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After long stays with the Fania All-Stars and the Willie Colón Orchestra, Héctor Lavoe's smooth voice had become one of salsa's most seductive sounds. There's plenty of seduction on his solo debut, with love songs ("Mucho Amor") alongside Christian sentiments and cultural songs ("Rompe Saraguey," about an herbal ritual). The anthemic "Mi Gente," saluting his Puerto Rican roots, became one of his signature hits. Colón’s orchestra provides smooth grooves throughout; don't sleep on the tasty vibes solo on "Un Amor de la Calle.”

Customer Reviews

Hector Vive

Hector Lavoe is the Face of the Fania franchise and the salsa movement. Thanks to the lyrical genius that was Willie Colon, Lavoe's ups and down were expressed through Willie's pen. There will only be one Lavoe and this his greatest work. Enjoy!

Hector first solo album

Simply the best quality salsa music!

Incredible talented singer and the music very nice!


Born: September 30, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Genre: Latino

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

Héctor Lavoe was born to sing. As Latin music evolved from the boogaloo of the late '60s to the salsa boom of the '70s, Lavoe was at its forefront and "El Cantante" (the singer) of some of its most representative songs. Born Héctor Juan Perez in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on September 30, 1946, he was influenced by the Latin singers he heard on the radio, Daniel Santos and Chuito el de Bayamon, just to name a couple. As he grew more involved in music, he drew his inspiration from Puerto Rico's great sonero...
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