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Simply Salsa [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (21 Jun 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B0002BPIPY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Asi Se Compone Un Son - Ritmo Alegria
2. Oye Como Va - Cheo Feliciano
3. La Temperatura - Ritmo Alegria
4. Desengados De La Vida - Ritmo Alegria
5. El Hospital Del Amor - Ritmo Alegria
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Disc: 2
1. Besame Mas - Cuarteto Mayari
2. Los Aretes De La Luna - Vicentico Valdes
3. Micaela - Nelson Pinedo
4. Mora Gitana - Lola Flores
5. Abor Boricua - Ramito
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Disc: 3
1. De Verdad - Ritmo Alegria
2. Baila Yemaya (Mambo Conga) - Celia Cruz
3. Mambo Infierno - Conjunto Casino
4. Pancho Fantastia - Ritmo Alegria
5. Bongo - Ritmo Alegria
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Disc: 4
1. Un Beso - La Sonora Matancera
2. Que Te Parece, Cholito? - Pupi Campo
3. Vendaval Sin Rumbo - La Sonora Matancera
4. Serenata Ritmica - Noro Morales
5. Aguantando - Bobby Pauneto
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Simply Salsa

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually, not bad stuff! 30 Sep 2007
By T. Gore
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Have to disagree with the other reviewer, as this isn't actually that bad. There's 4 CDs of Salsa/Cuban/Latin music of slightly differing moods (Latin Cool, Late night Latin, Latin for Lovers and Salsa Dance Classics) and although it sounds a bit cheesy and some of the tracks are by the same artist (presumably as a commercial cover band) which does make you tend to avoid these CDs, actually they are quite good and each of the CDs are great to put on. Admittedly this wouldn't be a CD you'd recommend as your only entree into the world of Salsa and it's not going to cut the mustard in a London club, but it's great to stick on for an evening or Sunday afternoon just to put a bit of latin background to your house - and for that it does the job well. I've danced, taught and DJed Salsa for 12 years now and also travelled extensively around South America and Cuba and I still think it's okay - especially for the price!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I bought this box set a few months ago. When I eventually read the reviews on Amazon, I was astounded that one (any) listener could award only one star for this compilation. Why? There are at least three reasons. One, the sound quality and the performances are all to a high standard - there's no filler here. Two, there's a good range of latin music and many great performers, past and present, big band and soloist. Admittedly, a group called Ritmo Alegria (perhaps, a London-based salsa band contracted to Union Square?) perform on 14 of the 52 tracks, and even though their sound is more reverential than incendiary, they are eminently listenable! Lastly, like all decent compilations this one provides a few stand-out tracks that will direct the listener to work by these performers in the future. A singer I will definitely be looking for again is the 'firebreathing' Lola Flores.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Simply Salsa CD 28 May 2012
By elbagnj
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this CD as a gift and I haven't yet been able to give it to my friend, but she will probably love it as she loves Salsa music...smooth transaction and fast delivery of the product...thanks so much!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't buy this 13 July 2007
By Ugy
Format:Audio CD
Bad production - bad salsa - just a collection of tinny sounding stuff.

I love salsa but this set of CDs has been filed in the blue bin.
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Amazon.com: 2.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars music lover 7 May 2011
By insurance man - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you are looking for modern salsa,this is not it.however it contains some of the best original salsa music there is.wether for dancining or listening this has it.quality is not too bad either.
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A VERY GOOD COLLECTION 26 July 2009
By Edward - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
To begin with, 13 of the 52 tracks in this collection are by Ritmo Alegria (RA), and over half of those are just average tunes (some aren't even salsa). Second, this is NOT a salsa collection! Excluding the RA tunes (which are a bit more modern) this is a collection of classic bolero, pre-palladium mambo, guaracha, and a little bit of latin jazz. In general, the non-RA tracks are pleasant, but again are not really Salsa. If you're looking for that percussion-driven salsa sound look into "N.Y.C Salsa: The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York CD."
2.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY NOT SO GOOD SALSA 9 Oct 2008
By COMPUTERJAZZMAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I AGREE WITH THE OTHER REVIEWER HERE, THIS IS A FOUR CD COMPILATION, AND ONLY A FEW OF THE SONGS ARE REALLY WORTH HAVING, THE REST IS PRETTY MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD SALSA MUSIC, DOESN'T STAND OUT AT ALL. I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS CD, AND I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT.
2.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable 16 Feb 2007
By James Singer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was a bit disappointed with the music on this four-cd collection. The muaic has very strong sentiments to '80s style with somewhat cheesy content. I would not play this for a serious modern salsa styled party as some pieces have that awful "ewh" response. I eventually only placed about 6 pieces onto my iPod out of the 52...not a good proportion.
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