Replay Episode 28 using the link at the bottom of this page. 25 songs (2:05:30).
This episode features a guest interview for the first time in a while. I managed to have a great talk with DJ BoriQua, one of the co-founders of World Salsa Radio. His show, "Afincando con DJ BoriQua" broadcasts on Saturdays 10:00am - 1200pm (Pacific Time). See the preceding blog post for more details.
With DJ BoriQua as my guest, I thought it would be fitting to spotlight Puerto Rican salsa. There are 22 tracks spanning different decades with a range of artists from La Isla del Encanto, with a pre-interview mix (12 tracks) and a post-interview mix (10 tracks).
My selection of songs is not intended as a "best-of list". Tracks were chosen primarily on a personal basis, but on most occasions I also chose songs that were not among the most famous of a given artist. Importantly, I also focused on songs by artists based in Puerto Rico -- as opposed to those who permanently relocated to the United States ((with just a few exceptions).
The following artists are featured. Full attribution is given on the show.
El Combo del Ayer & Luigi Texidor
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Kako Y Su Combo
La Playa Sextet
Rafael Cortijo & Su Bonche
Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz
Tite Curet Alonso
Willie Rosario feat. Frankie Figueroa
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