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WILLIE COLON & HECTOR LAVOE – El Juicio LP, Fania Records 1972

Posted in Fania Records LP, Hector Lavoe, LP downloads, Willie Colon on September 21, 2011 by Listen Recovery


Band Members / Credits:
Willie Colon – Nose Flute
Hector Lavoe – Lead Vocal
Jose Mangual – Bongo
Santi Gonzalez – Bass
Louis Romero – Timbales
Joe Torres – Piano
Eric Matos – Trombone
Milton Cardona – Conga
Gene Golden – Percussion
Chorus: Justo Betancourt, Johnny Pacheco

Produced by: Willie Colon & Jerry Masucci
Recording Director: Johnny Pacheco
Arrangements by: Willie Colon
Original Album Illustration by: Aggie Whelan
Art Director: Izzy Sanabria
Engineer: Irving Greenbaum
Recorded at: Broadway Recording, NY



1) Ah Ah Oh No

2) Pirana

3) Seguire Sin Ti
4) Timbalero


1) Aguanile

2) Sonando Despierto

3) Si La Ves

4) Pan y Agua (Bread and Water)

Hector Lavoe, CUARTO PODER TV (Perù, 2007), reportaje en Español. Part I & II

Posted in Cuarto Poder TV, Hector Lavoe, Puerto Rico, salsa icon on January 9, 2011 by Listen Recovery

HECTOR LAVOE “De ti depende” 1976 LP (download)

Posted in Hector Lavoe, LP downloads, Puerto Rico, salsa icon on January 8, 2011 by Listen Recovery

DE TI DEPENDE LP < download (link)

De Ti Depende LP is the second solo album by Héctor Lavoe, It was released on 1976 under the label of Fania Records. It’s famous for the song “Periodico de Ayer”, which was written by Tite Curet Alonso.


1. Vamos a Reir Un Poco – 7:35
2. De Tí Depende – 4:42
3. Periódico de Ayer – 6:49
4. Consejo de Oro – 2:44
5. Tanto como Ayer – 3:47
6. Hacha y Machete – 5:37
7. Felices Horas – 6:09
8. Mentira – 6:42


Héctor Lavoe – Vocals, Maracas
José Mangual, Jr. – Bongos, Percussion
José “Profesor” Torres – Piano
Harry de Aguiar – Trombone
Ray Feliciano – Trumpet
Santi “Choflomo” González – Bass
Yomo Toro – Guitar
Willie Colón – Backing vocals
Rubén Blades – Backing vocals
José Mangual – Backing vocals
Milton Cardona – Backing vocals

arrangements and background vocals by Willie Colon / Lead Singer Hector Lavoe

Colon & Lavoe “Asalto Navideño” part I

Posted in Hector Lavoe, LP downloads on December 24, 2010 by Listen Recovery


Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon, split brief story on SALSA MAGAZINE (link)

Posted in Hector Lavoe, Salsa Icons on March 12, 2010 by Listen Recovery

It was a turbulent period for Lavoe feeling that Willie had abandoned him. He had to deal with his deep-rooted insecurities and the hurt he felt from being betrayed by Willie, the man he loved like a brother and the person he most depended on. When quizzed on the subject in a 1980 Latin N.Y. magazine interview, he replied, “I was much too dependent on Willie. I guess he was trying to figure out a way of telling me. I waited for Willie for over two months before cutting La Voz, my first solo album. Willie didnt play on my recordings after that, but he did continue with me as producer. After the success of the La Voz album, Willie told me that I was ready to lead my own band, so I went ahead and did it. At first I was hurt, but I soon realized the split up had its purpose; it was a test! I had to prove that I could go at it alone. Just in case, one day one of us wasnt around. Thank God, we both came out all right. The split actually helped me gain confidence in myself.”

After Lavoe formed his own Conjunto, he continued to follow his quest to be known the world over. Since then, he has traveled around the world with his Conjunto as well as with the Fania All-Stars. He has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls featuring Salsa, as well as Jazz events like the Newport Jazz Festival. His recordings have also garnered him many awards and gold albums.

SALSA MAGAZINE link (full story)

HECTOR “LAVOE” PEREZ. in photo (rare finds)

Posted in Hector Lavoe, photography, Puerto Rico, salsa icon on November 17, 2009 by Listen Recovery