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ARTIST
TITLE
Call My Name
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 065CD VAMPI 065CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2005 release. It's a great day at El Barrio: Joe Bataan is back. The sun is melting the sidewalks, the fire hydrants are color fountains, surrounding where the kids dance and enjoy themselves. It's a holiday because East Harlem's best known 'afrofilipino' is back. The local radio DJs are playing Joe Cuba, Johnny Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Hector Lavoe... Rhumba fills the streets, playing with the airwaves. 110th street is a celebration. The creator of Latin soul has not only lost nothing of his essence, but he has multiplied his energy to show who was the first one to join the Latin essence with the black feeling. Recovering the mestizo feeling, electric and proud. As the saying goes, whoever hits first hits twice, and there's no rival for Bataan. Repeat his name, loud and clear. Because the songs of Call My Name are the echo of the neighborhood, songs that could both have been recorded 30 years ago as much as they could be the introduction for the next name from Spanish Harlem worthy of attention. Timeless, classic and as genuine as the names who figure in the album. The saviours of rythm are in the city and an infectious concoction fills the streets. The funk pulsation with the soul feeling, no compromises, right into the guts. The songs written by Daniel Collás are stones proudly and firmly thrown into the mind. Each and every song in this album is a ray of light that melts the cold asphalt and shakes the knees of the inhabitants walking above it.