Various Artists

The Greatest Salsa Ever, Vol. 3

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The next in what's proving to be a good series, The Greatest Salsa Ever, Vol. 3 compiles more tracks from Celia Cruz (with Johnny Pacheco here), Willie Rosario, Paquito Guzmán, Willie Colón (with Héctor Lavoe), and José "El Canario" Alberto, just to name a few. At this point, the theme for the collection is pretty clear: take songs from classic salsa artists and intersperse them with ones from the new generation. It's a formula that's worked well for them in the past, and continues to work well, and even though throughout the series there are a lot of repeats (Colón and Rubén Blades, for example, are both big favorites), The Greatest Salsa Ever, Vol. 3 still ends up being a pretty decent album.

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