SALSA COLLECTION MUSTS
Many people who love Salsa are recent converts. They may not have been exposed to prior recordings that contain some of Salsa's best music. Folks constantly ask for suggestion of music to buy. A novice collector should begin with several compilation CDs. This provides the listener with exposure to many styles, voices, and variations in instrumentation. One can decide what artists and styles most appeal to him or her.
The second step is to include specific album titles that have been best sellers. Some of the best sellers are older issues that have been re-released on compact disc. Where does one begin considering the vast array of recordings?
In keeping with Salsamundo's mission to educate and develop greater appreciation for the music, this article is offered to assist fans in their quest to build a solid music collection. Fifteen albums are listed. Each CD contains many song titles that are sure to please. The CDs listed will be well worth the monetary investment. Additional titles will be added periodically.
ARTIST TITLE YEAR
Larry Harlow SALSA 1974
Roberto Roena Apollo Sound 6 1974
Hector Lavoe La Voz 1975
Ray Barretto Barretto 1975
Eddie Palmieri Gold 1976
Bobby Valentin Afuera 1976
Sonora Poncena Musical Conquest 1976
Fania All-Stars Tribute to Tito Rodriguez 1976
Fania Various Super Salsa Singers 1977
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Tipica '73 Salsa Encendida 1978
Luis Perico Ortiz El Astro 1981
Quintana Y Papo Mucho Talento 1990
Conjunto Classico Lo Mejor de Conjunto Classico 1994
Raphy Leavitt Somos El Son 1995
Ismael Rivera 19 Grandes Exitos 1995