The musical magic of Lavoe – Alejate de Mi

Well, since I posted a "El Gran Combo " (my favorite band) video before, I decided to post one of my favorite songs from my favorite artist: "Hector Lavoe". Here he is singing one of my VERY favorite songs (ever) called "Alejate De Mi" – which means "Move away from me", "Stay away from me", or "Get away from me". Now, I'm probably a big sucker for old videos (the golden age of salsa), but I just love how they sound, and how they dressed – wishing I lived through those times. I specifically like this song very much because of the good timing for dance, mixture of descarga, solos and vocals – and especially lyrics. This is such a classic and it has the feel of a good classic salsa song – (not those modern sounding ones). Of course, Hector's voice just makes this song even greater with his own voice and improvisations (called 'descargas'). The full song can be found in podcast Episode 22 . (iTunes). This is just a short clip of the whole song, but I recommend listening to the whole thing, and hopefully you'll see the magic of good lyrics, good rhythms, vocals, solos and descargas. Here is the full song for your enjoyment!


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