Ven a Mi

Ven a Mi

by Charlie Cruz
     
 

Charlie Cruz's fifth record and final project for the WEA International record label marks the final chapter in an unadulterated pop-salsa career. From Ven a Mi, Cruz would move on to Sony International and then to Univision in search of a musical home that would allow for a more satisfying label relationship, a more distinct artistic voice. This 2003 release…  See more details below

Overview

Charlie Cruz's fifth record and final project for the WEA International record label marks the final chapter in an unadulterated pop-salsa career. From Ven a Mi, Cruz would move on to Sony International and then to Univision in search of a musical home that would allow for a more satisfying label relationship, a more distinct artistic voice. This 2003 release features a strong and clean, if somewhat nondescript, pop-salsa sound. With a processed feel that leaves the record sounding a bit cold, Ven a Mi charted respectably well, but did not make a strong impression with fans or critics. Cruz himself sounds good, if somewhat squashed in between ultra clean horn lines and a partially synthesized percussion section. Though the album features some very heavy salsa talent, including producer Ramon B. Sanchez, percussionists Bobby Allende and Tito de Gracias, and vocalist Ray Sepúlveda, the talent of the individual performers doesn't shine through as much as would be desirable. There are some interesting elements, including the use of Afro-Boricua influences that live and grow slightly off the beaten path of pop-salsa. Packed to the brim with club-ready tracks, Ven a Mi is a fun goodbye to the plastic salsa world before Cruz embarks on a quest for a more expressive identity.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0825646024124
catalogNumber:
60241

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Cruz   Primary Artist,Coros
Ray Sepúlveda   Coros
Tito Allen   Coro
Bobby Allende   Percussion
Richie Flores   Percussion
Ramón Rodríguez   Coro
Jose Silva   Trumpet
Willie Torres   Coros
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Escalona   Rap
Ray Colon   Percussion
Rafael "Tito" DeGracia   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Timbales
Victor DiPersia   Mezcla
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Papo Sanchez   Mezcla
Pedro Perez   Bajo Sexto
Luis Marin   Piano
Miguel Bonilla   Piano,Keyboards
Cusi Castillo   Trumpet
Pablo Santaella   Trombone
Jorge Dobal   Trombone
Jhon Jairo Ibañez   Coros
Chegui Ramos   Coro
Jose Tavares   Bajo Sexto
Willie Amadeo   Coros
Richie Viruet   Trumpet
Victor Barro   Trombone
Jeffrey Lopez   Percussion
Eddy Tomas   Coros

Technical Credits

Ramón Rodríguez   Composer,Vocal Assistance
Kurt Upper   Engineer
Ramón Sánchez   Producer
Victor DiPersia   Engineer
Angelo Torres   Engineer
Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer,Producer
Miguel Bonilla   Producer,drum programming
Valério Do Carmo   Art Direction
Diego Javier González   Composer
Ramon B. Sanchez   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Raul del Sol   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Judy Figueroa   Graphic Design
Egguie Torres   Engineer

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