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Anthology: Rubén Blades / Anthology: Ruben Blades


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Artist: Ruben Blades
Release date: 2012
Genre: Salsa, Latin
Tracks: 27
Duration: 02:33:28
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No. Title Length
1. Descarga Caliente (featuring Pete Rodriguez) 5:23
2. Canto Abacuá 8:18
3. El Cazangero (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 4:06
4. Los Muchachos De Belén 4:43
5. Pablo Pueblo (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 3:59
6. Plantación Adentro (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 5:01
7. Me Recordaras (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 3:48
8. Juan Pachanga 6:13
9. Paula C 6:18
10. Sin Tú Cariño 6:26
11. Plástico (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:41
12. Buscando Guayaba (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 5:45
13. Dime (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:58
14. Pedro Navaja (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 7:23
15. Manuela 5:45
16. El Nacimiento De Ramiro 7:09
17. Maestra Vida 5:18
18. La Palabra Adiós 4:57
19. Tiburón (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:56
20. Te Están Buscando (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:25
21. Ligia Elena (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:00
22. Madame Kalalu (featuring Willie Colón / Willie Colon) 6:54
23. Para Ser Rumbero 3:36
24. Noé 4:27
25. No Hay Chance 4:00
26. Mi Jibarita 4:40
27. El Cantante 6:19



Many of Fania’s biggest stars were formidable instrumentalists, virtuosic singers, or even—in the case of the great Johnny Pacheco—first-rate composers and bandleaders with Julliard pedigrees. Rubén Blades was none of these. Though he had a decent singing voice and was a competent guitarist and percussionist, his real talent was as a songwriter and lyricist. Blades brought a poetic sensibility to his compositions, and his work unfailingly displays a blend of streetwise fatalism, romantic longing, and righteous political indignation that make him one of salsa’s most perceptive songwriters. Anthology is a well-assembled 27-track survey of Blades’ career at Fania, from his mid-‘70s recordings with Ray Barretto’s band and his long and fruitful collaboration with Willie Colon to his soul– and jibaro–influenced mid-‘80s solo work. This collection is a compelling portrait of the idealistic young Blades in the first flush of his success, and it performs a vital service to anyone seeking to understand the true range of Fania’s considerable legacy.