Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York

Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York


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Shortly after Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, they began moving into an uptown Manhattan neighborhood that would become known as "Spanish Harlem." By 1930, Afro-Cuban music had gained a firm foothold in the city, setting the stage for the mambo, boogaloo, salsa and Latin-jazz scenes that followed. In this collection of profiles and essays, Max Salazar, perhaps the most eminent Latin-music historian in the United States, tells the story of the music and the musicians who made it happen, including Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, Charlie and Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825672774
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 12/01/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

The Development of Latin Music in New York City1
Rafael Hernandez13
Gabriel Oller19
Conjunto Caney27
Alberto Izanaga31
Miguelito Valdes37
Alberto Socarras51
Anselmo Sacasas59
Marcelino "Rapindey" Guerra63
Noro Morales69
Joe Loco75
Federico Pagani81
The Palladium87
Jose Curbelo95
Monchito Munoz101
John "Big Daddy" Rodriguez105
Tito Rodriguez111
Tito Puente125
Jimmy Frisaura133
Frankie Colon139
Vicentico Valdes143
Vitin Aviles147
Gilberto Monroig151
Santitos Colon155
Tony Molina159
Orlando Marin163
La Lupe169
Two Centuries of Charanga175
Jose Fajardo187
Charlie Palmieri193
Joe Quijano205
Eddy Zervigon209
Hector Rivera219
Tony Pabon223
Joe Cuba227
Willie Torres239
Cheo Feliciano243
Joe Bataan249
Salsa Origins255
Jerry Masucci261
The Corso265
Willie Rosario269
Hector Lavoe273
Willie Rodriguez279

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