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100% Azucar: Best of
Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera
100% Azucar: Best of
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Queen of salsa Celia Cruz was royalty long before the music was even called that. 100% Azucar collects 19 tracks from her '50s and '60s output on the Seeco label. Smoking even at medium tempos, the disc is full of the hot ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera
Title: 100% Azucar: Best of
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/16/1997
Release Date: 9/16/1997
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa, Merengue
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227281625, 081227281649

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Queen of salsa Celia Cruz was royalty long before the music was even called that. 100% Azucar collects 19 tracks from her '50s and '60s output on the Seeco label. Smoking even at medium tempos, the disc is full of the hot mambo rhythms of the Sonora Matancera band and the full-throttle vocals of "la incomparable Celia." Included are both sides of one of her first singles, "Ritmo, Tambo y Flores"/"Elegua Quiere Tambo," along with other unstoppable body-rockers such as "Oye Mi Rumba" and "Mi Soncito." Informed, fascinating liner notes and reproductions of beautiful vintage album covers complete this prime package. --Rickey Wright

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Excellent.
04/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fabulous examples of Cuba's best kept secret (from the US, that is)! Celia Cruz is truly the Queen of Salsa."
La perla de Cuba...
epiphany7 | NYC Metro | 03/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Celia Cruz is a very talented artist. Her music speaks of the rich Cuban culture from which her experience grows. In this particular collection, Cruz sings songs of celebration in her native Spanish tongue, as well of songs of praise and reverence to Santeria/Yoruba orishas in the Yoruba language. And one need not be fluent in Spanish and/or Yoruba to appreciate Celia's music. Her lively rythms and honey-coated voice carry the beat straight to your feet (by way of the heart). This is a collection that all are sure to enjoy."
For those Anglos who don't know what all the fuss is about.
Jesse Monteagudo | Plantation, Florida USA | 07/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""100% Azucar" is the perfect introduction to the magic that was Celia Cruz. Recorded when she was the vocalist for the legendary Sonora Matancera, this is Celia Cruz at her best, which is saying a lot. Celia was the Queen of Latin Music, and there will never be another one like her. AZUCAR!!!"