VA - Roots Of Salsa Vol.1 Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 37:00 | 84 Mb
Genre: World, Salsa, Latin / Label: Grosso Recordings
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that might come as a real surprise – some larger orchestra material, tracks by trios, and other Latin styles that aren't normally associated with the spirit of salsa – which usually seems to draw most from the descarga years, and the small combos to emerge in the 60s. Instead, this series traces the music much farther back – and includes loads of hard-edged cuts that resonate surprisingly well with later salsa dura – including many records that you might have otherwise passed by!