A quick guide to Latin Music

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A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Feb 2021, 14:15

Okay gang, here's a quick introduction to the major players in Latin:

Tito Puente: Known as "El Rey de Timbales" (The King of the Timbales). Goes back to the Golden Age of Mambo. Has recorded extensively for Tico and RCA.
Eddie Palmieri: Conservatory trained pianist, innovator of Latin jazz and salsa. Smoked fat Havana cigars. Big hit was "Muneca".
Johnny Pacheco: Flautist originating from the island of Merengue, Santo Domingo. An elder statesman of salsa, a prolific arranger and composer and one of the mainstays of the Fania All Stars. Very popular in Africa.
Ismael Miranda: One of the great Puerto Rican Soneros, a master of the clear, flamenco-like "voice bend", which is so typical of Puerto Rican singing.
Charlie Palmieri: The most loved and popular character on the N.Y. Latin music scene.
Larry Harlow: A New York Jewish salsero, Harlow is a gifted arranger with a particular talent for hard-driving dance music.
Ray Barreto: The biggest name in congaceros and a mainstay of the New York jazz and salsa scene.
Bobby Valentin: Probably the most respected bass guitar in salsa.
Ricardo Ray: Classically-trained pianist-vocalist known best for his partnership with Bobby Cruz.
La Lupe: The Marilyn Monroe of salsa.
Tito Rodriguez: A highly regarded band leader.

So there you have it, a quick guide. There are many more names, but it's a start. Happy hunting.

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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby Rorschach » 16 Feb 2021, 16:21

How are you defining 'Latin Music'?
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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Feb 2021, 16:40

In the broadest sense. Everything from mambo to salsa.
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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby never/ever » 16 Feb 2021, 19:30

Sadly enough, Johnny Pacheco died two days ago. One of the key figures in cementing the legacy of (New York) salsa into the world through driving the Fania-label in the 60s and 70s and signing up some of the great stars of that era.
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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby Artgar » 16 Feb 2021, 22:33

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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby pcqgod » 17 Feb 2021, 02:53

You really have to mention Celia Cruz and Perez Prado in any serious discussion of Latin jazz/mambo/salsa. But that's a pretty good summary.
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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Feb 2021, 04:07

Artgar is a pathetic amateur who knows jackshit.
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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Feb 2021, 04:11

So Artgar, is that what it is about? You are going to keep trolling me until the day I die? I haven't got many years left to live. Do I really need this. I have to decide how important this outlet is.

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Re: A quick guide to Latin Music

Postby never/ever » 17 Feb 2021, 09:06

A few more crucial artists...

Willie Colon
El Gran Combo
Grupo Niche
Sonora Matancera
Fruko Y Sus Tesos
Joe Arroyo
Oscar D'Leon
Arsenio Rodriguez
Xavier Cugat
Machito
Orqiesta Aragon
Ruben Blades
La India
El Medico De La Salsa
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