Right On! Ahi Na' Ma!

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Pete Rodriguez was a couple years removed from "Pete's Boogaloo" in 1971, when he recorded Right On! Ahi Na' Ma!, and the album found him readily embracing the freewheeling descargas and guaguancos of salsa. Although he had lost a couple members of his long-standing band (which had been active in Spanish Harlem since the early '60s), the replacements acquitted themselves well, and the group's vocalists -- Alberto Gonzales along with his brothers Manny and Richie Rodriguez -- formed just the anchor needed for a good salsa LP. "Aprende a Bailar" is a torrid opener, with excellent work from all quarters: Pete's piano, heavy-weight brass, and intricate percussion. There were no ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Pete Rodriguez was a couple years removed from "Pete's Boogaloo" in 1971, when he recorded Right On! Ahi Na' Ma!, and the album found him readily embracing the freewheeling descargas and guaguancos of salsa. Although he had lost a couple members of his long-standing band (which had been active in Spanish Harlem since the early '60s), the replacements acquitted themselves well, and the group's vocalists -- Alberto Gonzales along with his brothers Manny and Richie Rodriguez -- formed just the anchor needed for a good salsa LP. "Aprende a Bailar" is a torrid opener, with excellent work from all quarters: Pete's piano, heavy-weight brass, and intricate percussion. There were no real crossovers to mainstream material here, as Pete had done in the past, no cover of "Here Comes the Judge" or something similar. Still, the band modernizes in different (and no less interesting) ways, pitting brass against electric guitar and bass in "Algun Dia" for an interesting effect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395060355
  • Catalog Number: 6035

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Rodriguez & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Manny Rodriguez Vocals
Richie Rodriguez Vocals
Alberto Gonzalez Vocals
Pete Rodriguez Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Alex Abrash Remastering
Manny Rodriguez Composer
Sergio de Karlo Composer
Oliver Wang Liner Notes
Alberto Gonzalez Composer
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