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Ponte Duro: The Fania All Stars Story

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All Music Guide - John Bush
A gargantuan set for a gargantuan collective, Ponte Duro: The Fania All Stars Story presents a portrait of the salsa supergroup that has never been seen before -- at least not in one place. Including three discs of live material and one disc of studio material, it mirrors the scope of their long career and, although it doesn't include much that's new or unheard, it's a good way to understand the group in a single package. Expanding from New York to around the world, from San Juan and Havana to Zaire and Japan, the Fania All-Stars' live material was always the highlight of their discography, and here's it's right at the front, nearly four hours of it. Meanwhile, the non-live ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
A gargantuan set for a gargantuan collective, Ponte Duro: The Fania All Stars Story presents a portrait of the salsa supergroup that has never been seen before -- at least not in one place. Including three discs of live material and one disc of studio material, it mirrors the scope of their long career and, although it doesn't include much that's new or unheard, it's a good way to understand the group in a single package. Expanding from New York to around the world, from San Juan and Havana to Zaire and Japan, the Fania All-Stars' live material was always the highlight of their discography, and here's it's right at the front, nearly four hours of it. Meanwhile, the non-live sides reflect their studio power, although material from their Columbia years during the late '70s was not licensed for use. (Most fans won't consider that a tragedy.) The live material from concerts in Cuba, Zaire, and Japan is rare (although all of it originally appeared on LP), so fans could just as easily pick up a couple of the best live albums for roughly the same price, but between the five hours of music and the interesting essay and priceless photos, Ponte Duro is a fine release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395080100
  • Catalog Number: 8010
  • Sales rank: 27,282

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction Theme (2:44)
  2. 2 Noche (7:00)
  3. 3 Guatacando (12:43)
  4. 4 Richie's Bag (5:07)
  5. 5 Kikapoo Joy Juice (4:45)
  6. 6 If This World Were Mine (3:12)
  7. 7 Introduction Theme (5:27)
  8. 8 Descarga Fania (9:10)
  9. 9 Anacaona (7:17)
  10. 10 Que Barbaridad (5:55)
  11. 11 Quitate Tú (16:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Intro (0:55)
  2. 2 Estrellas De Fania (7:24)
  3. 3 El Raton [ (6:49)
  4. 4 Pueblo Latino [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (November (6:42)
  5. 5 Soy Guajiro [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (November 19 (5:58)
  6. 6 Mi Gente [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (November 1973) (6:26)
  7. 7 Que Rico Suena Mi Tambor [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (4:13)
  8. 8 Hermandad Fania (7:18)
  9. 9 Bemba Colora [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (November 1 (11:48)
  10. 10 Soul Makossa [Live At Coliseo Robert Clemente, San Juan, PR (November 1 (5:43)
  11. 11 Congo Bongo (10:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Guantanamera (4:55)
  2. 2 Noche De Ronda (1:12)
  3. 3 Ponte Duro (9:12)
  4. 4 Mi Debilidad (5:25)
  5. 5 Picadillo (4:32)
  6. 6 Cucala - Ismael Rivera (6:45)
  7. 7 Toro Mata (5:48)
  8. 8 Mi Gente/Barbaraso [Live At Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba (March 1979 (6:15)
  9. 9 Meneame La Cuna (5:15)
  10. 10 Borinquen Tiene Montuno [Live At Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, PR (J (8:08)
  11. 11 Intro Of Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder (2:20)
  12. 12 Quitate Tu/Hang On Sloopy - Stevie Wonder (18:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Country Girl -- City Man [L (2:10)
  2. 2 Red Garter Strut (2:10)
  3. 3 Viva Tirado (5:20)
  4. 4 Smoke (4:03)
  5. 5 There You Go (3:09)
  6. 6 Mama Güela (2:53)
  7. 7 Cara De Payaso (3:50)
  8. 8 Los Muchachos De Belen (4:44)
  9. 9 Guajira Para Los Pollos (6:34)
  10. 10 La Borinqueña (2:12)
  11. 11 Dinamita (4:52)
  12. 12 Back To My Roots (8:06)
  13. 13 La Tierra No Es Pa' La Guerra (5:24)
  14. 14 Guajira Con Tumbao (5:15)
  15. 15 Isla Del Encanto (4:25)
  16. 16 Me Voy Pa' Moron (4:09)
  17. 17 Bamboleo (5:32)
  18. 18 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fania All-Stars Primary Artist
Ray Barretto Conga, Soloist
Rubén Blades Vocals, Background Vocals
Willie Colón Trombone, Bass Trumpet, Vocals, Soloist
Larry Harlow Piano, Electric Piano, fender rhodes
Johnny Pacheco Flute, Percussion, Castanets, Conductor, Leader, Maracas, Vocals, Background Vocals, Master of Ceremonies, Chant, Guiro, Soloist
Ricardo Ray Piano, Vocals
Bobby Valentín Bass, Trumpet, Background Vocals
Gato Barbieri Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Jan Hammer Keyboards, Hammond B3
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Yomo Toro Guitar, cuatro
Jorge Santana Guitar
Cheo Feliciano Vocals, Background Vocals
Tito Nieves Background Vocals
Wilfrido Vargas Valve Trombone, Vocals
Joe Bataan Vocals
Celia Cruz Vocals
Manu Dibango Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Soloist
Ismael Miranda Vocals, Background Vocals
Ismael Rivera Vocals
Papo Vazquez Trombone
Juan Bautista Background Vocals
José Fajardo Flute, Soloist
Héctor Lavoe Vocals, Background Vocals
Justo Betancourt Vocals
Ed Byrne Trombone
Hector Casanova Maracas, Background Vocals
Jay Chattaway Conductor
Billy Cobham Drums
Santos Colon Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Cruz Vocals
Sal Cuevas Bass
Ray de la Paz Background Vocals
Jimmy Delgado Timbales
Yayo el Indio Background Vocals
Jose Gazmey Bass
Idris Muhammad Drums
Ismael Quintana Maracas, Vocals
Lewis Kahn Trombone, Violin, Timbales
Papo Lucca Piano, Vocals
Nicky Marrero Percussion, Drums, Timbales, Background Vocals, Timbalitos
Nancy O'Neill Vocals, Background Vocals
Luis "Perico" Ortíz Trumpet, Soloist
Eddie Palmieri Piano
Victor Paz Trumpet, Soloist
Louie Ramirez Vibes
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez Vocals, Guiro
Roberto Roena Bongos, Vocals, Guiro
Barry Rogers Trombone, Timbales, Soloist
Jimmy Sabater Timbales
Nestor Sanchez Background Vocals
Mongo Santamaría Conga, Soloist
Adalberto Santiago Vocals, Background Vocals
Larry Spencer Trumpet, Soloist
David Spinozza Guitar
Orestes Vilató Timbales
Stevie Wonder Keyboards, Vocals
Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela Trumpet, Soloist
Chivirico Davila Vocals
Nelson Gonzalez Tres
Tony Barrero Trumpet
Leopoldo Pineda Trombone
Cali Aleman Vocals, Background Vocals
Ralph Robles Trumpet
Luigi Texidor Vocals
Pupi Legarreta Violin, Soloist
Roberto Ortiz Background Vocals
Francisco Navarro Guitar, Classical Guitar
Elías Lopés Trumpet
Izzy Sanabria Master of Ceremonies
Pedro "Puchi" Boulong Trumpet
Juancito Torres Trumpet, Soloist
Anibal Vazquez Master of Ceremonies
Sid "Symphony Sid" Torrin Master of Ceremonies
Jose Rodrigues Trombone
Roberto Rodriguez Trumpet, Background Vocals, Soloist
Paquito Navarro Master of Ceremonies
Bobby Quesada Trumpet
Ralph Marzan Bongos
Harold Kohon's Ensemble Strings
Dick Sugar Master of Ceremonies
Herman Oliveras Background Vocals
Jorge Luis "Ito" Torres Trumpet
Reynaldo Jorge Trombone, Soloist
Ray Maldonado Trumpet, Soloist
Eddie Montalvo Conga
Felo Barrios Background Vocals
Eddie Drennon's Ensemble Strings
Dolores "La La" Brooks Vocals
Tay Maldonado Trumpet
Technical Credits
Pete Seeger Composer
Ray Barretto Composer
Larry Harlow Composer
Johnny Pacheco Composer
Charlie Palmieri Composer
Tito Puente Composer
Tito Rodriguez Composer
Bobby Valentín Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Edwin Starr Composer
Gerald Wilson Composer
Chip Taylor Composer
Manu Dibango Composer
Ismael Miranda Composer
Jahloul "Chico" Bouchikhi Composer
Jay Chattaway Arranger
Bobby Cruz Composer
Ted Daryll Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Antonio Fernandez Composer
Ismael Quintana Composer
Papo Lucca Composer
Nicky Marrero Composer, Whistle
Roberto Roena Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Nicolás Reyes Composer
Giraldo Piloto Composer
Wilfredo Figueroa Composer
Alex Abrash Remastering
C. Alonso Curet Composer
María Teresa Lara Composer
Tonino Baliardo Composer
Simon Díaz Composer
Jose Coaro Fumero Composer
Alberto Vera Composer
Richie Ray Composer
Leon Gast Engineer
Adolfo O'Reilly Composer
José Fernández Diaz Composer
J. Pacheco Composer
Jose Marti Composer
Julian Orbon Composer
D. Ervin Composer
Jose Luis Feliciano Composer
Jenaro "Heny" Álvarez Composer
Ramon Luis Rodríguez Morales Composer
Edwin Hernández Jr. Composer
Jose Herrera Composer
Manuel Jackson Composer
Gerard Grimaud Composer
Felix Astol Composer
Rogelio Rodrigues Liner Notes
Ricardo Maldonado Composer
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