domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008

El Barrio: Gangsters, Latin Soul & The Birth of Salsa 1967-75

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VA - El Barrio: Gangsters, Latin Soul & The Birth of Salsa 1967-75 1. Do You Feel It (Tu Lo Sientes) - Joe Cuba Sextet 2. Johnny's No Good - Joe Bataan 3. Big T - Tito Ramos 4. Brother, Where Are You? - Falfi Pagan 5. Black Brothers - Tito Puente 6. Either You Have It Or You Don't - Charlie Palmieri 7. The Main Man - Ralphie Robles 8. New York Soul - Ray Barretto 9. Boogaloo Lebron - Lebron Brothers 10. Lady Marmalade - Mongo Santamaria 11. Si Dame Tu Amor - Cafe 12. Calle Luna Calle Sol - Willie Colon 13. Que Se Sepa - Roberto Roena 14. Puerto Rican Soul - Pete Bonet 15. Red Garter Strut - Fania All Stars 16. Measure For Measure - The Alexander Review -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editorial Reviews ................... The Fania label is, was, and will always be the most important salsa label. Featuring 16 tracks recorded between 1967 and 1975, El Barrio includes then-elder statesmen like Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria as well as new-breed icons like Ray Barretto and Willie Colon. It was no accident that the cover featured mobsters and a Rolls Royce: this music, revved up on rock and funk, had energy and attitude because it came from the mean streets of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Spanish Harlem. It was dangerous and fun, done by musicians who lived by a fast and loose set of rules. Sadly, things went sour for the genre and the label in the '80s, and real salsa dura became hard to come by. But now the dormant label has reemerged to share this great music with a new generation of fans. El Barrio is the first offering of the new era and a great introduction for those who wonder what all the fuss was about. --Tad Hendrickson ---------------------------------------- Posted by Flabbergast

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