FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Hector Lavoe

"El Dia De Mi Suerte" Timeless Salsa, PLUS: Sazon Booya

Posted on Thursday, 27/02/2014
By:Juan Leon

Hector Lavoe shouldn't need an introduction. Neither should his Willie Colon produced masterpiece, "El Dia De Mi Suerte" off of the Willie Colon Orchestra's legendary 1973 LP Lo Mato. 

Colon's vitally defiant horns bolster Lavoe's autobiographical retelling of strength in the face of struggle and the injustice of fate. His New York/Latino toughness is universally affecting and inspiring.

Now defunct moombahton duo Sazon Booya's "Ode To Hector" is a masterful modernization of  Colon/Lavoe's classic.  Released on DJ Sabo's Sol Selectas label (whose consistent quality output makes it a deserving succesor to Fania Records), Sazon Booya's homage shows how the legacy of "El Cantante De Los Cantantes" is as timeless as ever.

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