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Various Artists / Rough Guide To Merengue
Album:Rough Guide To Merengue Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:04/2006
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2006-06-04 Pull Date:2006-08-06 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:30 Jul23 Jul9 Jul2 Jul18 Jun11 Jun
Airplays:111322

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 17, 2007:At your local cafe
La Negra Quiere Bailar
4.Jul 04, 2006:The Cafe Americain
Caro
2.Jul 25, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
No Me Faltes Nunca
5.Jul 01, 2006:New World Disorder
El Mamboleo
3.Jul 18, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
No Me Faltes Nunca
6.Jun 28, 2006:World Music Hour
La Ciguapa

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-05-11 
[coll]: Rough Guide to Merengue (World Music)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/11/06
Fast-paced Dominican dance (with touches of Cuba and Haiti) with complex rhythm, prominent horn section, often salacious lyrics, extremely close dancing. Very fun and upbeat – it’s hard to be depressed with this music playing. A couple of tracks are a bit too slick and pop (the bands moved to New York), but most are great fun.
No FCCs, although there may well be naughty innuendos in Spanish. Track 12 is great, 2 and 11 almost as good, most are fun and danceable.
1. **uptempo and upbeat – the Puerto Rican Backstreet Boys of Merengue. Complex horn arrangements.
2. ***Midtempo, swingy, a hint of reggae from a Dominican artist with diverse influences. A bit of rap. Fun!
3. **Slightly uptempo, complex horns, star Dominican/Puerto Rican boy band.
4. *uptempo, big DR/NY female singer, huge vocals.
5. **midtempo, hit PR band with big horns
6. downtempo (but still with fast hand percussion), too slick.
7. *Uptempo, Dominican orchestra with male lead singer and female chorus.
8. **somewhat uptempo, cool Columbian merengue/salsa/cumbia fusion.
9. **midtempo swingy, great horns.
10. Midtempo Dominican overly empassioned vocals relieved only slightly by a touch of PR reggaeton from Danny Boy.
11. ***Uptempo, energetic and fun.
12. ****Somewhat uptempo, slight hip hop touch to vocals, great arrangements.
13. **somewhat uptempo, a touch of salsa.
14. **Just plain fast, with accordian, rootsy vocals. More “country”, roots of Merengue than other cuts.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Cana BravaEres Mentirosa
2.Peralta, Chichi Y Son FamiliaLa Ciguapa
3.RikarenaTu Cuerpo En La Arena
4.Quezada, MillyCaro
5.La MakinaNadie Se Muere
6.Roque, Victor Y La Gran ManzanaVen Junto A Mi
7.Los Toros BandMi Morenita
8.Los TupamarosLa Negra Quiere Bailar
9.Cana BravaNo Me Faltes Nunca
10.Herrera, Eddy & Danny BoyEstoy Dolido
11.Oro SolidoVerano Solido
12.Los Ocho De ColombiaEl Mamboleo
13.AzucaradoLlorando Por Ti
14.Pascual, AgapitoEl Muchachito