All Time Greatest Salsa Hits - Your Picks?

salsachinita said:
More to the point, a more advanced lead/follower feels good.

If you feel good, you look good 8). Really helps a lot if he/she has a good attitude/positive energy.
Very true, unfortunately, in my first 6 months of salsa, I danced with a very advanced leader, who flung me around like a dish rag, and started telling me what I was doing wrong in the middle of the dancefloor. When I see him approach me know, I run in the other direction!
 
excuse my saying this, timbafreak... but that was no advanced leader!
this also happened to me when I started dancing Salsa!
and let me tell you, now I wouldn't dance with those guys in a million years!
not only have they not improved, they are still giving lessons on the dance floor! gee... :evil: :evil: :evil: :argue: this is no attitude on the dance floor!
and you'd better not dance with that guy again! he has serious attitude problems! :twisted: don't worry, you'll triumph one day! And he'll be sooooooooooooo sorry! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

MacMoto

Active Member
Squirrel's absolutely right, Timbafreak.
When I danced with a very advanced leader for the first time, also in my first 6 months of salsa, he really opened my eyes to salsa dancing. It really felt like dancing, I was able to do things I'd never learned, and I was inspired.

A very advanced leader should:
- be able to adjust his dancing so his partner wouldn't feel she's totally out of her depth,
- be able to make sure his partner enjoy the 3 minutes with him,
- not fling anyone around like a dish rag -- the leader's supposed to make the follower look and, as SC says, feel good, and,
- never, ever, give unsolicited advice during the dance.

Timbafreak, you are perfectly right to give him a wide berth.
 
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The best songs are:
No hasta falta nada, Volveras: Victor Mannuelle
Contigo No: Conjunto Constanzo
Mentirosa: Louis Ramirez & Ray de la Paz
Anything by Hector Lavoe
Anything by Celia Cruz
Amor Para mi, Juliana: Cuco Valoy
Tu rica boca: Bobby Valentin
Anything by Cheo Feliciano
Anything by Oscar D'León
Etnia, Pueba de Fuego, Cariño: Grupo Niche
Rumbera: Willy Chirino
Lady Laura: Raulin
Un verano en Neuva York: El Gran Combo
Boranda: Sonora Ponceña
Personal ideal, Horas Lindas: Adolescent's
Talento de television: Willie Colon & Ruben Blades
Que bueno baila usted: Benny Moré
El Pito asi se goza: Isidro Infante
Ven a Medellin: Grupo Gale
Mi negrita me espera: Ismael Rivera
Anything by Africando
Perdoname: Gilberto Santa Rosa
Adios: Machito
Dulce con dulce: Johnny Pacheco & Conde
Of course there are millions more! I wish I knew them all.

bye
In my hast to get this on the system I posted this in the wrong topic!
 
salsarhythms said:
I don't know about famous, but this song:

"Cuero Na Ma" by Jose Mangual Jr.

If that song does not force you to dance, if it doesn't hit you like a 10-ton Mack, then you're not breathing! It's really hard to find, but believe me get your hands on that song, even if it's on a CD with 50 other songs you don't like!!
I will make sure you get a copy of the CD siged by Mr. Mangual as soon as he gets back from Spain! I will also show him what you wrote.

:wink:
 
Hello Peach. I recognize a few people in here. I've looked around for a long time and never posted, but found that post very interesting and I had to respond :wink: Thank you too Sagitta for welcoming me.
 
msjanemas said:
Hello Peach. I recognize a few people in here. I've looked around for a long time and never posted, but found that post very interesting and I had to respond :wink: Thank you too Sagitta for welcoming me.
Hello Dear. Good to see you made it to this board as well. :p 8)
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
salsarhythms said:
I don't know about famous, but this song:

"Cuero Na Ma" by Jose Mangual Jr.

If that song does not force you to dance, if it doesn't hit you like a 10-ton Mack, then you're not breathing! It's really hard to find, but believe me get your hands on that song, even if it's on a CD with 50 other songs you don't like!!
Any idea how to find it?
 
The original recording was in the first Tributo A Chano Pozo cd. It was a instrumental recording meant for teaching. The cd's tracks were divided in percussion as in bongo, timbal, conga, etc. Then it all came together in the final track called Cuero Na' Ma. Later Jose recorded the track with lyrics. The original cd is hard to find but not for me. Salsa hits 2002 has the tune but the composer listed is in error, thus a little dispute. Seems that Tito Puente also did a tune called Cuero Na' ma, but both songs are completely different.
 

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