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Greatest Hits
Ray Barretto
Greatest Hits
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
 
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This Greatest Hits is a collection of Barretto's best known work for Fania. All of the pieces feature the trademarks that would make Ray one of the most influential and imitated bandleaders of his day. The arrangements wou...  more »

     
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All Artists: Ray Barretto
Title: Greatest Hits
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Label: FANIA RECORDS
Release Date: 7/26/2011
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 846395091229

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This Greatest Hits is a collection of Barretto's best known work for Fania. All of the pieces feature the trademarks that would make Ray one of the most influential and imitated bandleaders of his day. The arrangements would always feature spots for the musicians to be soloists. Ray has said; ''Jazz has always been at the core of what I do musically... Why not feature the musicians as soloists if you have a dance-oriented group?'' Tunes like ''Acid'', ''Cocinando'' and others included on this compilation exemplify what Ray is talking about. In reviewing Ray s history as a composer, several themes emerge. Facing and overcoming adversity, jealousy and envy by others, relationships, and cultural pride. This is exemplified in tunes like ''Que Viva La Musica'', ''Hipocresia Y Falsedad'', ''Indestructible'', ''Oye La Noticia'', ''El Hijo De Obatala'' and one of his mega-hits, Hugo Gonzalez's, ''Quitate La Mascara''. An essential part of any collection!