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Maracas Players - Hctor Lavoe (Paperback) Loot Price: R271
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Maracas Players - Hctor Lavoe (Paperback): Books Llc
Maracas Players - Hctor Lavoe (Paperback): Books Llc

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Hctor Juan Prez Martnez (September 30, 1946 June 29, 1993) was a Puerto Rican salsa singer. Lavoe was born and raised in the Machuelito sector of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Early in his life, he attended a local music school and developed an interest inspired by Jess Snchez Erazo. He moved to New York City when he was 17 years old. On his first week living in the city, he worked as the vocalist of a sextet formed by Roberto Garca. During this period, he performed with several other groups, including Orquesta New York, Kako All-Stars, and the Johnny Pacheco band. In 1967, Lavoe joined Willie Coln's band and performed as the band vocalist. With the Willie Coln band, Lavoe recorded several hit songs, including "El malo" and "Canto a Borinquen". While working with the Willie Coln band, Lavoe became addicted to drugs and began to habitually be late when scheduled to perform with the band. Coln eventually decided to not work with Hector on stage but they still remained good friends and made music in the studio together. Lavoe moved on to become a soloist and formed his own band, where he performed as lead vocalist. As a soloist Lavoe recorded several hits including "El cantante", "Bandolera" and "El peridico de ayer" ("El Cantante" was composed by Ruben Blades, "Bandolera" by Coln and "Peridico" by Tite Curet Alonso.) During this period he was frequently featured as an invited vocalist in the Fania All Stars, and recorded numerous tracks with the band. In 1979, Lavoe underwent a deep depression and sought the help of a high priest (of the Santera faith) to attend to his drug addiction. After a short rehabilitation, he relapsed following the deaths of his father, son and mother in law. These events, along with being diagnosed with HIV, affect... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=593468

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-18413-4
Barcode: 9781156184134
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-156-18413-4

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