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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-25 Pull Date: 2006-08-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Jul 9 Jul 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2013: Killer Yellow
La Avispa
4. Aug 10, 2006: Storytime!
Ya Encontré La Mujer
2. Aug 22, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Jul 07, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Dos Mujeres
3. Aug 15, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Jaula De Oro
6. Jun 28, 2006: World Music Hour
Dos Mujeres

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-06-15
[coll]: Rough Guide to Bachata (World Music)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/15/06
Highly syncopated Latin dance music, which fills the function of the Blues in the Dominican Republic. It’s all terribly pretty, with most of the instrumentation handled by a picked high-pitched guitar and some hand percussion, with almost universally bittersweet male tenor vocals, so the tracks here tend to be very similar in sound.
No FCCs that I know of (all in Spanish).
All tracks good; I probably like 8 and 9 and maybe 13 best, but they’re really all quite similar to a non-Bachata-expert…
1. Sweet and bouncy midtempo by the “King of Bachata”, female chorus.
2. Uptempo with prominent guitar, pleasant tenor vocals.
3. Midtempo, sparce but with sharply picked guitar, bittersweet male vocals.
4. Highly emotional vocals, midtempo dance-y groove.
5. A bit relaxed in tone, with very romantic, almost whispered vocals.
6. Downtempo, nice dance beat.
7. Slightly relaxed, slightly husky tenor vocals.
8. Midtempo but rather upbeat, nice groove, slightly Afro-Caribbean-influenced vocals.
9. Electric guitar, and an almost rock-steady-ish beat, vocal melodies a bit like Mariachi.
10. Nice midtempo beat, rather generic sounding vocals.
11. Midtempo male/female duet, very pop, more complex and slick production than earlier tracks on the CD.
12. Midtempo, another track from the slightly husky tenor.
13. Midtempo, rather deeper vocals than other cuts (a BARITONE!)
14. Midtempo, slightly upbeat, rather odd tenor vocals.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Santos, Antony La Jaula De Oro
2. Reyes, Teodoro Dos Mujeres
3. Rodríguez, Raulín Amor De Mi Vida
4. Vargas, Luis Ve Y Dile
5. Santos, Antony Por Mi Timidez
6. Sarante, Yoskar Guitarra
7. Ferreira, Zacarías Te Amo
8. Soriano, Yoan Ya Encontré La Mujer
9. Ferreira, Zacarías Chica De Mi Barrio
10. Veras, Joe Cartas Del Verano
11. Monchy & Alexandra Perdidos
12. Ferreira, Zacarías La Avispa
13. Reyes, Frank Princesa
14. Martínez, Elvis Serpiente