Agúzate

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The end of Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz's transition from virtuosic boogaloo cum R&B cum rock & roll group into a completely modernized, freewheeling salsa orchestra, 1970's Agúzate featured the entire collective hitting on all cylinders: the songs were exciting and Ray and Cruz's performances are clearly galvanizing the band throughout. There were few acknowledgements of the wider pop world -- aside from two covers, a quite good power ballad on the standard "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and a Latinized cover of "My Way," titled "A Mi Manera." Meanwhile, the knockout original material (including the title track and "Amparo Arrebato") proved that Ray and Cruz were ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The end of Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz's transition from virtuosic boogaloo cum R&B cum rock & roll group into a completely modernized, freewheeling salsa orchestra, 1970's Agúzate featured the entire collective hitting on all cylinders: the songs were exciting and Ray and Cruz's performances are clearly galvanizing the band throughout. There were few acknowledgements of the wider pop world -- aside from two covers, a quite good power ballad on the standard "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and a Latinized cover of "My Way," titled "A Mi Manera." Meanwhile, the knockout original material (including the title track and "Amparo Arrebato") proved that Ray and Cruz were never again going to be confused with a boogaloo novelty group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395090352
  • Catalog Number: 9035

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Agúzate - Bobby Cruz (6:17)
  2. 2 Amparo Arrebato - Bobby Cruz (4:58)
  3. 3 You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Bobby Cruz (4:18)
  4. 4 Vive Felíz - Bobby Cruz (5:05)
  5. 5 Guaguancó Raro - Bobby Cruz (6:21)
  6. 6 Traigo De Todo - Bobby Cruz (5:11)
  7. 7 Soul and Inspiration - Bobby Cruz (2:59)
  8. 8 A Mi Manera - Bobby Cruz (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz Primary Artist
Ricardo Ray Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Ricardo Ray Arranger, Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Bobby Cruz Arranger, Composer
Miguel Estivill Producer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Augusto Algueró Composer
Frank Gauna Cover Design
Russell Farnsworth Arranger
Jacques Revaux Composer
Claude François Composer
Gilles Thibaut Composer
Justi Barreto Composer
Fred Weinberg Engineer
Juan Moreno Velázquez Liner Notes
Alice Lanua Composer
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