#TBT: 7 Old School Salsa Songs from the ’70s


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Originating in New York during the 1960s; and influenced by Cuban son, Puerto Rican bomba and plena, and other musical genres; salsa is an undeniable part of the Latino soundtrack. The 1970s were a big decade for salsa, producing big stars, and equally big songs that we continue to celebrate today. This week’s #TBT showcases seven salsa jams of the ’70s that are an integral part of the Latino experience.

Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon, “Che Che Cole” (1970)

Puerto Rican Hector Lavoe and Nuyorican Willie Colon are legends in the genre of salsa. Their jam, “Che Che Cole” is based on the Ghanaian folk song, “Kye Kye Kule.”

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