KBUT Community Radio
Community Radio for the Gunnison Valley
Mar 30, 2021 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
With El Chino
The roots and branches of Afro-Caribbean rhythms including El Son Cubano, Salsa Dura, Timba, Cu-bop, Brazilian jazz, Rumba Cubana from East coast to Left Coast, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Columbia, the African diaspora and beyond.
Homenaje a Johnny Pacheco
The first hour of this week's program is a tribute to the work of Johnny Pacheco in various roles as musician and producer.
Flautista, compositor, percusionista, líder de banda, and promoter of "salsa" music - Johnny Pacheco was born in the Dominican Republic on March 25,1935 and immigrating with family to NYC in 1946, where he passed away on February 15, 2021.
Pacheco joined keyboardist Charlie Palmieri in the late 1950s in Orquesta Duboney- an ensemble that emphasized the wooden flute and violins in the role of vocalist back-up rather than a brass section, a Euro-Cuban music style known as "charanga".
In 1964 Pacheco co-founded the Fania Records label which helped launch the careers of many artists, though the supporting musicians were often not credited. The peak period of activity occurred through the late 1970s. Fania's artist roster incluye algunos de los mejores músicos y cantantes desde Cuba, Puerto Rico, y otro sitios Caribeña residing around the New York area. 1968 brought about the formation of the Fania All-Stars, a touring salsa orchestra made up of the various players from the recording sessions.
Fania All-Stars members number well over fifty: Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Roberto Roena, Celia Cruz, Heector Lavoe, Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez, Barry Rogers, Mongo Santamaría, Joe Bataan, Louie Ramírez , Bobby Valentín, Ismael Miranda, Orestes Vilató, Ismael Quintana, and many others.
The Charlie Palmieri Quartet Perfidia; Ponce
Easy Does It Blue Moon 2004 CD
This album, first issued in 1959, features Johnny Pacheco as percussionist, playing conga & bongó
Alegre All Stars Estoy Buscando A Kako
Alegre All Stars Fania 1996 CD USDBB0601692
Pacheco recorded for the Alegre label in NY during the 1960s, again with Charlie Palmieri on piano- but on this session Pacheco is on flute; track recorded 1961
Charlie Palmieri And His Charanga "La Duboney" Tiene sabor; El Piraguero
Salsa Na' Ma' Alegre/ Sonido 1999 CD
1963 release- Pacheco on flute
The Alegre All-Stars Ay Camino y Ven; Almendra
(self-titled) Alegre/ Fania 1996 CD
The first Alegre All Star recording, made in 1961 played in a "descarga " format- a loosely arranged jam.
Johnny Pacheco Sabroso Como El Guarapo J. Pacheco
Pacheco's Party Charly Records Ltd 1994 CD
Track from Pacheco's first solo release in 1960 on the Alegre label.
Johnny Pacheco y Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez; Celia Cruz Son Del Callejon; Danza del Cocoye
Pacheco's Party Charly Records Ltd 1994 CD
In his role as co-founder of Fania Records in 1964, Pacheco produced many artists performing the Latin styles in the "salsa" category including singers Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez & Celia Cruz heard on these two tracks from 1974 & 1978, respectively. Pacheco contributed backing vocals here as well.
Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez El Conde Negro; Los Compadres
El Conde Fania 1974 CD USDBB0608936
Pacheco is credited as Recording Director and backing vocalist.
Fania All Stars Viva Tirado; Mama Guela Gerald Wilson; Tito Rodríguez
Latin Soul + Jazz Charly Records Ltd 1993 CD
Fania All-Stars Coro Miyare; Juan Pachanga; Prepara J. Pacheco; J. Masucci / L. Ramírez / R. Blades; R. Blades
¿Qué Pasa? The Best of Fania All Stars Fania Records/Sony Music 2002 CD
Tracks 1 & 2 released in 1977, track 3 in 1979.
Fania All Stars Mi Gente Johnny Pacheco
Best Of Fania all Stars Double CD Fania / Sonido, Inc. 1997 CD
Fania All Stars Bombelé (feat. Celia Cruz)
"Live" in Puerto Rico: June 11, 1994 (Live) Fania 1995 CD USDBB0600431
Re-union concert celebrating Fania Record company's 30th anniversary.
Celia Cruz & Friends Mi Vída Es Cantar (Live)
A Night of Salsa RMM Records & Video Corp./ Universal Music Distribution 1999 CD
Johnny Pacheco recorded no less than 8 albums with Celia Cruz. He joins other special guests including Tito Puente and vocalist India for this live concert recording released in 1999.
Johnny Pacheco El Exigente J. Pacheco
Entre Amigos Bronco Records 2005 CD