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Our Latin Thing (40Th Anniversary Ed)(Limited Edition) CD 1 of 1
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Learn more about Our Latin Thing (40Th Anniversary Ed)(Limited Edition):

Format: CD
Sku: 223425052
UPC: 846395097511
UPC 14: 00846395097511
Release Date: 8/23/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Introduction Theme (Cheetah) ~ Fania All-Stars
2. Descarga Fania ~ Fania All-Stars
3. Anacaona (Cheetah) ~ Fania All-Stars
4. Quitate T£ ~ Fania All-Stars
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Ahora Vengo Yo ~ Fania All-Stars
2. Estrellas De Fania ~ Fania All-Stars
3. Que Barbaridad ~ Fania All-Stars
4. Ponte Duro ~ Fania All-Stars
5. Macho Cimarr¢n ~ Fania All-Stars
6. Closing Theme ~ Fania All-Stars
7. Cocinando ~ Fania All-Stars
8. Abran Paso, Pt. 1 ~ Fania All-Stars
9. Abran Paso, Pt. 2 ~ Fania All-Stars
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Ralfi Pagan, Pete Bonet, Pete "El Conde" Rodr¡guez, H?ctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago, Justo Betancourt, Monguito "El Unico", Santos Colon (vocals).
Muze PNote At long last, director Leon Gast's legendary 1971 documentary, Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa), gets a complete remaster and representation due to purchasing a solid theatrical print of the film from an online auction site; the original master ended up in a landfill. The restored film offers footage from a veritable who's-who of the New York salsa world in this edition of the Fania All-Stars, performing on a single night at the Cheetah, and interspersed with interviews and documentary footage of the barrio. While there are moments where a split second of a crease or a frame might be scratched, the print is otherwise excellent, and is far superior to any previous commercial -- or bootleg -- release. The next time the Fania All-Stars were documented, it was not at a nightclub, but in front of 40,000 fans at Yankee Stadium in 1973. In other words, this is the film that started the salsa craze in America and across Europe. In addition to the DVD, which was released in time for the documentary's 40th anniversary, Fania has included a double CD of the music performed that night, creating a solid documentary of the concert. Among those who participated were Ray Barretto, Willie Col¢n, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valent¡n, and Roberto Roena, as well as singers Santos Colon, H?ctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Pete Rodriguez, and Adalberto Santiago, along with special guests Bobby Cruz, Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, and Ricardo Ray. There isn't much in the way of liner notes, but there doesn't need to be: the film provides all the information necessary. As for listening to the CD, while its fidelity isn't the very best, it is better than any previous version, restoring much of the energy and spontaneity to the proceedings, given its being remastered from analog tapes. In addition to the original two discs (which were released separately on LP as Live at the Cheetah, Vols. 1 & 2, the second CD includes the bonus tracks "Cocinando" and the two-part exit jam "Arban Paso." Highly recommended, not only as a historical document, but as a way into discovering the variety of the wild world of New York salsa in the '70s. ~Thom Jurek

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Havana Jam
Muze Music Compilations Iazucar
Muze Music Compilations Salsa:musical History
Muze Music Compilations El Barrio
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Nyc Salsa
Muze Music Compilations El Barrio Latin Funk
Muze Music Compilations Leyendas De La Fania Volumen 3
Muze Music Compilations Leyendas De La Fania Volumen 2

Associated Artists and Works

Original Soundtrack
Havanajam [Digipak] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/23/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1972
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9751
Music Label Name Label : Fania
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00846395097511

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Fania All Stars
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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