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Santiago Ceron

Tumbando Puertas: Luis "Perico" Ortiz Presenta A Santiago Ceron
CD (Salsa International 722), Released 1980; Re-Issued 1994
Editor's Pick:
**Classics Revisited**
I remember Tumbando Puertas being good, but when I went back to it: WOW! Perico was definitely at the top of his game when he produced and directed this solo debut project for the smoky-voiced Dominican, Santiago Ceron, who had relocated to New York in 1963. There he had worked with Arsenio Rodríguez (see the Classics Revisited review for Arsenio Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto, Vol. 2 on Ansonia), Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tony Pabón and others, before the opportunity arose to make Tumbando Puertas. Perico assembled an impressive group of musicians for the session, including Héctor "Bomberito" Zarzuela and himself playing trumpet; Lewis Khan on trombone; Eric Figueroa, piano; Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera, bass; Charlie Rodríguez, tres; Luis Mangual, bongo and campana; Angel "Cachete" Maldonado, conga; and Héctor Casanova and Ramón Rodríguez playing hand percussion and singing coro.
The repertoire of songs reflects the típico revival that was underway in 1980 by reworking classics such as Ignacio Piñeiro's "Lindo Yambú", featuring a shimmering tres solo by Charlie Rodríguez, and Los Compadres' "Vendedor de Agua", arranged by José Febles, which both became trademark hits for Ceron. In addition, Ramón Rodríguez and Charlie Rodríguez each contribute an original number composed in a typical style, "No Hay Amor" and "Bienvenido" respectively, for which Eric Figueroa wrote the charts. Tumbando Puertas went gold at the time, and Perico produced, contributed arrangements and performed on Ceron's next two releases, Navegando en Sabor '80 and Canta si va' Cantar '81.
Highly recommended. (John Child, 2005-01-11)
Song titles include:
Lobaton 3:39
Vendedor De Agua 6:32
Locas Fantasias 3:40
No Hay Amor 4:52
Lindo Yambu 5:45
Bienvenido 4:16
Un Corazon De Madera 5:04
Baja Y Tapa La Olla 4:27
Musicians include:
Luis "Perico" Ortiz Trumpet
Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela Trumpet
Lewis Khan Trombone
Eric Figueroa Piano
Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera Bass
Charlie Rodriguez Tres
Luis Mangual Bongo and campana
Angel "Cachete" Maldonado Conga
Héctor Casanova Percussion, coro
Ramón Rodriguez Percussion, coro
Santiago Cerón Lead vocals
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
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