Mambo Mania! may not be the last word on the Afro-Cuban music of the 1950s and '60s, but for beginners, it's a darn nice place to start. Rhino can usually be counted on to do its homework when assembling compilations, and this superb 18-song CD is no exception. Serious fans of what came to be called salsa will be more than familiar with such classics as Celia Cruz's "Tumba La Cana, Jibarito," Beny More's "Me Gusta Mas El Son" and Tito Puente's "Guaguanco Margarito" – all of which are essential listening for even the most casual salseros.
Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group).
Impulse Control Disorder is a 21st century mania that ruins lives. But could there be a cure? A look at four women with ICD and the new science around the condition.
The evolution of the movie zombie - from early films to its present role as a pop culture icon. Why does something so dead have so much life in our nightmares and at the box office? A Starz Originals production.
Fantastic instrumental guitar / rock 'n roll series.
This series holds great songs by different artists from various countries whom all play fabulous instrumental guitar songs in there own unique style. Recommended to fans of great instrumental guitar music.
This two hour special hosted and narrated by Jesse James will explore the true essence of a chopper. Jesse will profile the pioneers of the chopper movement, the unsung heroes whose ingenuity and creativity have inspired him and other chopper builders of today.
Follow notorious motorcycle outlaw Jesse James on a wild ride through one year of his life. The master of modification and the owner of West Coast Choppers is working on a masterpiece: a chopper made entirely of copper! Aided by his mentor Fay Butler, he hand-fabricates the frame and works lovingly on his pet project throughout the year.
Jesse James, the leading motorcycle builder in the US and a descendent of the outlaw after whom he is named, is the charismatic star of the Discovery Channel's reality TV show.