Tribute To Tito Rodriguez
Recorded in 1975 yet released the following year, Tribute To Tito Rodríguez is Fania All Stars' first formal studio album. Besides Johnny Pacheco himself, who acted as recording director, another cornerstone on this project was maestro Louie Ramírez, Tito's former right hand at his own TR Records, who now had returned to Fania as producer and A&R manager for the newly acquired Tico and Alegre labels. Although not performing here, Ramírez co-produces the date and arranges the core of this repertoire. Repertoire covers the very best of Tito from boleros to uptempo dance numbers. A worthy tribute to one of Latin music's big 3 artists.