Dope Latin Rareness

It's not ALL about Underground Hip Hop, hijo.....


 



Chopped Herring Records owner Pro Celebrity Golf aka Bobby ‘El Toro’ Grooves isn’t JUST about ILL Hip Hop. He started to develop a passion for Latino music in the mid 80’s after scoring numerous Salsa/Boogaloo mix tapes at Portobello Road market where he worked every Saturday for several years (and for very little money!) on his uncle’s army surplus stall. His love of the genre grew slowly over the next 10-15 years until the late 90s when he started digging and dealing Latin vinyl. Around 2000 he bought a HUGE amount of dead stock from a defunct Latin distribution company in New Jersey. He shipped over 10,000 sealed lps and about 1000 45s to the UK and spent the next year or so digging thro his own stock. He covered his costs with just 10 records!!! This stash kickstarted his passion for Latin records. He travelled back and forth to NYC not only looking for rare Hip Hop wax but also Puerto Rican vinyl. Bob picked up several AMAZING collections from radio stations and ex-dj’s and is now in possession of some 'crazy nice wax'. From Boogaloo, Salsa and Pachanga to Guajira, Cha Cha and Mambo, his interest in this field is wide. Allow him take you hostage on a musical journey from San Juan to the Bronx via the SOUL…...



CHECK OUT THIS BOBBY 'EL TORO' GROOVES MIX FROM 2005:


Bobby 'El Toro' Grooves - My Latin Thing Vol 1 by chopped herring records
 


 


Here's a bunch of joints Bobby found in one collection in Woodside, Queens NYC which was owned by the sone of an old 70's NYC Latin DJ - SCORE!!!!!!