Willie Colon – Sonero Mayor
This is the first time audiences were introduced to Hector Lavoe on wax. Lavoe is a singing legend in Salsa music and he’s probably at his most ferocious throughout 1969’s Cosa Nuestra. Lavoe’s voice pierces through Willie Colon’s busy arrangement and in doing so proves himself to be, El Sonero Mayor (loosely: the best singer). Lavoe’s persona is an amalgam of Mick Jagger and Notorious B.I.G. He had swagger to spare and proved it with technical prowess. Enjoy.