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Ray Barretto - Acid

Ray Barretto Acid
Ray Barretto - Acid
(LP) Fania Records SLP346, 1968 / (CD) Vampi Soul reissue VAMPICD020, 2002

Tracklisting original LP :
A1. El Nuevo Baretto 6:49
A2. Mercy, Mercy, Baby 2:42
A3. Acid 5:05
A4. A Deeper Shade Of Soul 2:42
B1. The Soul Drummers 3:46
B2. Sola Te Dejare 3:48
B3. Teacher Of Love 2:26
B4. Espiritu Libre 8:25

Tracklisting Vampi Soul CD :
01. El Nuevo Baretto 6:49
02. Mercy, Mercy, Baby 2:42
03. Acid 5:05
04. A Deeper Shade Of Soul 2:42
05. The Soul Drummers 3:46
06. Sola Te Dejare 3:48
07. Teacher Of Love 2:26
08. Tin Tin Deo* 8:24
09. Abidjan* 4:51
10. Drum Poem (Free Spirit)* 8:05
11. Espiritu Libre 8:25
* Head Sounds bonus tracks

Press Release :
A real monster! If you'd have to choose one record from Vampisoul, buy this one!, because Acid is one of the greatest ever recorded!. This album is a landmark recording -- a genious mixture of Latin, Jazz, Soul, Funk and Percussion -- grooving hard in the most variety of styles, and always satisfiying on every single track. Harvey Averne's production remains as one his best jobs ever. The title cut "Acid" is one of those tunes that reflects a period of time, a cross of the best genres from the late 60's in a very personal manner. The rest of the record is equally important -- with cuts like "Soul Drummers", "El Nuevo Barretto" and "Espiritu Libre", a great Latin jazz track, with very way-out piano and advanced arrangements. We at Vampisoul have added tracks from " Head Sounds" album from the same period that features Ray playing as well in a hard Latin Jazz style, with a bunch of long tracks, fantastic solos all around ("Espiritu Libre", "Drum Poem", and "Tin Tin Deo"), which are all over 8 minutes, and storming and shaking all the way through.

Bass : Big Daddy
Conga : Ray Barretto
Piano : Louis Cruz
Producer : Harvey Averne, Jerry Masucci
Timbales : Orestes Vilato
Trumpet : René López, Roberto Rodríguez Jr.
Vocal, Bell : Adalberto Santiago
Vocal, Guiro : Pete Bonet


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fred forin fred forin ·  03 March 2006, 02:25

quelle bonté !

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