed!

Tickets are available now!

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