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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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Jan
20

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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Jan
19

Song of the Week - Asi Vivo Yo, Orquesta Colon

Here is our weekly selection to keep the Salsa mood going! A raw and unpolished gem from Orquesta Colon. This is from their fourth and last album released in 1976 - "Salsa Universal".

 

Orquesta Colon was the youngest salsa band to ever be signed to a record label (Rico Records). No one was over 18 years. The band played under the guidance of Gus Colon, who was just was just 17. They played in all of the clubs in the early 1970's, even though they were too young to drink! :-)

 

Such a great track, enjoy!

 

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Jan
12

Song of the week - Pobrecita, La Maxima 79

And we are back from the winter break with our first song of the week of 2015!

 

To get you guys going, here is a great track from one of the contemporary orchestras we really like. This Orchestra from Italy is no joke, they produce totally HOT Salsa Dura with a great deal of swing. The track we are featuring if "Pobrecita" from their awesome CD ‘Regresando Al Guaguanco”.

 

This is their debut album and since coming out it simply exploded on the dance-floor and made the band a house hold name amongst salsa lovers all over the world. Completely new and fresh sound of Salsa, made for dancers! Enjoy!

 

 

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