Thursday, November 08, 2007

Hector Lavoe Strikes Back

Hector Lavoe's last album reunited him with Willie Colon, with whom he revolutionized Salsa music in New York in the Latino heydey of the late 60s and early 70s...

Hector's life story was the basis for the recent Marc Anthony film, El Cantante, which I have not seen as of this writing...

Wikipedia has a terrific entry for Hector. His music is widely available, even more so since the resurgence of Fania Records.

I love salsa music so in New York, it just has the sound of the city to me.

Hector Lavoe - Como No Voy A Llorar
from Strikes Back, available from Amazon as CD or MP3 Download.