Fania All Stars

Latin-Soul-Rock Out (180G Fuego LP – Fania Exclusive)

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Release Date: May 24, 2024

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Latin-Soul-Rock by the Fania All-Stars is a half-live, half-studio album. In addition to featuring a few of the actual Yankee Stadium recordings, such as the now-infamous Larry Harlow/Heny Alvarez–penned “Congo Bongo,” the record demonstrated how well the Fania All-Stars could play with others in the studio, namely Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, and Jorge Santana; and at the same time, flex their Latin rock and funk muscles on tunes like the Marty Sheller–arranged “There You Go” and “Viva Tirado,” recently made a hit by El Chicano; and then there was the Bobby Valentín–arranged “Smoke,” which wouldn’t have been out of place spinning on one of Kool Herc’s turntables a few miles down the road from the “House that Ruth Built.” It was fusion, it was funk, it was salsa.


• 50th Anniversary Reissue
• Features the iconic song El Ratón (Live)
• Pressed on 180-gram vinyl
• Hi-res digital format available

Track List:

Side A
1. Viva Tirado
2. Chanchullo
3. Smoke
4. There You Go
5. Mama Güela

Side B
1. El Ratón
2. Soul Makossa
3. Congo Bongo