July 13, 2010

Fania All Stars – Live at the Cheetah Vol. 1
Fania 1980

Fania All Stars, front, cd size

Here’s an old time favourite I used to play very much. It contains
the massive ‘Quitate tu’, a great number that takes you on a trip
for more than 16 minutes. Back in the days, when I deejayed at party’s,
it always came in handy to take a break, toilet, beer at the bar, a little
dance and back behind the turntable, just perfect. Classic Fania
recording, live at the Cheetah, audiance goes crazy, and what a line-up,
Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Roberto
Roena, Bobby Valentin, Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda,
Pete ‘el Conde’ Rodriguez, Adalberto Santiago, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz,
José ‘Cheo’ Feliciano, all big names. Wish I were there, how’bout you Arnaud ?


1 Introduction theme
2 Descarga Fania
3 Anacaona
4 Quitate tu


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  1. Kostas from Greece 13 July 2010 at 22:36 - Reply

    Thank you very much…
    Holland was not so good…
    All the best for you!!!

  2. Arnaud 14 July 2010 at 08:52 - Reply

    Ah Moos, you see I prefer music than football, football opposes nations, music unifies them…
    And to answer you maybe I wasn’t there at that time, but I live in a wonderful time tanks to crazy people such as you are where I can have access to some of the best music of the world.
    But now, please do your work properly and put that video of your Fania album on your blog :
    Ahahaha !!!
    All the musicians have such a wonderful smile on it !!!

  3. Anonymous 21 July 2010 at 22:49 - Reply

    I have been listening to this fania stars LP for many days since it was posted.
    I also loved the song quitate tu video
    This is great music


    wud k

  4. david 29 August 2010 at 03:13 - Reply

    Thank you, Moss.

  5. narvolicious 17 February 2011 at 18:44 - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. This is probably *the* ultimate recording that personifies/defines salsa, IMHO. I mean, you can’t discuss salsa without mentioning this one.

    Are you getting the date (1980) from the album’s copyright date? Is it a reissue? Because the Cheetah recording was done on August 26, 1971.

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