- Released: May 22, 2007
- Label: Fania
- 1.Pa la Ocha Tambo
- 2.V.P. Blues
- 4.Introduction Paquito Navarro MC - Jibaro / My Pretty Nigger
- 5.Azucar (Parte II y Parte III)
Personnel: Eddie Palmieri (piano); Arturo Campa, Arturo Franquiz, Ismael Quintana (vocals); Harry Viggiano, Cornell Dupree (guitar); Ronnie Cuber (saxophone); Raymond Maldonado (trumpet); Jose Rodrigues (trombone); Hank Anderson, Andy Gonz lez (bass guitar); Reggie Barnes (drums); Ray Romero (congas); Nicky Marrero (bongos); Charlie Santiago (timbales); Jerry Gonzalez (percussion).
Additional personnel: Charlie Palmieri (organ); Jimmy Norman & The Harlem River Drive Singers, Lorene Joe Gaines, Jose Chequi Torres, Chavetita, Pirigon, Alvin Taylor.
For a time in the late 1960s and early '70s, Latin music legend Eddie Palmieri's output had a political edge to it. His addressing of economic and racial injustice reached its pinnacle on 1971's RECORDED LIVE AT SING SING. Backed by his Harlem River Drive ensemble, this performance at the upstate New York prison also showcases the culmination of Palmieri's experiments in funk, jazz, and fusion. The combination here of relentless ethnic grooves, hard-hitting funk workouts, and political fire positions Palmieri and his band as something of a Latin equivalent of Fela Kuti and his Africa ensembles. Long out-of-print, this fierce musical sign of the times was reissued in 2007.