The Joe Cuba Sextet Wanted Dead Or Alive Bang Bang Push Push Push
Your purchase helps support NPR programming. When Cuba recorded "El Pito" "the whistle" inhe scored one of the biggest crossover hits of his career. The song laid down the blueprint for the incoming Latin boogaloo style by combining catchy piano montunos riffs with infectious hooks -- in this case, both the whistle and the chorus in English, "I'll never go back to Georgia.
The term "Latin soul" hadn't yet come into vogue, but you Blank Jones So80s Soeighties hear in the rhythms and vocals presumably by longtime Cuba partner Jose "Cheo" Feliciano a hint of how American soul music might fuse with Afro-Cuban rhythms.
Bustin' Out hide caption. His longtime vocalist Jimmy Sabater talks about growing up in el barriowith all its pleasures more Spanish food shout-outs! It's a love letter The Joe Cuba Sextet Wanted Dead Or Alive Bang Bang Push Push Push East Harlem, stark in its honesty The Chuck Davis Orchestra Spirit Of Sunshine heartfelt in its sentiment.
Cocinando hide caption. When Cuba recorded "Salsa Ahi Na' Ma'" inhe was bringing part of his career full circle -- the song is an updated version of "Tremendo Coco," which he originally recorded in The rhythm is a classic guaguanco -- a popular Cuban folkloric style that survived into the salsa era -- and Cuba updates the sound to match the production sophistication of the mid-'70s.
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Mujer Divina. Hector Rivera. Oh Yeah. Jaime Sabater. La Malanga Brava. Que Son Uno. Sock It to Me. Push Push Push is part Latin, and part basic Latin soul boogaloo. The boogaloos are very simple, relying on chants that live crowds could follow easily. In fact, this was a major album that drove the boogaloo dance scene The Strikers Body Music New York.
But while the two title tracks remain essential examples of the idiom, they are quite dated now. Of the rest, "Cocinando" clocks in at nine minutes but is not the tremendous Eddie Palmieri -style jam or descarga one might hope.
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