Paquito Guzmán

El Caballero de la Salsa

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AllMusic Review by José A. Estévez, Jr.

This is one of Paquito Guzmán's most indifferent efforts, probably buried and put to the side during merengue's most overpowering and oppresive years in Puerto Rico. Not that the album doesn't have redeeming values ("No Me Toque el Gallo" and "A Millón" were the most promoted of this outing), but the album can't compare to the better, livelier LAD works. Paquito Guzmán brings his seasoned skills to a commendable performance, although he later has a rebirth in his career with the romantic salsa fad. Arrangements are by Julio Gunda Merced and Maximo Torres. Interesting trivia: The title of this album would be used as a sobriquet for Guzmán's ex-singing partner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, from their Tommy Olivencia days.

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