5 Amazing Salsa CDs Everyone Should Listen

Salsa un homenaje a el Gran Combo

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5.- Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants (Live)

Salsa Giants

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This is like a modern day version of a Fania All-Stars CD… bundled with the Live Concert DVD, what else could you ask for? Containing amazing singers with some of their most popular songs in an orchestrated format, also some of the great artists switch their songs and hits from other artists all performed Live. This CD won a Grammy and you just have to see the track list to see the quality of it. A must have for every salsa and non-salsa lover.

Aguanile – Marc Anthony

Yo No Sé Mañana– Luis Enrique

Mi Bajo y Yo – Oscar de León

Discúlpeme Señora – El Canario

Fabricando Fantasías – Tito Nieves

Un Disco Mas – Charlie Zaa

Medias Negras – Willy Chirino

Casi Te Envidio – Andy Montañez

Tu Amor Me Hace Bien – Marc Anthony

De Mi Enamorate – Tito Nieves

Mata Siguaraya – Oscar de Leon

Anacaona – Cheo Feliciano

Salsa Caliente del Japon – Orquesta de la Luz

Valio la Pena – Marc Anthony

Para Celebrar – Sergio George’s Salsa Giants

4.- Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

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The Buena Vista Social Club was a members-only club located in Havana, Cuba. It held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s. In the 1990s, nearly 50 years after the club was closed, it inspired a recording made by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, some of whom were veterans who had performed at the club during the height of its popularity. The recording, named after the Havana institution, became an international success

The CD includes son cubanos, boleros, salsa and guajira music. All the tracks in the CD are beautiful classic music music that reminds us of a simpler time and causes a sense of nostalgia. This is a must have for everyone who loves music and wants to feel and know about the humble starts of the different components of Salsa music.

Tracklist

Chan Chan – Composer Compay segundo

De Camino a la Vereda

El Cuarto de tula – Composers Gonzalez y Siabia Sergio Eulogio, sung by Eliades Ochoa , Ibrahim Ferrer and Manuel Licear

Pueblo Nuevo

Dos Gardenias – Sung by Ibrahim Ferrer written by Isolina Carrillo

Y tu que has hecho? – written and sung by Eusebio Delfin accompained by Compay Segundo

Veinte Años – written by Maria Teresa Vera sung by Omara Portundo

El Carretero – Sung by Eliades Ochoa

Candela – written by Faustino Oramas, sung by Ibrahim Ferrer

Amor de Loca Juventud

Orgullecida

Murmullo

Buena Vista Social Club – written by Orestes Lopez

La Bayamesa

3.- Salsa: Un Homenaje a El Gran Combo

Salsa un homenaje a el Gran Combo

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed, with over 50 years since its creation it continues strong. It is commonly referred as La Universidad de la Salsa due to the amazing number of famous salsa musicians who developed their own careers when performing with them or who backed them up (Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, La India, among others).

This CD celebrates their history and success with various interpretations of their greatest hits by famous artists and by El Gran Combo themselves. The song contained in this CD are all hits and the CD contains no “filler” song, all of them are amazing by themselves and provide an incredible insight in how El Gran Combo has developed over the years.

Tracklist

Que Me Lo Den En Vida – El Gran Combo

Inspiración – Domingo Quiñones

Ojos Chinos – Ismael Miranda

Jala Jala – José Alberto “El Canario”

Alegría Y Paz – Tito Rojas

Inspiración – Issac Delgado

Caballo Pelotero – El Gran Combo

Un Verano En Nueva York – La India

Boricua Como El Gran Combo – Domingo Quiñones

Inspiración – Michael Stuart

La Salsa De Hoy – NG2

Goyito Sabater – Sammy Garcia Y El Sabor De Puerto Rico

Mujer Celosa – Isaac Delgado

Inspiración – Almas Band

Nido De Amor – Michael Stuart

Brujería – Luisito Carrion

Achilipú – El Gran Combo

Inspiración – Domingo Quiñones

Desenfunda El Cuatro – Willie Colón

El Menú – NGR, Edgar Daniel, Carolina La O

A Mí Me Gusta Mi Pueblo – El Gran Combo

2.- Fania All-Stars: Live at the Cheetah Vol 1

Fania All-Stars

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Fania Records was a huge hit that not even the label expected, their stars became a hit nationally and internationally. Fania All-Stars was a combination of Fania’s biggest stars together for an amazing collaboration, their first concert included amazing talents such as Tito Puente, Eddie Pamierie, Bobby Cruz, among others. Fania All Stars at the Cheetah along Live at the Red Garter were the concerts that revolutionized everything, launching Fania All-Stars to do concerts around the world and making the world know that Latin rhythms were here to stay.

They played at the Yankee’s stadium, Japan, Africa and a lot of other incredible places. Among the superstars that played for Fania All-Stars we have Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, Ray Barreto, Mongo Santamaria, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Justo Betancourt, Ismael Quintana, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, El Conde Rodriguez, Bobby Cruz, Ruben Blades and many more. This CD is our choice for Fania-All Stars CD due to the meaning it has in the history of salsa as an international phenomenon, the songs are exciting, happy and showcase the amazing talent of Fania All-Stars, with incredible piano breaks, a “Quitate Tu” collab and other amazing beats that provide an incredible party rhythm that makes anyone want to dance

Tracklist

Introducton Theme – Fania All-Stars composed by Johnny Pacheco

Descarga Fania All-Stars – Fania All-Stars composed by Ray Barreto

Anacaona (Cheetah) – Fania All-Stars composed by C. Alonso Curet

Quitate Tu – Fania All-Stars composed by Johnny Pacheco and Bobby Valentin

1 .- Hector Lavoe Greatest Hits

Hector Lavoe Greatest Hits

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All songs in this CD are amazing hits. Every song here represents Héctor Lavoe‘s best, most successful and love music. These fourteen songs are arranged in chronological order from newest to oldest, they offer an amazing appreciation for the greatest salsa singer of all time. It starts with his solo work and moves back to his younger days singing along Willie Colón‘s band. For the old fan looking for the very best Héctor Lavoe‘s CD, or the new blood wanting to know more about Héctor. This is the CD for all of them.

Tracklist

Periodico de Ayer

Mi Gente

Rompe Saraguey

El Todopoderoso

De Ti Depende

Hacha y Machete

El Dia de Suerte

Todo Tiene su Final

Calle Luna Calle Sol

Aguanile

Ah-Ah/O-No

Che Che Cole

El Malo

 

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