Saoco! The Bomba And Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954-1966

Vampi Soul
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  • 1. El bombón de Elena (Cortijo y su Combo – con Ismael Rivera)
  • 2. Cortaron a Elena – (Cortijo under the name of Canario y su Grupo - con Raful)
  • 3. Karakatis Ki – (Mon Rivera y su Orquesta)
  • 4. Caballero Qué Bomba
  • 5. En Órbita
  • 6. Bailando Plena
  • 7. El Charlatán
  • 8. Habla Cuembé
  • 9. Olvídalo
  • 10. El Plenero
  • 11. ¡Aló! ¿Quién Ñama?
  • 12. Déjalo Que Suba
  • 13. Santa María
  • 14. Ola de Agua
  • 15. Calypso, Bomba Y Plena
  • 16. Sacude Zapato Viejo
  • 17. Maquinolandera
  • 18. Camelia
  • 19. El Gallo Espuelérico
  • 20. Tan Linda Que Era
  • 21. Carbón De Palito
  • 22. Y Pedro Flores (Jugando Gallo)
  • 23. Belinda
  • 24. Maldito Vicio
  • 25. Te Están Cacilando
  • 26. Ni De Madera Son Buenas
  • 27. Bembeteando
  • 28. Güiro y Pandereta
  • 29. Cúcala
  • 30. Ron Con Coco

A comprehensive look at the fascinating music variety of Puerto Rico during the 50s and 60s, which would lead the way to the subsequent salsa scene worldwide.

The selection focuses on the rhythms of bomba and plena, island traditions that reached tremendous popularity and enriched the field of tropical music with a clearly Puerto Rican character.

Extensive liner notes by compiler Yannis Ruel illustrated with original artwork and memorabilia.

Tracks list

1. El bombón de Elena (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

2. Cortaron a Elena (Cortijo under the name of Canario y su Grupo - con Raful)

3. Karakatis Ki (Mon Rivera y su Orquesta)

4. Caballero qué bomba (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

5. En órbita (Baltazar Carrero)

6. Bailando plena (Moncho Leña y los Ases del Ritmo - con Mon Rivera)

7. El charlatán (Orquesta Panamericana - con Ismael Rivera)

8. Habla Cuembé (Los Caballeros del Ritmo)

9. Olvídalo (Ángel Luis Torruellas y su Conjunto Pleneros de Borinquen)

10. El plenero (Mon Rivera y su Orquesta)

11. ¡Aló! ¿Quién ñama? (Moncho Leña y los Ases del Ritmo - con Mon Rivera

12. Déjalo que suba (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

13. Santa María (Cortijo under the name of Canario y su Grupo - con Raful)

14. Ola de agua (Mon Rivera y su Orquesta) 15. Calypso, bomba y plena (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

16. Sacude zapato viejo (Odilio González "El Jibarito de Lares")

17. Maquinolandera (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

18. Camelia (Angel Luis Torruellas y su Conjunto Pleneros de Borinquen)

19. El gallo espuelérico (Monse García y su Conjunto)

20. Tan linda que era (La Sonora Ponceña - con Charlie Martínez)

21. Carbón de Palito (Moncho Leña y los Ases del Ritmo - con Mon Rivera

22. Y Pedro Flores (jugando gallo) (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

23. Belinda (Chivirico)

24. Maldito vicio (Juanchín y sus Pleneros del Palmar - con Tasso Peña)

25. Te están vacilando (Ramito)

26. Ni de madera son buenas (Odilio González "El Jibarito de Lares")

27. Bembeteando (Ruth Fernández y Orquesta Panamericana)

28. Güiro y pandereta (Mario Ortiz All Star Band - con Paquito Álvarez)

29. Cucala (Cortijo y su Combo - con Ismael Rivera)

30. Ron con coco (Mon Rivera y su Orquesta)

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