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Johnny Colón & Orchestra

Boogaloo Blues
CD (Fania Codigo 509139), Released 1967; Re-Issued 2012
Produced by George Goldner
Editor's Pick:
A megahit recording which catapulted Spanish Harlem musicians Johnny Colon and Tito Ramos to overnight fame. (Max Salazar, 98/99 Catalog)

"The fusion of Cuban son with pop, Soul, Rhythm & Blues and other African-American formats resulted in the quintessential New York genre known as boogaloo It was the first original offering created by the musicians from the Latin barrio, most of them of Puerto Rican origin. One of them was pianist, trombonist, singer and composer Johnny Colón. Johnny ventured into the record business with Boogaloo Blues, an LP produced by George Goldner in 1966. Distributed by Cotique Records, the album sold about three million units worldwide..." (Jaime Torres Torres, 2012-05-22)
Description:
A classic boogaloo recording.
Song titles include:
Boogaloo Blues 6:54
Jumpy 4:42
Mira Ven Aca 5:54
Descarga 6:47
Guantanamera 6:07
Mi Querida Bomba 6:18
Judy Part II 5:00
Canallon 3:23
Musicians include:
Robert Lemus 1st & 2nd trombone
Angelo Rodriguez 2nd trombone
Walter Oyola Bass
Joe Venero Conga
Herman Martinez Timbales
Louie Mangual Bongos
Freddy Rivera Guiro
Johnny Colón Piano, trombone & vocal
Rafel (Tito) Ramos Lead vocal
Milton Cardona, Tony Rojas, The Alegre Fraternity (Carlos, Pete, Ronnie & Angel) Chorus
Category: Latin Soul/Boogaloo => Latin Soul, Classic 60s Or 70s
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