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ARTIST
TITLE
Power Fuerza
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TSCD 015CD TSCD 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/20/2012

"This revered and incredibly rare 1972 Latin rock album by South Bronx street-gang-turned-music-group gets deluxe reissue treatment, including remastered audio and an extensive 80-page book, featuring rare photos and visual artifacts from gang members, the history of the group as written by cultural historian Jeff 'Chairman' Mao, and an interview with Ghetto Brothers founder and president Benjy Melendez. As Jeff Mao notes, by the early 70s Benjy's social conscience was on the rise; the Ghetto Brothers soon became a force of good in the neighborhood. They eradicated junkies and pushers from their streets, cleaned up parks and garbage-strewn empty lots, and participated in clothing drives and breakfast programs. They also brought another aspect to their legacy: musicianship. The Ghetto Brothers cooked up a potent musical stew, drawing on British rock 'n' roll, driving funk drums, and their Latin roots, creating a distinctly New York sound. The album's eight tracks were recorded in one day at Manhattan's Fine Tone Studios, produced and engineered by Latin studio maven Bobby Marin."