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Latin Music USA

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Intended as something of a concise soundtrack to the PBS TV special of the same name, Latin Music USA makes no claim to be definitive or even representative of this vast genre. Instead, it concentrates on the most familiar and the biggest sellers, focusing on artists and tracks that successfully crossed over to the mainstream. That's probably the only way a collection as diverse as this can get by and make any sense, and the producers were smart to divide the program into four themes to make their case stronger. The "Bridges" section includes early tracks by mega-influences Tito Puente, Pérez Prado, and Tito Rodríguez; "The Salsa Revolution" narrows the focus to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Intended as something of a concise soundtrack to the PBS TV special of the same name, Latin Music USA makes no claim to be definitive or even representative of this vast genre. Instead, it concentrates on the most familiar and the biggest sellers, focusing on artists and tracks that successfully crossed over to the mainstream. That's probably the only way a collection as diverse as this can get by and make any sense, and the producers were smart to divide the program into four themes to make their case stronger. The "Bridges" section includes early tracks by mega-influences Tito Puente, Pérez Prado, and Tito Rodríguez; "The Salsa Revolution" narrows the focus to proto-salsa by Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Héctor Lavoe, and Celia Cruz; "The Chicano Wave" broadens the music's reach by allowing tracks by Santana and highly regarded Linda Ronstadt who recorded a series of Spanish-language albums, as well as Selena and La Mafia; and "Divas & Superstars" predictably features Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, and, to bring things up to date, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull. By keeping the roster so scattered musically, Latin Music USA doesn't always make for coherent listening, but it does prove its point that Latin music both incorporates all of America's other major musical strains jazz, country, rock, etc. and, in turn, puts its own stamp on so much of what is recorded outside of the Latin arena, which despite its influence, still remains ghettoized by marketers and media in its purest forms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2009
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 886976036027
  • Catalog Number: 76036
  • Sales rank: 177,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pa' Los Rumberos - Tito Puente (3:22)
  2. 2 Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - Pérez Prado (3:00)
  3. 3 Me Lo Dijo Adela - Tito Rodriguez (2:56)
  4. 4 Ché Ché Colé - Willie Colón (3:29)
  5. 5 Pedro Navaja - Rubén Blades (7:22)
  6. 6 El Cantante - Héctor Lavoe (10:23)
  7. 7 Químbara - Celia Cruz (4:48)
  8. 8 Amor Prohibido - Selena (2:50)
  9. 9 Un Millón de Rosas - La Mafia (3:30)
  10. 10 Soul Sacrifice - Santana (6:37)
  11. 11 Por Un Amor - Linda Ronstadt (2:59)
  12. 12 Rhythm is Gonna Get You - Gloria Estefan (3:57)
  13. 13 Cup of Life - Ricky Martin (4:38)
  14. 14 Dímelo (I Need to Know) - Marc Anthony (3:49)
  15. 15 Anthem - Lil Jon (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Smits Narrator
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Composer
Willie Colón Composer
Tito Puente Composer
Gloria Estefan Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Gregg Rolie Composer
Pete Astudillo Composer
Calixto Ochoa Composer
Marc Anthony Composer
Marcus Malone Composer
Carlos Santana Composer
Robi Rosa Composer
Gilberto Parra Composer
Luis Gómez Escolar Composer
Enrique García Composer
Armando Larrinaga Composer
Junior Cepeda Composer
Oscar Diaz Remastering
Robert Blades Composer
A.B. Quintanilla III Composer
Leila Cobo Liner Notes
David Brown Composer
Jonathan Smith Composer
Daniel McCabe Producer
Louis Louiguy Composer
Armando Christian Perez Composer
R. Reilly Kotsch Composer
Anjeannette Chirino Composer
Guillermo Page Executive Producer
David Mack Composer
Otilio Portal Composer
Cory Rooney Composer
Debbie Abadia Graphic Design, Layout
Adriana Bosch Producer, Senior Producer
James Adame Graphic Design
Elizabeth Deane Executive Producer
Laurens Grant Producer
John J. Valadez Producer
Joe Cardona Producer
Jeremy Marre Producer
Wilfrido Carmelo Martinez Mattos Composer
Robin M. Santos Director, Marketing
Pamela A. Aguilar Producer
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