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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Martin Goes Latin - Ray Martin

Portuguese Washerwomen
Martin Goes Latin
Ray Martin And His Orchestra
Imperial LP 9087

Here's a somewhat obscure and great space age pop Latin album.

Ray Martin moved from Europe to the U.S. in 1957 and produced more than 2000 works until he returned to the UK in 1972.

This album fits nicely into what was happening in light pop in the early 60s.


  1. I LOVE it! Great cover and music! Beautiful!

  2. He was an original. Interesting ideas... maybe too interesting for pop music. He transcended pop, don't you think? I didn't realize that he lived in the USA, too.

    Good Martin biography here:

    1. Thanks Bold Radish! It seems like he valued and worked with the more edgy pop trends of the day.


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