The Power Of Music: Review of The Ultimate Latin Album 17 by Bryan Allen in “Dance News”
The Ultimate Latin Album 17 with a total of forty-two tracks and the subtitle "Love Me Like you Do" (WR2CD5077) is original music for Latin dancing and I would also add great to listen to.
The cover photograph of Ricardo and Yulia sets the mood for eleven very good Sambas, although my own preference is for a more percussive sound than a few of the tracks have. The Cha Chas are excellence, in particular I like "Cake By The Ocean" and "Carino". There is one track from Colman Brothers "El Niño" (Cha Cha Mix) that is non-vocal and also very good indeed.
CD 2 starts with eleven Rumbas followed by eight Jives and a Paso Doble. The Paso "Skyfall" is very nice and will make a welcome addition to the selection for this dance. The Rumba tracks are mainly between the 23-25 BPM and include some fabulous music. Tamara on the track "Sonar Contigo", a fabulous Natalie Cole performance on "Mañana De Carnaval" and "More" by Matt Dusk, I found to be most satisfying.
Finally the eight absolutely fantastic Jives! One was "Tequila" as on the previous CD where it was a Quickstep. I list the artists and leave for you the thrill of all these great Jives that you will find superb I promise you... The Overtones, Company B, Steve Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Daddy's Rebels, Tape Five, Swing Republic, Dana Gilliespie and Carlene Carter.
CD 1 one plays for a total of seventy-seven minutes, CD 2 for sixty-five minutes, almost two and a half hours of super music... GO GET IT!
This CD can be purchased at www.wrdmusic.com