40 Songs, 2 Hours 46 Minutes


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4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Ivonne Obando-Alzate

Joe will be always one of the best

Alvaro Jose Arroyo Gonzalez, better known as "El Joe Arroyo" was one of the best Colombian artists in history. He found the perfect way to mix different rhythms from Salsa to Afro-Colombian rhythms that were usually only part of the popular folklore. He created such a unique tropical rhythm named later as “Joe Son” or "Joe's Sound" in English. This album is a great song compilation of one of the best Colombian/Latin American artist ever. You can not pick just one good song. All of them are excellent. Enjoy it!

Alvaro Jose Arroyo Gonzalez, better known as "El Joe Arroyo" fue uno de los mejore artistas Colombianos en la historia. Joe encontro la forma perfecta de combinar diferentes ritmos desde la salsa hasta ritmos Afro-Colombianos que fueron hasta entonces solo parte del folclor popular. Joe creo un ritmo tropical unico que fue llamado mas tarde como "Joe Son". Este album es una recopilacion fantastica de uno de los mejores artistas Colombianos y Latino Americanos de todos los tiempos. No puedes elegir solo una cancion buena. Todas son excelentes. Disfrutenlas!


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joe el mejor cantante de salsa colombiana...sin duda el mejor ,,,,

About Joe Arroyo

The dance-inspiring sounds of Colombia-born vocalist Joe Arroyo (born: Alvaro Jose Arroyo Gonzalez) sampled a diverse array of Caribbean music styles, including salsa, compas, merengue, reggae, and soca. A former member of leading salsa band Fruko y Sus Tesos, Arroyo continued to blend musical influences with his own group, La Verdad (The Truth), beginning in 1981.

Arroyo began his musical career at the young age of eight when he sang in a strip joint in his hometown of Cartagena. His first break came after he signed with the Discos Fuentes label in 1971, and was overheard by bass player, singer, composer, and producer Ernesto Estrada, better known as Fruko, who recruited him for his band. Arroyo continued to work with Fruko for the next decade. Although he nearly died from a drug overdose in the early '80s, Arroyo recovered and began to attract attention with his own group, La Verdad. He died on July 26, 2011 in a hospital in Barranquilla, Colombia. An announcement that he was a 2011 recipient of the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award was made on that same day. ~ Craig Harris

Cartagena, Colombia
November 1, 1955




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