Ironically, only hardcore salseros are aware of Lavo's importance. If you are running an ad blocker, please disable it on whosampled. Whereas his career was blessed with success, Lavo's personal life was a horrible succession of tragedies, including the death of his son at age 17, the brutal murder of his mother-in-law and a heroin addiction that eventually resulted in his infection with the HIV virus and his death of complications from AIDS at age Contributed by Edocaso
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InLavo decided to follow a solo career. Hctor was the voice. To this day, Coln's voice breaks whenever he remembers the lifelong friend hecfor whom he changed the course of salsa forever.
Hector Lavoe - IMDb
Sirround Sound Seven Heads Hetcor Sample of Multiple Elements 0 Votes. Since Lavo's death incountless salsa acts have covered his songs, making it painfully obvious how difficult it is to emulate his one-of-a-kind, guttural delivery.
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Lavo's joyful presence also added an extra bit of spark to the Fania All-Stars, a conglomerate of the label's finest that included legends such as Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Rubn Blades and Celia Cruz. Refresh the page to see the result. With Coln's blessing and artistic guidance, he recorded La Voz, an excellent debut crackling with his newly acquired creative freedom.
When it came time for Lavo to record it, Coln did the unthinkable, enlisting a string section for a memorable instrumental passage that adds a majestic, mournful atmosphere to the song. Ironically, only hardcore salseros are aware of Lavo's importance. We've detected that your browser isn't showing ads.
Hector Lavoe - Abuelita - KKBOX
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Lo Mato Fania Besides being an integral part of the phenomenon known as the New York Salsa Explosion of the s, the early Lavo songs reveal the man's irresistible sense of humor. El Dia De Suerte by Ticklah feat. At the same time, his songwriting was effortless and elegant.
The epitome of Lavo's artistry, these classic recordings deliver a perfect cross between streetwise roughness and sophisticated musicianship. You heector be logged in to comment.
Every subscription supports the running of our service. Which explains why these three artists are regarded to this day as a Holy Trinity of sorts in the Afro-Caribbean landscape. There's warmth to spare and an effortless kind of danceability in these recordings—more than three decades later, they still sound fresh and exciting.
Abuelita (Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe)
Contributed by Edocaso Here are the instructions on how to disable your ad blocker: A man not to be messed with, he was always ready to unleash a hectoor of insults on any unruly concertgoers that may come his way. Never one to take his status as salsa royalty too seriously, he was always happy to tour with the All-Stars, performing a couple of songs as lead vocalist and doing backup choruses on the remaining portion of the concerts. And Willie was the architect of the beautiful sonic universe they created together.
And yet, Lavo's discography represents the epitome hsctor the Fania sound—its highest artistic achievement. We listen to Hctor's hectir salsa anthems is enough to get you hooked on his inimitable style and endearing persona.