Tag Archives: Salsa

SONG OF THE DAY Earl Coleman And The Latin Love-In – What You Gonna Do?

You may recall me featuring a track by Earl Coleman a couple of months ago, so forgive me copying some of the information from that post in today’s write-up! Coleman was active for nearly five decades, with some of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Together

I love how the room comes alive and burns with sonic fire when you switch a bit of Ray Barretto on!! He’s electric! Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Fernandez – Soul Freedom

Ray & his Court are a family of musicians led by composer, arranger, organist and flutist, Ray Hernandez. Hailing from Miami, they were still playing together in the early 2000’s, more than 30 years after they emerged on on the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe

Known and celebrated for his contributions to the boogaloo sounds of the 1960’s, Johnny Colon is an American musician born in ‘El Barrio’ New York City to parents of Puerto Rican heritage.  A multi-instrumentalist, he is a singer, bandleader, arranger, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Mercy, Mercy, Baby

Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as well as Latin jazz. Throughout his career he became one of the leading champions of boogaloo, a genre that rose up in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Acid

The artist behind today’s dazzling tropical instrumental is something of a legend! Born Raymond Barretto in 1929, but known as Ray Barretto, this American-born bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry was a highly talented percussionist!  Proficient in a wide variety of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Willie Colon, Héctor Lavoe & Yomo Toro – La Murga

In 1968 a band formed in New York City and little did they realise at the time just how much of an impact their music would have!  Named The Fania All-Stars, this musical group formed as a showcase for the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro)

The coolest soothing sounds blasted out from a radio show today and it felt like this piece of music had tuned right into my mood! I love it how different music on different days can resonate in so many different … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Rivera – Pa’ que lo puedan gozar

Who doesn’t feel completely energised when confronted with a barrage of glistening horns firing at you from a lively loaded latino salsa funk song such as this!!!??? Originally released on Latin pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer, Hector Rivera’s 1970 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brooklyn Sounds – Mirame San Miguel

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor delights, … Continue reading

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