SEVEN DEL SWING, Los
Cat. No. : Philips6377025
This record offers a great variety of rhythms, without abandoning the magic of the Colombian Caribbean folk but giving priority to the Salsa genres. Between Porros and Merengues, you can find songs created in the time of Guaguancó *Silencio, Carlota, Celoso(, Descarga *Descarga Improvisada( and Guaracha *No vales nada(. The year of production is unknown, but it may have been pressed in the early 1970s. This group of Cartagena had among its singers Hugo Alandette, Víctor Meléndez and Gabar Casta;eda. During the early days of The Seven of Swing, Alvaro José Arroyo became its main singer. One of the most remembered anecdotes of this group is the one that commented Joe Arroyo himself> @One day, when I was the lead singer of the Seven of Swing at the Green Club / a brothel in Cartagena – eteorito’, my Physics teacher of the Santo Domingo School, was there. He recognized me and when I finished singing, he came to me and said, –And what are you doing here_– To which I replied> –And aha! The question here is> what are you doing here_– This record is undoubtedly a piece of collection for its historical value within the Salsa made in Colombia.