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El Sonido Moderno

Label: Fania
Released: 2010

A Man & His Music--El Alcalde del Barrio

Label: Fania
Released: 2010
Track listing: CD1: Do You Feel It (Remix) (with Ray Pollard); Hey Joe, Hey Joe (with Willie Torres); Bang Bang; It's Love; El Pito (I'll Never Go Back to Georgia); My Man Speedy! (with Willie Torres); Psychedelic Baby (You're Psychin' Up My Mind) (with Willie Torres / Bobby Marin); A Thousand Ways; Ain't It Funny What Love Can Do (with Ray Pollard); Swinging Mambo (with Willie Torres); Wabble-Cha (with Cheo Feliciano); I'm Insane (with Jimmy Sabater); Arinanara (with Cheo Feliciano); La Calle Esta Durisima (with Willie Garcia); Macorina; Los Dos; Y Joe Cuba Ya Llego (with Mike Guagenti). CD2: Boom Boom Lucumi; A las Seis (with Cheo Feliciano); Remember Me (with Cheo Feliciano); Aunque Tu (with Cheo Feliciano); Temptation (with Willie Torres); La Malanga Brava (with Willie Torres / Cheo Feliciano); Joe Cuba's Mambo (with Willie Torres); To Be With You (with Jimmy Sabater); Hecho y Derecho (with Willie Garcia); Componte Cundunga (with Cheo Feliciano); Pregon Cha Cha; Como Rien (with Cheo Feliciano); Jimmy's Jump (with Cheo Feliciano); Bochinchosa (with Cheo Feliciano); Mujer Divina (with Willie Torres); This is Love (with Jimmy Sabater); Mambo of the Times (with Willie Torres).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Cuba: A Man & His Music--El Alcalde del Barrio

Read "A Man & His Music--El Alcalde del Barrio" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Exhaustive and exhausting (because you won't be able to stop dancing), A Man & His Music--El Alcalde del Barrio presents the first major retrospective of the 240 albums recorded by Joe Cuba, the Father of Latin boogaloo, and was released in February 2010 to commemorate the one year anniversary of his passing.Gilberto Navarro was ...

Jazz

Label: Fania
Released: 2009
Track listing: Esp

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ray Barretto: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan

Although both of his parents were full-blooded Puerto Ricans, Ray Barretto was as American as they come. Born in Brooklyn, by the age of seven he had already resided in that borough, as well as Spanish Harlem and the Bronx. His biological lineage, combined with the place he was born and raised, gives new meaning to ...

The Player: A Man and his Music

Label: Fania
Released: 2007
Track listing: Fuego En El Barrio; The Hustler; El Malo; El Titan; Che-Che Col

The Best of La Lupe

Label: Fania
Released: 2007

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Willie Colon: The Player: A Man and his Music

Read "The Player: A Man and his Music" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

This two-disc overview of the work of the trombonist, vocalist, and composer Willie Colón presents a musically convincing case that Colón was to the history of Latin music what Don Drummond was to Jamaican ska and J.J. Johnson was to jazz. If the preceding suggests a holy trinity, note that all three had a fervor frequently ...

El Gigante Del Teclado

Label: Fania
Released: 2006
Track listing: La Hija De Lola; La Llave Y El Candao; Sedante De Rhumba; Que Se Vaya; El Mundo Esta Bien-El Loco Soy Yo; Coco; El Pan Sobao


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