Puro Teatro

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395080117
  • Catalog Number: 8011
  • Sales rank: 56,209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Con El Diablo en el Cuerpo (2:14)
  2. 2 Fiebre (2:45)
  3. 3 Alma Llanera (2:00)
  4. 4 No Quiero Mas (2:29)
  5. 5 Que Te Pedí (4:17)
  6. 6 Bomba Na' Ma' (2:45)
  7. 7 Elube Chango (2:10)
  8. 8 Lola (2:11)
  9. 9 El Pajarillo (3:05)
  10. 10 Viva Mi Tristeza (3:19)
  11. 11 Los Carreteros (3:01)
  12. 12 Jugando Mama, Jugando (2:19)
  13. 13 Amor Ciego (2:47)
  14. 14 Oriente (4:04)
  15. 15 Jala-Jala Panameño Medley (3:09)
  16. 16 El Amo (2:22)
  17. 17 Golpe Tocuyano (3:15)
  18. 18 Canto a Caracas (2:49)
  19. 19 Barlovento (2:00)
  20. 20 El Carbonero (2:11)
  21. 21 America (2:06)
  22. 22 El Cascabel (1:59)
  23. 23 Si Vuelves Tu (3:13)
  24. 24 Que Bueno Boogaloo (2:44)
  25. 25 Te Voy A Contar Mi Vida (1:54)
  26. 26 La Tirana (3:03)
  27. 27 Fever (2:43)
  28. 28 Este Ritmo Sabrosón (1:47)
  29. 29 Bembe Pata Pata (3:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Guantanamera A La Virgen de Guadalupe (3:02)
  2. 2 Carcajada Final (2:54)
  3. 3 Me Siento Guajira (2:52)
  4. 4 That's The Way It's Gonna Be (2:47)
  5. 5 Puro Teatro (2:56)
  6. 6 Fijense (2:29)
  7. 7 Toitica Tuya (2:12)
  8. 8 Saraycoco (3:04)
  9. 9 Bring it On Home To Me (2:59)
  10. 10 Once We Loved (3:29)
  11. 11 Como Acostumbro/My Way (3:18)
  12. 12 Por Caridad (2:32)
  13. 13 Chumba La Chumba (2:05)
  14. 14 El Malo (2:37)
  15. 15 Ingrato Corazón (2:19)
  16. 16 Cubana Caliente (2:33)
  17. 17 Vagabundo (3:37)
  18. 18 Puedes Decir de Mi (2:45)
  19. 19 Lo Que Paso, Paso (3:32)
  20. 20 Palo Mayimbe (3:13)
  21. 21 Juan Manuel (2:48)
  22. 22 La Mala de la Película (2:48)
  23. 23 Eres Malo y Te Amo (2:31)
  24. 24 Changó (3:52)
  25. 25 Porque Así Es Que Tanía Que Ser (4:28)
  26. 26 Amor Verdadero (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
La 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
La 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
Alex Abrash Remastering
Augusto Alguero Jr. 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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