Salsa: A Musical History

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Except for the occasional set released by a licensing heavyweight, box sets hoping to encompass a full style of music (especially one as big as salsa) often fail before they began -- they simply don't own all of the great music to create a proper compilation. The mighty Fania label is an exception to this rule, especially for salsa. As a label, it put out much of the best of '70s salsa; as a post-millennial reissue umbrella, it gathers additional critical mass thanks to labels like Tico, Alegre, Vaya, and Inca. Surveying from the early '60s through to 1999, Salsa: A Musical History is a gargantuan display of musical might, four discs and four hours of salsa from its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Except for the occasional set released by a licensing heavyweight, box sets hoping to encompass a full style of music (especially one as big as salsa) often fail before they began -- they simply don't own all of the great music to create a proper compilation. The mighty Fania label is an exception to this rule, especially for salsa. As a label, it put out much of the best of '70s salsa; as a post-millennial reissue umbrella, it gathers additional critical mass thanks to labels like Tico, Alegre, Vaya, and Inca. Surveying from the early '60s through to 1999, Salsa: A Musical History is a gargantuan display of musical might, four discs and four hours of salsa from its rudimentary but virtuosic beginnings in Spanish Harlem's post-mambo depression and stretching through the glorious and heady days of the '70s, when powerhouse orchestras with members numbering in the dozens played slick arrangements of Puerto Rican bombas or plenas and Cuban sons. The box begins exactly where it should, with tracks by the amazing Alegre All Stars and Johnny Pacheco, the latter of whom inaugurated salsa's best label in 1963 -- and christened it with a track named "Fania." The rest of the '60s appear on the first disc, including excellent material from Eddie Palmieri, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Willie Colón. The '70s and early '80s take up all of the second and third discs, honing in on the smooth yet freewheeling sound of modernized salsa with tracks by Orchestra Harlow, Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz, Celia Cruz, Ismael Miranda, Rubén Blades, and Sonora Ponceña. The '90s are summarily rounded up on the fourth disc with modern-day inheritors Frankie Ruiz and Ray Sepulveda and Tito Rojas as well as latter-day work from Barretto and Celia Cruz. Anyone who knows enough about salsa to enjoy it would love this set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395080070
  • Catalog Number: 8007
  • Sales rank: 46,609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sonó Sonó - Alegre All-Stars (4:37)
  2. 2 Fania - Johnny Pacheco y Su Nuevo Tumbao (2:29)
  3. 3 Bochinchosa - Joe Cuba Sextet (3:24)
  4. 4 Son Con Guaguancó - Celia Cruz (2:48)
  5. 5 Azúcar - Eddie Palmieri (9:34)
  6. 6 Corta El Bonche - Tito Puente & His Orchestra (4:18)
  7. 7 Cabo E - Bobby Cruz (4:16)
  8. 8 La Soledad - Cortijo y Su Combo (3:31)
  9. 9 Campanero - Willie Rosario Y Su Orquesta (3:59)
  10. 10 Tú Eres Mi Coco - Bobby Valentín (5:18)
  11. 11 Me Gusta el Son - Fania All-Stars (8:17)
  12. 12 Borinquen - Héctor Lavoe (3:18)
  13. 13 Puro Teatro - La Lupe (2:58)
  14. 14 Mírame De Frente - Ray Barretto (4:24)
  15. 15 Vámonos Pa'l Monte - Eddie Palmieri (7:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Estrellas De Fania - Fania All-Stars (7:26)
  2. 2 Anacaona - Cheo Feliciano (4:12)
  3. 3 Dulce Con Dulce - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (4:27)
  4. 4 Agúzate - Bobby Cruz (6:13)
  5. 5 La Revolución - Orchestra Harlow (3:53)
  6. 6 Salsa Y Sabor - Tito Puente (3:00)
  7. 7 Avísale a Mi Contrarío - Roberto Roena (3:41)
  8. 8 La Lotería - Andy Harlow (3:19)
  9. 9 Pa' Bravo Yo - Justo Betancourt (3:44)
  10. 10 Así Se Compone Un Son - Ismael Miranda (5:33)
  11. 11 La Hija De Lola - Charlie Palmieri (4:32)
  12. 12 Nunca Contigo - Eddie Palmieri (3:48)
  13. 13 Calle Luna Calle Sol - Héctor Lavoe (3:45)
  14. 14 Indestructible - Ray Barretto (4:12)
  15. 15 Quimbara - Celia Cruz (4:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 La Cartera - Orchestra Harlow (6:27)
  2. 2 Planté Bandera - Tommy Olivencia (4:34)
  3. 3 Guararé - Ray Barretto (5:38)
  4. 4 Periódico De Ayer - Héctor Lavoe (6:47)
  5. 5 Sonaremos El Tambo - Tipica '73 (5:18)
  6. 6 Catalina La O - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez (5:12)
  7. 7 Mi Desengaño - Roberto Roena (5:36)
  8. 8 Boranda - La Sonora Ponceña (7:08)
  9. 9 Plástico - Willie Colón (6:39)
  10. 10 Me Tienes Loco - Ismael Rivera (4:10)
  11. 11 Canción De Las Canciones - Roberto Roena (5:09)
  12. 12 Toma Mis Manos - Willie Colón (6:05)
  13. 13 Siempre Será - The Lebrón Brothers (5:09)
  14. 14 La Fama - Héctor Lavoe (5:16)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Yo No Soy Juguete - Ismael Miranda (6:08)
  2. 2 Me Voy Pa' Morón - Héctor Lavoe (4:09)
  3. 3 Sola Vaya - La Sonora Ponceña (6:13)
  4. 4 Ritmo En El Corazón - Celia Cruz (4:42)
  5. 5 Ven Devórame Otra Vez - Lalo Rodríguez (5:10)
  6. 6 La Cura - Frankie Ruiz (4:57)
  7. 7 Juguete De Nadie - Luisito Ayala Y Su Puerto Power (5:04)
  8. 8 No Vale La Pena - Johnny Rivera (5:55)
  9. 9 Lluvia - Eddie Santiago (4:44)
  10. 10 La Hora Que Me Llamen Voy - José "El Canario" Alberto (5:08)
  11. 11 Aquí El Que Baila Gana - Andy Montañez (4:29)
  12. 12 Por Mujeres Como Tú - Tito Rojas (5:53)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ray Barretto Composer
Rubén Blades Composer
Willie Colón Composer
Larry Harlow Composer
Johnny Pacheco Composer
Tito Puente Composer
Ricardo Ray Composer
Arsenio Rodríguez Composer
Tito Rodriguez Composer
Ismael Miranda Composer
Héctor Lavoe Composer
Bobby Cruz Composer
Juan Formell Composer
Ismael Quintana Composer
Eddie Palmieri Composer
Javier Vazquez Composer
Cándido Fabré Composer
Hugo Gonzalez Composer
Alejandro Gonzalez Composer
Jenaro Alvarez Composer
C. Alonso Curet Composer
José Lebron Composer
Luis Angel Marquez Composer
Eliseo Rodriguez Composer
Joseph Roman Composer
Alberto Ruíz Composer
Junior Cepeda Composer
Horacio de la Lastra Composer
Nick Jiménez Composer
Johnny Ortiz Composer
Jossie de Leon Composer
Ernesto Lechner Liner Notes
Eduardo Lobo Composer
Jose M. Souffront Composer
Enrique Guzman Yanez Composer
Raul Marrero Composer
Elizabeth Ibarra Composer
Reinaldo Bolaños Composer
George Penco Composer
Julio Merced Acosta Composer
Jose Herrera Composer
Jose a. Ramos Composer
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