July 17, 1998

Ritmo Latino

by Dolores Fino


Hey, you "Blues Lovers," guess who's back? The popular and very talented, "Shelle and her Blues Band." You will remember I mentioned them when I wrote about Shelle's other band, the Norteño group, "Los Mejanos." Well, "Shelle and her Blues Band" are also fantastic, with the beautiful lead vocals of Shelle herself. They are simply great, and will be appearing Friday, July 17th. at 9 p.m., at Buster Daly's, a happening nite spot, at 3112 University Avenue, San Diego. Come and see and hear Shelle, and dance the night away. See you there!

(Gypsy Soul)

Alma de Gitano, a compilation of the hottest most sensual rhythms, is a mix of euro latin dance tracks laced with the folklore Gypsy music, and is refered to as Gypsy Soul.

This new album contains thirteen (13) musical masterpieces such as; Alabina, a vocal sensation from Morocco; Los Del Rio, a dynamic duo from Spain, who had young and old alike dancing to their smash hit, "Macarena." Also included are, Azucar Moreno, The fabulous rumba flamenco female duo from Spain; Jorge Char, an Argentinean born Lebanese of extraordinary talent; and Cuban-born, and very talented, Arturo Fuerte.


CGDEW Italy's superstar Laura Pausini will participate in the songwriter's symposium, "Songwriters in the Round", sponsored by Warner Chappell.

Hot developing artists, Nek (WEA Italy), Frankie negron (WEA Caribe), Velas (sir George), Sin Fronteras (WEA Caribe), and Francisco Cespedes (WM Mexico) will perform in the Warner showcase. Placido Domingo's latest recording will be launched on August 27, with a press conference at the Eden Roc hotel and a cocktail party at the china Grill restaurant.


WMI superstar Luis Miguel has received an incredible amount of awards for Romances: gold in Brazil; platinum in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and the US; double platinum in Colombia and Paraguay; quadruple platinum in Central America, Mexico and Spain; 6x platinum in Chile and Venezuela; and 11x platinum in Argentina.

Luis Miguel is deserving of all these awards. He is such a gifted and talented musician; all his music is truly beautiful.

Dave Samuels Presenta a Tjader-ized; un Tributo a Cal Tjader,
dedicada a la música y leyenda del vibrafonista lejendario, Cal Tjader (1952 - 1982).

Los músicos gigantes del jazz latino y del jazz, que se unieron a Samuels, para este album, fueron: Eddie Palmieri, Dave Valentín, Ray Barretto, Chick Corea, Michael Wolff, Dave Sánchez, Karl Perazzo, Steve Khan, Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, Alain Mallet, John Benítez, Joe Santiago, Marc Quiñones y Bobbie Allende. Este CD, fué lanzado en Mayo, 1998.

(Pictured) Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute, from left to right, Eddie Palmieri (piano), Dave Samuels (vides and marimba), David Sanchez (tenor saxophone).


"Los Super Seven," gathers some top performers and a number of special guests for 12 traditional Mexican musical explorations and a version of Woody Guthrie's folk song of solidarity, "Deportee."

This new album features various combinations of Los super Seven members: Tex-Mex music legends Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of

Los Lobos, Texas country-rocker, Joe Ely, country star Rick Trevino and Tejano music veteran Ruben Ramos. Also included are guests, Doug Sahm, bajo sexto player Max Baca, accordionist Joel Guzman and the mariachi group Campanas de America.


"Un Segundo Sentimiento"

Charlie Zaa, a young 24 year old singer from Colombia, has discovered the secret of expressing and understanding the feeling of love and affection, as he articulates his passions with melody. Charlie Zaa finds these feelings in his heart and puts them into his music.

In his first album, "Sentimientos" (Feelings) were songs which were made popular some decades ago by two of the most romantic singers in the Latin world, Julio Jaramillo and Olimpo Cárdenas. Now he has created his second album "Un Segundo Sentimiento" which lists songs from popular writers such as, Rafael Hernández, Alberto Domínguez, Los Visconti and the unforgettable Los Panchos. Charlie Zaa has set a goal for himself to give his best again and to surpass his previous success.


Marilyn Scott, una de las más populares y aclamadas can-tantes por el público en general, sigue su sueño de transmitir su amor a la música, y aprovechó su estadía como estudiante en San Francisco School of Art para trabajar y cantar como solista en compañía de las mejores bandas de esa ciudad. Emilio Castillo de la banda Tower of Power la contrato como vocalista principal del famoso grupo.

Marilyn nació y se crió en el sur de California, y de muy temprana edad se dedicó a interpretar a los grandes de la canción tales como Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Janis Joplin, Etta James y Sam Cooke, y realizo su debut en clubs locales a la edad de quince años.


Brenda K. Starr es una de las nuevas voces de la Salsa que ha logrado imponerse por su calidad artística después de haber alcanzado un amplio éxito cantando en inglés. Brenda, hija de madre Puertorriqueña y padre Judío, nació en New York y desde muy pequeña soñaba con ser artista.

Pues Brenda ha llegado a realizar ese sueño. Ya ha recibido varios premios como el "New York Award" como mejor Artista Femenina y el "Mejor Sencillo" "Categoría R&B" con el tema "I Still Believe (Yo creo en tí)". En el "National Dance Music Awards" es reconocida con el premio "Mejor Sencillo del Año" con su tema "What you see is what you get". Muy bien, Brenda!


The new soundtrack for Burn Hollywood Burn, features two tracks, Turtle Grove's "Smell The Roses" and Swamp Dogg's "Synthetic World." Turtle Grove, a six man band, plays a sweet mix of roots and tribal, groove-orientated rock. Swamp Dogg, whose birth name is Jerry Williams, got his first break in the music business in the early 1960s as a vocalist with the Lionel Hampton Band.

Ryan O'Neal, Richard Jeni, Eric Idle and rappers Chuck D and Coolio star in Burn Hollywood Burn. Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan also make guest appearances. Burn Hollywood Burn is directed by Alan Smithee, and hilariously satirizes the making of big budget action/adventure movies.


Vocal Sampling, the premier Cuban a capella group, has been universally acclaimed as one of the wonders of the musical world. This group is not a choral group. The six young men are actually a swinging Latin band which sings instead of playing the instruments of the salsa orchestra. They replicate the sounds of tres, timbales, clave, bass, horns, and all the other instruments of the Latin sound.

Their first live album, proves to all that this group is truly producing those sounds directly from their voices and hands. They are truly a phenomena and their new album, "Live In Berlin" will be enjoyed by music lovers of every persuasion.


WM Mexico was in 1st place for the second consecutive week in the Radio charts with a 20% share and 4 singles in the Top 10, which include Maná's "En El Muelle De San Blas" at #2, Nek's Tu Nombre" at #5, Alejandro Sanz' Amiga Mia" at #8 and Edith Marquez' "Mi Error Mi Fantasia" at #10 during his last promo tour in Mexico in support of "Tu Nombre," Nek was presented with a gold award for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.


Seminal Mexican rock band Maná has confirmed a US tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles on August 21. Sales of Sueños Liquidos have reached multi-platinum status in several Latin American countries, and the album has been RIAA certified gold in the US.

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