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Album Review

Guitar-based bachata comes in two general auras. There's the bolero/jibaro-music wing off which Juan-Luis Guerra so successfully fed, and then there's the upbeat version that's essentially guitar-merengue. Though he's a lot less ballistic than Fefita, Vargas is firmly in the merengue camp, and mostly sticks to having a stompin' good time. It's been so recently that this stuff was available that the guitar work is what comes over with most impact, but in a loose, down-home sort of way the whole thing swings sinfully. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi


Genre: Música Tropical

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Dominican self-started and hardworking singer/guitarist Luis Vargas (born Luis Rafael Valdez Vargas) became involved in popular music after meeting a local musician who taught him how to play guitar. After deciding to pursue a solo career, Luis Vargas self-produced his first single, promoted and sold by himself. Supported by local artists Pedro Pimentel, Artemio Sánchez, Antonio Carrasco, and Anthony Santos, his music began being played by local radio...
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El Maiz, Luis Vargas
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Latino, Music
  • Released: Aug 05, 1993

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