Anthology

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For a man who cut as many records and worked with as many artists as Johnny Pacheco has -- as bandleader, collaborator, producer, and label boss -- a mere two CDs doesn't seem to be enough as a retrospective. Nonetheless, that's what we have in Anthology. It collects 28 album tracks from near the beginning of his career, from his stay at Alegre from 1961 to 1964, through his classic movement toward defining salsa in New York at Fania -- the powerhouse label he formed with Jerry Masucci -- from the mid-'60s through the '70s, and subsequent tracks through 1985 on Vaya. The material is arranged chronologically. Disc one leans heavily on the '60s, as it should, given the many ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For a man who cut as many records and worked with as many artists as Johnny Pacheco has -- as bandleader, collaborator, producer, and label boss -- a mere two CDs doesn't seem to be enough as a retrospective. Nonetheless, that's what we have in Anthology. It collects 28 album tracks from near the beginning of his career, from his stay at Alegre from 1961 to 1964, through his classic movement toward defining salsa in New York at Fania -- the powerhouse label he formed with Jerry Masucci -- from the mid-'60s through the '70s, and subsequent tracks through 1985 on Vaya. The material is arranged chronologically. Disc one leans heavily on the '60s, as it should, given the many hit singles Pacheco recorded -- but many are missing. Disc two's concentration is not so pointed. It continues through the '60s and moves all the way through the '80s, but leaves out many key songs from the '70s -- there are no performances with the Fania All-Stars, for example -- to fill in the picture of Pacheco's very direct involvement in the development of salsa. This is made more poignant by the fact that Anthology is almost a mirror image of 2006's double-disc Maestro: A Man and His Music, with two less cuts! Shortcomings aside, this is still a fine introduction to one of the most important and innovative figures in Latin music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395071337
  • Catalog Number: 71332
  • Sales rank: 134,286

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Melodia (3:04)
  2. 2 El Guiro De Macorina (2:56)
  3. 3 El Agua Del Clavelito (3:01)
  4. 4 Caramelo (2:51)
  5. 5 Pare Cochero (3:01)
  6. 6 Soy Guapo De Verdad (4:17)
  7. 7 Alto Songo (2:44)
  8. 8 Acuyuye (2:35)
  9. 9 Recuerdos De Arcano (2:52)
  10. 10 Fania (2:31)
  11. 11 Canonazo (2:44)
  12. 12 Dakar Punto Final (3:43)
  13. 13 El Mundo (3:07)
  14. 14 Dos Gardenias (4:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Soy Hijo Del Siboney (3:23)
  2. 2 Maria Cervantes (2:30)
  3. 3 La Esencia Del Guaguanco - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (4:06)
  4. 4 Dulce Con Dulce - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (4:28)
  5. 5 Viralo Al Reves (5:34)
  6. 6 Ponle Punto (3:22)
  7. 7 Quimbara - Celia Cruz (4:51)
  8. 8 Guaguanco Pa'l Que Sabe - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (4:57)
  9. 9 Solo Estoy - Luis "Melón" Silva (8:06)
  10. 10 Juliana - Daniel Santos (4:14)
  11. 11 La Dicha Mia - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (5:51)
  12. 12 Juaniquita - José Fajardo (4:45)
  13. 13 El Paso de Encarnacón - Rolando La Serie (4:24)
  14. 14 Los Compadres Seguirán - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Pacheco Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Noro Morales Composer
Johnny Pacheco Composer
Cuco Valoy Composer
Marcelino Guerra Composer
Louie Ramirez Composer
Roberto Puentes Composer
C. Alonso Curet Composer
Evaristo Aparicio Composer
Isolina Carrillo Composer
Junior Cepeda Composer
Felipe Yanez Composer
Luis Martinez Griñan Composer
Ernesto Lechner Liner Notes
I. Lopez Composer
Eddie Del Barrio Composer
Juan Mariano Romero Composer
Reinaldo Bolaños Composer
Pedro Pablo Aranzola Composer
Miguel Banguela Composer
Miguel Angel Pozo Composer
Jose A. Fajardo Ramos Composer
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