love Salsa are recent converts

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 SalsaCentro’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
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Roberto Roena
Apollo Sound 6

1974
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Hector Lavoe
La Voz

1975
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Ray Barretto
Barretto

1975
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Eddie Palmieri
Gold

1976
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Bobby Valentin
Afuera

1976
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Sonora Poncena
Musical Conquest

1976
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Fania All-Stars
Tribute to Tito Rodriguez

1976

ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Fania
Various Super Salsa Singers
1977
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Luis Perico Ortiz
El Astro

1981
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Quintana Y Papo
Mucho Talento

1990
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Conjunto Clasico
Lo Mejor de Conjunto Clasico

1994
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Raphy Leavitt
Somos El Son
1995
ARTIST
TITLE
YEAR
Ismael Rivera
19 Grandes Exitos

1995

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