Apr 1 2021

David Byrne Presents: The Sound Of New York

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Quimbara Johnny Pacheco & Celia Cruz
La Murga Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe & Yomo Toro
Tumba Tumbador Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
Soy Willy Chirino
Pedro Navaja Willie Colon & Ruben Blades
Por Encima del Nivel Los Van Van
Visa Para un Sueno Juan Luis Guerra
Ojala Que Llueva Cafe Juan Luis Guerra
En El Tiempo Del Palladium Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Bacalao Con Pan Irakere
Majana Bloque
Yemaya Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
Muevete Adrenalina Caribe
Contrabando Ruben Blades
Besito Pa Ti La Lupe
La Lucha La Excelencia
Abusadora Wilfrido Vargas
Lamento Borincano March Anthony
Vivir Mi Vida March Anthony
Desde Aqui iLe
Ne Ne Ne iLe
Me Vieron Cruzar Calle 13
Maria la O Fruko y Sus Tesos
Son Apretao Joe Arroyo
Volver a Verte Oscar D'Leon
Toro Mata Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Tengo el Idde Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Muchachita Sencilla Johnny Pachecho
Cucala Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Yerbero Moderno Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
La Esncia Del Guaguanco Johnny Pachecho
Amanecer Guajiro Johnny Pachecho

The Silver Fox - Johnny Pacheco - a force in Latin Music for decades - has passed. He was an innovative musician, businessman and collaborator. We worked together briefly- on a song called “Loco de Amor” that I did with La Reina - Celia Cruz - for the movie Something Wild. In the 80s, I had become a fan of what is known as Salsa music -- which to a large extent is Afro Cuban music that was updated in the 60s and 70s. But, what is different is that what is called salsa and was promoted by the Fania label that Pacheco started with Jerry Masucci is very much a reflection of New York--It’s harder than it’s Afro Cuban roots, and it also encompases rhythms from Puerto Rico, Domincan Republic, Panama and elsewhere - a reflection of the communities that made up NYC... No less than punk rock or hip hop - which could also be said to be the sound of New York (especially in that era).

So, although much of this creative explosion happened in 70s New York, it resonated and had a huge influence in the decades that followed. Some of those artists who surely would not have been who they are without salsa and Fania are in this playlist as well.

Is this guy cool or what?

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Apr 1 2021

David Byrne Presents: The Sound Of New York

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Quimbara Johnny Pacheco & Celia Cruz
La Murga Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe & Yomo Toro
Tumba Tumbador Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
Soy Willy Chirino
Pedro Navaja Willie Colon & Ruben Blades
Por Encima del Nivel Los Van Van
Visa Para un Sueno Juan Luis Guerra
Ojala Que Llueva Cafe Juan Luis Guerra
En El Tiempo Del Palladium Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Bacalao Con Pan Irakere
Majana Bloque
Yemaya Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
Muevete Adrenalina Caribe
Contrabando Ruben Blades
Besito Pa Ti La Lupe
La Lucha La Excelencia
Abusadora Wilfrido Vargas
Lamento Borincano March Anthony
Vivir Mi Vida March Anthony
Desde Aqui iLe
Ne Ne Ne iLe
Me Vieron Cruzar Calle 13
Maria la O Fruko y Sus Tesos
Son Apretao Joe Arroyo
Volver a Verte Oscar D'Leon
Toro Mata Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Tengo el Idde Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Muchachita Sencilla Johnny Pachecho
Cucala Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
Yerbero Moderno Johnny Pachecho & Celia Cruz
La Esncia Del Guaguanco Johnny Pachecho
Amanecer Guajiro Johnny Pachecho

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