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Updated October 8, 2005
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We need contributions of full midis (salsas) to ad to this page, together with the written songs and, if possible, a short note on the origins and use (or meaning) of the piece contributed. These should have also the name of the person that did the sequence as well as permission to publish it on this site. Proper credit will be given to the person that prepared the midi as well as a link to their web site if so desired. The specific pieces that we are looking for are signature or distinctive numbers identified with Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez (La esencia del GuaGuanco, etc.), Frankie Ruiz, Roberto Rohena, Rafael Cortijo, Cheo Feliciano, Tommy Olivencia, La Sonora Ponceña (Borinquen, El Sancocho Prieto), Raphy Levit and other distinctive interpreter of Puerto Rican salsas

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Yo  Soy El Cantante 

This famous piece was written by Ruben Blades and given to Hector Lavoe because, in the words of Ruben "Hector needed it more than him". The musical arrangement was done by Willie Colon. This song became Hector's signature song,  helped to bring him back from a low in his singing career that he was going through and brough him to higher levels of fame than he'd ever been before.

Sequenced by Anonimous



Periodico de Ayer

"Tu amor es un periodico de Ayer" continues on the theme of the love that has is pass its time, a love that is as current as yesterday's newspapers. Love is the most popular theme that feed the inspiration of salsa interpreters. Interestingly, the language used in this piece bears witness of the intensity of feeling even after the time is passed. Intensity of feeling is also characteristic of the Puerto Rican Danza and the Bolero, two styles that share with salsa an intermingled web of Cuban and Puerto Rican history. This one also was made famous in the voice of Hector Lavoe.

Sequenced by Anonimous


 
Che Che Cole

"Que bueno es"(how good it is). The brilliant thing about some music genres, and salsa is is one of them, is that it can  make a theme of itself and make people enjoy it at the same time. Hector Lavoe, the interpreter of this song, knows this.

Sequenced by Julio Vega



Hasta que te Conoci

It has become common practice among famous musicians to take songs sung by other famous musicians and reinterpret them with a different musical style. Marc Anthony did just that with this piece. Originally a ballad recorded among other places in Mexico and now a salsa by a Puerto Rican singer from New York this piece demonstrates the versatility of the salsa genre and its ability to absorb good songs

Sequenced by Julio Vega


 
Vivir lo Nuestro

Interpreted by a duet, Marc Anthony and India, Another "borrowed" song that went from a diferent style into salsa.

Sequenced by  Julio Vega


 
Esta Tarde

Interpreted by the "Sonero Mayor" (Main Genre Interpreter, meaning salsa as the genre)Ismael Rivera.

Sequenced by Julio Vega



El Nazareno

 Ismael Rivera.

Sequenced by Anonimous


  
No Digas Que No

El Gran Combo has been for the Salsa what Juan Morel Campos and has musical group was for the Danza This salsa shows it.

Sequenced by Julio Vega



No Hay Cama Pa' Tanta Gente

Another one of the great ones from El Gran Combo.  

Sequenced by Julio Vega


 
Perdoname

This piece by Gilberto Santa Rosa

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



Amor Mio No Te Vayas

Another by Gilberto Santa Rosa.

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



Sin Voluntad

Again Gilberto Santa Rosa.

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



Lluvia

Eddie Santiago, one of the greats of Salsa shows us why he is great.

Sequenced by
Raphael Lopez



Vuelvelo

Eddie Santiago, one of the greats of Salsa shows us why he is great.

Sequenced by
Julio Vega


 
Antidoto y Veneno

Eddie Santiago, one of the greats of Salsa shows us why he is great.

Sequenced by
Anonimous


 
Amor del Bueno

We present Tito Rojas, another Salsa great.

Sequenced by Julio Vega



Jala jala 

From the famous
Richie Ray we bring you a piece for your dancing pleasure.

Sequenced by
Julio Vega


 
Usted Abuso 

From the popular singer
Willie Colon

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



Idilio 

Another from Willie Colon 

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



La Bohemia 

Another from Willie Colon 

Sequenced by
Julio Vega



Gitana 

Another from Willie Colon 

Sequenced by
Anonimous



Mi Sueño 

Another from Willie Colon 

Sequenced by
Anonimous



Nada Sin Ti 

Another from the 90's crop performed by Jerry Rivera. This is the best known from the initial years of his career. 

Sequenced by
Anonimous



Unicornio 

Another from the 90's crop performed by Jerry Rivera. This is the best known from the initial years of his career. 

Sequenced by
Anonimous



Dimelo"I need to Know"

Another fine one from Mark Anthony.

Sequenced by
Anonimous.