27 August 2007

RAY BARRETTO - TOGETHER























The Mighty Ray Barretto for Fania from 1971.
All Killer-No Filler-Highly Recommended.
Dusty Groove on the case:
An early 70s killer from Ray -- recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode -- as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a level that's far hotter than most of his contemporaries -- with lots and lots of incredibly tight percussion, impeccable instrumentation, and even a more soulful approach to the vocals than usual. The album's got a short Latin soul groover called "Together", which has tight bass and a very catchy lyric; an extended Latin jazz version of "Tin Tin Deo", with some incredible piano that goes way way out over the groove; and plenty of other great Latin numbers, like "Invitacion Al Son", "Vive Y Vacila", "De Donde Vengo", and "Hipocresia y Falsedad".
Adalberto Santiago Vocal
Roberto Rodriguez Trumpet
"Papy" Roman Trumpet
Orestes Vilato Timbales
Tony Fuentes Bongo
Louis Cruz Piano
Andy Gonzalez Bass
Ray Barretto Conga, vocal

9 comments:

the jazzman said...

Thanks for this RB. Nice to see the old Fania releases.

Vanzetti said...

absolutely superb. I'm digging this! The cut "Together" is a burner. Keep up the nasty orgy!

vanzetti

Lexmanbis said...

Thanks a lot for those uploads, could you re-upload PLEASE
taking of Pelham 1,2,3
Quincy Jones – the deadly affair
Farewell my lovely
Johnny mandel – point blank

thanks a lot in advance

Ben said...

Thanks for this - great stuff. Keep up the great work!

Cosmo said...
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chiriva said...

barretto, with one r and one t, in Spanish is the affective form for bar or pub.

xmnr0x23 said...

Sold! Thanks B.

Ray Jay said...

OUTSTANDING - Now we need Hard Hands. Thanks -Good work

Javiikiller said...

Thanks a lot! I love all Tin Tin Deo versions!