Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II

Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II is an album released by the salsa music duet Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. Released in 1968, the album continues with the sound of its predecessor Jala Jala y Boogaloo, influenced by Latin rhythms such as the Puerto Rican Jala Jala, as well as by soul and Beat music.

Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II
Studio album by
Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz
GenreSalsa Music, Boogaloo
ProducerPancho Cristal
Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz chronology
Jala Jala y Boogaloo
Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Backed by the hit song "Mr. Trumpet Man", the album was an international success, being popular in the United States, Colombia, Puerto Rico and other countries.[citation needed] The album's success enabled the duet to sign a contract with West Side Latino records, and leave Alegre Records.[2]


With their previous albums, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz had established themselves as prominent artists in the New York music scene of the 1960s. Releasing Jala Jala y Boogaloo in 1967, the group achieved international success with hit songs such as Richie's Jala Jala. Following the success of that album, the group returned to the studio with producer Pancho Cristal to continue with their success.[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Tin Marín"4:29
2."Música Ye Ye"3:29
3."Aquel Día"5:05
4."Mr. Trumpet Man"5:07
5."Iqui Con Iqui"7:00
6."More Richie"4:27
7."Que Se Rían"4:00
8."Las Caraqueñas"2:53


External audio
  You may listen to Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz's "Mr Trumpet Man" here


  1. ^ Review, Allmusic.
  2. ^ a b Ricardo Ray Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II, Codigo Music Group, archived from the original on 2011-07-10, retrieved 2011-01-05