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This was the Gran Combo who added a trombone to their brass line; in doing so, Fanny Ceballos would add a flavorful touch for the next two decades. This second outing on their own EGC label (later renamed Combo Records) gave an extra breadth of air to the band in the early '70s. The classic "Don Goyo" was their big hit, but "No Quiero Na' Regala'o" (recorded in 1996 by EGC avid fan Gilberto Santarosa), the standard "Chango Ta Beni," and "Achilipú" are as swinging as they are deceptively simple. Vocals by Andy Montañez and Pellín Rodríguez. ~ José A. Estévez, Jr., Rovi

Biography

Genre: Salsa and Tropical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Led by pianist and musical director Rafael Ithier (born: Rafael Ithier Eddie Perez), El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is one of Puerto Rico's greatest dance bands. Four decades after their inception, the 13-piece salsa group continues to inspire dancers with its horn-punctuated Latin rhythms and lush vocal harmonies. Officially named "Ambassadors of Our Music" by the Puerto Rican Senate, El Gran Combo's many hits include such classics as "El Menu" and "Timablero." Their 1978 album, En Las Vegas sold...
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