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Fania All Stars

Live at the Cheetah Vol. 2
CD (Fania Codigo 509103), Released 1974; Re-Issued 2011
Produced by Larry Harlow
Arranged by Johnny Pacheco
Editor's Pick:
**Classics Revisited**
The first salsa records I acquired were by the Fania All Stars, and among the first handful of their albums I purchased were Live At The Cheetah, Vols. 1 & 2 (1971), Live At Yankee Stadium, Vols. 1 & 2 (1975) and Live (1978). They blew me away and fueled a passion to dig deeper into the Fania catalogue and its history. Among the items I have collected is a 1973 account of the early years of the Fania All Stars by Fania Records co-founder Jerry Masucci, in which he said the following about the Cheetah gig: "We held the concert on a Thursday night (26 August 1971). The Cheetah held 2000 people and no one thought we would sellout. But the night of the concert 4000 people squeezed into the Cheetah and the lines outside stretched around the block. Volumes 1 and 2 of Live At The Cheetah, which were recorded that night, became the biggest selling Latin albums ever produced by one group from one concert." The Cheetah concert was filmed and formed the backbone of the electrifying documentary Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa), which premiered in New York on 19 July 1972 and played a key role in launching salsa on the worldwide stage.
Very Highly Recommended. (John Child, 2011-05-19)
Guest stars: Bobby Cruz, Jose Feliciano, Ricardo Ray. Masters Of Ceremonies: Symphony Sid & Dizzy Izzy Sanabria
Song titles include:
Ahora Vengo Yo 9:36
Estrellas De Fania 7:16
Que Barbaridad 6:02
Ponte Duro 8:57
Macho Cimarron 11:34
Closing Theme 2:03
Musicians include:
Ray Barretto
Willie Colon
Larry Harlow
Johhny Pacheco
Roberto Roena
Bobby Valentin
Santos Colon
Hector Lavoe
Ismael Miranda
Pete Rodriguez
Adalberto Santiago
Renaldo Jorge
Roberto Rodriguez
Barry Rogers
Larry Spencer
Yomo Toro
Orestes Vilato
Hector Zarzuela
Richie Ray
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
Shipping Value: 1
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