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Willie Colon - El Malo album

Willie Colon - El Malo album
  • Performer Willie Colon
  • Title El Malo
  • Country US
  • Style Salsa, Boogaloo, Cha-Cha, Guaguancó, Son Montuno, Latin Jazz, Descarga
  • Other formats APE MPC DMF AA DXD TTA AUD
  • Genre Jazz / Latin
  • Size MP3 1534 mb
  • Size FLAC 1532 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 492

William Anthony Colón Román (born April 28, 1950) is a Nuyorican (a New York-born Puerto Rican) salsa musician and social activist. He began his career as a trombonist, and also sings, writes, produces, and acts. He is also involved in the politics of New York City. Willie Colón born in the South Bronx, New York, to American-born parents of Puerto Rican descent.

El Malo ‎(CD, Album, RE). Fania Records. El Malo ‎(LP, Album, RE).

Fantasmas (English: "Ghosts") is a salsa album by Willie Colón. The album was released in 1981 during the Romantic Salsa period and gave him a musical vehicle to explore his new interests. Oh, ¿Qué Será?" Chico Buarque - 6:07. Sueño de Papelote" Eladia Blázquez - 4:12. Mi Sueño" Zé Katimba - 6:32. Celo" Tim Maia - 3:58. Amor Verdadero" Eddy Grant - 7:24. Volar a Puerto Rico" Willie Colón - 5:01. Toma Mis Manos" Willie Colón - 6:05.

Leader – Willie Colón. Liner Notes – Lubi Jovanovic. Mastered By – Bob Katz. Photography By – Irv Elkin. Piano – Dwight Brewster. Producer – Jerry Masucci. Recording Supervisor – Johnny Pacheco. Timbales – Nick Marrero. El Malo ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Gol). Fania Records, Fania Records. LP337, LP 337. US. 1968. El Malo ‎(CD, Album, RE).

Willie Colón, Francisco Slinger. 5. Héctor Lavoe Medley.

This album has an average beat per minute of 121 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 94/146 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 110BPM, ends at 112BPM (+2), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Willie Colón. El Malo Vol II: Prisioneros Del Mambo.

El Malo showcases cultural diversity perfectly. The album brought together Cuban guaguanco, son montuno and mozambique, Puerto Rican bomba, and the current craze at the time, boogaloo and shing-a-ling. The latter in particular was becoming hugely popular with Latino youth, but also crossing over into both the black and white communities. Although very young, Willie Colón had all the right ingredients to make his debut album special. A young and energetic band including future Fania All Star timbalero Nicky Marrero and bassist Eddie ''Gua Gua'' Rivera

Album · 1966 · 8 Songs. Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe.

Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe - El Malo. Quality: 128 Kbits/sec. Bitrate (quality): 128. mp3. 1. Jazzy.


A1 Jazzy
A2 Willie Baby
A3 Borinquen
A4 Willie Whopper
B1 El Malo
B2 Skinny Papa
B3 Chonqui
B4 Quimbombo

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Fania Records, Inc.


  • Bass – Eddie Guagua*, James Taylor
  • Bongos – Pablo Rosario
  • Congas – Mario Galagarza
  • Engineer – Irving Greenbaum*
  • Lead Vocals – Hector Lavoe
  • Leader – Willie Colón
  • Piano – Dwight Brewster
  • Producer – Jerry Masucci
  • Timbales – Nick Marrero*
  • Trombone – Joe Santiago, Willie Colón
  • Vocals – Elliot Romero, Yayo El Indio*


1969 or 1970 US Fania Records 2nd and final Gold label variation production before changing to the Cloud label variation..Released with the identical matrices, vinyl weight, and identical type setting on the center record label of the release ID, Side A/Side B, Mono/Stereo all on the left side of the spindle hole as on the 1968 Gold label releases. The only difference is in the font style of Fania and the absence of the word Records underneath.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): LP-337-A LW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): LP-337-B LW

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LP337, LP 337 Willie Colon* El Malo ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Gol) Fania Records, Fania Records LP337, LP 337 US 1968
SLPCD-337 Willie Colon* El Malo ‎(CD, Album, RE) Fania Records SLPCD-337 US 1991
LPS-77238, LP-337 Willie Colon* El Malo ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records, Fania Records LPS-77238, LP-337 Venezuela Unknown
SLP 337 Willie Colón El Malo ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records SLP 337 Peru Unknown
SLP 337 Willie Colon* El Malo ‎(LP, Album, RE, Pal) Fania Records SLP 337 US Unknown