Create account Log in



Download links and information about Acid by Ray Barretto. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Dancefloor, Salsa, Latin, Pop, Dance Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 35:09 minutes.

Artist: Ray Barretto
Release date: 2009
Genre: Dancefloor, Salsa, Latin, Pop, Dance Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 35:09
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $8.99
Buy on Amazon $1.29
Buy on Amazon $1.29


No. Title Length
1. El Nuevo Barretto 5:52
2. Mercy Mercy Baby 2:46
3. Acid 5:07
4. A Deeper Shade of Soul 2:49
5. Soul Drummers 3:49
6. Sola Te Dejare 3:51
7. The Teacher of Love 2:30
8. Espiritu Libre 8:25



Released in the cataclysmic year of 1968, Acid not only reaffirmed Ray Barretto’s dominance in the field of Latin music; it showed that Latin music could express social harmony and creative freedom as powerfully as anything in rock or jazz. While the music resounds with traditional Puerto Rican rhythms, it reaches across boundaries to inject new energy into the old ways. Though it's classified as Latin, this is soul music all the way. The propulsion of “El Nuevo Barretto” would make Sly Stone envious, while the hard-hitting sweat-fest “Mercy Mercy Baby” proves that Barretto put no less into his performances than James Brown himself. “Espiritu Libre” is a swirling exorcism that takes its place alongside epics that John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix released during the same era. But ultimately, this album is defined by its immortal title track. Its opening bass riff—played by Bobby “Big Daddy” Rodriguez—is one the heaviest instrumental figures ever recorded. In its way, “Acid” is as fundamental and ferocious as anything Black Sabbath could have devised.