Mr. New York And The East Side Kids
Mr. New York And The East Side Kids
Joe Bataan is the ultimate Latin Soul crooner of his era. I believe you will agree with this observation after listening to this album, which was recorded during the height of Joe Bataan’s popularity, in 1971.
The arrangements, written by Joe, who taught himself how to play piano, are examples of the fusion of Latin and Soul music as it refers to the Joe Bataan sound. He composes and performs music that young Latinos could easily relate to.
Many of these fans first took notice of his recordings in 1967, while listening to New York’s late night radio hosts Dick ‘Ricardo’ Sugar and Symphony Sid. His popularity was quite evident by virtue of the long list of requests for his recordings. This album offers you the opportunity to hear some of Joe’s most influential compositions. By listening to “Mr. New York and The East Side Kids” you will be treated to an enjoyable blend of Latin Soul and Salsa from that great era, done in the inimitable Joe Bataan fashion.
Written by Bobby Marin
Joe Bataan – Piano, English Vocals, Leader
Eddie Nater – Drums and Timbales
Louie Devis – Bass and Fender
Robert Lemas – 1st Trombone
Eddie Fernandez – 2nd Trombone, Coro
Willie “Newark” Sinclair – Guitar
Latin Joe Colon – Conga
Robert Rodriguez – Flute, Sax and Ideas
Milton Albino – Percussion
Freddie Delgado – Spanish Vocals
Celso “Ceasar” Galarga – Coro and Ideas
Recorded – Broadway Sound Studios
Recording Engineer – Pat Jacques
Original Photos – Len Bauman
Original Album Design – Izzy Sanabria
Recording Director – Johnny Pacheco
Producer – Jerry Masucci
Joe Bataan es máximo exponente romántico del soul latino de su era. Creo que coincidirán con esta observación después de escuchar este álbum, que fue grabado durante la cima de la popularidad de Joe Bataan en 1971. Los arreglos, escritos por Joe, quien aprendió solo a tocar el piano, son ejemplos de la fusión de la música latina y soul, en lo que se refiere al sonido de Joe Bataan. Él compone y toca música que los jóvenes latinos pueden relacionar fácilmente.
Muchos de estos fanáticos se dieron cuenta de sus grabaciones por primera vez en 1967, mientras escuchaban las transmisiones radiales nocturnas en Nueva York de Dick ‘Ricardo’ Sugar y Symphony Sid. Su popularidad era bastante evidente en virtud de la larga lista de peticiones de sus grabaciones.
Este álbum le ofrece la oportunidad de escuchar algunas de las composiciones más influyentes de Joe. Al escuchar “Mr. New York and The East Side Kids” usted será invitado a una mezcla agradable de soul latino y salsa de la gran era, hecha en el inimitable estilo de Joe Bataan.
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
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