Hammock House: Africa Caribe

Hammock House: Africa Caribe

by Joaquin "Joe" Claussell


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Hammock House: Africa Caribe

The first disc of Hammock House: Africa Caribe consists of an elaborate and sprawling DJ mix from Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, who was loaned the Fania label's multi-track tapes. Claussell's aim was to create a journey, and he did so by manipulating original material from the likes of Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, Eddie Palmieri, and Rubén Blades and Willie Colón -- sometimes with overdubs -- and adding some of his own productions, including one with a contemporary vocalist who sounds nothing like a Fania artist. Some of Claussell's embellishments and original material stick out; they're rather heavy-handed. However, the whole set is hypnotic, and it's a unique way to approach the label. Claussell is truly the only producer/DJ who should have been given this level of creative freedom with the Fania catalog. Disc two features nine of Claussell's remixes in complete, unmixed form.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
Label: Fania
UPC: 0846395080049
catalogNumber: 08004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joaquin "Joe" Claussell   Primary Artist,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Hand Clapping,Quica
José "Cochi" Claussell   Percussion,Conga,Timbales,Hand Clapping,Cajon,Ngoma,Shaker,Shekere,Tumbadora
Eddie Bobe   Shekere
Spencer Davis   Strings
Mark Shim   Saxophone
Bennett Paster   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Pedro Martínez   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jaidene Veda   Vocals,Background Vocals
Román Díaz   Choir, Chorus
Ileana Santamaria   Choir, Chorus
Luques Curtis   Ampeg Baby Bass
Mike Rodriguez   Trumpet
Josh Cummings   Keyboards
Yosvani Terry   Saxophone
Colleen Richardson   Strings
Asante Kim   Bass
Choco Gómez   Bass
Jay Noel   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Rubén Blades   Composer
Charlie Palmieri   Composer
Lou Perez   Composer
Nelson Ned   Composer
José "Cochi" Claussell   Producer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Rogelio Martínez   Composer
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Spencer Davis   String Overdubs
Bennett Paster   Composer,Producer
Fran Cathcart   Engineer
Jaidene Veda   Composer
Strath Shepard   Art Direction
William Allen   Composer
Hernan H. Rodriguez   Composer
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Remixing,drum programming,Track Notes
Rene Palmieri   Composer
Colleen Richardson   String Overdubs
Andy Battaglia   Liner Notes
Jay Noel   Horn Overdubs

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