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Ray Barretto - El Ray Criollo flac album
El Ray Criollo
Charanga, Guaguancó, Cha-Cha, Bolero, Son, Guaracha
FLAC album size:
1218 mb
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El Ray Criollo blends Barretto’s past and future. Songs like Margie, Salsa y Dulzura," and Balanceate show those differing ideas dovetailing in glorious fashion. This is also one of the first albums to refer to salsa ; hear vocalist Willie Garcia open Descarga Criolla by saying Más salsa! From this album on, Barretto’s creative decisions would serve as a microcosm for the evolution of Puerto Rican music culture at large

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By: Ray Barretto (1966, Latin). More albums from Ray Barretto: Soy Dichoso by Ray Barretto. Mysterious Instinct by Ray Barretto. Latino Con Soul by Ray Barretto. Rojo by Ray Barretto. La Cuna by Ray Barretto. The Other Road by Ray Barretto. Together by Ray Barretto. Barretto Power by Ray Barretto. View all albums . El Ray Criollo. By: Ray Barretto (1966, Latin).

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was a Puerto Rican conga drummer and bandleader born in New York. Throughout his career as a percussionist, he played a wide variety of Latin music styles, as well as Latin jazz. His first hit, "El Watusi", was recorded by his Charanga Moderna in 1962, becoming the most successful pachanga song in the United States. In the late 1960s, Barretto became one of the leading exponents of boogaloo and what would later be known as salsa

Rareza En Guajira, 03:16. Descarga Criolla, 04:16.

In 1966, when he recorded El Ray Criollo for West Side Latino, Ray Barretto was still chained to his earlier success with the energetic but novelty-ridden "El Watusi. Still, glimpses of his later innovations were beginning to resonate, from the presence of punchier brass heard higher in the mix and, conversely, the usual pair of violins occupying a lower place. Vocalist Willie Garcia opens the album sounding a little trad on "Margie," but then the second track "Salsa y Dulzura" comes in, sounding light years ahead of its time

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A Maracaibo - Ray Barretto. Открывайте новую музыку каждый день. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций бесплатно и в хорошем качестве. Artist: Ray Barretto. 2010 music of latin america.

Style: latin-american. Tracks count: 12. Views: 5. Ray Barretto - Balanceate 04:22. Ray Barretto - Rareza En Guajira 03:16. Ray Barretto - The Shadow Of Your Smile 05:03.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Margie
Written-By – P. Flores*
A2 Salsa Y Delzura
Written-By – Ray Barretto
A3 Rareza En Guajira
Written-By – E. Martinez*
A4 Descarga Criolla
Written-By – Ray Barretto
A5 Despotate
Written-By – O. Vilato Jr.*
B1 Yo Soy La Candela
Written-By – R. Rodriguez*
B2 Don Lengua
Written-By – Ignacio Pineiro*
B3 The Shadow Of Your Smile "La Sombra De Tu Sonrisa"
Written-By – Mandel*, Webster*
B4 A Maracaibo
Written By – P. B. Harris

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Sonodisc
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – West Side Latino Records Corp.


  • Design [Album] – Chico Alvarez


℗ 1975 West Side Latino Records Corp.
Made In France

Produced by United Artists Records.

A1: Guaguanco, A2: Son Montuno, A3: Guajira, A4: Montuno, A5: Cha Cha Cha, B1: Son Montuno, B2: Guaguanco, B3: Bolero, B4: Guaracha

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3 252412 805231
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): WS 4̶5̶0̶1 4052 A 787 EXP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): WS 4̶5̶0̶2 4052 B 787 EXP
  • Distribution Code: SD 13

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAL 3543 Ray Barretto El "Ray" Criollo ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Hig) United Artists Records UAL 3543 US 1966
6543 Ray Barretto El "Ray" Criollo ‎(LP) West Side Latino Records 6543 Venezuela Unknown
BOMB24125 Ray Barretto El "Ray" Criollo ‎(CD, Album, Mono, Pap) Bomba Records BOMB24125 Japan 2007
WS 4052 Ray Barretto El Ray Criollo ‎(LP, Album, RE) West Side Latino Records WS 4052 France 1975
UAL-3543 Ray Barretto El "Ray" Criollo ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Hig) United Artists Records UAL-3543 Venezuela 1966