read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, tourists and prostitutes – it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

mardi 21 octobre 2014


FANIA RECORDS 1970                                      SLP 391


Roberto Rodriguez – Lead Trumpet
Joseph “Papy” Roman – Trumpet
René “Renee” Lopez – Trumpet, Lead Vocal on “Right On”
Louis Crúz – Piano, Celeste on “Se Que Volveras”
Andy Gonzalez – Ampeg “Baby” Bass
Orestes Vilato – Timbales
Tony Fuentes – Bongó, Cencerro, Guiro on “Power”
Ray Barretto – Congas, Background Vocals and Vocal Interjections
 (Go on René) on “Right On”, and (Power!) on “Power”
Adalberto Santiago – Lead Vocals on all tunes except “Right On”,
Maracas on (“Oye La Noticia”, “Dicen”, “Quitate La Mascara”)

Chorus - Justo Betancourt, Eladio “Yayo El Indio” Peguero
 (“Oye” Bien La Noticia”, “De Que Te Quejas Tu” and “Perla Del Sur” ),
 Justo Betancourt, Hector Lavoe, Willie Torres
(“Y Dicen” and “Quitate La Mascara”)

Producer - Ray Barretto
Executive Producer - Jerry Masucci
Musical Director - Ray Barretto
Arrangements - Ray Barretto and Louis Crúz
Recording Engineer- Fred Weinberg

Recorded - Universal Studios in NYC
Original LP Cover Concept and Painting - Izzy Sanabria

tracks list:

A1     Oye La Noticia     5:25
A2     Perla Del Sur     5:40
A3     Right On     2:40
A4     De Que Te Quejas Tu     4:05
B1     Y Dicen     3:54
B2     Quitate La Mascara     4:26
B3     Se Que Volveras     3:45
B4     Power     5:59

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