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Andy Montañez

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The Spanish influence in the music from the Caribbean is reflected within the sound of Puerto Rican vocalist Andy Montañez. Performing within a plaintive, high sinus tone, Montañez is constantly on the expand in the musical customs that originated among Hispanic farmers within the hillsides of Puerto Rico. Originally attracting interest as lead vocalist of Un Gran Combo in 1961, Montañez continued to be using the group for 15 years. Agreeing to an invitation to be co-leader of the Venezuela-based music group, Dimensi’n Latina, in 1977, he still left after 3 years to pursue a single career. His music group keeps the instrumental lineup of Un Gran Combo: two trumpets, two saxophones, bass, piano, and Latin percussion including conga, bongos, timbales, cowbell, and maracas. His most recent discharge, Salsa con Reggaetón found its way to 2006.

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Full Name Andy Montañez
Profession Singer
Nationality Puerto Rican
Children Harold Montañez
Parents Celina Rodríguez, Andrés Montañez
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album
Music Groups El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Fania All-Stars, Dimensión Latina, Salsa Giants
Music Songs Casi Te Envidio, Pillo buena gente, Milonga para una niña, Te voy a enseñar, Me gusta, En mi puertorro, Cobarde, cobarde, Dulce veneno, Payaso, Quien No Se Siente Patriota, Tuyo, Las Hojas Blancas, Vuelvo a pasar angustiado, Se le ve, Me lo estas poniendo dificil, Ay cucu, Boca mentirosa, Cuando yo te vi
Albums El Eterno Enamorado, Salsa Con Caché, Mejor acompañado que nunca, Todo Nuevo...!, El numero uno con la numero uno, Vengo a decir, El Godfather de la salsa, Millonarios De La Salsa, Versátil, Para Ustedes, Meditacion, Tania Y Andy Montañez, Andy Montañez, Acangana!, Una Dimensión Desconocida, Con Alma de Niño, Para ustedes... ¡Con sabor!, Hoy..., Con Venezuela en Vivo, Dulce Veneno, La Última Copa, Salsatón: Salsa Con Reggaetón, Románticos de Nuevo, El Catedrático de la Salsa, Oro salsero, El swing de siempre, Grandes Exitos, The Greatest Salsa Ever, Lo Mejor de... Andy Montañez, Salsa Legends, 12 Favoritas, Serie 32: Andy Montanez, Estos Son los Cantantes, Grandes Exitos Andy Montañez, Serie Millennium, Los Generales De La Salsa, Pura Salsa, Mi Historia: Andy Montanez, Andy Monta#ez Coleccion De Oro, Vol. 1 - Mujer Impura, Serie Platino: Andy Montanez, The Best 55 Años de Historia, Grandes Exitos - Live, Encuentro Cercano de Dos Grandes, Andy Monta#ez Coleccion De Oro, Vol. 2 - Estela Mayo, El Atentado
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album


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Los locos también piensan 2005 Diector Del Teatro

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Salsa Giants 2013 Documentary Himself
Ocho puertas 2003 Documentary

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#Trademark
1 Moustache (nowdays, he sports a beard).
2 His powerful singing voice.


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