Fania All Stars - Live at Yankee Stadium vol.1, legendarische salsa live plaat uit 1975.
Remastered from the original analog master tapes. 180 gram vinyl. Audiophile grade. 2016 Codigo Music/Wagram Music.
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin` so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium -- as you`ll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time -- like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long -- a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches -- and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz.
In the `70s, Fania Records was often called "the Motown of salsa," and in fact, Fania was every bit as important to salsa as Motown was to soul. Fania`s `70s roster boasted some of the decade`s biggest names in Afro-Cuban music" so when Fania assembled a band called the Fania All-Stars, you knew that some major-league salseros would be on board. The list of musicians and singers on this live LP, which came out in 1975 and was recorded at Yankee Stadium in New York and Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reads like a who`s who of `70s salsa -- Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, and Bobby Valentin are among the musicians, and the featured vocalists include Santos Colon on "Soy Guajiro," Ismael Miranda on "Que Rica Suena Mi Tambor," and Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez on "Pueblo Latino." Meanwhile, Hector Lavoe has some joyful moments on his mega-hit "Mi Gente," and Celia Cruz is in fine form on "Diosa del Ritmo." Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 1 documents some historic moments in Afro-Cuban music and is highly recommended to salseros. (All Music Guide)
1. Que Rico Suena Mi Tambor (vocal: Ismael Miranda)
2. Soy Guarjiro (vocal: Santos Colon)
3. Diosa del Ritmo (vocal: Celia Cruz)
1. Pueblo Latino (vocal: Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez)
2. Mi Gente (vocal: Hector Lavoe)