History of Salsa Music

Latin Americans have contributed many things to the world, but the region is most famous for two things: food and…

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The Life and Music of Eydie Gorme

  Introduction to Eydie Gorme Eydie Gorme was an American singer, most famously as part of Steve and Eydie as…

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Ray Barretto – Puerto Rico’s Musical Pride

  Introduction to Ray Baretto Ray Barretto (born April 29, 1929, died February 17, 2006) was born in Brooklyn, New…

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Jose Jimenez – The Undisputed King of Ranchera-Mariachi Music

  Introduction to Jose Jimenez Jose Alfredo Jimenez was a Mexican singer-songwriter who became one of the legendary singers in…

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The Chakachas – “Jungle Fever”

Who are the Chakachas? The Chakachas were a group of studio musicians based in Belgium, first appearing the in the…

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Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Introduction to Peggy Lee Peggy Lee is one of the most renowned figures in American entertainment history – she was…

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Biography of Trini Lopez

A short introduction Trini Lopez is a guitarist and singer who’s best known for his upbeat version of the folk…

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Introduction to Foxy

Career summary Foxy was a dance/disco/Latin music group consisting of singer/guitarist/front man Ish Ledesma, Richie Puente (percussions; he was the…

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Introduction to Vikki Carr

  Who is Vikki Carr? Vikki Carr is a Texan-born American singer, who achieved her only Top 10 hit single…

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El Chicano – “Viva Tirado”

Who are El Chicano? El Chicano are an American music group formed in the 1970s, whose repertoire include chicano rock…

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Introduction to War

War had their beginnings in Long Beach, California way back in the early 1960s. High schoolers Howard E. Scott (guitars)…

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Biography of Carlos Santana

Early life and musical influences The guitar legend Carlos Santana was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947…

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Biography of Linda Ronstadt

Early life and career Singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt’s ability to bridge many musical styles that even extend to Mexican/Latin and Cajun…

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Introduction to Deodato

Introduction Deodato (born Eumir Deodato de Almeida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1943), is a Brazilian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer,…

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