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¡Saoco! The Bomba And Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954-1966, 2-CD Set
Import CD (Vampi Soul CD 145), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
A comprehensive look at the fascinating music variety of Puerto Rico during the 50s and 60s, which would lead the way to the subsequent salsa scene worldwide. The selection focuses on the rhythms of bomba and plena, island traditions that reached tremendous popularity and enriched the field of tropical music with a clearly Puerto Rican character. Cortijo y su Combo with Ismael Rivera, and Mon Rivera with his tongue twisters and trombones, are pioneers of a story that opened up the way to the salsa movement. With an unprecedented mix of flavours and Afro-West Indian rhythms, their dance proposals competed with the best tropical orchestras of the 50s and 60s. The legendary legacy of these Puerto Rican orchestras, however, hadn't been the subject of a proper retrospective until now. This compilation looks at the importance of Cortijo and Ismael in the context of the time, contrasting their recordings with those by other contemporary artists with more or less similar styles. Among them is the essential figure of another great "plenero" and salsa pioneer such as Mon Rivera, known as "El Rey del Trabalengua" (The Tongue Twister King)Extensive liner notes by compiler Yannis Ruel illustrated with original artwork and memorabilia... (label, 2012-07-16)
Song titles include:
El Bombón De Elena - Cortijo Y Su Combo (con Ismael Rivera)
Cortaron A Elena - Cortijo under the name of Canario Y Su Grupo (con Raful)
Karakatis Ki - Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta
Caballero Qué Bomba - Cortijo Y Su Combo (con Ismael Rivera)
En Orbita - Baltazar Carrero
Bailando Plena - Moncho Leña Y Los Ases Del Ritmo (con Mon Rivera)
El Charlatán - Orquesta Panamericana (con Ismael Rivera)
Habla Cuembé - Los Caballeros Del Ritmo
Olvídalo - Ángel Luis Torruellas Y Su Conjunto Pleneros De Borinquen
El Plenero - Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta
¡Aló! ¿Quién Ñama? - Moncho Leña Y Los Ases Del Ritmo (con Mon Rivera)
Déjalo Que Suba - Cortijo Y Su Combo (con Ismael Rivera)
Santa María - Cortijo under the name of Canario Y Su Grupo (con Raful)
Ola De Agua - Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta
Calypso, Bomba Y Plena - Cortijo Y Su Combo (con Ismael Rivera)
Category: Folkloric => Plena/Bomba => Puerto Rico
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