CD Rough Guide to Salsa Gold [Slipcase] (CD 1330762),
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Rough Guide to Salsa Gold [Slipcase]

  • 1. Severa - Cortijo y Su Combo/Ismael Rivera
    2. Mi Ritmo Llego - Lalo Rodrguez/Machito y Su Orquesta
    3. Estoy Como Nunca - Libre/Manny Oquendo
    4. Magdalena - Orquesta La Conspiracion
    5. Feo Como el Oso - Louie Ramirez
    6. Con el Agua al Cuello - Orquesta Revolucin '70
    7. Guaguanc Para Los Pollos - Hector Rivera
    8. Fruko a lo Compadre - Fruko y Sus Tesos
    9. Doa Paula - Orquesta Dee Jay
    10. Sabidura - Orquesta Narvaez
    11. Dejame un Lado - Wayne Gorbea y Su Conjunto Salsa
    12. Somos Iguales - Conjunto Clasico/Tito Nieves
    13. Campesino - Ray Martinez
    14. No Quedo Ni el Gato - Zaperoko
    15. [CD-Rom Track]
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 331209

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Pablo Yglesias.
    The 1970s were the golden age for salsa, the New York-based style that brought together Latin music and made it cool. This compilation harks back to that time, with big names like Machito and Fruko (whose "Fruko a Lo Compadre" smokes). If it just did that, it would make a fine primer, but by digging a little deeper, this disc offers a fuller picture of salsa -- a style that remains perennially popular. So, alongside a Louie Ramirez there's Orquesta Dee Jay, whose "Dona Paula" shows that they should have been much better known. Overall, it's the kind of record that could convert unbelievers to the salsa cause, with all tracks the crme de la crme, firing on all cylinders and that percolating salsa groove, and with some sparkling brass work. It captures a time when salsa was still fresh, the bands often wildly inventive and willing to try new things. ~ Chris Nickson

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (pp.46-47) - "A comprehensive look at calypso's golden era, spanning from the 1920s to 1980s, the collection includes many tunes that have gone on to become global hits for other artists."
    Dirty Linen (4-5/01, p.81) - "...They not only show the incredible diversity that exists in the music of the world, but they are a classy job in other respects....containing extensive liner notes and high-quality music..."
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