Killer grooves from the Montuno record label – a crucial imprint in the New York scene of the 70s and 80s – with a roster of artists to rival the best at Fania and Alegre! At a time when some of the bigger Latin labels were crossing over with commercial hits, Montuno was really dedicated to keeping a traditional sound – often returning the music back to its Cuban roots in the way it was presented and produced – which meant a nicely stripped-down style that holds up beautifully over the years! Instrumentation often includes a nice touch of jazz – and the lyrics are lively, and perfectly tied in with the rhythms – as you'll hear in this overstuffed collection of goodies. Titles include "Caballo" by Yambu, "La Tia" by Batacumbele, "Aqui Se Puede" by Airto, "Zaperockero" by Zaperoko, "Songo Y Guantanamo" by Son De La Loma, "Mientras Yo Viva" by Tambo, "Ensem Ensem" by Scorpio, "Bailala Pronto" by Manny Oquendo Y Libre, "Bon Bon De Chocolate" by Lou Perez, "What's Your Name" by Totico Y Sus Rumberos, "Corta La Cana" by Bongo Logic, "A Sandy" by Skah Shah 1, and "Vencindad" by Yambu. Also features great notes on the legendary Record Mart store, which was home to the label – a place where we still shop for Latin music in New York! © 1996-2013, Dusty Groove, Inc.