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Ray Barretto

Ray Barretto - Que Viva la Música (Craft Recordings)


RELEASED: 26th May 2023

Format:  180g Black Vinyl LP with Tip On Jacket
Cat No:  CR00553

PLEASE NOTE: There is a small bump crease on the bottom spine corner and so the sleeve is graded NEAR MINT.

Que Viva La Música just turned 50 and features Barretto at his peak of the “Hard Salsa” era. The album contains the track “Cocinando” from the famed documentary Our Latin Thing which alone makes the record worth the price of admission. Other key tracks include “La Pelota” and “Que Viva La Música”. Recorded in 1972, the recording features his original Salsa band including Adalberto Santiago and Orestes Vilato before their storied breakup. Now available remastered for the first time in decades on 180g LP with 12" classic tip-on single-pocket jacket.