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Album Review

This longtime salsa favorite — with the help of a little reinvention — tops the charts once again with his 2006 record, Salsa con Reggaetón. In an effort to synthesize the old and the new, the classic and the fresh, the Univision label employed the talents of top Latin music producers Ramon B. Sanchez and Sergio George, both of whom need only touch a project for it to turn to gold. Montañez, a veteran of the world famous El Gran Combo, a crown in the Puerto Rican salsa crown, collaborated with some of the island's new breed of recording stars. Reggaeton artists like Daddy Yankee, Cheka, and Voltio are just a few who lend their flow to Montañez's new sound, which he calls "salsatón." The tunes are fun and danceable, a great mixture of thick, live sounds and the block-rockin' sound of the drum machines that give reggaeton its steely spine. Though bringing together a well-seasoned, gray-haired salsa vocalist with raw, contemporary talent may seem like a gamble, it seems to have paid off. Salsa con Reggaetón rose to the Top Five of more than one of Billboard's Latin Music charts. Andy Montañez sounds as strong and artful as he ever did. This is one for the books. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi

Customer Reviews


Every reggaeton fan & Salsa fan should listen to this. It will help them appreciate both genres more. Strong Reccomendations: "Se Le Ve" (I don't even like Daddy Yankee, and I find it infectious) and "Parece Lluvia" (PURE salsa). Amazing. Innovative. Authentic.


salsa con sabor. Good salsa beats. Sigue adelante

The Man

Andy, Andy What can we say about a Legend


Born: May 7, 1942 in Santurce, Puerto Rico

Genre: Música tropical

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

The Spanish influence on the music of the Caribbean is reflected in the sound of Puerto Rican vocalist Andy Montañez. Singing in a plaintive, high nasal tone, Montañez continues to expand on the musical traditions that originated among Hispanic farmers in the hills of Puerto Rico. Initially attracting attention as lead singer of El Gran Combo in 1961, Montañez remained with the group for 15 years. Accepting an invitation to become co-leader of a Venezuela-based band, Dimensi'n Latina, in 1977, he...
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