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Ray Barretto - From The Beginning flac album

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Performer: Ray Barretto
Title: From The Beginning
Country: US
Style: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, Salsa
Category: Jazz / Latin / Funk, Soul
Rating: 4.5 ✦

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was a Puerto Rican conga drummer and bandleader born in New York. Throughout his career as a percussionist, he played a wide variety of Latin music styles, as well as Latin jazz. His first hit, "El Watusi", was recorded by his Charanga Moderna in 1962, becoming the most successful pachanga song in the United States. In the late 1960s, Barretto became one of the leading exponents of boogaloo and what would later be known as salsa

In the Beginning is the second live album by Stevie (Ray) Vaughan and Double Trouble (the stage name at that time did not include Vaughan's middle name). While the album was released about two years after Vaughan's death in 1990, the actual performance took place on April 1, 1980 at Steamboat 1874 in Austin, Texas, and was broadcast live on KLBJ-FM radio.

UMG (от лица компании "Creon music"); Abramus Digital, LatinAutor - UMPG, BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor - PeerMusic, CMRRA, UBEM, Bicycle Music Co. (Publishing), LatinAutor, UMPI" и другие авторские общества (12).

Biography by Richard S. Ginell. The "Godfather of Latin Jazz," a conga legend in NYC jazz circles and beyond.

Album · 1971 · 8 Songs. Skillfully balancing explosive Afro-Cuban percussion and sweeping brass splendor, Bronx-based Ray Barretto and his ensemble vivify the dance floor on 1970’s Barretto Power. The salsa-inflected opener, Oye la Noticia, is an ebullient tropical jam where Adalberto Santiago’s voice leaps through crescendoing keys and swings along vibrant horns. The dazzling Se Que Volveras is a mesmerizing ode to unrequited love, while the gripping, piano-laced Power is loaded with fierce tropical fusion and a New York City attitude. Barretto Power Ray Barretto.

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was a Grammy Award-winning Latin/Latin jazz musician of Puerto Rican ancestry.

RAY BARRETTO is a exotica afro-cuban jazz music artist. Ray Barretto, a percussionist extraordinaire and legend in the Salsa & latin Jazz music community has left the music scene with his death in February 2006 at age 76. Born of Puerto Rican descendence in Brooklyn during the depression, he lived with his mother in East Harlem, The South Bronx and other "boricua" districts before he joined the army, where in the latter 1940's he heard Dizzy Gillespie's hard bebop.


1 Oye La Noticia
2 Sola Te Dejare
3 The Soul Drummers
4 Mirame De Frente
5 Quitate La Mascara
6 Adiviname Y Olvidate
7 Invitacion Al Son
8 Hipocresia Y Falsedad

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Fania Records
  • Published By – Fania Records


  • Producer – Jerry Masucci


Original release 1971

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 87244 04102 9

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LP 00410 Ray Barretto From The Beginning ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Fania Records LP 00410 US 1971
SLP 00410, SLP 410 Ray Barretto From The Beginning ‎(LP, Comp) Fania Records, Fania Records SLP 00410, SLP 410 France 1972
SLP 00410 Ray Barretto From The Beginning ‎(LP, Comp, Gat) Fania Records SLP 00410 US 1972
LPS 77.893 Ray Barretto From The Beginning ‎(LP, Album, Comp) Fania Records LPS 77.893 Venezuela 1971
LP-7893, LP 7.893 Ray Barretto From The Beginning ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records, Fania Records LP-7893, LP 7.893 Venezuela Unknown