Hammock House: Africa Caribe

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The first disc of Hammock House: Africa Caribe consists of an elaborate and sprawling DJ mix from Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, who was loaned the Fania label's multi-track tapes. Claussell's aim was to create a journey, and he did so by manipulating original material from the likes of Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, Eddie Palmieri, and Rubén Blades and Willie Colón -- sometimes with overdubs -- and adding some of his own productions, including one with a contemporary vocalist who sounds nothing like a Fania artist. Some of Claussell's embellishments and original material stick out; they're rather heavy-handed. However, the whole set is hypnotic, and it's a unique way to approach...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The first disc of Hammock House: Africa Caribe consists of an elaborate and sprawling DJ mix from Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, who was loaned the Fania label's multi-track tapes. Claussell's aim was to create a journey, and he did so by manipulating original material from the likes of Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, Eddie Palmieri, and Rubén Blades and Willie Colón -- sometimes with overdubs -- and adding some of his own productions, including one with a contemporary vocalist who sounds nothing like a Fania artist. Some of Claussell's embellishments and original material stick out; they're rather heavy-handed. However, the whole set is hypnotic, and it's a unique way to approach the label. Claussell is truly the only producer/DJ who should have been given this level of creative freedom with the Fania catalog. Disc two features nine of Claussell's remixes in complete, unmixed form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395080049
  • Catalog Number: 08004
  • Sales rank: 136,715

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Exodus - Ray Barretto (0:17)
  2. 2 Vamos a La Loma - Mental Remedy (2:22)
  3. 3 Over the Horizon Sound Scape - Mental Remedy (0:17)
  4. 4 Changó - Celia Cruz (0:11)
  5. 5 Changó - Celia Cruz (5:11)
  6. 6 Changó - Celia Cruz (0:53)
  7. 7 African Fantasy - Lou Perez (6:29)
  8. 8 Highest Good - Eddie Palmieri (0:05)
  9. 9 Highest Good - Eddie Palmieri (6:42)
  10. 10 Eddie's Piano - Eddie Palmieri (0:12)
  11. 11 Undeniable Love - Jaidene Veda (3:59)
  12. 12 Mambo Mongo (6:48)
  13. 13 Mambo Mongo (0:04)
  14. 14 Lucumí - Eddie Palmieri (4:13)
  15. 15 Studio Talk (0:03)
  16. 16 Studio Talk (0:04)
  17. 17 Studio Talk (0:04)
  18. 18 Studio Talk (0:05)
  19. 19 Studio Talk (0:06)
  20. 20 Studio Talk (0:04)
  21. 21 Siembra - Willie Colón (7:05)
  22. 22 Siembra - Willie Colón (0:31)
  23. 23 Funk Down (8:04)
  24. 24 Yoruba Chant/Mi Congo Te Llama - Eddie Palmieri (0:07)
  25. 25 Yoruba Chant/Mi Congo Te Llama [Versi - Eddie Palmieri (0:06)
  26. 26 Yoruba Chant/Mi Congo Te Llama - Eddie Palmieri (0:04)
  27. 27 Yoruba Chant/Mi Congo Te Llama Medley: Prayer to Ozaine/Theme to Ozaine - Eddie Palmieri (6:57)
  28. 28 O Mi Shangó (6:47)
  29. 29 Me Voy Ahora - Ismael Miranda (3:51)
  30. 30 Rumba de Nueva York Outro (0:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 African Fantasy - Lou Perez (8:03)
  2. 2 Undeniable Love - Jaidene Veda (6:52)
  3. 3 Mambo Mongo (7:02)
  4. 4 Changó - Celia Cruz (6:59)
  5. 5 Lucumí - Eddie Palmieri (6:22)
  6. 6 Exodus - Ray Barretto (10:59)
  7. 7 O Mi Shangó (7:07)
  8. 8 Mi Congo Te Llama - Eddie Palmieri (6:58)
  9. 9 Me Voy Ahora - Ismael Miranda (7:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell Primary Artist, Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Hand Clapping, Quica
Joe Claussell Indexed Contributor
José "Cochi" Claussell Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Hand Clapping, Cajon, Ngoma, Shaker, Shekere, Tumbadora
Eddie Bobe Shekere
Spencer Davis Strings
Mark Shim Saxophone
Bennett Paster Organ, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Pedro Martínez Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jaidene Veda Vocals, Background Vocals
Román Díaz Choir, Chorus
Ileana Santamaria Choir, Chorus
Luques Curtis Ampeg Baby Bass
Mike Rodriguez Trumpet
Josh Cummings Keyboards
Yosvani Terry Saxophone
Colleen Richardson Strings
Asante Kim Bass
Choco Gómez Bass
Jay Noel Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Composer
Charlie Palmieri Composer
Lou Perez Composer
Nelson Ned Composer
José "Cochi" Claussell Producer
Ernest Gold Composer
Rogelio Martínez Composer
Eddie Palmieri Composer
Mongo Santamaría Composer
Spencer Davis String Overdubs
Alex Abrash Mastering
Bennett Paster Composer, Producer
Fran Cathcart Engineer
Jaidene Veda Composer
Strath Shepard Art Direction
William Allen Composer
Hernan H. Rodriguez Composer
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Remixing, drum programming, Track Notes
Rene Palmieri Composer
Colleen Richardson String Overdubs
Andy Battaglia Liner Notes
Jay Noel Horn Overdubs
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