Good evening folks!
Last week, when talking about las Maravillas de Florida, we mentioned their once band leader, Manolito Simonet, who brought the band to the top of the charts in the 1980’s.
Continuing that line, I would like to present you today with a song from the latest album of Manolito’s band, Manolito y Su Trabuco, “Sin Freno”, which came out a few weeks ago.
If you want to read about Manolito Simonet and his fine band, check out this post from January:
If you ask me, this album is all about exploration & experimentation for Manolito and his band; the album is mostly on a more relaxed wave, but has some quite energetic tunes as well; it is mostly Timba, but ventures to the realm of Reggaeton (“Farandulero”), Bachata (“Esta Noche Te Quedas Conmigo”) and some fusion of Timba with Merengue and Cumbia (“Cuentale”) .
“La Cuenta No Da” is also notable for being a bit strange and enigmatic, somewhere on the verge between Timba and Reggaeton.
All in all, the album is quite solid, and you can definitely hear songs from this album in the playlist of any salsa DJ who respect themselves and their listeners.
The song I present you here, “La Cosita”, is my definite favorite from the album.