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Gato Negro Smooth
Ruben Ramos
Gato Negro Smooth
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

With his cool demeanor and emotive but restrained singing, Ruben Ramos represents the class act of Tejano. His ensemble is one of the last of a dying breed--the orquesta tejana or big-band Tejano style patterned after the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ruben Ramos
Title: Gato Negro Smooth
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Mexico, Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384517229, 724384517243

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With his cool demeanor and emotive but restrained singing, Ruben Ramos represents the class act of Tejano. His ensemble is one of the last of a dying breed--the orquesta tejana or big-band Tejano style patterned after the Glen Millers and Tommy Dorseys. The 1990s orquestas are smaller combos but the horn section is crucial. The sound here is impeccable, with bright horn power on the addictive ranchera (popular Mexican song) "Como un Suspiro," a philosophical tune about living it up because life is like the wind. Ramos also injects blues attitude on "Por un Carino," about waiting for the right love, and "El '56," on good times gone by. The engine that drives this music, though, is the potent blend of whip-sharp percussions, Ramos's classy vocal style, and the mighty horn section--two trumpets, trombone, and three saxophones. --Ramiro Burr
 

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ORQUESTAS TEJANAS
WASHINGTON TEJANO | SHELTON WA | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I PLAYED WITH A LOCAL BAND CALLED HENRY AND THE GLARES FROM EL VALLE DE TEJAS.IN THE 60'S AND SEVENTIES THE ORQUESTA WAS IN AND HOT!! GREAT CD NOT A BAD SONG IN THE BUNCH. I WILL BUY IT!!!!"
Great to dance too!!
WASHINGTON TEJANO | 04/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

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