Great excitement last night when me and the gang went to see the legendary King of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, in concert. The fact that the great man was playing in a half-full student union venue rather than a stadium or festival is a travesty of "wrong Smokie singer on 'Stars In Their Eyes'" proportions, but made it all the more special for those of us lucky enough to be there.
Joe was in good voice and looking very sprightly for a man of 72. Here are a couple of his classics that we were treated to last night.
"Ordinary Guy" - Joe Bataan
"The Bottle" - Joe Bataan
Joe was backed by London's own Grupo X, who were pretty impressive in their own right. Of course, England has a long and vibrant tradition of Latin music.