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Encanto Tropical 35 - WSR

There is a fine line between easy and difficult when making a session with only Fania Records material — this was a tribute show marking its 60th anniversary — but I aimed for balance between popular anthems and personal faves.

Episode 35 can be replayed at the bottom of this page (25 tracks, 2:03:31).

60 Years of Fania on Encanto Tropical

Artists included are listed below. Full attribution is given on the show.


Adalberto Santiago

Alfredito & His Orchestra

Bobby Valentin


Celia Cruz & Ray Barretto

Cheo Feliciano

Fania All-Stars (x2)

Hector Lavoe

Jimmy Sabater

Johnny Colon

Latin Tempo

Lebron Brothers

Louie Ramirez

Monguito Santamaria

Orchestra Harlow

Orquesta La Conspiracion

Johnny Pacheco

Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez

Ralph Robles

Ray Barretto

Ricardo “Richie” Ray & Bobby Cruz

Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound

Típica 73

Willie Colon & Héctor Lavoe

The list of artists spans several labels in the Fania universe, as it was a parent company with sub-labels it either established or acquired, such as Alegre, Cotique, International, and Vaya. Note that several of the artists featured here were not exclusively on Fania, but the songs selected for the show are from the Fania discography.

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Some of the music on Encanto Tropical 35

Read the pre-broadcast post for more context. This show is Part 1 of a two-part series. The follow-up is due in the summer and will cover other Fania artists, such as Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, and Orestes Vilató.

Fania Records is owned by Concord




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