Le Preguntaba a la Luna

Le Preguntaba a la Luna

by Victor Manuelle



Vocal heavyweight Victor Manuelle shows his mettle on the 2002 release Le Preguntaba a la Luna for Sony Discos. With every one of his albums since 1999 to the present hitting number one on Billboard's salsa and tropical charts, it seems that Manuelle can't miss. It's no mistake that Le Preguntaba bears the sonic shimmer and shine of an enormous budget. Perhaps it is Manuelle's unique brassy timbre that has won him the "sure thing" status that he enjoys. Perhaps it is his unwavering fidelity to straight-ahead salsa in an industry where all too many artists use their native audience as a "security prom date," hoping that the head cheerleader in the English-language market will say "yes." Whatever the reason, all parties seem to agree that Victor Manuelle is "our boy." Though Manuelle is and has been one of salsa's vocal powerhouses, he has never been an innovator. From the first horn break to the final coro, Le Preguntaba is untouched by any "out of the box" thinking. With the exception of some touches of timba, Manuelle is a salsero through and through, taking his place alongside Oscar D'León as a fellow defender of the one true faith. Le Preguntaba a la Luna features some of the most sophisticated writing, arranging, and production that the genre has to offer. Like D'León, Manuelle has built his house upon a rock that will stand beneath him for decades to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2002
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0037628466321
catalogNumber: 84663

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victor Manuelle   Primary Artist
Bobby Valentín   Bajo Sexto
Gilberto Santa Rosa   Coros
Anthony Cruz   Coros
Sammy Garcia   Conga,Quinto
José Lugo   Piano,Keyboards
Johnny Torres   Bajo Sexto
Socky Torres   Coros
Tommy Villarini   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Angel "Angie" Machado   Trumpet
Rafael de Jesus   Coros
Jan Duclerc   Trumpet
Maximo Torres   Guitar
Angel Torres   Baritone Saxophone
Chago Martínez   Timbales,Claves,Shekere,cuatro
Antonio Vazquez   Trombone
Carmelo Alvarez   Bongos,Cajon
José "Jochy" Rodríguez   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Bobby Valentín   Arranger
Omar Alfanno   Producer
José Alfredo Jiménez   Composer
Edwin Colon Zayas   Contributor
Jesus Caunedo   Arranger
José Lugo   Arranger,Producer
Tommy Villarini   Arranger
Jimmy Morales   Contributor
Milton Sesenton   Arranger
Jan Duclerc   Arranger
Lenny Prieto   Arranger
Ernesto Sanchez   Arranger
Rei Pena   Contributor
Rolando Alejandro   Contributor
Raúl Rodríguez   Contributor
Carlos Velez   Arranger
Martha Medina   Personal Assistant
Ramon B. Sanchez   Trumpet Arrangement
Ricky Zayas   Arranger
Osvaldo De La Rosa   Copista
Jorge Fonseca   Arranger,Producer

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