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Nelson Rodriguez
"Nelson Rodriguez has been the National Director of Promotions for RMM Records and Videos Corporation for the past six years. Prior to that, he headed up promotions for Top Hits Records (later known as TH-Rodven) for nine years where he represented such acts as Oscar D'Leon, Andy Montañez and Lalo Rodriguez while breaking in new artists such as Frankie Ruiz, Eddie Santiago, Luis Miguel and Ricardo Montaner. As a former club deejay in the New York area and a member of the first Latin record pool in the world (International Latin Music Spinners -1977), he developed an inside knowledge of the business while collecting over 15,000 pieces of music, of which 75% is Latin. As a writer for "Latin Beat," formerly known as "Mambo Express," his contacts in the industry keep him in touch with all the latest happenings and new releases. Nelson says, "Picking twenty-five CDs is virtually impossible when you have close to 375 actual favorites. My music growing up was R&B/Pop with a heavy emphasis on Motown and jazz. As a deejay I fell in love with the music of Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader, Ray Barretto and Willie Rosario and converted immediately. I still love jazz, rap, and my favorite house/freestyle music, but salsa is #1." "

Here are some reviews by Nelson Rodriguez

Tito Puente, Dance Mania Vol. 1
CD (BMG/Tropical Series 2467),Released 1957;Re-Issued 1991;
"Just awesome music and arrangements with the classics: 'Cayuco,' 'Hong Kong Mambo,' 'Complicacion,' 'Saca Tu Mujer,' and 'Varsity Drag Mambo.'"
Category: Dance Traditions => Big Band Mambo Jazz
ORDER TL-11630.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Tito Rodriguez, Tito, Tito, Tito
CD (WS Latino 4088),Re-Issued 1989;
"This has the great Cachao and the smashing cuts 'Sun Sun Babae,' 'La Toalla,' 'Descarga Cachao,' 'Boco-Boco,' 'Descarga Malanga,' and 'Tremendo Cumban.'"
Category: Dance Traditions => Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Pachanga
ORDER TL-10452.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Willie Colón, Siembra
CD (Fania 537 / 502109),Released 1978;
"One of the all-time best selling CDs with the hits 'Pedro Navaja,' 'Siembra,' 'Plastico,' 'Ojos,' and 'Buscando Guayaba.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
ORDER TL-280.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Willie Rosario, Nuevos Horizontes
CD (Bronco 128),Re-Issued 1995;
"I was very fortunate to promote this CD for my friend Willie back in 1985 when he featured two of today's hottest vocalists, Tony Vega and Gilberto Santa Rosa. The hits include 'Lluvia,' 'Chango Ta Beni,' 'Si Yo Tuviera Un Millon,' 'Babarabatiri,' and 'Carmelito Del Campo.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa=> Puerto Rico
ORDER TL-14054.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

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