Killer early work by the Fania All Star
s – caught live at the legendary Cheetah club, which was the heart of the New York salsa scene at the star
t of the 70s! The album is easily one of the best by the group – and features long tracks that really capture the jamming intensity that occurred on stage when this many great artists were brought together in one space – kind of the "next step" for the older descarga mode put forth at the star
t of the 60s, pushed forward into the prouder, more unified Latin scene of the 70s! All Star
s on this date include Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentin, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, and others – and titles on this first volume include "Quitate Tu", "Descarga Fania", and "Anaconda".
(Multi-colored label pressing. Cover appears to have been signed by some of the artists inside the gatefold.)