Bobby Valentín

Bobby Valentin & Marvin Santiago

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AllMusic Review by José A. Estévez, Jr.

This compilation gathers more songs in the years that Bobby Valentin had Marvin Santiago as one of his vocalists (1972-1974), as released by the Fania label. (Oddly, it features three tunes recorded by Valentin's own Bronco Records in 1976. "Hola," "Otro Querer," and the legendary "El Jíbaro y la Naturaleza" represent the twosome's final period together.) The compilation's sound quality is somewhat irregular, but it includes all the tunes that Valentin and Santiago are forever associated with. This is a companion piece to Valentin's earlier compilation, Bobby's Best (1977), as both encapsulate Valentin's earlier successes.

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