JOE BATAAN

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Joe Bataan (also spelled Bataán) (born November 15, 1942 in Spanish Harlem, New York City) is a Filipino-African American Latin soul musician from New York.

Joe Bataan was born Bataan Nitollano and grew up in the 103rd St. and Lexington Ave. part of East Harlem where he briefly led the Dragons, a local Puerto Rican street gang, before being sent to the Coxsackie Correctional Facility to serve time for a stolen car charge. His father was Filipino and his mother was African American.

Upon his release in 1965, he turned his attention to music and formed his first band, Joe Bataan and the Latin Swingers. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Though Bataan was neither the first nor only artist to combine doo-wop-style singing with Latin rhythms, his talent for it drew the attention of Fania Records. After signing with them in 1966, Bataan
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JOE BATAAN Gypsy Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gypsy Woman
Latin Rock/Soul 1967
JOE BATAAN Subway Joe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Subway Joe
Latin Rock/Soul 1968
JOE BATAAN Singin' Some Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singin' Some Soul
Latin Rock/Soul 1970
JOE BATAAN Poor Boy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poor Boy
Latin Rock/Soul 1971
JOE BATAAN Mr. New York and the East Side Kids album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. New York and the East Side Kids
Latin Rock/Soul 1971
JOE BATAAN Saint Latin's Day Massacre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saint Latin's Day Massacre
Latin Rock/Soul 1971
JOE BATAAN Riot! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riot!
Latin Rock/Soul 1972
JOE BATAAN Sweet Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Soul
Latin Rock/Soul 1972
JOE BATAAN Salsoul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Salsoul
Latin Rock/Soul 1973
JOE BATAAN Afrofilipino album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrofilipino
Latin Rock/Soul 1975
JOE BATAAN Mestizo (aka Rap-O Clap-O) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mestizo (aka Rap-O Clap-O)
Latin Rock/Soul 1980
JOE BATAAN Joe Bataan 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Bataan 2
Latin Rock/Soul 1981
JOE BATAAN Call My Name album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Call My Name
Latin Rock/Soul 2005
JOE BATAAN The Lost Sessions: New York, 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Sessions: New York, 1976
Latin Rock/Soul 2010

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JOE BATAAN Mr New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr New York
Latin Rock/Soul 1989
JOE BATAAN Latin Funk Brother album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin Funk Brother
Latin Rock/Soul 2002
JOE BATAAN The Best... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best...
Latin Rock/Soul 2004
JOE BATAAN Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology
Latin Rock/Soul 2006
JOE BATAAN Young, Gifted & Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Young, Gifted & Brown
Latin Rock/Soul 2007
JOE BATAAN Under the streetlamps anthology 1967-72 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Under the streetlamps anthology 1967-72
Latin Rock/Soul 2008

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