Salsa: The Essential Album

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Does this two-CD set live up to the implicitly bold claim of its title? Well, it might not be everyone's choice as the most essential salsa album. But it makes a pretty good run at the title, with 30 songs spread across two discs that contain more than two hours of music. Among them are cuts by artists whom few would argue don't belong at the top of the salsa pile, including Willy Chirino, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ruben Gonzalez of the Buena Vista Social Club, Machito, and Eddie Palmieri. It's also geographically diverse, the performers not only hailing from Cuba and/or the Hispanic population of New York City, but also from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Does this two-CD set live up to the implicitly bold claim of its title? Well, it might not be everyone's choice as the most essential salsa album. But it makes a pretty good run at the title, with 30 songs spread across two discs that contain more than two hours of music. Among them are cuts by artists whom few would argue don't belong at the top of the salsa pile, including Willy Chirino, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ruben Gonzalez of the Buena Vista Social Club, Machito, and Eddie Palmieri. It's also geographically diverse, the performers not only hailing from Cuba and/or the Hispanic population of New York City, but also from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Colombia. And some chances are taken in the track selection, not only including the expected classic salsa sounds, but also the exotica-mambo of Yma Sumac's "Taki Rari"; the soul-salsa of Cubanismo's "Alemany's Boogaloo"; and boogaloo star Joe Cuba; the rap-influenced salsa of Fulanito's "Chillando Goma"; and Orishas' "537 C.U.B.A."; and the reggae-ska-inflected salsa of Sidestepper's "Linda Mangua." Although much of the material dates from after 1990, there's some diversity in this department too; some of it stretching back at least as far as the 1950s. It's necessary to say "at least as far" because the most significant flaw of the package is the absence of dates for some of the tracks. Nevertheless, it's a lively and varied collection, and would serve as a good overview or introductory salsa anthology.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Manteca
  • UPC: 698458221827
  • Catalog Number: 218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oxigeno @@Willy Chirno (4:57)
  2. 2 Me Dejó Picao - José "El Canario" Alberto (4:42)
  3. 3 Mopao - José "El Canario" Alberto (4:34)
  4. 4 El Manisero - Albita (5:03)
  5. 5 Choco's Guajira - Rubén González (6:47)
  6. 6 Carnaval - Cuarteto Patria (5:50)
  7. 7 Mujer Boricua - Nava (3:17)
  8. 8 537 C.U.B.A. - Orishas (4:23)
  9. 9 Oye Como Va - Tito Puente (6:30)
  10. 10 Como Camina Maria - Orquesta Broadway (3:33)
  11. 11 Yerbero Moderno - Celia Cruz & la Sonora Matancera (2:55)
  12. 12 Yiri Yiri Bon - Beny Moré (2:17)
  13. 13 Escucha Mi Encanto - Machito (3:05)
  14. 14 El Chivo de la Campana - Ismael Rivera (2:58)
  15. 15 Sabroso Guaguanco - Eddie Palmieri (2:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Taki Rari - Yma Sumac (1:52)
  2. 2 La Ciguapa - Chichi Peralta (4:35)
  3. 3 Chillando Goma - Fulanito (4:11)
  4. 4 Linda Manigua - Andrea Hechavarria (6:21)
  5. 5 Mis Dos Pequeñas - Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez (4:06)
  6. 6 Alemañy's Boogaloo - ¡Cubanismo! (6:16)
  7. 7 La Lizeta @@Candido Fabré (4:21)
  8. 8 Mi Pueblo - Grupo Niche (5:22)
  9. 9 A las Seis - Joe Cuba Sextet (2:41)
  10. 10 A Bayamo en Coche - Son 14 (5:20)
  11. 11 Tíbiri Tábara - Sierra Maestra (3:37)
  12. 12 Dos Personas @@Pochi Y Coco Band (3:54)
  13. 13 Pa' Gozar - Spanish Harlem Orchestra (5:49)
  14. 14 Descarga Galé - Grupo Gale (4:34)
  15. 15 Jala-Jala Con Aguardiente - Cheo Feliciano (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cheo Feliciano Vocals
Rubén González Piano
Oscar Hernandez Piano
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Bass
Yanet Fuentes Torres Dancer
Andrea Hechavarria Vocals
Lazaro Lopes Dancer
Technical Credits
Tito Puente Arranger, Composer
Rafael Cortijo Composer
Koffi Olomide Composer
Chocolate Armenteros Composer
Richard Blair Composer
Oscar Hernandez Arranger, Composer
Jimmy Sabater Composer
Susan Steward Liner Notes
Jesús Alemañy Arranger
Boncana Maïga Composer
Moisés Vivanco Composer
Moisés Simóns Composer
Chichi Peralta Composer
Diego Galé Composer
Ricky Gonzalez Arranger
Jairo Varela Composer
Diego Javier González Composer
Marion Sunshine Composer
Pablo Cairo Composer
Benito DeLaFuente Composer
Juan de Marcos González Arranger
Iván Benavides Composer
Nachito Herrera Arranger
José Duluc Composer
Silvestre Méndez Composer
Nestor Mili Composer
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