Pedro Conga

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In their second TTH release, this orchestra excels with great results. Singer/songwriter Axel Martinez continues to churn out excellent material and shines as a performer. "La Negra Fulana," "El Sonero que Regresa," "El Mar y Yo," and "Negro Por Dentro" are testimony of the talented composer. The band swings with great self-assurance and is competitive enough, although two years later the MP label would grant them publicity and, thus, greater public acceptance. Bernie Pérez joins the band (he would join Willie Rosario a few years later) and proves himself a competent sonero. A note of interest: Cheo Feliciano, Paquito Guzmán, and Santos Colón provided backup vocals in this recording. Interestingly, all these artists were themselves backed up by this band in their own live performances.

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