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Michael Stuart

Tributo A Louie Ramirez - Amance Sigue Caliente
Import CD (RLM 1206), Released 2011;
Editor's Pick:
Best of 2011 Award Winner
For you young whippersnappers too young to know the legend that was Louie Ramirez, well, listen and learn. Ramirez was known as El Genio de la Salsa (The Genius of Salsa). Vibraphonist and timbale player supreme, he played with Joe Loco, Joe Cuba, Sabu, and, as a composer, was a major contributor to Johnny Pacheco's first charanga album. He arranged and produced tons of stuff for Fania, Vaya, Tico, and Al Santiago's Alegre label, and was integral to the legendary Alegre All Stars. Later in the '80s Louie teamed up with Ray de La Paz and together they created some of the best salsa of that decade. Louie died of a heart attack in 1993 at the age of 55. A huge loss for Latin dance music.

So, it pleases me that the popular salsero Michael Stuart is giving props to Louie in this way. He is joined by pianists William "Willie" Melo, Alberto Cespo and Jesus "Menudo" Moreno, percussionists Luis "Luisito" Quintero and Yomar "Caballo" Méndez. With Alfredo Naranjo on vibes, violinist extraordinaire Alfredo De La Fé, bassist Hector "Maximo" Rodriguez, trumpeter Raul Agráz and more. Stuart chose some of Ramirez' iconic numbers like Mi Fruto, Lluvia, Mentirosa and, of course, Timbalero. All killer stuff. Very Highly Recommended. (BP, 2011-10-29)
Song titles include:
Estar Enamorado
El Secreto (Mi Fruto)
Yo Soy Aquel
Todo Se Derrumbó (Dentro En Mí)
Lluvia (Agua Que Cae Del Cielo)
Medley Ladrón De Tu Amor & Mentirosa
La Mańanitas
Nadie Sabe
La Mańanitas (Version Radio)
Musicians include:
Michael Stuart Voz leader, coro
William "Willie" Melo Piano
Alberto Cespo Piano
Jesus "Menudo" Moreno Piano
Luis Ruiz Trompeta
Johan Escalante Trombon
Frank Haslam Bari sax
Alfredo Naranjo Vibes
Yomar "Caballo" Méndez Percusion
Luis "Luisito" Quintero Percusion, timbal
Hector "Maximo" Rodriguez Bajo
Alfredo De La Fé Violines, cello
Raul Agráz Trompeta
Luisito Carrión Coro
Carlos Garcia Rivera Coro
Alex Lopez Coro
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
Shipping Value: 1
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