Thursday, March 01, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tite Curet Alonso, with well over 2000 compositions to his credit, is arguably one of the most prolific composers that the island of Puerto Rico has produced. A great many of the classic salsa hits that were released by Fania Records were penned by Don Alonso himself. In this series titled, Collection, I have chosen some of those recordings as they were originally released. It by no means covers all of the musical output of Curet Alonso but what may be lacking in quantity is more than made up by the sheer strength and quality of the musical work. It truly is an outstanding achievement when one takes into account that the bulk of the material presented in this 5-CD "Collection" was generated in little more than 20 years.
You may also want to seek out and purchase a recording titled, - "Aqui Estoy" - that Mr. Alonso recorded on the Clip Records label. I believe it is his only recording, check it out. Bon Apetit.