VARIOUS ARTISTS - Salsa It's Hot Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is original movie soundtrack of "Salsa" the 1988 movie directed by Boaz Davidson and starring Draco Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Magali Alvarado. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


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"SALSA It's Hot" Album Description:

In the vibrant world of Latin music and dance, the 1988 film "Salsa" directed by Boaz Davidson stands out as a celebration of rhythm, passion, and cultural fusion. At the heart of this cinematic experience lies the captivating soundtrack, "Salsa It's Hot," released as a 12" Vinyl LP.

The Film "Salsa" (1988):

Directed by Boaz Davidson and featuring a cast that includes Draco Rosa, Rodney Harvey, and Magali Alvarado, "Salsa" tells the tale of a young Puerto Rican musician named Rico who embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the vibrant salsa scene of New York City. The film not only explores the complexities of love and cultural identity but also serves as a visual and auditory feast for lovers of Latin music.

The "Salsa It's Hot" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

Released in 1988, the "Salsa It's Hot" soundtrack perfectly complements the energy and excitement of the film. Featuring a mix of classic salsa tunes and original compositions, the soundtrack captures the essence of the dance and music culture that permeates the movie. The decision to release the soundtrack on a 12" Vinyl LP adds an extra layer of nostalgia, paying homage to an era when vinyl records were the primary medium for enjoying music.


The "Salsa It's Hot" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on 12" Vinyl LP has endured as a cherished relic of the golden age of Latin music in the late 1980s. Its tracks continue to inspire salsa enthusiasts and dancers around the world, transporting them to the lively streets of New York City portrayed in the film.

Music Genre: 
Salsa, Latin Jazz, Movie Soundtrack, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Album Production Information:

Produced by Kenny Ortega

Record Label Information:

MCA Records 255 668 (255668)
Record Format:
12" Full-Length Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 210 gram  

Year and Country:

1988 Made in Germany
Album cover photos of : Salsa It's Hot Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Photo of Front Cover 
High Resolution Photo #1 Salsa Hot OST  

 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. 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 ).

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High Resolution Photo #2 Salsa Hot OST  
Close-up Photo of Record Label 
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Track Listing of: Salsa It's Hot Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Song/tracks on "Salsa It's Hot Original Motion Picture Soundtrack " are

    Side One:
  • Wilkins - Margarita
  • Mavis Vegas Davis - Chicos y Chicas
  • Grupo Niche - Cali Pachanguero
  • Laura Branigan - Your Love
  • Kenny Ortega - Good Lovin'
    Side Two:
  • Robby Rosa - Under My Skin
  • Tito Puente - Oye Como Va (Give it all you got)
  • Marisela with the Edwin Hawkins Singers - I Know
  • Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem
  • Bobby Caldwell, Marisela, Michael Sembello, Mongo Santemaria, Charlie Palmieri, Edwin Hawkins Singers - Puerto Rico

    Bobby Cadwell started playing at the age of ten and by fourteen was playing professionally. At age nineteen, he was asked to join Johnny Winter's new super group "Johnny Winter AND" featuring Rick Derringer formerly of the McCoy's of "Hang on Sloopy" fame. This group produced the top twenty album "Johnny Winter And Live". This was Johnny Winter 's highest selling CBS album ever. You can also hear Bobby Cadwell on Johnny Winter 's "Saint's and Sinners" album. Rick Derringer then asked him to play on his first solo LP on CBS "All American Boy" which produced the now classic top ten hit "Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo".

    After playing with Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer, Bobby Caldwell went on to form a band in 1972 with the members of "Iron Butterfly" including Lee Dorman, Rhino and Rod Evans. The band "Captain Beyond" toured briefly with the Allman Brothers in 1972 and included a show in Philadelphia. They have 3 albums out of which the first is some of the most progressive rock of it's day. For a complete biography on Bobby Caldwell and Captain Beyond, see: "The Myopic Void"

    Joined Armagedon in 1973.

    After leaving Johnny Winter, Bobby rejoined Johnny Winter to record Saints and Sinners in February 1974.

    Bobby Caldwell has been playing with a band called the Southern Rock Rebellion: the new Southern Rock Rebellion consists of former members of some of the most famous history-making Classic and Southern Rock bands of all times: Blackfoot, Johnny Winter And, The Outlaws, Captain Beyond and The Danny Joe Brown Band