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Willie Colón

The Hustler
CD (Fania Codigo 509141), Released 1968; Re-Issued 2012
Produced by Jerry Masucci
Arranged by Johnny Pacheco
Editor's Pick:
Classic 1968 second album by Willie Colón. With, of course, Héctor Lavoe on vocals, Nicky Marrero on timbales, and the great Mark "Markolino" Dimond on piano. With "The Hustler," "Se Acaba Este Mundo," "Guajiron," and "Havana."
Highly recommended.

"This is the classic second album that Willie Colón recorded with Héctor Lavoe as his lead vocalist. The session would dictate the stylistic direction that both men took as one of the greatest salsa duos in history. Their debut album El Malo (1967) boasted a trombone heavy sound that was raw and unorthodox-- perceived by the public as part of the Latin soul craze of the boogaloo and shing-a-ling. Some of the tracks onThe Hustler (1968) made reference to the crossover trends. The rest of the album, however, moved in a different direction. It was a transitional period for Latin music in New York, and people questioned the recent fusions of Latin rhythms with soul and r&b." (Gregory Pappas, 2012-05-22)
Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe.
Song titles include:
The Hustler 6:29
Que Lio 4:34
Montero 4:18
Se Acaba Este Mundo 4:18
Guajiron 5:58
Eso Se Baila Asi 5:15
Havana 6:25
Musicians include:
Pablo Rosario Bongo
Hector "Bucky" Andrade Congas
Nicky Marrero Timbales
Santi Gonzalez Bajo
Mark "Markolino" Dimond Piano
Joe Santiago Trombon
Willie Colon Trombon
Hector Lavoe Voz principal
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
Shipping Value: 1
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