Eddie Palmieri - Vamonos Pa'l Monte
1 Revolt/La Libertad Logico 5:24 Written-By - Eddie Palmieri
2 Caminando 3:53 Written-By - Charlie Palmieri
3 Vamonos Pal Monte 7:06 Written-By - Eddie Palmieri , Ismael Rivera
4 Viejo Socarron 6:10 Written-By - Luis Martinez Grinan*
5 Yo No Se 4:13 Written By - D.R.
6 Comparsa De Los Locos 7:23 Written-By - A. Armenteros* , Eddie Palmieri
Eddie Palmieri's 1971 LP Vamonos Pa'l Monte moves easily from the
nearly avant-garde trumpet-battle opener "Revolt/La Libertad Logico" into
the new-era-meets-old "Caminando," complete with an excellent electric-piano
solo by Palmieri himself. He also takes the lead on the seven-minute title-track jam,
this time with organ (backed by brother Charlie), backed by a strong vocal chorus
(Justo Betancourt, Santos Colon, Yayo el Indio) and the rugged timbales playing of
Nicky Marrero. Above and beyond the irresistible arrangements and intricate playing,
Vamonos Pa'l Monte benefits from one of the best recording jobs of any early-'70s salsa
record, each section -- and practically each musician -- vigorously separated with clear stereo.
Though many fans consider it a transition record toward the compositional brilliance
of The Sun
of Latin Music, it's actually a much better record for fans of traditional salsa.
~ John Bush, All Music Guide
Revolt/La Libertad Logico Eddie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri (5:23)
Caminando Charlie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri (3:51)
Vamonos Pa'L Monte Ismael Quintana, Eddie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri (7:06)
Viejo Socarron Eddie Palmieri (6:09)
Yo No Se Eddie Palmieri (4:12)
Comparsa de Los Locos Eddie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri (7:20)
Viejo Socarron [Take 9][#][*] Eddie Palmieri (7:10)
VP Blues [#][*] Eddie Palmieri, Victor Venegas Eddie Palmieri (14:15)
Mixed Marriage [#][*] Eddie Palmieri (10:18)
Moon Crater, Pt. 1 [Lyndsay's Raiders] Eddie Palmieri (10:35)
Eddie Palmieri (Electric Piano),
Charlie Palmieri (Organ),
Ismael Quintana (Vocals),
Ronnie Cuber (Baritone),
Pete Yellin (Sax (Tenor), ,
Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros (Trumpet),
Justo Betancourt (Choir, Chorus),
Santos Colon (Choir, Chorus),
Yayo el Indio (Choir, Chorus),
Miguel Estivill (Producer ,Liner Notes
Marcelino Guerra (Choir, Chorus),
Nicky Marrero (Timbales y Bongos),
Victor Paz (Trumpet),
Elliot Romero (Choir, Chorus),
José Luis Rodríguez (Trombone)
Fred Weinberg (Engineer),
Dean Rudland (Producer Liner Notes),
& Project Coordinator),
Giora Breil (Project Coordinator),
Ely Besalel (Illustrations & Cover Design),
Charles Camilleri (Trumpet)
Richie Viera (Photo Courtesy),
Arturo Franquiz (Choir, Chorus &
Originally released in 1971 by Fania Records.
Recorded at A & R Studios.
Mastering at Soundbooth.
Graphic Montage & Digital Output:
New Line Design, Inc.