Global A Go-Go presents:

The musician, bandleader and entrepreneur Johnny Pacheco died on February 15 at age 85. In my opinion, Pacheco is one of the seminal figures in American popular music, in the same category with people like Sam Phillips and Berry Gordy.

Fania, the record label he founded and artistically directed, is responsible for a style of music that has spread around the world: salsa. This music reflects the point of view of young Spanish-speaking Caribbeans (Latinos) in New York City in the 1960s and 70s who grew up in an all-new urban multicultural environment. Such an environment was unusual then — today it’s mainstream culture.

Pacheco did it all at Fania: he co-started and co-owned the label; he produced many of the recordings; he was the A&R man signing and developing artists like Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades and Celia Cruz; he sold the albums out of the trunk of his car; he wrote songs; led and conducted bands; played flute and congas and even sang coros (background vocals).

This week on Global A Go-Go (Monday February 22, 3:00-5:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) the whole show focuses on Johnny Pacheco, Fania Records and the invention of salsa.

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Playlist:

    Time: February 22 - 11:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:01:00 am
  • Global a Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global a Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: February 22 - 11:05:00 am
  • Lo Mejor De Pacheco

    Johnny Pacheco, “El Guiro De Macorina”

    from Lo Mejor De Pacheco

    Sonodisc - 1961

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:08:00 am
  • Alegre All Stars

    Alegre All Stars & Charlie Palmieri, “Estoy Buscando A Kako”

    from Alegre All Stars

    Alegre - 1961

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:13:00 am
  • Cañonazo

    Johnny Pacheco, “Fania”

    from Cañonazo

    Fania - 1964

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:15:00 am
  • Cañonazo

    Johnny Pacheco, “Dakar Punto Final”

    from Cañonazo

    Fania - 1964

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:23:00 am
  • Bustin' Out

    Joe Cuba, “Tu Lo Sientes? (Do You Feel It?)”

    from Bustin' Out

    Tico - 1972

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:27:00 am
  • Under The Streetlamps: Anthology 1967-72

    Joe Bataan, “Gypsy Woman”

    from Under The Streetlamps: Anthology 1967-72

    Fania - 1967

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:31:00 am
  • Under The Streetlamps: Anthology 1967-72

    Joe Bataan, “Subway Joe”

    from Under The Streetlamps: Anthology 1967-72

    Fania - 1968

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:34:00 am
  • Let's Turn On / Arrebatarnos

    Bobby Valentin, “Use It Before You Lose It”

    from Let's Turn On / Arrebatarnos

    Fania - 1968

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:40:00 am
  • La Perfecta Combinación

    Johnny Pacheco & Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez, “La Esencia Del Guaguancó”

    from La Perfecta Combinación

    Fania - 1970

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:44:00 am
  • El Barrio: Sounds From The Spanish Harlem

    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound, “Consolación”

    from El Barrio: Sounds From The Spanish Harlem

    Fania - 1970

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:48:00 am
  • Justicia

    Eddie Palmieri, “Justicia”

    from Justicia

    Tico - 1969

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 11:52:00 am
  • Cosa Nuestra

    Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe, “Juana Peña”

    from Cosa Nuestra

    Fania - 1969

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:04:00 pm
  • Live At The Cheetah, Vol. 1 (Live)

    Fania All Stars, “Quítate Tú”

    from Live At The Cheetah, Vol. 1 (Live)

    Fania - 1971

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:24:00 pm
  • Cheo

    Cheo Feliciano, “Anacaona”

    from Cheo

    Fania - 1971

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:28:00 pm
  • Indestructible

    Ray Barretto, “El Hijo De Obatalá”

    from Indestructible

    Fania - 1973

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:33:00 pm
  • Celia & Johnny

    Johnny Pacheco & Celia Cruz, “Quimbara”

    from Celia & Johnny

    Fania - 1974

    Cuba-USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:38:00 pm
  • El Juicio

    Willie Colon, “Aguanile”

    from El Juicio

    Fania - 1972

    USA

  • Time: February 22 - 12:47:00 pm
  • Hommy: A Latin Opera

    Celia Cruz, Orquesta Harlow & Larry Harlow, “Gracia Divina”

    from Hommy: A Latin Opera

    Fania - 1973

    USA-Cuba

  • Time: February 22 - 12:52:00 pm
  • Siembra

    Willie Colón & Rubén Blades, “Siembra”

    from Siembra

    Fania - 1978

    USA-Panama

  • Time: February 22 - 12:57:00 pm
  • A Band And Their Music: Campeones

    Fania All Stars & Héctor Lavoe, “Mi Gente”

    from A Band And Their Music: Campeones

    Fania - 1975

    USA

    Global A Go-Go    February 22nd, 2021

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