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Brooklyn Sounds

by Brooklyn Sounds

Brooklyn Sounds were a young Puerto Rican latin band playing hard salsa in 1970s New York. Their recordings are bursting with fiery solos, heavy percussion and soulful vocals. Their two albums cut for Mary Lou Records are now considered classics.
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. Sueltame Ya
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2. Mirame San Miguel
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3. La-Va-Eh
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4. Rain
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5. Guaguanco de Puerto Rico
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6. Perdicion
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7. Tolon
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8. En las Tumbas
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Album Notes
Debut album recorded in the early 1970's by Puerto Rican salsa band from Brooklyn, New York. This youthful nine piece latin band was led by trombonist Julio Millan and pianist Tony Ortega. Their sound was very much in the classic salsa vein of a heavy rhythm alongside a tight horn section with soulful vocals. The vocals are in Spanish and the groove is salsa dura.

The band was heavily influenced by the Afro-Cuban sound from Cuba and several of their songs reflect this. This debut LP includes the original recording of classic latin soul number Rain.

With funky and progressive arrangements the band have a swinging descarga (jam session) feel led by the two trombones. The youthfulness and energy of the band comes through loud and clear in their musicianship, their music bursting with fiery solos, hard hitting percussion and soulful vocals. They describe their music as guaguanco, descarga, Santeria, bolero-son etc...

The musicians are: Julio Millan Leader - 1st trombone; Ray Rivera - 2nd trombone; Tony Ortega - Piano; Julio Fonseca - Timbales; Kelvin Fonseca - Bongos; Alfredo Burgos - Bass; Leo Rosado - Vocals; Eddie Rodriguez - Conga; Jimmy Cabot - Claves Maracas.

The album was originally produced by Bobby Marin.


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