Puro Teatro

Puro Teatro

by La Lupe
     
 
This massive two-disc compilation -- 55 songs and over two-and-a-half hours -- is one in a superb series of similar best-ofs from the reanimated Fania label. Taking its title from one her most popular songs, Puro Teatro is a fitting tribute to one of the wildest, most uncontrollable force-of-nature vocalists in the history of Latin music. Unlike the relatively

Overview

This massive two-disc compilation -- 55 songs and over two-and-a-half hours -- is one in a superb series of similar best-ofs from the reanimated Fania label. Taking its title from one her most popular songs, Puro Teatro is a fitting tribute to one of the wildest, most uncontrollable force-of-nature vocalists in the history of Latin music. Unlike the relatively restrained joy of Celia Cruz, La Lupe's songs, whether manically uptempo boogaloo numbers, Latinized remakes of pop hits ( "Fever," "That's the Way It's Gonna Be," "Bring It on Home to Me," "My Way," recast as "Como Acustombro") or fervid ballads, went right up to the edge and frequently toppled right over it. Backed by the crack Afro-Cuban band of Mongo Santamaría at the beginning of her career, she also employed strings for a Shirley Bassey-esque feel on slower numbers. Songs like "La Reina" and her remake of "Fever" have so much fire and energy they launch out of the speakers like flaming arrows. While her astonishingly thick accent can make her seem like self-parody at times, her music becomes irresistible and astonishing when you surrender to the passion of her performances. And while she performed show tunes, pop hits, and florid love songs with titles like "Eres Malo y Te Amo" ("You're Evil and I Love You"), she also frequently closed her albums with percussion-heavy, traditional chants reflecting her Santeria faith. All sides of La Lupe are present on this double disc, and it's a must-hear for any fan of Latin music or female singers, period.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2010
Label:
Fania
UPC:
0846395080117
catalogNumber:
8011

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Con El Diablo en el Cuerpo
  2. Fiebre
  3. Alma Llanera
  4. No Quiero Mas
  5. Que Te Pedí
  6. Bomba Na' Ma'
  7. Elube Chango
  8. Lola
  9. El Pajarillo
  10. Viva Mi Tristeza
  11. Los Carreteros
  12. Jugando Mama, Jugando
  13. Amor Ciego
  14. Oriente
  15. Jala-Jala Panameño Medley
  16. El Amo
  17. Golpe Tocuyano
  18. Canto a Caracas
  19. Barlovento
  20. El Carbonero
  21. America
  22. El Cascabel
  23. Si Vuelves Tu
  24. Que Bueno Boogaloo
  25. Te Voy A Contar Mi Vida
  26. La Tirana
  27. Fever
  28. Este Ritmo Sabrosón
  29. Bembe Pata Pata

Disc 2

  1. Guantanamera A La Virgen de Guadalupe
  2. Carcajada Final
  3. Me Siento Guajira
  4. That's The Way It's Gonna Be
  5. Puro Teatro
  6. Fijense
  7. Toitica Tuya
  8. Saraycoco
  9. Bring it On Home To Me
  10. Once We Loved
  11. Como Acostumbro/My Way
  12. Por Caridad
  13. Chumba La Chumba
  14. El Malo
  15. Ingrato Corazón
  16. Cubana Caliente
  17. Vagabundo
  18. Puedes Decir de Mi
  19. Lo Que Paso, Paso
  20. Palo Mayimbe
  21. Juan Manuel
  22. La Mala de la Película
  23. Eres Malo y Te Amo
  24. Changó
  25. Porque Así Es Que Tanía Que Ser
  26. Amor Verdadero

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lupe   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Bob Gibson   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Edú Lobo   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
René Touzet   Composer
Lupe   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Ismael Miranda   Composer
Julio Gutierrez   Composer
Rafael Solano   Composer
Javier Vazquez   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Rafael DaVila   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Demoraes   Composer
Alfredo Gil   Composer
Ivan Fernandez   Composer
Augusto Alguero   Composer
C. Alonso Curet   Composer
Lorenzo Barcelata   Composer
Ramon Marrero   Composer
Eduardo Serrano   Composer
Manuel Sanchez Acosta   Composer
Gabriel Luna de la Fuente   Composer
Ramon Espigul   Composer
Billo Frometa   Composer
Lupe Yoli   Composer
Pedro Elias Gutiérrez   Composer
Matt Rogers   Liner Notes
William Garcia   Composer
Fernando Mulens   Composer
E. Cooley   Composer
Alberto Rivera   Composer
Paul Muriat   Composer
Ram Maumody   Composer
Tino Carrasco   Composer
Marco Chiriboga   Composer
Diomides Nuñez   Composer
C.T. Avila   Composer

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