Ernie Acevedo Y Conjunto Imagen + Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
In Concert: El Conjunto Favorito Del Pueblo (Guests: Sammy Ayala and Yomo Toro!) - DVD
(Muziq Records 128484),
Editor's Pick: Best of 2010 Award Winner
I just had a chance to preview this 2-hour DVD and I can attest that it is packed with terrific salsa, New York style. Ernie Acevedo's Conjunto Imagen and Willie Villegas' Entre Amigos are both highly respected salsa bands in this area and they rock this live performance in Brooklyn. Watch out for some sizzling timbale action from Villegas ...he's a monster. There are two amazing guests: Sammy Ayala, a veteran singer from Cortijo and Ismael Rivera, and the legendary cuatro player Yomo Toro (Fania All Stars). Also worth mentioning is that singer Frankie Otero from Wayne Gorbea's band is an invited guest on Villegas' set. And there's a special number devoted to the Caribbean Soul Dancers, as led by Ismael Otero, that should not be missed. Gorgeous. 2 hours of salsa power. Get it! Highly Recommended.
From the liners...
"All Out Salsa" at the Kumble Theatre on the L.I.U. campus in Brooklyn, NY was an incredible and magnificent concert featuring two of Brooklyn's hardest working salsa bands.
Ernie Acevedo's Conjunto Imagen celebrating their 20th Anniversary featuring Arelis Beato & The Tropical Image Dancers and Willie Villegas y Entre Amigos featuring Fania All Stars cuatro legend Yomo Toro and the first bolero singer for Cortijo y su Combo in 1954 and original member of Ismael Rivera's Los Cachimbos ...Sammy Ayala.
Singing for Willie Villegas is special invited guest Frankie Otero of Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante fame and dancing are the Caribbean Soul Dancers under the direction of Ismael Otero.
This 2 hour DVD showcasing the talents of Brooklyn born salsa bands who are keeping the Classic Salsa tradition alive and preserving the culture of this infectious music that we love so much is a must-have.
Willie Villegas (BP, 2010-03-09)
Song titles include:
Ave Maria Lola - Conjunto Imagen
Sueltala - Conjunto Imagen
Punteame El Tres - Conjunto Imagen
Tremendo Problema - Conjunto Imagen
Hombre Misterioso - Conjunto Imagen
De Nuevamente Te Invito A Bailar - Conjunto Imagen
Interlude: Tremendous Dance Number - Caribbean Soul Dancers
Inventamos - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
Mayari - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
Yambu Pa' Gozar - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
Sanchocho Prieto - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
El Cantante - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
Vamanos Pa'l Monte - Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
Conjunto Imagen: Ernie Acevedo Conga, bandlear
Junior Rivera Tres, co-leader
Angelo Gonzalez Musical director, trumpet, coro
Louie Arona Bass
Excer Rivera Piano
Luis Perez Trumpet
Jose Mercado Trumpet
Nelson "Aceite" Roman Bongos, bell
Angel Talavera Baritone sax, flute
Eddie Rosado Lead vocals, coro
Johnny Ortiz Lead vocals, coro
Alex Rodriguez Lead vocals, coro
Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos: Johnson Morales Co-leader, piano
Marcial Caraballo Bass
Gamaliel Bonilla, Jose Rivera Trombone, coro
Edwin Vega Bongo
Willie Rodriguez Congas
Willie Villegas Timbales, coro
Guests: Yomo Toro Cuatro
Sammy Ayala, Frankie Otero Cantantes
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