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The Message


Download links and information about The Message by Ray Barretto. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 35:55 minutes.

Artist: Ray Barretto
Release date: 1972
Genre: Latin
Tracks: 8
Duration: 35:55
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No. Title Length
1. Se Traba 3:55
2. Con El Cimarron 6:09
3. Alma Con Alma 4:13
4. Flor De Los Lindos Campos 3:52
5. Arrepientete 5:15
6. Te Traigo Mi Son 4:51
7. O Elefante 3:10
8. Seguiré Sin Sonar 4:30



Ray Barretto considered The Message the culmination of his work with what he deemed the best rhythm section he ever led: Luis Cruz (piano), Andy González (bass), Orestes Vilató (timbales), and John “Dandy” Rodríguez (bongo). With Latin music reaching a peak of popularity in the early '70s, this group was in constant demand for live performances and recording dates, and it had become so well-oiled that it could take on a wider range of material than ever before. The Message stretches from the Afro-Cuban rhythms of “Con El Cimarron” and the winding salsa of “Flor De Los Lindos Campos” to the spacious, sensual balladry of “Alma Con Alma,” a showcase for longtime Barretto vocalist Adalberto Santiago. In addition to its relentless drive and unparalleled class, the band was still coming up with new twists on old forms. Befitting its title, the stunning “O Elefante” is an intoxicating groove that conjures both ancient Africa and the majestic fanfares of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”