Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
THE BEST II
Erick Dominguez | Panama | 01/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While I'm not crazy about Sony's recompiling old recordingS, this CD contains some really good songs that were missed the first time around. "Idilio" alone makes this CD worth buying. It is a retro sounding tune with excellent lyrics and enough horn work for me to stay interested in this song. "Hay Quien Se Va" is another one of my favorites. It's a hybrid of the NY Salsa sounds with a strong dose of Cumbia. The words and melody are penned by Janet Becerra. They bring a heroically philosofical perspective to the meaing of life and when the time comes to leave this world. Whenever I'm down this song will get me back into the goove. "Aerolinea Desamor" (Heart Break Airlines) is another great experiment with solo work by the great Bobby Franceschini on the Tenor and solos throuhout the begining by funk bassist Gene Perez. "Si Te Contara" and "Hasta Que Te Conocí" are two of my best recorded torch song bolero-chas. To me this CD is an excellent example of the contemporary sound as oppossed to the vintage Fania compilations. The musicianship and sound quality is far superior to early records. Please check this one out."
Jason Ortiz | Miami,Fl United States | 12/29/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Well,this collection of Willie Colon's songs doesnt entirely prove Willie Colon's awesome influence of Salsa in the 1970s;where Willie Colon was at his best with great album releases such as"Asalto Navideno","El Jucio","Lo Mato",and much more.These songs featured in this album are way too revised and sorta dilutes Salsa into Latin Pop,especially with"El Gran Varon."Its origional version is much better.If you're really looking for"The Best"of Willie Colon,you should refer to his album title releases in the 1970s.Those are the true Salsa and Latin Jazz records to hear from Willie Colon."
Excelente disco, variado y agradable de escuchar
Joseph A. Manich | 04/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Es un disco que escucho con mucha frecuencia, tiene una buena selección de canciones y la interpretación de Idilio es excelente"