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Héctor Lavoe

La Voz
CD (Fania 461), Released 1975;
Arranged by Willie Colón, Louie Ramírez, José Febles
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**Classics Revisited**
After seven successful years, Willie Colón quit the club circuit and turned leadership of his band over to his lead vocalist Héctor Lavoe so that he could concentrate on producing and arranging. With two trumpets added to the two-trombone frontline, Héctor made his solo debut on the Colón-produced La Voz in 1975. The album went gold. José Febles arranged Héctor's composition "Paraiso de Dulzura" and dazzlingly updated the '50s Chappottín classic "Rompe Saragüey", featuring an elegant and ingenious 2:30 minute piano solo by Mark "Markolino" Dimond. Dimond played piano on Willie's second and third albums, The Hustler (c. 1968 on Fania) and Guisando - Doing A Job (c. 1969 on Fania), and wrote a track for each record. Other highlights of La Voz are "El Todopoderoso", co-written by Héctor and Willie, who arranged the number, and the Johnny Pacheco penned anthem "Mi Gente", also arranged by Willie. In May the following year Héctor garnered Latin NY magazine awards for "Best Male Vocalist" and "Best Conjunto".
Highly recommended. (John Child, 2015-03-28)
(For additional Lavoe, see also Willie Colón)
Song titles include:
El Todopoderoso 4:20
Emborrachame De Amor 2:57
Paraiso De Dulzura 4:33
Un Amor De La Calle 3:21
Rompe Saraguey 6:31
Mucho Amor 2:08
Tus Ojos 3:33
Mi Gente 5:29
Musicians include:
Tom Malon Trombone
Jose Rodriguez Trombone
Ray Maldonado Trumpet (solo on "Mi Gente")
Héctor Zarzuela Trumpet (solo on "Rompe Saragüey")
Milton Cardona Conga
José Mangual Jr. Bongo
Eddie "Guagua" Rivera Bass
Nicky Marrero Timbales
Mark Dimond Piano
Rubén Blades Coro
Willie Colón Coro
Willie García Coro
Héctor Lavoe Lead vocals, Coro
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
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