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Jul
27

SONG OF THE WEEK - BONGO BOY, JOE LOCO QUINTET

IT'S BACK!! Apologies to those who have missed the weekly Caramelo Song Of The Week selections; it's been a very busy few months at Caramelo with all the classes, performance teams and Caramelo events.

 

Nowwww... this week's song selection is a very popular & hot song at the moment, being played in Salsa socials, clubs, congresses and festivals everywhere. Brought to you by one of the top composers and pianists alongside his troupe, the Joe Loco Quintet! From being the pianist for the legendary Machito, to working alongside top band leaders such as Pupi, Joe Loco's melodic pinao play saw his music cross many genres from Latin to Jazz to American Classic Pop. 

 

I give you... the Joe Loco Quintet with "BONGO BOY"! :)

 

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Mar
16

SONG OF THE WEEK - TENGO UN TUMBAO, FUEGO 77

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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Feb
16

Song of the Week - Flora, Maximo Rodriguez

Happy Monday everyone! To get you in the mood for the rest of the week, here is an awesome track from the legendary Panamanian artist Maximo Rodriguez. Maximo formed his band Estrellas Panameñas in 1963, they were extremely popular in 60s and 70s both in Panama and in New York. Coming from a very small country Maximo and his band nevertheless left a significant mark on the Salsa and Mambo genre and we are still loving his works today.

 

We give you one of his most famous songs - the romantic "Flora"!!

 


 

 

Máximo Rodríguez y sus Estrellas Panameñas

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Jan
20

Song of the Week - Mi Dulce Guajira, Orquesta Impacto

Time for a soulful guajira people... Here is a gem from Orquesta Impacto recorded in Miami in 1975. Gorgeous vocals and beautiful musical accents for creative interpretation on the dance floor.

 

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Jan
20

Song of the Week - Bilongo, Ismael Rivera

Here is another classic Salsa piece by our all time favourite artist Ismael Rivera. Nearly 30 years after his passing in 1987, Ismael Rivera remains a larger-than-life figure in the world of Salsa music and a true icon of Puerto Rican music in general. Here he is with "Bilongo"

 

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