The Fania Record Label

Posted: July 15, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

The Fania Record Label

For 20 years, from 1964 to 1984, Fania Records was the hottest incubator of Latin music in the world. If Salsa was the message, Fania was the post office that delivered it.  

Celia Cruz, Yomo Toro, Hector Lavoe, Larry Harlow, the Palmieri Brothers, Ray Baretto, Joe Bataan, Ruben Blades, Ricardo Ray…the boogaloo, the shingaling, salsa, guaracha, charanga, guaguancó…you name it, Fania had it.

The Fania label was as firmly and aggressively dedicated to “our Latin thing,” as Motown was to black rhythm & blues.                                                   

Here is a YouTube playlist of some of Fania’s greatest artists:   

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bugaloo Blues………………….Great trumpets…………Great time with My Puerto Rican Brother’s & Sisters………………Viva Puerto Rico…..El Patty Boy from El Barrio

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    Thank you, brother Al Sheppard. You being a retired NYPD cop and who co-wrote “E-Man: Life in the NYPD Emergency Service Unit” and grew up with the Puerto Ricans, appreciates great Salsa Latin music. God bless you, hermano. -Joe

  3. Al Sheppard says:

    The BEST MUSIC………..what a great time to be alive……….Latin Soul

  4. Wito Pacheco says:

    Mira Micaela…como baila bugaloo !

  5. John Mendez says:

    Hey! thank you for sharing this wonder music! It brings me back to good times!

  6. Joe Sanchez says:

    Yes, those were great days coming home from Vietnam in 1967 after being wounded and being able to hear and dance to my Latin Music. As a matter of fact, dancing right now with my wife, Lorraine, as we listen to Shingaling and some of the other great songs. My cousin is Pablo “El Indio” Rosario

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