Putumayo Presents: Latin Party

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some compilations don't really live up to what their titles advertise. A compilation might bill itself as metal-oriented when the material barely qualifies as hard rock; or, it might bill itself as '50s doo wop when the selections have more to do with '50s rockabilly. But Putumayo Presents: Latin Party really does deliver what its title promises. This is Latin music that is also party music, and a festive mood prevails throughout this 48-minute CD. Of course, the term "Latin music" can mean a wide variety of things; Latin music is everything from Mexican norte?o to Brazilian samba to Venezuelan joropo. But in the case of Putumayo Presents: Latin Party, Latin usually ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some compilations don't really live up to what their titles advertise. A compilation might bill itself as metal-oriented when the material barely qualifies as hard rock; or, it might bill itself as '50s doo wop when the selections have more to do with '50s rockabilly. But Putumayo Presents: Latin Party really does deliver what its title promises. This is Latin music that is also party music, and a festive mood prevails throughout this 48-minute CD. Of course, the term "Latin music" can mean a wide variety of things; Latin music is everything from Mexican norteño to Brazilian samba to Venezuelan joropo. But in the case of Putumayo Presents: Latin Party, Latin usually means tropical. Afro-Cuban salsa is a prominent ingredient on many of the tracks, including Luis Mangual's "Son de Nueva York," Cecilia Noel's "Así Se Compone un Son," Mas Bajo's "Rico Montuno," and the Brooklyn Funk Essentials' "Big Apple Boogaloo" which favors the sort of Latin jazz/boogaloo groove associated with Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers. But Colombian-style cumbia is the orientation on Fruko's "Cumbia del Caribe," while the Kumbia Kings' "Mi Gente" combines elements of cumbia, funk, and reggae. And a salsa/ska hybrid prevails on Ska Cubano's intriguing arrangement of the Afro-Cuban standard "Yiri Yiri Bon." Nonetheless, Putumayo Presents: Latin Party isn't quite as far-reaching stylistically as it could have been. The disc could have been even more diverse if Putumayo had strayed from the tropical orientation more and included, for example, some Mexican banda or Afro-Brazilian music both of which could have fit in with the party mood. But even so, this disc achieves a fair amount of stylistic diversity while remaining true to its basic theme -- and it does so with selections that are generally solid and in some cases, excellent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248030029
  • Catalog Number: 300
  • Sales rank: 25,773

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Apple Boogaloo - Brooklyn Funk Essentials (4:06)
  2. 2 Buena Suerta - Raul Paz (3:38)
  3. 3 Son de Nueva York - Luis Mangual (5:56)
  4. 4 Electric Boogaloo - Yerba Buena (4:01)
  5. 5 Rico Montuno - Mas Bajo (3:58)
  6. 6 Asi Se Compone Un Son - Cecilia Noel (4:31)
  7. 7 Las Calles de Medellín - Coffee Makers (4:52)
  8. 8 Cumbia del Caribe - Fruko y Orquesta (3:19)
  9. 9 Mi Gente - A.B. Quintanilla III (3:22)
  10. 10 Regi Bugalú - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (3:16)
  11. 11 Ni Tilingo Ni Titingo - Orquesta Lo Nuestro (2:51)
  12. 12 Yírí Yírí Bon - Ska Cubano (4:30)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ismael Miranda Composer
Chivirico Davila Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer, Song Selection
Lati Kronlund Composer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations, Cover Art
Luis Mangual Composer
Edmundo Arias Composer
Raul Paz Composer
A.B. Quintanilla III Composer
Asfru Sierra Composer
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Raúl Pacheco Composer
Jiro Yamaguchi Composer
Lane Gibson Mastering
Luigi Giraldo Composer
Nir Seroussi Composer
Silvestre Méndez Composer
D. Bueno Composer
I. Padron Composer
W. Holland Composer
Justin Poree Composer
A. Levin Composer
Andres Arango Composer
Raul Henriquez Serrano Composer
Maxime Bellanger Composer
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