Poncho Sanchez The Ultimate Latin Dance Party (2-CD)
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item number: WDR9
- Released: December 2, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Concord Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- $1.29 on iTunes1.El Conguero - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Bodacious Q
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Co Co My My
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Cinderella - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes5.La Familia
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Bien Sabroso - (live)
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Ven Morena
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Watermelon Man
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Con Migo
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Soul Sauce (Guachi Guara)
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Going Back to New Orleans
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Tito Medley: El Cayuco / Oye Como Va / Clavelitos - (live)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Night in Tunisia, A - (live)
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Subway Harry
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Yumbambe
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Cold Duck Time
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Lover Come Back to Me
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Sonando
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Papa Gato
- 9.Son Son Charari
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Besame Mama - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Early in the Mornin'
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Poncho Sanchez (vocals, congas); Art Valesco (vocals, trombone); Tony Banda (vocals, bass); Dick Mitchell (tenor saxophone); Scott Martin (saxophone); Sal Cracchiolo (trumpet); David Torres (piano); James Gadson (drums); Ramon Banda (timbales); Jose "Papo" Rodriguez (bongos, percussion); David Romero (bongos); Jose Rizo.
Producers include: John Burk, Poncho Sanchez, David Torres, Carl E. Jefferson, Nick Phillips.
Compilation producer: Nick Phillips.
Recorded between 1983 & 2001. Includes liner notes by Eliot Tiegel.
Personnel: Poncho Sanchez (congas); Eddie Harris (saxophone); Joey DeFrancesco (organ); Mongo Santamaria (congas).
As of 2002, conga player Poncho Sanchez had been recording for Concord Records' Concord Picante imprint for 20 years, a good point at which to pause and take stock of his 20 albums for the label. The Ultimate Latin Dance Party does just that, selecting 23 key tracks from 18 of those albums on a two-disc set running over two hours. Sanchez pays tribute to his predecessors on such songs as Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," and a "Tito Medley" dedicated to Tito Puente and including "Oye Como Va." Among the guest stars joining his band are Joey DeFrancesco, Eddie Harris, Mongo Santamaria, and Puente himself. While this best-of cannot replace Sanchez's extensive catalog for fans, it is a generous compilation for more general listeners, who should be able to get a good idea of the conga player's lively, exuberant style. ~ William Ruhlmann