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Ray Barretto - The Other Road (1973) {Fania}

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Ray Barretto - The Other Road (1973) {Fania}

Ray Barretto - The Other Road (1973) {Fania}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa

Percussionist Ray Barretto has long been a legend in both the jazz and salsa communities, performing and recording with Tito Puente, Oliver Nelson, and Herbie Mann. THE OTHER ROAD, originally released in 1973, highlights the jazz side of Barretto’s musical personality while still maintaining roots in Afro-Cuban and Latin sounds. A set of originals, save for a cover of the Thelonious Monk classic “’Round (About) Midnight,” ROAD features smooth, classy ensemble playing and inspired soloing from the likes of Art Webb, Manny Duran (who also contributed arrangements), and Roberto Rodriguez. Barretto gives the Monk tune a bolero rhythm, putting an unexpected Latin spin on a well-known ballad.

The Joe Cuba Sextet - Salsa Y Bembe (1996)

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The Joe Cuba Sextet - Salsa Y Bembe (1996)

The Joe Cuba Sextet - Salsa Y Bembe (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Salsa, Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, Tropical | Label: Charly | # CDHOT 606 | Time: 00:55:38

Born Jose Calderon in Spanish Harlem N.Y.C. of Puerto Rican parentage, conga player anad bandleader Joe Cuba was one of the most successful N.Y. Latin artists in crossing over to non-hispanic audiences. At the forefront of the Latin boogaloo trend, which incorporated black music in a fusion of Latin rhythms and piano montunos with R&B and even jazz, his sextet used English to penetrate the American public, sometimes using themes which incorporated the two languages. Tnis CD of some of the finest work by the Joe Cuba Sextet is compiled from the five key albums Steppin Out, Diggin' The Most, Comin' At You , Breakin' Out, and Para Enamorados Siempre, which they recorded for the revered N.Y. Seeco label from 1962-64. The Joe Cuba Sextet played more than boogaloo. As you will hear on this CD, their repertoire features superb Latin-jazz, joyful mambo, cha cha, bolero, guaracha and other Afro-Cuban rythms including a grooving version of Tito Puente's 'Oye Como Va'.

Kaoma - World Beat (1989) Japanese Press

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Kaoma - World Beat (1989) Japanese Press

Kaoma - WorldBeat (1989) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 124 Mb
Latin Pop, Lambada, Samba, Salsa | Label: Epic | # ESCA 5081 | Time: 00:42:21

Worldbeat is a 1989 album recorded by Kaoma. It was the band's debut album and provided three hit singles, two of them achieving success worldwide: "Lambada", "Dançando Lambada" and "Mélodie d'amour". The album is composed of songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. It was ranked in the top 25 in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Australia and Austria. It topped the Billboard Latin Pop in the U.S.

Ray Barretto - Irresistible (1989) {Fania}

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Ray Barretto - Irresistible (1989) {Fania}

Ray Barretto - Irresistible (1989) {Fania}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 109MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa

There are no great surprises here – he's no innovator – but plenty of good music of the kind one expects from him: a fairly mellow brass sound, jazz touches (including a version of the Gillespie classic, "Night in Tunisia"), solid musicianship and a discreet updating by way of synth voicings.

Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Musica (1972) {Fania}

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Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Musica (1972) {Fania}

Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Musica (1972) {Fania}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 222MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa

This album is DA BOMB! From the opening number, Barretto sets the tone for the rest of the album, QVLM begins with a band fanfare intro that breaks into a descarga (guaguanco callejero), with Adalberto then joining in with tight vocals inspiring the rest of the band into painting for the listener one of the great dance numbers of all time. The other tunes are also treated with Barretto's always in the pocket and hip style of playing. Barretto always surrounded himself with the best musicians and this album was no exception. In the Arsenio classic, "Bruca Manigua", Ray pays homage to the roots, the tambor and his Afro-Caribbean heritage with his very relaxed but funky cha cha rendition of this Cuban musical staple. The next tracks, "La Pelota" and "El Tiempo Lo Dira" are Barretto/R. Rodriguez compositions that lend true legitimacy to Barretto's compositional and arranging talents.

Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}

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Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}

Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 79MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pachanga, Bolero

Listen to the opener, "Dile Que Venga," "Calumbo," or their version of Frank Cabrera's classic stomp "La Lloradora," and you will hear a big band in choppy harmonic bliss cutting across Latin music, jazz, and even R&B with a vengeance. Of the ballads, El Topo's gorgeous "Pobre de Mi" and Lupe's own "Amor Verdadero" are her finest performances here.

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)

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Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 314 521759-2 | Time: 00:35:37 | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion, Salsa

If you wonder (a) why Barretto suddenly has such a hot band, (b) what the two hokey Mexicali cuts are doing mixed in with all the other fine stuff, and © why there are zippo notes, one explanation fits all. This CD, copyright 1994, is a re-release of one of Barretto's long-lost 1960s United Artists recordings. But the music is terrific: a hell of a swing, great solo trumpet.

Fania All Stars - Fania All Stars With Hector Lavoe (1998)

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Fania All Stars - Fania All Stars With Hector Lavoe (1998)

Fania All Stars - Fania All Stars With Hector Lavoe (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Salsa, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop | Label: third | # third 33343-2 | Time: 00:45:35

Héctor Lavoe was born to sing. As Latin music evolved from the boogaloo of the late '60s to the salsa boom of the '70s, Lavoe was at its forefront and "El Cantante" (the singer) of some of its most representative songs. Born Héctor Juan Perez in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on September 30, 1946, he was influenced by the Latin singers he heard on the radio, Daniel Santos and Chuito el de Bayamon, just to name a couple. As he grew more involved in music, he drew his inspiration from Puerto Rico's great sonero Ismael Rivera, as well as Cheo Feliciano. These influences are obvious in Lavoe's singing style: he attacks the son and montuno like the masters Rivera and Beny Moré, but Lavoe's natural talent for improvosation made him unique and very popular with salsa fans.

Celia Cruz - Exitos Eternos (2003)

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Celia Cruz - Exitos Eternos (2003)

Celia Cruz - Éxitos Eternos (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 478 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal | # 0044006740423 | Time: 01:08:18
Salsa, Mambo, Latin Dance-Pop, Latin Jazz

With her powerful pipes, stunning showmanship, and superhuman sense of timing, Celia Cruz defined her chosen genre like few other performers in the history of popular music. EXITOS ETERNOS is a collection of tracks the "Queen of Salsa" recorded during the last decade of her life that, despite the vocalist's advanced age, clearly show Cruz's talents never wavered. Known for her uncompromising attitude and refusal to sing in English, Cruz valued aesthetic purity, but never became a museum piece. A driving pulse and rhythmic toasting that recall dancehall reggae propel her 2001 hit "La Negra Tiene Tumbao," and other tracks feature subtle synthesizer textures. Unlike lesser artists, however, Cruz is able to incorporate these disparate sonic colors seamlessly, making them sound as traditional as a conga drum or guiro. Of course, the unrelenting force behind each recording is Cruz's astounding voice, the sheer energy of which makes even these later recordings sound both classic and utterly contemporary.

Kuljit Bhamra - Bhangra Latina (2008) {KEDA}

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Kuljit Bhamra - Bhangra Latina (2008) {KEDA}

Kuljit Bhamra - Bhangra Latina (2008) {KEDA}
WEB Rip | FLA (no log) | scans | 344 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 138 mb
Genre: world, bhangra, salsa

Bhangra Latina is a 2008 album by Kuljit Bhamra with assistance from Alex Wilson. This is a hybrid session involving the combination of Indian bhangra and salsa styles. This was released by the KEDA label.

Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo - Jam Miami (2000) {Concord}

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Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo - Jam Miami (2000) {Concord}

Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo - Jam Miami (2000) {Concord}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 503MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 163MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Post-Bop, Salsa

As if to remind anyone who's forgotten his roots, Chick Corea re-connects here with his past, when he was pianist for Willie Bobo and Cal Tjader in the 1960s, and a catalyst for Brazilian fusion in the 1970s. Playing a Fender Rhodes piano throughout this 10-song live session, Corea reminds one more of Latin jazz master Clare Fischer than the adventurous soloist who always keeps his music on the edge. With Arturo Sandoval on Mongo Santamaria's "Beseme Mama," Corea recalls his days with Return to Forever. The disc opens with all the pots boiling on "Soul Sauce" and "A Night in Tunisia," two standards by Dizzy Gillespie, the godfather of Latin jazz. Corea, Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, and former Spyro Gyra vibes player David Samuels are all featured with fiery solos, with Sandoval trading high-flying riffs with fellow trumpeter Claudio Roditi on the latter tune.