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Caminando
     

Caminando

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by Rubén Blades y Son del Solar
 

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After an exploration away from the mainstream of salsa that would last nearly ten years, beginning with the release of 1984's Buscando América, Rubén Blades fans who missed the coro-shouting, compana-banging fun of his Fania years will rejoice in Caminando. Though a contemporary release, with plenty of contemporary influence, Blades' playlist on this

Overview

After an exploration away from the mainstream of salsa that would last nearly ten years, beginning with the release of 1984's Buscando América, Rubén Blades fans who missed the coro-shouting, compana-banging fun of his Fania years will rejoice in Caminando. Though a contemporary release, with plenty of contemporary influence, Blades' playlist on this record is much more salsa than fusion. From the rollicking, joyful title cut, to the slinky, trombone-driven Colón-esque "Prohibido Olvidar," the Rubén Blades made famous in the dancehalls is back, if but for a short time. The production on Caminando is unique to other Blades productions. The treatment of his voice has a hollow, retro quality that is curious and yet charming. The band, comprised mostly of his recent Seis del Solar cohorts, Ralph Irizarry, Robby Ameen, Oscar Hernandez, Eddy Montalvo, and others, sounds warm and classic. Perhaps it is the tonality of the record, or maybe 1991 was a great year for writing, but nearly every selection features coros and hooks that are more top-of-the-lungs shoutable than anywhere else in the artist's huge catalog. Though Blades would soon return to the Latin fusion experimentation that would characterize the rest of his career, this brief return to the music that made him famous is pure gold.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/1991
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0037628059325
catalogNumber:
80593

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Performance Credits

Rubén Blades y Son del Solar   Primary Artist
Rubén Blades   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tito Allen   Choir, Chorus
Robby Ameen   Drums
Oscar Hernandez   Synthesizer,Piano
Ralph Irizarry   Timbales
Renaldo Jorge   Trombone
Eddy Montalvo   Conga
Arturo Ortiz   Synthesizer
Angel Papo Vasquez   Trombone
Michael Vinas   Bass
Ray Colon   Bongos
Porfirio Fernández   Tamboura,Guiro

Technical Credits

Jon Fausty   Engineer
Oscar Hernandez   Arranger
Arturo Ortiz   Programming
Angel Papo Vasquez   Arranger
Michael Vinas   Arranger
Sammy Velasquez   Engineer

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Caminando 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i recommend this cd too all salsa lovers sound quality is reall good too great stuff