Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Willie Colón & Rubén Blades: Siembra

Let me quote some things I read online about this record...First from some Amazon reviews: "...the lyrics deal with the political reality of the "latino everyman."...The masterful music infused with Willie Colon's breathtaking orchestration will take you away to musical bliss...EVERY song can be danced to yet simultaneously meditated on..."

From All Music Guide: "The high point of Willie Colón's ongoing collaboration with Rubén Blades (and close to a career peak for both artists), Siembra exploded on the salsa scene in 1978 and has never been forgotten by fans...Reflecting the tough times but optimistic attitude of el Barrio during the late '70s..."

I mean, come on, how do you not dig into this record to hear what its all about??

"Pedro Navaja" or "Peter the Knife", the track I am including below is the Latin "Living for the City"...

Willie Colón & Rubén Blades - Pedro Navaja
from Siembra