Vamonos Pa'l Monte

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Eddie Palmieri's 1971 LP Vamonos Pa'l Monte moves easily from the nearly avant-garde trumpet-battle opener "Revolt/La Libertad Logico" into the new-era-meets-old "Caminando," complete with an excellent electric-piano solo by Palmieri himself. He also takes the lead on the seven-minute title-track jam, this time with organ backed by brother Charlie, backed by a strong vocal chorus Justo Betancourt, Santos Colon, Yayo el Indio and the rugged timbales playing of Nick Marrero. Above and beyond the irresistible arrangements and intricate playing, Vamonos Pa'l Monte benefits from one of the best recording jobs of any early-'70s salsa record, each section -- and practically each ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Eddie Palmieri's 1971 LP Vamonos Pa'l Monte moves easily from the nearly avant-garde trumpet-battle opener "Revolt/La Libertad Logico" into the new-era-meets-old "Caminando," complete with an excellent electric-piano solo by Palmieri himself. He also takes the lead on the seven-minute title-track jam, this time with organ backed by brother Charlie, backed by a strong vocal chorus Justo Betancourt, Santos Colon, Yayo el Indio and the rugged timbales playing of Nick Marrero. Above and beyond the irresistible arrangements and intricate playing, Vamonos Pa'l Monte benefits from one of the best recording jobs of any early-'70s salsa record, each section -- and practically each musician -- vigorously separated with clear stereo. Though many fans consider it a transition record toward the compositional brilliance of The Sun of Latin Music, it's actually a much better record for fans of traditional salsa.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395090420
  • Catalog Number: 9042

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Palmieri Primary Artist, Leader
Charlie Palmieri Organ, Soloist
Ronnie Cuber Baritone
Pete Yellin Tenor Saxophone
Chocolate Armenteros Trumpet
Justo Betancourt Choir, Chorus
Santos Colon Choir, Chorus
Yayo el Indio Choir, Chorus
Marcelino Guerra Choir, Chorus
Ismael Quintana Vocals
Nicky Marrero Bongos, Timbales
Victor Paz Trumpet
Charles Camilleri Trumpet
Arturo Franquiz Choir, Chorus, Claves
Mario "Papaito" Munoz Choir, Chorus
Bob Vianco Guitar
Jose Rodriguez Trombone
Eladio Peréz Peréz Conga
Monchito Munoz Bombo
Elliot Ramero Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Charlie Palmieri Composer
Ismael Rivera Composer
Miguel Estivill Producer
Eddie Palmieri Composer
Ely Besalel Cover Design, Cover Illustration
Luis Martinez Griñan Composer
Fred Weinberg Engineer
Dr. Gregory "Goyo" Pappas Liner Notes
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