All Time Greatest Salsa Hits - Your Picks?

peachexploration said:
Wow, that is awesome Boriken, I never knew that. I'm looking for lyrics now to his songs, bios, etc. Hopefully, I can find a good compilation CD of his songs to start with. Any recommendations? Although, it probably wouldn't matter. That's the kind of Salsa that I like..... :D
For Hector Lavoe, perhaps you should start with the compilation of his work. 15 Exitos: El Cantante De Los Cantantes. It has a green cover with a pic of his face with his right hand on his right cheek. However, if you don't mind spending a lill money, I would suggest to get both Vols. Of Hector Lavoe: The Fania "Legends of Salsa". There are 2 vols and for around $50 or $60 bucks you'll have Salsa's most bestest singer's most bestest stuff. :D

Then, get anything you can from him, as well as Wille Colon. :D :D :D
 
LaVoe La Voz

I have to agree with Boriken, I found the "legends of salsa" collection very worthwhile in terms of music and the additional materials (which were a nice surprise).

One classic favourite of mine is "El Nazareno" by Ismael Rivera in Traigo de Todo (1974).

Two others (non-classics) that I find myself going back to are "San Francisco Tiene Su Propio Son" by Ritmo Y Candela, and "Vacilar" by Orquesta Gitano.

Loo
 

MacMoto

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borikensalsero said:
Idilio by Willie Colon
You know Boriken, this song was the main reason I bought the Salsa Fresca CD -- Idilio doesn't get played around here, and I wanted to listen to it because you said you loved it. :wink:

Having said that, my favourite from the CD has turned out to be No Me Acostumbro by Rey Luiz.
 
MacMoto said:
borikensalsero said:
Idilio by Willie Colon
You know Boriken, this song was the main reason I bought the Salsa Fresca CD -- Idilio doesn't get played around here, and I wanted to listen to it because you said you loved it. :wink:

Having said that, my favourite from the CD has turned out to be No Me Acostumbro by Rey Luiz.
:kissme: Ahhhh, the memories of idilio... What did you think of it? I don't know, no me acostumbro... :(
 

MacMoto

Active Member
borikensalsero said:
:kissme: Ahhhh, the memories of idilio... What did you think of it?
It's beautiful, Boriken. I haven't had a chance to dance to it though -- I think I'll ask DJs next weekend if any of them have it and can play it for me.
 
I've got the goose bumps all over my body, I'm somewhere between here and there, anyhow, since I'm feeling this good, I'll share the names of the songs I've been listening to since I came in at 9AM this morning. :D

They are all from Los Flamboyan

La Cuna Del Son
Presidente Dante
Vive La Vida Hoy
Se Acabo La Guerra
Yo Te Seguire
Dame Un Tipi
Porque Tu LLoras
My Daddy's Farm
Sabroson
Los Rumberos
Ahora Si
El Quinto De Beethoven
Maraquero
Yo No Tengo Amigo
Camarones
Por Que Adore
Que Se Sepa
El Pipon
Son Retozon
Bomba Criolla
Mumbo Jumbo
Fruta Criolla
Precioso Montuno
Maria Cervantes
Coquetona
Mai Pa Mi Gallo
Bomba De Panama
Chupa
Mi Nena
Guarare
Carnivales En Bogota
Fujitiva
 
Hello Salseros.. I was surfing the net to find a copy of Mangual's "Cuero Na' Ma" and happen to find this site. I think this is an awesome thing going on. I was so interested I read all 9 pages of replies...LOL I agree with the earlier comment about salsa being a lot of noise now and days. The older the salsa the better the quality and style. Nothing beats a good tumbao de bajo and a rich montuno along with a great trombone and trumpet mambo coming back to great coro and soneo... NOTHING BEATS THAT. Examples that I can come up with are:

Ismael Rivera- Milongo Mandinga
Gran Combo- Ponme el Alcolado Juana, Desenfunda (x-mas tune)
Tommy Olivencia (I think, Please correct me if I'm wrong)- Trucutu- Live version
Orq. Guayacan- Torero
Niche- Etnia, La Danza de la Chancaca
Frankie Ruiz- La Cura
Hector Lavoe- Mi Gente
Tito Rojas- El hablar de Mi
Oscar D'Leon- Me voy a Cali
Adalberto Santiago- Adoracion

That's just a few out the top of my head. The new salsa market now is all about mass production and little to no quality music. Everyone is making a cross over from Hip hop and R+B to salsa and it's totally killing the sound and flavor. What happened to the afinque y sabor??? No more soneros like Lavoe or El combo, or any of those greats.. Miranda, Adalberto, the whole Fania.. I just hope things make a turn and we go back to Salseros that actually speak spanish and not have to learn to speak it to try to make a CD worth selling. Nothing against anyone that wants to learn the beautiful Spanish language. Only thing I'm saying is that an artist in the Salsa genre should be able to fluently speak the language in order to make a salsa CD or get into the salsa market. That's my opinion and I've always been a little on my own in my opinions but there is a great difference in soneo/improv and sabor/flavor when the sonero/singer knows and really understands the Spanish language opposed to one that had to learn the language in order to make sense. Any opinions on that, or I'm I alone in this too....?? LOL...
 

SDsalsaguy

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El Cano said:
Hello Salseros.. I was surfing the net to find a copy of Mangual's "Cuero Na' Ma" and happen to find this site. I think this is an awesome thing going on. I was so interested I read all 9 pages of replies...LOL
Hi El Cano, and welcome to the Dance Forums... happy to have you with us! :D
 
Salsa Greats

Hey everyone. I was reading through this post and there is a radio station on the internet that plays a lot of the music you guys are talking about. I've been listening for the past week and I love it. Check it out http://www.100-percentsalsa.com

Here are some of my favorites

Bobby Valentin - Ven Rumbero
Jose Bello - Indiferencia

Tons of Johnny Rivera and Ray Sepulveda

And of course..the greatest old school Sonero of all time

Ismael Rivera - Traigo Salsa, Mi Negrita Me Espera, Si Te Collo and much more

Wepa !
 
MacMoto said:
borikensalsero said:
Idilio by Willie Colon
You know Boriken, this song was the main reason I bought the Salsa Fresca CD -- Idilio doesn't get played around here, and I wanted to listen to it because you said you loved it. :wink:

Having said that, my favourite from the CD has turned out to be No Me Acostumbro by Rey Luiz.
Hi everyone! I´ve been away. :( Wow, only 100 000 posts to catch up on... :shock: Missed all my DF friends a lot! It´s great to be back! :) :) :)

Boriken, I´m listening to Idilio as I´m writing this post. It´s the Willie Colon & Andy Montanez version. I love this song!! I have the mp3 for almost 2 years now. I´ve never danced to it though. The DJ´s here don´t play it too often. :(

Regarding "No me acostombro" by Rey Ruiz, this song holds a special place in my heart. It´s one of the few songs I´ve reached nervana with.
 
MapleLeaf Salsero said:
MacMoto said:
borikensalsero said:
Idilio by Willie Colon
You know Boriken, this song was the main reason I bought the Salsa Fresca CD -- Idilio doesn't get played around here, and I wanted to listen to it because you said you loved it. :wink:

Having said that, my favourite from the CD has turned out to be No Me Acostumbro by Rey Luiz.
Hi everyone! I´ve been away. :( Wow, only 100 000 posts to catch up on... :shock: Missed all my DF friends a lot! It´s great to be back! :) :) :)

Boriken, I´m listening to Idilio as I´m writing this post. It´s the Willie Colon & Andy Montanez version. I love this song!! I have the mp3 for almost 2 years now. I´ve never danced to it though. The DJ´s here don´t play it too often. :(

Regarding "No me acostombro" by Rey Ruiz, this song holds a special place in my heart. It´s one of the few songs I´ve reached nervana with.
Great to have you back MapleLeaf!!!!! :D :D

BTW, I didn't know willie had a version with Andy Montañez, WOW... I knew of the original with Cuco Peña, but that was it... wepaaaaa
 
Boriken and Peach, thanks for the great wellcome!!!!!! It´s nice to be back amongst friends! :D :D

Peach have you learnt LA style yet? When is our next dance going to be? I prefer a slow salsa if that´s OK with you.

Boriken, I think Idilio is one of those "TMYHITMYLI" songs. Translated to English means, "The more you hear it, the more you like it". It´s like fine wine...
 

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