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A fiery song for this week's song selection to get your week started on the right foot and it's one of my personal favourites! ;)


Fuego 77 is the only and self-titled album of this NYC/Puerto Rican orchestra from 1978 on the Alegre record label. Even though it is their only album to date, it is one of the best albums of the 70's. Excellent guaguanco's like this song make this a high-calibre album. 

The orchestra was lead by conga player Noey Mats and the pianist, arranger and composer Marcos Hernandez, who wrote 8 out of the 10 songs on the album.


I give you, with much pleasure... FUEGO 77 with "TENGO UN TUMBAO"! :D




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Song of the Week - Diferente, Fuego 77

This week we give you the hot hot hot Fuego 77 with their song "Diferente"! This band was formed in NY by Puerto Rican musicians right about 1977, they lasted about 3 years. Despite this being their only album, this was one of the best Salsa albums of the 70's. The band was led by Noey Matos, a conga player and pianist. Arranger and composer Marcos Hernandez wrote 8 of the 10 tracks of the Fuego 77 album.


This track is a really popular one with the dancers, firing up the floor every time! Check out this video from the Amsterdam International Salsa Congress 2011, I played "Diferente" as the last song and it was a blast!



Below is also the full track for your listenning pleasure ;-)


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