De Punta a Punta

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

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by José A. Estévez, Jr.

This was the Gran Combo who added a trombone to their brass line; in doing so, Fanny Ceballos would add a flavorful touch for the next two decades. This second outing on their own EGC label (later renamed Combo Records) gave an extra breadth of air to the band in the early '70s. The classic "Don Goyo" was their big hit, but "No Quiero Na' Regala'o" (recorded in 1996 by EGC avid fan Gilberto Santarosa), the standard "Chango Ta Beni," and "Achilipú" are as swinging as they are deceptively simple. Vocals by Andy Montañez and Pellín Rodríguez.

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