Released in 1979, "Estampas" is considered among Cheo Feliciano fans as one of the most transcendental entries in the Puerto Rican singer's discography. Interestingly, one of the album's biggest fans is Cheo himself.
In interview after interview, Eddie Palmieri has repeatedly stated that his older brother Charlie was a much better piano player than him. In reality, comparing Charlie and Eddie Palmieri is an exercise in futility....MORE >
The story of Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz can be easily divided into two chapters: before and after their conversion to Christianity. The duo's discography could easily yield two separate CDs in the La Herencia series....MORE >
Ismael Miranda is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the salsa idiom. Considered a hero in his hometown of Aguada, Puerto Rico, Ismael has – in less than four decades – solidified his position as one of the best composers, soneros and singers of Afro-Antillean music....MORE >
On Saturdays, he would sell chewing gum at the theatre in Coamo, a small village located in the central mountain range of Borinquen, where Roberto Valentín Fred took his first steps in popular music....MORE >
The street known as calle Calma, marked at Baldorioty de Castro and Loíza street in Santurce with a sign that carries the name of Ismael Rivera, is not as quiet as it used to be two decades ago. And yet, it has yet to lose its sense of clave....MORE >
A contemporary of Hector Lavoe, Papo Lucca and top arranger José Febles, Gómez was born in less-than-advantageous conditions in the former Juana Díaz sector of Santo Domingo (not too far from where the newer Urbanización Santo Domingo now stands, close to the Jacagüas River)....MORE >
He is one of the most criminally underrated artists in the landscape of Afro-Caribbean music. A musical genius and mercurial bandleader whom Tito Puente himself called el maestro - the master....MORE >