Pete Rodriguez - Oh, That's Nice! (Ay, Que Bueno!) - 1967 Latin Boogaloo LP

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Pete Rodriguez - Oh, That's Nice! (Ay, Que Bueno!)

Label: Tico Records – LP-7233
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG++ (only minor scuffs)
Cover is VG+ VG++, taped top left to right, bottom left to right
Country: Venezuela
Released: 1967
Genre: Latin
Style: Boogaloo, Salsa

Release with Op Art orange yellow Tico labels

A1 Oh That's Nice
A2 Bobby
A3 Let's Get Together
A4 Que Mania

B1 Asi, Asi
B2 Fango
B3 Borinquen

Companies, etc.
Manufactured By – El Palacio De La Música S.A.

Pete Rodriguez was born in Bronx, New York in 1932. He was the leader and pianist of a Puerto Rican Boogaloo band from The Bronx in the mid-1960s, sometimes known as Pete Rodríguez y Su Conjunto.

The band's most successful song, "I Like It Like That", made it to the national Billboard charts and has since been covered several times including by the Blackout All-Stars.

It was re-recorded by lead singer and composer Tony Pabón for the soundtrack of the 1994 movie I Like It Like That and received renewed exposure as the soundtrack to the main ident at Odeon Cinemas from 1998–

Joe Cuba’s “Bang Bang” might have been the first big Boogaloo song, but in my opinion, Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like It Like That” is one of the biggest latin crossover tracks of all time. Rodriguez and his band followed up that success with this LP, released later in 1967, and featuring one of my favorite all-time dance floor numbers, the title track “Oh That’s Nice.”

I’m a well known sucker for a soul clap, and I don’t think there’s another song that is soul clapper as “Oh That’s Nice.” Right from the start the rhythm hits hard, those hand claps hit even harder and all together it makes it impossible to sit still. It’s a can’t miss and can’t fail track for just about any soul party. For me there’s nothing cooler than seeing a dance floor packed with people lift there hands up to sky during the breakdown in the middle and start clap along Pete Rodriguez and his band…pure magic.

Though “Nice” has been comped several times, this is definitely an LP worth tracking down, for a couple other nice Boogaloo tracks, including a rare all in spanish boogaloo “Asi, Asi” which breaks down just what the Boogaloo is all about (I’m pretty sure they say it’s like a crazy Guajira, no?), and the upbeat proto-Salsa tracks, “Que Mania” and “Fango.”


At Last! (1964)
The King of The Boogaloo (1965)
Ese Pete Si Está En Algo…! (1966)
I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Así) (1966)
Latin Boogaloo (1966)
Christmas Boogaloo (Boogaloo Navideño) (1967)
Oh, That's Nice! (Ay, Qué Bueno!) (1967)
Hot & Wild (Yo Vengo Soltando Chispas) (1968)
Latin Soul Man (1969)
Now! (1970)
Right On! (¡Ahí Na' Ma'!) (1971)
El Rey del Boogaloo! (2003)

Pete Rodriguez - Oh, That's Nice!

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