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El Condado De La Salsa y Jazz Latino March 2020 by Nelson Rodriguez

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Eddie Montalvo “Señor Tambo”

Conguero Eddie Montalvo has developed into one of today’s premiere musicians with a track record of excellent releases that have ranked top ten and his new CD, “Señor Tambo”, will be continuing his streak as possibly his best. The CD has one hit after another.

The CD opens with “Tributo a Ruben Blades” Ft. Gaitanes which is an appropriate homage to the man who helped get Eddie worldwide exposure with Ruben’s 80’s band. This great opener is followed by “Señor Tambo” Ft. Luisito Carrion, “El Guapo” Ft. Anthony Rios, “El Chango De Maria” Ft. Hector ‘Tempo’ Alomar, “Sigue En Raices” Ft. Kayvan Vega, “De Los Mejores” Ft. Victor Garcia, “El Negro Encarnacion” Ft. Marcial Isturiz, “Cemento y Arena” Ft. Hector ‘Pichie’ Perez, “Pide Lo Que Tu Quieras” Ft. Joseph Gonzalez and “Haz Tu Parte” Ft. Anthony Almonte that can all be easily major radio hits.

The recording was recorded between Puerto Rico and the Bronx, New York and features some of the best that include Pedro Bermudez, Julito Alvarado, Ray Colon, Reynaldo Jorge, Piro Rodriguez, Pedro Perez, Pichie Perez, Darvel Garcia, Jorge Diaz, Sammy Velez and Eddie’s own son Jeremy Montalvo.

If you want swing for your dancing feet or some great songs for your next party get “Señor Tambo” destined to be one of the Top 10 CD’s of 2020.

 

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Sociedad 76 “Para Siempre”

Back in 1976 my #1 song was “La Solucion De La Salsa” that introduced us to a new vocalist, Freddy Concepcion, in a band that would rock the salsa scene during one of the best periods for Salsa music in the late 70’s. The band was led by conguero Johnny Zamot, Johnny Ray today, and the band is back with a new entry titled “Para Siempre”.

Freddy Concepcion is at the vocal helm once again and that unique Sociedad 76 sound is alive and kicking. The first four tracks that opens with the superb hit “Si Ella Me Quiere” are new while the final four are from the archives that includes musicians like Paquito Pastor (arranger), Jose Rodriguez, Papo Pepin, Larry Spencer and Hector ‘Bomberito’ Zarzuela, Ray Roman, Adalberto Santiago and Yayo ‘El Indio” who are all Hall of Famers.

One of the CD’s best songs, “Amanecer”, written by Johnny Zamot, includes a vintage solo by Yomo Toro. “Amanecer”, “Tanta Injusticia” and “Cuchipandeo” all come from the 1976 debut recording on Borinquen Records. Raul Marrero’s composition “Cruel Invitacion” is from Sociedad 76’s second LP “From the Big Apple With Love”.

The Amaury Gutierrez composition “Si Ella Me Quiere” will be a huge radio hit in 2020.