Joey Pastrana & His Orquesta
Joey Pastrana & His Orquesta
In the year 1967, when the Boogaloo craze was at its peak, Joey Pastrana, being aware that there were rumors floating around regarding Johnny Colon and the breaking up of his band, wrote a song for Johnny to record. That song was called “That’s How Rumors Start”. However, Johnny refused the song. So producer George Goldner told Joey to record it himself, which he did on this, his second album for Cotique. Tony & Tito, formerly of the Johnny Colon band collaborated with Joey on this recording, after forming their own TNT band, and can be heard singing coro on this album. Joey Pastrana became one of the primary contributors to this great Latin Soul sound while showing a proficiency in being able to bring across great Salsa recordings.. His recordings of Riki-Chi and Rumors were right up there with Johnny Colon’s Boogaloo Blues in record-setting sales at that time. Even today, almost 40 years later, Joey’s recordings are still in demand throughout Latin America and Europe. Written by Bobby Marin En el año 1967, cuando el furor del Boogaloo estaba en su cúspide, Joey Pastrana, consciente de que había rumores sobre el rompimiento de Johnny Colón y su orquesta, escribió un tema para que Johnny lo grabara. El tema se titulaba “That’s How Rumors Start” (Así Es Como Comienzan Los Rumores). Sin embargo, Johnny rechazó el tema. Entonces, el productor George Goldner le dijo a Joey que lo grabara el mismo, cosa que hizo en éste, su segundo álbum para Cotique. Tony & Tito, anteriormente integrantes de la orquesta de Johnny Colón, colaboraron con Joey en esta grabación, después de formar su propia orquesta TNT, y se les puede escuchar cantando los coros en este álbum. Joel Pastrana se convirtió en uno de los principales contribuyentes a este sonido soul latino, a la vez que mostraban destreza en ser capaces de producir grandes grabaciones de Salsa. Sus grabaciones de Riki-Chi y Rumors estaban justo ahí cuando Boogaloo Blues de Johnny Colón estableció record de ventas en ese tiempo. Aún hoy, casi 40 años después, las grabaciones de Joe todavía tienen demanda en América Latina y Europa. Escrito por Bobby Marín
Fania is pleased to announce the release of HAMMOCK HOUSE: SANTIAGO SESSIONS on August 25, the newest installment in their highly-regarded “Hammock House” remix series, produced and mixed by internationally renowned LA-based producer and DJ, Jose Marquez. The iconic entertainment brand, which has evolved from a legendary NYC-based music label to an innovative and digitally-driven global music, entertainment and lifestyle company, is known worldwide for their work with influential DJs, and one of the best examples is their highly-regarded ‘Hammock House’ series.
Stemming from an idea that originated at the Manana Festival in Santiago de Cuba two years ago, Marquez fuses his love for dynamic Afro-Cuban and Caribbean flavors on SANTIAGO SESSIONS with classic Fania tracks from icons such as Hector Lavoe, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Standout tracks include “Aguanile,” the iconic song from Fania legends Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe which first appeared on the album El Juicio in 1972, for which Marquez enlisted noted musicians Bobby Wilmore and Lazaro Galarraga, who specialize in Afro-Cuban percussion, to perform on congas and bata drums. Another showstopper on the release is “Herencia Africana,” which was composed by Javier Vazquez and recorded by the legendary Celia Cruz and Sonora Matancera on the album Feliz Encuentro, released in 1982. In the song, Cruz talks about her African Heritage/influence, so Marquez brought in US-based musicians originally from Mali to perform and emphasize the African elements of the song, using a djembe instead of congas and a Balafon which is a traditional African version of a marimba/xylophone.
Fania launched the groundbreaking ‘Hammock House’ series in 2011 with the release of its first acclaimed compilation from the celebrated producer/DJ Joe Claussell entitled ‘Hammock House Africa Caribe.’ With each thematic installment, Fania has teamed up with innovative DJ/producers such as Louie Vega, Toy Selectah and The Whiskey Barons, providing them with access to Fania's treasure vaults and the original multitrack master tapes from recordings by classic artists to create fresh takes on Fania’s musical legacy to introduce to new generations of fans.
1. Celia Cruz - Un Bembe Pa Yemaya (Jose Marquez Remix)
Congas: Bobby Wilmore, Lazaro Galarraga
Bata Drums: Bobby Wilmore, Lazaro Galarraga
2. Ray Barretto - Indestructible (Jose Marquez Remix)
Piano: Claudio Passavanti
Bass: Claudio Passavanti
Congas: Ismel Wignall
Saxophone: Elias Perez
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell
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|Lucumi (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix)|
|Exodus (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix)|
|O Mi Shango (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix)|
|Mi Congo Te Llama (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remi|
|Me Voy Ahora (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix)|