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Johnny Pacheco

Relocated to New York during the late '40s, Johnny Pacheco learned to play sax, percussion and flute in high school. In September 1959, he left Charlie Palmieri's flute and strings orchestra to organize his own. With his first recording, Pacheco y su Charanga, released by Alegre Records in 1961, Pacheco changed the sound of music throughout Latin America and ushered in the "Pachanga" (a strenous dance) era which faded out in 1964. Pacheco and attorney Gerald Masucci founde the Fania label in 1964 and with its first album, LP #325 (Pacheco's birthdate) kicked off the yet unborn salsa era in New York City. ~ Max Salazar
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Selected Discography

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Track List: El Maestro

1. Las Muchachas

2. Guaguanco Pa'l Que Sabe

3. Simani

4. El Chivo

5. Hoy Como Ayer

6. Prestame Los Guantes

7. Yo Quiero Una Mujer

8. El Faisan

9. Yo No Palevu France

10. Mango Mangue

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Track List: Tres De Cafe Y Dos De Azucar

1. Primoroso Cantar

2. Cositas Buenas

3. Ponle Punto

4. La Gloria Eres Tu

5. Los Diablitos

6. El Piro De Farra

7. Son Labori (Caminante Y Labore)

8. Harina Con Boniato

9. Bajo El Viejo Cristal

10. Viralo Al Reves

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Track List: By Popular Demand (Por Demanda Popular)

1. Dos Gardenias

2. Los Problemas De Atilana

3. El Jardinero

4. La Botija Y El Guiro

5. Suaviloo

6. Bilongo

7. Mi Carreta

8. Compay Cucu

9. Yo Soy La Candela

10. Sunshine Superman

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Track List: Pacheco At The New York World Fair

1. Que Pelota

2. El Boniato

3. Bomba Lede

4. Se Me Fue

5. Goza Negro

6. Alto Songo

7. Guachinango

8. Ocurrencia

9. Soy Del Monte

10. Galan Galan

11. Prefiero El Son

12. Carnavales

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Track List: Pacheco Te Invita A Bailar

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Track List: Pacheco Y Su Charanga

1. La Melodia

2. Soy De Batabano

3. Se Fue Para La Luna

4. Oyeme Mulata

5. El Agua Del Clavelito

6. El Chivo

7. La Malanga

8. Sabrosa Como El Guarapo

9. El Guiro De Macorina

10. Que Le Pasa A Mi Mama?

11. Tema De Pacheco

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Track List: Pacheco Y Su Charanga Volume 2

1. Con Su Bataola

2. Caramelo

3. Compay Andre

4. Triste Muneca

5. Espiritu Burlon

6. Treinta Kilos

7. Que Bueno Esta El Ambiente

8. Pare Cochero

9. En Ti, En Ti

10. Soy Guapo De Verdad

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Track List: Sabor Tipico

1. Sale A Buscar

2. Me Dijo Que Si

3. Ritmo Merembe

4. Para Gozar Belen

5. Que Se Funan

6. Soy Hijo Del Siboney

7. Me Voy Contigo

8. Guaguanco A Mantilla

9. Convergencia

10. El Bajio

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Track List: The Artist

1. Esa Prieta

2. La Yerba Brava

3. Mi Propia Sangre

4. La Chiva

5. Dirindinde

6. El Inventor

7. Amarra El Perro

8. Tu No Sabes Na

9. Ileana

10. Corso Y Montuno

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Track List: Viva Africa

1. El Champolon

2. Oye Canuto

3. Los Guanulitos

4. A Moron

5. Abelino

6. No Tienes Corazon

7. La Rebelion

8. Sasonando

9. Con Un Temporal

10. Guararey Na'ma

11. Mi Pollo Bon Bon

12. El Mundo

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Track List: Volando Bajito

1. Azucar Mami

2. Negra Bon Bon

3. Que Risa Me Da

4. Yaguajay

5. Agarrate De La Brocha

6. Ovidio Y Cecilia

7. Menu De Chivo

8. Llegaron Los Bonches

9. Que No Muera El Son

10. Vengo Caliente

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%%%%% EL MAESTRO. DE FANIA, SALSA, CHARANGA Y MUCHOS MAS. EL MAS GRANDE PACHECO DOMINICANO. %%%%%
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if my back wasn't hurting i'd be dancing now.
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Where can I dance to my music now? Let me know!
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I still dance to my music! Til I go to my grave. This is What I Dance To!!!! I Love You Puerto Rico!!
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Pacheco, Colon Maelo,Harlow , B a r r e t t o , E l Cantante,Fan i a All-Stars,Ri c h i e Ray,The Best Dance Bands of the 60's 70's.
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$ JOHNNY PACHECO.$ Salsero. DOMINICANO DE SANTIAGO DE LOS 30 CABALLEROS.
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llouiesalsa
Aloha, in accually thats were rap music originated, they were in my opinion the rapper of salsa
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Too bad we don't have this kind of talent today.
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De lo bueno,lo mejor,como la ves,johnny y el conde(pete)R o d r i g u e z
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This is the foundation, the roots, the essence of true SALSA
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Me encanta la salsa sin salsa no puedo vivir
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Maelo el sonero mayor del solar equahey
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I wish we could have more soneros like back in the days would u
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avenidapr
I give anything right now too go back too fania era. So with that being said, what happened to music now a days.

Savor
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Willie colon nacio en santiago republica dominicana!! Salsa salsa
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Copia de salsa pendientes.. . p u r o beat, jugó muy bien!
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Muy buena salsa me recuerda mis años de infancia, y como lo bailaba.����
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Muesca superior.
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Salsa baby hearing,danc i n g late 80s into the Bronx Royals ll,
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Went to school and still fiends with with his son's. they are both beautiful people and very talented just like their dad... :)
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j_susana00
Esta cancion es chulisima para bailar.
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Never forget our ROOTS. Bamboleate
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eqrecov.ew
With Latin music it's like being totally free
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eqrecov.ew
Pandora is jamming tonihjt
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Salsa is my life
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hector.roman 1 7
Wow
What a voice, what sound....All great
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One of the best salsa pioneers. Thank you for the. Memories! !!
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Lets remember all the artist that we like they were all good.
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piccazo1993
Gymnasium Nuevo Panama 1980...Disfr u t e ver a La Fania All STars en Vivo...Inclu g e n d o a Johnny Pacheco y mi querida Celia..
George-Costa Rica
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El Maestro...Jo h n n y Pacheco!
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Pacheco is all N.Y.C.
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I AM ONE OF THE MANY WHO PARTIED AT THE CHEETAH IN THE SIXTIES. GOOD MEMORIES. REMEMBER THE FILMING OF
OUR LATIN THING WITH ALL OF THE ALL FANIA STARS. LET ME NOT FORGET THE CHEETAH WAS NEW YORK, CITY...
GOOD TIMES NEVER FORGET. ANGEL
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Men, I grew up in the Bronx,rememb e r , W e s c h e s t e r av.&163rd.Sa b u Martinez music studio and El Tropicana night club,tell me aqbout Pacheco,the Tito's,Cal't j a d e r , M o n g o Sta.maria,Wi l l y Bobo,Fajardo , L o b o y Melon,Aragon , O r q u e s t a Sublime,Tata guini,Patato , C h a n o P o z o , V i l l a g e Gate,Good old days,late 50's to early 60's,that's when it all happened,eve r y t h i n g ese is just a continuation of it's birth.
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Johnny Pacheco. And Pete El Conde Rodriquez... . . t h e best..
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La musica de mi gente, para todo el mundo gozar ;-)
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There is a pattern I see now. For Dominican artists it seems Pandora has the task of not mentioning their heritage or nationality. I'm not a nationalist, but as a Dominican, I feel sad and hurt that other artist's nationalitie s are recognized and Dominicans are not.
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Oye somos acidos los. Dominicanos en la salsa pacheco el mejor , y en regeton loony tum aguelitaaaaa
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Johnny Pacheco un orgullo de la Republica Dominicana!
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Sabrosisimo tema!!!!!!!! !
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hope one of this days someone wil record this music with new technology
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Quiero su mus tanto, es gran.
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Rosio durcal
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Im not a latino I. Have been a fan of cuban music for 30 years love it!!! Alan.
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esta si es musica gracias a estas personas que nacieron con esos talentasos y que tengan muchas vendiciones donde quiera que se encuentren
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preciosa musica
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JOHNNY EL MAESTRO,MUSI C O ,COMPOSITOR Y FUNDADOR DE LA FANIA ALL STAR ES LO MAS GRANDE DE LA MUSICA SALSA. OK
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bighatmanny
Grew up listening and performing, love FANIA!
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los maestro de la fania allstar siempre, there will never,ever be music in our latin culture like the 70s and 80s i am proud to have been in that time much love to the fania allstars and to our children who our now listening to this music and enjoying it like we are,and too our parents showing us to be proud latinos
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El gran maestro johnny pacheco el celebro de la fania es orgullo de todo latino que le guste la salsa ...te lo dice un boricua que simplemente mira el talento y la musica y en eso pacheco era o es uno de los mejores....
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dj32699
You are ALL absolutely right about Pacheco, he's Dominican 100% born in Santiago de los Caballeros, RD. Pandora researchers when posting a biography on Salsa artists do some deep research first.
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