Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, R&B, Latin Music
Drawing mainly from the glorious Fania and Tico labels of the '60s and '70s, the four-CD Maxi Salsa contains 60 tracks of pure dynamite. Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, ... more »
Drawing mainly from the glorious Fania and Tico labels of the '60s and '70s, the four-CD Maxi Salsa contains 60 tracks of pure dynamite. Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, Joe Cuba, and Ismael Riviera are just a few artists in full flight, gleaned from one of the great periods of salsa--when Cuba and Puerto Rico met head on with soul music in New York. Also included are Caribbean artists like Malavoi and Dede Saint Prix together with the current French salsa group Fatal Mambo, giving a certain depth to this glorious overview of the Latin experience. Classics and rarities rub shoulders in an indispensable box set that should be snapped up by salsa aficionados and novices alike. --Derek Rath
This cd ROCKS.
weboebo | Brooklyn, NY United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across this import about 6 years ago in a small record store out in Queens. I have since worn out all four cds to the point that I need to buy a new set. If you are into the old-school salsa sound and if Hector Lavoe's El Cantante and Ray Barretto's Indestructible bring back fond memories of the legendary big-band style that is sorely missing from today's genre, than purchase this cd, grab a bottle of Coronita and sit back for a real treat. The mix of songs this cd offers is a rare compilation, and I would urge anyone who values that particular era's music to purchase the cd and add it to your collection."