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( 1970 )-2012 US repressing on standard vinyl LP - One of the best salsa albums, an outstanding album by Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta, a total smoker front to back. Recorded in 1970, Palmieri topped himself (hard to do even for him) with Super Imposition
Release date: 25-08-2012 (originally released in 1970)
2012 US repressing on standard vinyl LP - One of the best salsa albums, an outstanding album by Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta, a total smoker front to back. Recorded in 1970, Palmieri topped himself (hard to do even for him) with Super Imposition.
A1 La Malanga 4:25
A2 Pa' Huele 4:35
A3 Bilongo 6:00
B1 Que Lindo Eso, Eh! / Isn't It Pretty! 7:43
B2 Chocolate Ice Cream 6:12
B3 17.1 7:20
This album is known and revered by all Latin musicians. The opening track, "La Malanga" is a hard swinger with Quintana's vocals leaping effortlessly thru some heated brass exchanges. "Pa' Huele" a classic tune composed by Fiffe is done with class and is beautifully executed. "Bilongo", a son montuno for some serious dancing, is magical, everyone plays relaxed and swings the tune with just the right amount of heat. Chocolate Armenteros a master trumpetman takes an extended solo that shines like gold. "Que Lindo Eso" is the only non-danceable (for some) track in the lot. It's really a exploration of the danzon with Palmieri on the keys painting his way thru a percussion rhythm played in Yambu. "Chocolate Ice Cream, written by Chocolate Armentero, has got to be the sexiest cha cha cha I have ever heard. Set to a slow jazz swing, Palmieri and Chocolate take turns improvising thru an masterpiece of a tune. We finally get to the last track, "17.1" a smoker of a guaguanco/descarga, in this tune everyone gets a turn to stretch out but Manny Oquendo is the man of the hour on timbales. A school lesson for all timbaleros new and old.
Bonus(cd,single,download): Free MP3
Label: Fantasy -Universal -back to black
Originally released: 1958
This release: 2014