Monday, February 27, 2006

Final word on Ray Barretto

To quote Nick (of the Too Early to Tell blog) The Vinyl Word is rapidly becoming The Final Word, as more and more musicians pass away. The latest (to my knowledge) is Latin maestro Ray Barretto. Now I have to admit that Ray Barretto means little to me with the exception of his fabulous 1962 recording of El Watusi. If you haven't heard this track seek it out - it's amazing. I remember it from its first release and was lucky enough to pick up the original Columbia 45 in a charity shop a few months ago. For more information on Ray Barretto - a percussionist who played jazz, Latin and rock - check out this link,,60-2059924,00.html


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