Grandes Exitos

Grandes Exitos

by Joe Arroyo
     
 

You can't go wrong with Joe Arroyo. Since 1980, when he stormed upon the scene with his band La Verdad (the Truth), Arroyo has reigned as Colombia's king sonero. Witness his strident vocals on a classic like "Rebelión," a black pride anthem in the Spanish-speaking world and just one of his more famous pegaditas (slammin' hits): It's instantly exciting…  See more details below

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You can't go wrong with Joe Arroyo. Since 1980, when he stormed upon the scene with his band La Verdad (the Truth), Arroyo has reigned as Colombia's king sonero. Witness his strident vocals on a classic like "Rebelión," a black pride anthem in the Spanish-speaking world and just one of his more famous pegaditas (slammin' hits): It's instantly exciting when Arroyo leaps into an improvisational run as electrifying as dropping a hair dryer in the bathtub. "Get your hands off that black woman" is the kind of ultimatum only Joe can deliver (perhaps James Brown's mix of cockiness and militancy comes close). Meanwhile, rugged movers such as "Mary" proved that Arroyo could hold his own with improvisational vocalists from anywhere in the salsa realm. What truly sets Arroyo apart is the broad stylistic base this bandleader, composer, and arranger brings to his music. Colombian salsa has a strong cumbia flavor -- as on "Te Quiero Mas" -- but Arroyo has added elements from all over the Caribbean. Haitian compas, merengue from the Dominican Republic, even soca and reggae find their way into his instantly recognizable mix. Some even call it Joe-son.

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All Music Guide - Earl Simmons
Joe Arroyo's Grandes Exitos features 12 of his career favorites, including "Te Quiero Mas," "Rebelion," "Mary," "Vuelve," and "La Noche."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Discos Fuentes
UPC:
0696211100426
catalogNumber:
11004

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