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Rhythm Machine


Download links and information about Rhythm Machine by Fania All Stars. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Salsa, Latin genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 40:38 minutes.

Artist: Fania All Stars
Release date: 1977
Genre: Salsa, Latin
Tracks: 8
Duration: 40:38
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No. Title Length
1. Ella Fue (She Was the One) 3:41
2. En Orbita 4:54
3. Awake 5:22
4. Peanuts (The Peanut Vendor) 4:55
5. Jubileo 6:29
6. Verao Vermelho 6:20
7. Steady (Fijo) 2:47
8. Juan Pachanga (DayLight) 6:10



As part of Bob James' Tappan Zee Records agenda, house producer Jay Chattaway was handed the Fania All-Stars, no doubt with instructions to make a hit record with them as he did with Maynard Ferguson that year. So he did — with a little help from James on electric piano, other New York studio experts like Eric Gale, Randy Brecker, John Tropea, Joe Farrell, and Jon Faddis, and, as an integral part of the All-Stars, Mongo Santamaria. The results are not at all bad, nor irredeemably diluted. Sometimes the crisp outboard brass section, voices and strings intrude on the action, and the disc was made in layers, as opposed to herding the band into the studio for a day and letting them wail. But in most instances, the Latin rhythm section of Santamaria, Nicky Marrero and Roberto Roena is permitted to dictate the direction and feel of the sessions — and that gives this CD the vitality that Santamaria's own album with Chattaway two years later (Red Hot) lacked. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi