Dedicated to my friends on youtube
AJINITA60..all the rest.
Thank you for your support..cause without it.
This or any videos would not be born
and of course PUERTO RICO..The land of
my parents and their parents and their parents..ect..
* Artwork By [Design] -- Walter Velez * Artwork By [Director] -- Izzy Sanabria * Bass -- Andy Gonzalez * Bongos -- Nicky Marrero, Tommy Lopez * Congas -- Frankie Malabe, Jerry González* * Coro -- Arturo Campa, Jimmy Sabater, Willie Torres * Drums -- Paul Alicea, Rick Marotta * Engineer -- Larry Alexander, Louis Lahav * Flute, Saxophone -- Mario Rivera (2) * Percussion -- Nicky Marrero * Photography -- Roberto Schneider * Piano, Producer -- Eddie Palmieri * Producer -- Harvey Averne * Timbales -- Nicky Marrero * Tres, Guitar -- Harry Viggiano * Trombone -- Barry Rogers, Jose Rodriguez* * Trumpet -- Vitin Paz * Vocals -- Ismael Quintana
For the last 40 years Eddie Palmieri has enriched Latin music with his imagination. It is difficult to say he had one good year above all others
because Palmieri has improved with each recording, an indication that he hasn't reached his peak. I'm not surprised that others are envious of him.
Many dancers say that he is the best. Many say that he is the sun of Latin
music, the most powerful in the world. He is reverentially referred to as the Messiah but I see him as Latin music's leading astronaut gliding in a
spaceship over the musical heavens, searching, listening, imagining new
ideas and sounds that will enable Latin music to branch out unto another dimension and perhaps make it universally accepted. --Max Salazar
In 1973, Mango Records released Eddie Palmieri's Sentido. It was
by Harvey Averne and Eddie Palmieri, and recorded in a small town
called Blauvelt, New York. Palmieri packed a ferocious punch. Sentido
contained Puerto Rico and Adoración: both composed by Eddie and his
lead singer Ismael Quintana. Condiciones Que Existen (written by Palmieri) showed again the power of Latin rock and featured Harry Viggiano on electric guitar and studio musician Rick Marotta on drums.
"We were playing at a dance up on Boston Post Road (Bronx) and I was
going through some financial situations at that time. I hadn't been recording
and sure enough, Harvey Averne came to the dance that night. I had trouble making the payroll and he said, `Can I help you with some money?' I couldn't believe it. Wow! I was able to pay the band and everything. He told me, `Look,
I'm starting a new company, I'd like to know if you're interested in signing with me to record,' and I said, "Sure! A brand new company, I like challenges
like that." But I explained to him my situation with Tico and he said, `Well
let me have a partner talk to Tico and Morris Levy.' They made a monetary
arrangement for my first two recordings for Mango Records (which became Coco Records). They compensated Morris Levy with a certain amount of
money and bought me out of my contract for approximately thirty five
thousand dollars So, it was agreed upon and I signed with Mango."
The song Puerto Rico unquestionably became a modern-day classic
that's been re-recorded but never duplicated.
The late Barry Rogers' arranging skills were his best and the trumpet
virtuosity of Victor Paz was unheralded. Palmieri's orchestra was
obviously up for this one
Latin Beat Magazine,August 2002 by Louis Laffitte.
A1 Puerto Rico 6:50
A2 No Pienses Asi 4:28
A3 Condiciones Que Existen 4:08
B1 Adoracion 9:15
B2 Cosas Del Alma 5:25