WILLIE COLON - EXITOS - 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Best of Salsa

William Anthony Colón is a Puerto Rican salsa musician. Primarily a trombonist, Colón also sings, writes, produces and acts. He is also involved in municipal politics in New York City. This album "EXITOS" has eight of Willie Colon's best songs. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

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William Anthony Colón is a Puerto Rican salsa musician. Primarily a trombonist, Colón also sings, writes, produces and acts. He is also involved in municipal politics in New York City.

The 1990 Willie Colón album titled "Exitos" is a compilation of his greatest hits released on a 12" vinyl LP format. Willie Colón is a renowned salsa musician and composer from Puerto Rico. He is considered one of the pioneers of salsa music and has had a significant impact on the genre.

"Exitos" features some of Colón's most popular and successful songs from his career up until that time. The album includes a selection of tracks that showcase his unique style and musical talent.

Willie Colón is known for his distinctive trombone playing and his collaborations with talented vocalists. Throughout his career, he has worked with several notable singers, including Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, and Celia Cruz. Some of his well-known hits include:

"La Murga" - A lively and energetic song that blends salsa with elements of Latin jazz. It showcases Colón's talent as a bandleader and his ability to create infectious rhythms.

"El Gran Varón" - This song addresses social issues and tells the story of a transgender woman. It's a powerful and socially conscious composition that became an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community.

These are just a two examples of Willie Colón's influential and popular songs. The "Exitos" album likely features a collection of such hits, showcasing his talent as both a musician and a bandleader.

Music Genre:

 Salsa (Puerto Rico)

Album Production Information:

 The album: "WILLIE COLON Exitos" was produced by: Marco Aurelio Torres

Record Label Information:

 MusArt MPI 80152

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1990 Made in Mexico
Track Listing of: "WILLIE COLON Exitos"

The Songs/tracks on "WILLIE COLON Exitos" are

    Side One:
  1. El Gran Baron
  2. La Murga
  3. Volo
  4. Buscando Guayaba
    Side Two:
  1. Asia
  2. Che Che Cole
  3. Gitana
  4. Te Estan Buscando

 

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WILLIE COLON - Exitos Salsa Best Of 12" VINYL LP ALBUM front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover WILLIE COLON - Exitos Salsa Best Of 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 

WILLIE COLON - Exitos Salsa Best Of 12" VINYL LP ALBUM back cover

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"Exitos" Record Label Details: MusArt MPI 80152

"Exitos" Record Label Details: MusArt MPI 80152
 
Willie Colon: The Iconic Fusionist of Salsa Music and Social Activism"

WILLIE COLON Information:

Willie Colon is a Puerto Rican-American musician, composer, and producer known for his contributions to salsa music. Born on April 28, 1950, in the South Bronx, New York City, Colon is one of the most influential figures in the history of Latin music, and his legacy continues to inspire generations of musicians.

Colon's career began in the 1960s when he was just a teenager. He played trombone in several Latin bands, including the Joe Cuba Sextet, before forming his own band with the singer Hector Lavoe. Together, they created some of the most iconic salsa music of the 1970s, including hits like "El Malo," "Che Che Colé," and "La Murga."

Colon's music is known for its powerful brass arrangements, sophisticated percussion, and social and political commentary. His songs often address issues affecting the Latin community, such as poverty, racism, and immigration, and have become anthems for the Latin American diaspora.

One of Colon's most significant contributions to Latin music was his fusion of salsa with other musical genres. In the 1970s, he collaborated with jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, creating a unique blend of Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies. He also experimented with rock music, incorporating electric guitars and synthesizers into his compositions.

Colon's influence extends beyond his music. He was an outspoken activist for the Latin American community and used his platform to raise awareness of social and political issues affecting the diaspora. He was a vocal supporter of Puerto Rican independence and was involved in the struggle for civil rights for Latin Americans in the United States.

Despite his success, Colon faced many challenges throughout his career. He struggled with addiction and spent time in prison for drug-related offenses. However, he overcame these obstacles and continued to create music that resonated with audiences around the world. Today, Colon's legacy continues to inspire a new generation of Latin musicians. His music has been sampled by hip-hop artists such as Nas and Jay-Z, and his influence can be heard in the music of contemporary salsa and Latin jazz musicians. 

WILLIE COLON - Exitos

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MusArt MPI 80152 , 1990 , Made in Mexico

Best of Willie Colon

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WILLIE COLON y RUBEN BLADES - S/T Self-Titled

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AUDI LD-5020 , Made in Cuba

This is the Genuine Cuban pressing

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WILLIE COLON - She Don't Know I'm Alive

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A&M Records AMY 380 , 1987 , England

"William Anthony Colón" (born 28 April 1950) is a Nuyorican salsa musician. Primarily a trombonist, Colón also sings, writes, produces and acts. He is also involved in municipal politics in New York City.  

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