Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz

Viva Ricardo

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This was another United Artists Latino release that had Richie Ray exploring a wide variety of genres. "Baba Caroco," "Trumpet Man, Pt. II," "El Afro," "Colorín Colorado," and "Wakamba" are just trinkets in a highly eclectic production. The superb band includes trumpet players Pedro Chaparro and Doc Cheatham, timbalero Mike Collazo, and bongo player Manuel "Manolito" Gonzalez.