The Ultimate Latin Dance Party

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As of 2002, conga player Poncho Sanchez had been recording for Concord Records' Concord Picante imprint for 20 years, a good point at which to pause and take stock of his 20 albums for the label. The Ultimate Latin Dance Party does just that, selecting 23 key tracks from 18 of those albums on a two-disc set running over two hours. Sanchez pays tribute to his predecessors on such songs as Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," and a "Tito Medley" dedicated to Tito Puente and including "Oye Como Va." Among the guest stars joining his band are Joey DeFrancesco, Eddie Harris, Mongo Santamaria, and Puente himself. While this best-of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As of 2002, conga player Poncho Sanchez had been recording for Concord Records' Concord Picante imprint for 20 years, a good point at which to pause and take stock of his 20 albums for the label. The Ultimate Latin Dance Party does just that, selecting 23 key tracks from 18 of those albums on a two-disc set running over two hours. Sanchez pays tribute to his predecessors on such songs as Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," and a "Tito Medley" dedicated to Tito Puente and including "Oye Como Va." Among the guest stars joining his band are Joey DeFrancesco, Eddie Harris, Mongo Santamaria, and Puente himself. While this best-of cannot replace Sanchez's extensive catalog for fans, it is a generous compilation for more general listeners, who should be able to get a good idea of the conga player's lively, exuberant style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431215325
  • Catalog Number: 2153
  • Sales rank: 82,290

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Conguero (6:12)
  2. 2 Bodacious Q (4:19)
  3. 3 Co Co My My (6:44)
  4. 4 Cinderella (5:15)
  5. 5 La Familia (4:56)
  6. 6 Bien Sabroso (5:20)
  7. 7 Ven Morena (6:28)
  8. 8 Watermelon Man (3:44)
  9. 9 Con Migo (4:45)
  10. 10 Soul Sauce (Guachi Guara) (4:27)
  11. 11 Going Back to New Orleans (4:44)
  12. 12 Tito Medley: El Cayuco/Oye Como Va/Clavelitos (7:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Night in Tunisia (6:34)
  2. 2 Subway Harry (4:42)
  3. 3 Yumbambe (4:47)
  4. 4 Cold Duck Time (5:33)
  5. 5 Lover, Come Back to Me (4:06)
  6. 6 Sonando (5:33)
  7. 7 Alafia (7:56)
  8. 8 Papa Gato (4:49)
  9. 9 Son Son Charari (7:01)
  10. 10 Bésame Mama (7:04)
  11. 11 Early in the Mornin' (6:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poncho Sanchez Primary Artist, Conga
Tito Puente Timbaleiro
Eddie Harris Saxophone
Joey DeFrancesco Organ
Mongo Santamaría Conga
Technical Credits
Big Mama Thornton Composer
Joe Liggins Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Glen Barros Executive Producer
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