Tito Rodriguez “A Man And His Music” made it to the list of Best World Music 2009 by the prestigious radio show PRI’s The World from the BBC.
Here is the link to the list of top 2009 releases by PRI:
Tito Rodríguez: A Man and His Music El Inolvidable includes some of the legendary singer/bandleader’s greatest numbers, including his career-defining hit “Mama Güela,” as well as “Blen, Blen, Blen,” “Cara de Payaso,” and many others.
With the best musicians in New York City (including on some tracks the legendary bassist Cachao and pianist / arranger René Hernández), the sheer quality of this timeless music will remind longtime fans of his astonishing work and will also attract a new generation of listeners. This compilation, selected by the well-known New York discographer Harry Sepúlveda, focuses on years when Rodríguez’s dance band starred at the legendary Palladium (where many of the tracks were recorded), as well as the high points of his mega-successful international career as a chart-topping singer of romantic songs.
Born in Puerto Rico, Tito Rodríguez came to New York as a teenager in the 1930’s. After stints singing with a number of top groups he formed the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra, the most danceable band in the dance-fever era. It was built around the voice of its leader, a versatile interpreter of every style of music who went out singing. In 1973, suffering from cancer at the age of fifty, he was rushed to the hospital after leaving the stage from a headline appearance at Madison Square Garden and died days later. Although he passed away, his legacy continues to burn bright through his recorded music as showcased on this new release. Read More
Fania.com and our friends at FabrikaLink are giving away 10 exclusive FANIA T-shirts that will definitely make you the eye of the party on December 25th or January 1st after dancing salsa like a pro.
It’s the time of the year to spend time with las tías, las abuelas and all the family that don’t really share your music taste but love you anyways. Prepare to drink coquito, eat pasteles, hallacas, or whatever they call it in your country. Prepare to be forced to dance with las tias and why not, to have fun watching all the family dancing to the tunes that you actually listened growing up like Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Celia, Tito Puente and so on…
This year make the difference by leading the party with bad-ass re-releases from FANIA. Be the center of attention by bringing home the best Christmas classics of latin music; the gringo equivalent of that Charly Brown CD or the hyper-played Feliz Navidad by Cheo Feliciano. You can check them out HERE, listen to it and buy it. Wanna to take it up a notch?
Send us an email with your best Tia / Abuela Christmas story and we will select the top 10 emails. To participate, sign in at Fania.com and e-mail as at email@example.com with the subject: FANIA y mi TIA or mi ABUELA and be sure to include your name, size and mailing address as well. Contest ends on Monday, December 21st by 5pm ET.
Good luck and Felices Christmas or Happy Navidad
BPM is a new musical concept that fuses 2 genera such as the SALSA and DANCE, HOUSE MUSIC, HIP HOP, including urban / electronic beats, the production consists of 10 classic Fania All Star with electronic music, are new versions and with new arrangements. This initiative will bring the SALSA to another level, opening more spaces where they can play, dance and sing, as we believe this may be the beginning of a new era of salsa, maintaining and enriching musical rhythms and structure of issues within the themes selected are READ MORE
Rice & Beans / Phat n Jazzy / Fania Presents: The Official Tito Rodriguez 2cd Album Listening Party! Celebrating the musical mastery of Tito Rodriguez! Plus tons of FREE Giveaways including Fania T-Shirts, Tito Rodriguez Cd’s, Fania shopping bags and posters. Come out and enjoy a night of Salsa, Boogaloo and more Latin beats. Sounds by: Phat-N-Jazzy Resident DJs DJ BMF & SLACK and featuring Rod-1/Rice&Beans Soundsytem. Live Photography Exhibition by K. Juarbe's The Photobooth: Recreating some of Fania's most iconic album covers. Only $3 before midnight, which includes all you, can drink. No Cover after midnight!