Various Artists: Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero #36)
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SummaryFar from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal '79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.
The 15 track CD is accompanied by a 60 page perfect bound book, crammed with photos, flyers and notes on this vibrant scene.
|1. ||Ebirac All-Stars feat. La Calandria & Ramito - 'Plena Matrimonial'|| |
|2. ||La Justicia - 'Stone Flower'|| |
|3. ||Juventud Tipica '78 - 'Afro Theme'|| |
|4. ||Juventud Tipica '78 - 'Ano Nuevo Y Reyes'|| |
|5. ||Under the Sun Orchestra - 'Under The Sun (Instrumental Theme)'||instrumental |
|6. ||La Solucion - 'A Bailar Son Montuno'|| |
|7. ||Tipica Leal '79 - 'Donde Estabas'|| |
|8. ||La Justicia - 'Alegre Jibarito'|| |
|9. ||La Justicia - 'Las Frutas Del Pais'|| |
|10. ||La Justicia - 'Guanguanco Coroco'|| |
|11. ||La Justicia - 'Bwana Tambula'|| |
|12. ||La Solucion - 'El Gordo Y El Flaco'|| |
|13. ||La Solucion - 'Mini Minoso'|| |
|14. ||La Solucion feat. Mongo Santamaria - 'Mozambique'|| |
|15. ||Ebirac Radio Spot (Extended Play) (Outro)|| |