Fania All Stars
Our Latin Thing DVD
(Fania Codigo 509701),
This film pretty much documents the start of the world salsa explosion. In the 70s, the Cheetah Club was home to some of the now legends of salsa. This DVD captures the feel of these live shows where almost anything could have happened. Turn the lights down a bit, pop this on and you could easily imagine a very crowded smoke-filled room with wide lapels, platform shoes, and dynamic performances. Guest Stars: Bobby Cruz, Jose Feliciano, Ricardo Ray. Masters of Ceremonies: Symphony Sid & Dizzy Izzy Sanabria.
Originally released as a musical documentary filmed in part at the now defunct Cheetah club here in New York, as well as around El Barrio, the performance aspect is by now legendary. The highlight is the performance of the song "Quitate Tu" where all of the singers take turns to out-do each other. This song should be instated in the Salsa Hall of Fame, as should Cheo Feliciano's version of "Anacaona" which should be bronzed and put on a mantel. Very Highly Recommended. (BP) (BP, 2011-09-29)
Song titles include:
Introduction - ("Cocinando")
Rehearsal & Interview - With Cheo Feliciano & Ray Barretto By Symphony Sid
Quitate Tu - All Singers
The Producer - Symphony Sid, Larry Harlow & Jerry Masucci "Ven Pa' Ca"
Anacaona - Vocal: Cheo Feliciano
Cockfight & Interview
Block Party - Izzy Sanabria's Impersonation Of Ed Sullivan "Abran Paso" (Part 1) With Orch. Harlow Vocal: Ismael Miranda
Botanica - With Ismael Miranda
Abran Paso (Part II) - With Orch Harlow Vocal: Ismael Miranda
Block Party II
Lamento De Un Guajiro - Vocal: Ismael Miranda
Descarga Fania - Vocal: Adalberto Santiago
Ahora Vengo Yo - Vocal: Bobby Cruz
Estrellas De Fania - All Singers
Closing Of Movie "Introduction Theme"
Ray Barretto/Willie Colón/Larry Harlow/Johnny Pacheco/Roberto Roena/Bobby Valentin Musicians
Santos Colón/Hector Lavoe/Ismael Miranda/Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez/Adalberto Santiago Singers
Bobby Cruz/Jose "Cheo" Feliciano/Ricardo Ray Special guest stars courtesy of Vaya records.
Also Featuring: Reinaldo Jorge/Roberto Rodriguez/Barry Rodgers/Larry Spencer/Yomo Toro/Orestes Vilato/Hector Zarzuela
Masters Of Ceremonies: Symphony Sid And Dizzy Izzy Sanabria
=> Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
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