20th Century Masters - Millennium Collection: The Best of el Chicano

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All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of Universal's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection, the 12-track Best of El Chicano disc highlights the group's best-known material released in the early to mid-'70s. While the group has often been compared to Santana, they were a much tighter outfit, bypassing extended jams and sticking closely to their combined roots of soul, salsa, and Latin jazz. Beyond their two genre-defining hit singles, "Brown-Eyed Girl" 1972 and "Tell Her She's Lovely" 1973, the collection includes such album tracks as "Viva Tirado," "The Latin One," and "Juntos," mixed with boogaloo-tinged Latin jazz written by Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, and Ray Barretto. Along with Cannibal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of Universal's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection, the 12-track Best of El Chicano disc highlights the group's best-known material released in the early to mid-'70s. While the group has often been compared to Santana, they were a much tighter outfit, bypassing extended jams and sticking closely to their combined roots of soul, salsa, and Latin jazz. Beyond their two genre-defining hit singles, "Brown-Eyed Girl" 1972 and "Tell Her She's Lovely" 1973, the collection includes such album tracks as "Viva Tirado," "The Latin One," and "Juntos," mixed with boogaloo-tinged Latin jazz written by Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, and Ray Barretto. Along with Cannibal & the Headhunters and the Premiers, el Chicano were among the first generation of Hispanic rockers to gain national attention and break out of the local East Los Angeles scene of the '60s and '70s. It's encouraging that their music is finally being given the proper attention it deserves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498629499
  • Catalog Number: 000294602
  • Sales rank: 18,289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Viva Tirado (4:43)
  2. 2 Brown Eyed Girl (3:58)
  3. 3 El Cayuco (3:07)
  4. 4 Tell Her She's Lovely (3:54)
  5. 5 The Latin One (4:41)
  6. 6 Sabor a Mi (3:19)
  7. 7 Juntos (3:51)
  8. 8 (Se Fue Mi) Cha Chita (3:46)
  9. 9 Cubano Chant (5:33)
  10. 10 Cantaloupe Island (6:11)
  11. 11 Ahora Si (3:59)
  12. 12 Gringo en Mexico (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
El Chicano Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ray Barretto Composer
Tito Puente Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Gerald Wilson Composer
David Batteau Composer
Wendy Waldman Composer
Alvaro Carrillo Composer
El Chicano Composer
Tom Catalano Producer
John DeLuna Composer
Bobby Espinosa Producer
Mickey Lespron Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Van Morrison Composer
Don Buday Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Andre Baeza Composer, Producer
Johnny Musso Producer
Billy Watson Producer
Michael Lespron Composer, Producer
Alfredo Sánchez Composer
Robert Espinosa Composer
Eddie Davis Producer
Scott Schinder Liner Notes
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