- Audio CD (May 23, 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Fania
- ASIN: B000FDEUVM
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,253 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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FANIA ALL STARS
Right from start, Fania Records and its subsidiaries exceeded everybody's expectations. The label was created in 1964. It penetrated the market so successfully and became so popular at the international level that its executives decided to broaden its talent in order to reach an even wider audience. The result? The wildly successful Fania All Stars, a group that brought together several of the label's most popular artists. This move would further solidify the label's standing in the international music scene.
The Fania All Stars' first concert, "Live at the Red Garter," was a promotional experiment designed solely to test the waters. The all-star cast included Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ricardo Ray, and Bobby Cruz, and resulted in a live double album.
The experiment couldn't have been more successful. In 1971, the band revolutionized salsa as a genre with "Fania All Stars at the Cheetah," a concert that was filmed and recorded live.
In 1973, following a successful tour, the band made its first appearance at Yankee Stadium in New York. The stars performed before countless fans that had caught the fever and were swooning in the presence of consecrated performers of the genre such as Willie ColÃ³n, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby ValentÃn, Ray Barreto, and Mongo SantamarÃa.
This concert, too, was filmed and recorded live, and set the standard in the music industry.
The All Stars were on fertile soil, and they wasted no time in reaping the benefits. In 1974, they appeared live at the Statu Hai stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire, which was the scene of the movie "Fania All Stars Live in Africa." In 1975, the band returned to Yankee Stadium, this time with such famous names as Celia Cruz, HÃ©ctor Lavoe, Justo Betancourt, Ismael Quintana, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Mirando, Pete "El Conde" RodrÃguez, Bobby Cruz, and Santos ColÃ³n.
One after the other, the band continued performing in concerts that were just as successful and multitudinous: "Salsa," "Live," "Best Of," "Live in Japan" (1976), and "Tribute to Tito RodrÃguez," which marked RubÃ©n Blades' first performance with the All Stars.
To properly celebrate the Fania All Stars' 20th birthday and Fania Records' 30th, the label has re-released two concerts: "Live in Africa" and "Live in Japan," which propelled a successful tour across five continents and showed the identity of a created family that has spread its social, musical, and cultural message throughout the world. FANIA ALL STARS Desde su inicio en 1964, el sello Fania y sus subsidiarias superaron todas las expectativas. Tal fue su penetraciÃ³n y demanda popular a nivel internacional, que se dio a la tarea de expandir sus talentos para una mayor difusiÃ³n lo que motivo la creaciÃ³n de la llamada y exitosa "Fania All Stars", que agruparÃa varios de sus mÃ¡s populares y acreditados artistas. Esto al mismo tiempo, le proporcionarÃa una proyecciÃ³n mÃ¡s ambiciosa en el panorama de la mÃºsica internacional. El primer concierto de la "Fania All Stars", "Live At The Red Garter", fue un intento con un Ãºnico fin, sondear su proyecciÃ³n Ãºnicamente con carÃ¡cter promocional en el que intervinieron: Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ricardo Ray y Bobby Cruz, del que se derivaron grabaciones agrupadas en dos volÃºmenes. El intento no pudo ser mÃ¡s exitoso, y en el aÃ±o 1971 se producirÃa un trascendental acontecimiento que revolucionarÃa la industria de la Salsa como gÃ©nero musical, con la presentaciÃ³n del concierto denominado "Fania All Stars at the Cheetah" que fue grabado y filmado en vivo.
En 1973, despuÃ©s de cubrir una exitosa gira, hicieron su primera presentaciÃ³n en el "Yankee Stadium" de la ciudad de Nueva York, ante una multitudinaria audiencia de fanÃ¡ticos contagiados con la presencia de consagradas estrellas del gÃ©nero como: Willie ColÃ³n, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby ValentÃn, Ray Barreto y Mongo SantamarÃa. El concierto fue igualmente filmado y grabado y constituyÃ³ un acontecimiento que marcarÃa pautas en la industria musical. El terreno estaba abonado, en lo sucesivo se sucedieron otros exitosos conciertos: En 1974, se presentaron en el estadio Statu Hai, Kinshasa, Zaire, (Africa) que diera origen a la pelÃcula "Fania All Stars Live In Africa". En 1975, "Fania All Stars" volviÃ³ a presentarse en concierto en el "Yankee Stadium". En esta oportunidad con la participaciÃ³n de destacadas figuras como: Celia Cruz, HÃ©ctor Lavoe, Justo Betancourt, Ismael Quintana, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Pete "El Conde" RodrÃguez, Bobby Cruz y Santos ColÃ³n.
CronolÃ³gicamente se sucedieron otros conciertos no menos exitosos y multitudinarios: "Salsa", "Live", "Best Of", "Live In Japan" (1976), "Tribute To Tito RodrÃguez", en el que participÃ³ e hizo su incursiÃ³n en la agrupaciÃ³n, RubÃ©n Blades. Para celebrar el vigÃ©simo aniversario de la "Fania All Stars" como agrupaciÃ³n y el trigÃ©simo de haberse constituido el sello "Fania", reestrenÃ³ los conciertos: "Live In Africa", y "Live In Japan", que impuso una exitosa gira por los cinco continentes para mostrar la identidad de una familia constituida, que ha contribuido a expandir su mensaje social, musical y cultural en el mundo.
Top customer reviews
This is heavy, rich, and powerful INSTRUMENTAL and slightly jazzy style of Latin music particularly on the OUTSTANDINGLY OUT OF THIS WORLD tune Guatacando with 12:50 mins of SHEER musical class!
You begin with an EXCEPTIONALLY outstanding rhythmical and slightly jazzy style of piano solo by Eddie Palmieri which you don't want to finish, then good Vibraphone solo riffs by Louie Ramirez, then some arrangements that lead us to a TREMENDOUS Roberto Rodríguez Jazzy Trumpet solo (Ray Barretto Trumpetist [1967-1975]) which isEXCEPTIONAL, and if you thought that he was just a Son-Montuno oriented style of trumpetist, here's your proof of how well he can express himself as a Cuban in Latin Jazz; and boy he delivers! His solo also goes WELL OVER a minute!...
As if it wasn't enough, YOU THEN GET RAY BARRETTO ON CONGA-DRUMS doing what he knows best!...
THEN, After his solo, you get a Trombone solo and the brass section making HIGH AND LOUD accompaniments, finishing the tune off!...
Just that tune alone, FOR ME, is worth the whole price of the Cd, BUT, the nice Cha-Cha-Chá tune Sabor Sabor which features some quality flute playing from Johnny Pacheco and a very good Eddie Palmieri piano solo is also a VERY nice tune to listen to. Again, it's instrumental with no singing (just choruses in this case).
The only big shame I found shocking was when I found out that the original people in charge of the recording decided to cut the volume progressively to finish that song off in the middle, just when Eddie Palmieri was finishing his piano solo!
The song is still 5:20 mins, but WHAT A LACK OF APPRECIATION from those people to think that we would have heard enough from SUCH a GREAT tune!
It always leaves me to wonder what the follow up on the day must have been like!...
Then, make sure you skip quickly the 4th song Country Girl - City Man to get to the great 8:15 mins song Me Gusta El Son singed by Ramon Quian "Monguíto"!
Great style of Cuban Montuno sort of song, great solo of piano by Eddie again, and after Eddie's solo we get a yet again a heavy brass section of arrangements slightly 'flirting' with boogaloo type of arrangements (not the rhythm! Just the sound of the horn arrangements) featuring horn solos, and Monguíto wrapping the song up... GREAT STUFF!...
Then, we get a repeat of the same song, but with nor more nor less than Tito Puente on Timbales taking a solo, then in the same track, there's a nice sort of bye-bye music theme, and the album (and very probably the concert on the day also finished...)
I wonder how many good things the owners of the time must've left out from the vinyl!...
NONETHELESS, This Cd is MORE THAN WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY making it 35 mins of GREAT music, excluding that awful 2:15 mins tune in English...
(BUT THE "LATIN SPECIALISTS" FROM V2 MUSIC THOUGHT THAT IT WAS MORE WORTH IT RE-MAKING A U.K/EUROPE VERSION OF THE MOSTLY AWFULL VOL.2 OF FANIA ALL STARS LIVE AT THE RED GARTER, AND NOT RE-MAKE THIS ONE!...
What a lack of appreciation for REAL Latin music they have!....
Remastered By: Sound Booth. 9/10. ANOTHER GREAT job from the people of Sound Booth!... As good as it can get from a 1960's Live recording with GREAT volume level, sharpness and clearness of sound. SUPERB sound quality!