4 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Live At the Cheetah, Vol. 1 captures the delirious sound and Puerto Rican pride that characterized New York's salsa scene in 1971. After Johnny Pacheco introduces the band over an opening guajira, the hard-jamming "Descarga Fania" turns into an intricate percussion battle. Singer Cheo Feliciano blows away an oversold crowd with the lovely rumba "Anacaona." And the full band vamps climactically through future All-Stars anthem “Quítate Tú," during which a half-dozen world-class soneros strut their improvisatory vocal stuff.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Live At the Cheetah, Vol. 1 captures the delirious sound and Puerto Rican pride that characterized New York's salsa scene in 1971. After Johnny Pacheco introduces the band over an opening guajira, the hard-jamming "Descarga Fania" turns into an intricate percussion battle. Singer Cheo Feliciano blows away an oversold crowd with the lovely rumba "Anacaona." And the full band vamps climactically through future All-Stars anthem “Quítate Tú," during which a half-dozen world-class soneros strut their improvisatory vocal stuff.

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