Salsa – The Essential Album on Manteca

Salsa! The Essential Album
London, England – Salsa – The Essential Album is the latest compilation produced by British label Manteca. Salsa is the irresistible, passionate dance music and lifeblood for millions all over the world. And not just the Latin world. Want to ‘rumba’ in Rekyjavic? No problem. ‘Mambo’ in Melbourne? Just say the word. Salsa has become a part of all our lives and these 2 CDs contain some of the best that world can offer. Compilation & notes by Sue Steward.CD1:

1 Willy Chirino: Oxigeno

2 Jose Alberto `El Canario’ : Me Dejó Picao

3 Africando: Mopao

4 Albita: El Manisero

5 Rubén González: Choco’s Guajira

6 Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango: Carnaval

7 Nava: Mujer Boricua

8 Orishas: 537 C.U.B.A.

9 Tito Puente: Oye Como Va (Live)

10 Orquesta Broadway: Como Camina Maria

11 Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera: Yerbero Moderno

12 Beny More: Yiri Yiri Bon

13 Machito: Escucha Mi Encanto

14 Ismael Rivera: El Chivo De La Campana

15 Eddie Palmieri: Sabroso Guaguanco

CD2:

1 Yma Sumac: Taki Rari

2 Chichi Peralta & Son Familia: La Ciguapa

3 Fulanito: Guallando Goma

4 Sidestepper: Linda Manigua

5 Orlando `Cachaito’ López: Mis Dos Pequeňas

6 Cubanismo: Alemaňy’s Boogaloo

7 Candido Fabré Y Su Banda: La Lizeta

8 Grupo Niche: Mi Pueblo

9 Joe Cuba Sextet: A Las Seis

10 Son 14 with Adalberto Álvarez: A Bayamo En Coche

11 Sierra Maestra: Tíbiri Tábara

12 Pochi y su Coco Band: Dos Personas

13 The Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Pa’ Gozar

14 Grupo Galé: Descarga Galé

15 The Cesta All-Stars with Charlie Palmieri: Jala-Jala Con Aguardiente

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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