Various Artists

16 Salsa con Estilo

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With only four artists (Andy Montañez, Lalo Rodriguez, La Salsa Mayor, and La Dimensión Latina), each of whom have four songs included here, 16 Salsa con Estilo is hardly the 16-song compilation bargain one might be expecting. Add this to the fact that Andy Montañez spent three years singing for La Dimensión Latina and that Rodriguez fronted with La Salsa Mayor and suddenly the record seems a lot less exciting. While most of the tracks on 16 Salsa con Estilo can be counted among the hard-to-find ("Que Te Hice Major," "Un Puesto Vacante," "Nunca Contigo," to name a few), and all do convey the warmth in the voices of the singers well, the album's a bit deceptive and disappointing in terms of an overview of salsa. As a sampling of Rodriguez and Montañez, though, it's completely adequate.

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