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TH-Rodven's Platino series continues with Marvin Santiago and the issue of a few underpromoted but very neat cuts (with good sound). Santiago gives it his all in tunes like C. Curet Alonso's zesty "Cinco Hijos" and a kooky, salsa-cum-rap number called "Como un Cañón" (also by Alonso).The oddity of Marvin Santiago's catalog is that it needs to be issued in its entirety. However, TH-Rodven keeps issuing scant, flimsy packages with no information and poor packaging; in the meantime, this collection will be more than adequate until the long-expected TH catalog is re-released in better condition. The late '70s and early '80s' TH salsa deserve the optimum treatment they have looking for. ~ José A. Estévez, Jr., Rovi


Born: December 26, 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Genre: Música tropical

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

Salsa legend Marvin Santiago was born December 26, 1947, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Marvin was born into a musically active family. His brother (Billivan Santiago) became a successful plena vocalist, and he was groomed from a young age to be a bolero singer. Preferring the rhythmically exciting salsa style, Marvin aspired to sing with the popular dance bands of the day, eventually landing a gig with one of Puerto Rico's most famous bandleaders, Rafael Cortijo. In 1971 Santiago joined up with another...
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