Louie Ramirez – Típico (feat. Victor Velazquez)
When I began my executive career as head of A&R for United Artists Latino one of my priorities was to sign up Louie Ramirez to a recording contract. I knew first-hand how talented Louie was. We had worked a few projects writing and producing boogaloo records. Now was the time for Louie to show the world how salsa and Latin soul was supposed to sound. The listener will be treated to some great performances by some of the best musicians in the business. You’ll hear a very young Alfredo DeLaFe’s violin solo on “Tocoloro”, also flautist Mauricio Smith and pianist Willie Mullins on “Perro Que Ladra”. Also, Papo Pepin on conga on “Tipico”. All in all, the arrangements by Louie are spectacular and an exceptional job by vocalist Victor Velasquez.
—Written by Bobby Marin