Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Joe Cuba Sextet ''Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! & Push, Push, Push)''

The Joe Cuba Sextet

''Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! & Push, Push, Push)''
( LP Tico Records, 1966 )
Catalog # SLP 1146


Tracklisting:
A1 Bang! Bang!
A2 Mujer Davina
A3 Oh Yeah
A4 La Malanga Brava
A5 Que Son Uno
B1 Sock It To Me
B2 Asi Soy
B3 Triste
B4 Alafia
B5 Push, Push, Push

Notes:
Pancho Cristal - Producer, Liner Notes
Joe Cuba Sextet - Performer
Format:Vinyl, LP
Country:US
Released:1966

Review:
Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push Push Push) is part Latin, and part basic Latin soul (boogaloo). The boogaloos are very simple, relying on chants that live crowds could follow easily. In fact, this was a major album that drove the boogaloo dance scene in New York. But while the two title tracks remain essential examples of the idiom, they are quite dated now. Of the rest, "Cocinando" clocks in at nine minutes but is not the tremendous Eddie Palmieri-style jam or descarga one might hope. "Que Son Uno" is the most enduring track. With its hypnotic percussion and vibes, it could have been side-length. A vintage party record, Wanted offers good material in a variety of styles. In hindsight, however, it may be most interesting as a precursor to the masterpiece My Man Speedy.
By Tony Wilds
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Biography:
Joe Cuba's music career started with La Alfarona X in 1950. In 1955 the Joe Cuba Sextet came into being and his vibraharp sound caught on. In 1962, when the group recorded "To Be with You" for Seeco Records, the band began to soar to popularity because of Nick Jimenez's arrangements and the vocals of Cheo Feliciano and Jimmy Sabater. When the boogaloo era arrived, the majority of the popular New York bands were put out of work. The Cuba sound changed with its recordings of "El Pito" and "Bang Bang"; it not only sold millions but enabled The Cuba sextet to enjoy the #1 spot in the Latin music world along with the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra.
By Max Salazar
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Courtesy of Bill

2 comments:

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ryanb said...

thanks for this!

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