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Album Review

One of the band's touchstones includes some of the popular bandleader's finest writing; "Jíbaro Soy" places Puerto Rico's country men in the '70s salsa environment, while also using the national folk music known as décima; "Café Colao" is Leavitt's subliminal message on an interracial relationship. Trumpet player and longtime Leavitt's ally Luisito Maisonet perished in a 1972 car accident that almost claimed the bandleader's life, and this was the basis of one of the band's most solid hits: "La Cuna Blanca." "En Memoria de un Hermano" (with the uncredited help of Ismael Miranda) was another Maisonet eulogy in this enduring and highly requested recording that has remained one of their most in-demand efforts. ~ José A. Estévez, Jr., Rovi

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Un Clasico de la Salsa

Para mi,este album lo considero entre las mejores produciones de musica tropical "Salsa" de todos los tiempos,la magnifica voz de Sammy Marrero y las composiciones de un joven talentoso director,arreglista y pianista que logra unir los ritmos de la Salsa con decima en el tema "Jibaro Soy" y nos lleva a una variedad de rumba,danzas al estilo La Selecta.Una nota interesante en el tema "La Consentida" es que aqui escuchamos el primer corte que nunca fue difundida en la radio local de Puerto Rico y tampoco pertenecio al disco original en la voz de Sammy Marerro al contrario de Dino Casiano quien entro a ser parte de la orquesta a mediado de esta grabacion para ser la segunda voz y para cantar los boleros y quien dio a conocer el tema./ Hector R. Hernandez

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O.K. Guys! I finally downloaded the song. Hats off to you! Love this tune.

Biography

Born: September 17, 1948 in Puerta De Tierra, San Juan, Puert

Genre: Música tropical

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

b. 17 September 1948, Puerta De Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. All rounder salsa band leader, pianist, arranger, composer, producer Raphy Leavitt formed his first band, called Los Señoriales, when he was in his early teens. In 1966, he organized another group, named La Banda Latina. At this stage of his career, Raphy only performed cover versions of hits by other bands. After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, where he studied commercial administration, he worked as a teacher/lecturer...
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Jibaro Soy..., Raphy Leavitt
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  • $7.92
  • Genres: Latino, Music
  • Released: 1992

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