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El Gran Combo

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Formed in the first ’60s when pianist/arranger Rafael Ithier led several musicians to break from Rafael Cortijo’s strap, Puerto Rico’s El Gran Combo is among the island’s longest-running & most celebrated salsa ensembles. Reverently referred to as La Universidad de la Salsa (the College or university of Salsa), the regularly shifting orchestra, regularly led by Ithier, offers recorded a large number of albums and trips extensively around the world.

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Full Name El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Music Songs Un Verano en Nueva York, Y no hago mas na', Aguacero, Ojitos Chinos, Me liberé, Brujeria, Timbalero, Esos ojitos negros, Sin salsa no hay paraíso, Te regalo el corazón, Trampolin, No hay cama pa tanta gente, Se Nos Perdio El Amor, Amame, Mujer celosa, Como Tiembla El Alma, Falsaria, Achilipú, Azuquita P'al Cafe, El aguacero, La fiesta de Pilito, Se me fue, Arroz Con Habichuela, La loma del Tamarindo, Asi Son, Que me lo den en vida, Vagabundo, Carbonerito, Voy, Regresa Ya, Compañera mía, Olvidemos lo ocurrido
Albums De Puerto Rico, Arroz Con Habichuela, Aqui No Se Sienta Nadie, Romántico Y Sabroso, Menemame los mangos, En Acción, Y su pueblo, Nuevo Milenio, El Mismo Sabor, First Class International, Innovations, Alunizando, Universidad de la Salsa, Amame, En navidad, Este sí que es, Nuestro Aniversario, En Las Vegas, Pasaporte Musical, Acángana, De Siempre, In Alaska: Breaking the Ice, De Punta a Punta, Aquí estamos y de verdad, La Ruta del Sabor, Esos ojitos negros, Ojos Chinos - Jala Jala, Boogaloos, Happy Days, Por El Libro, Estamos Primeros, Juntos de nuevo, Latin Power, El Caballo Pelotero, Smile It's El Gran Combo, Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso, Maldito Callo, Gracias, 30 Años De Sabor, Erupción, Tangos, Los Nenes Sicodelicos, ¿Tu Querias Boogaloo? ¡Toma Boogaloo!, Latin Up, Los Sorullos, Mejor Que Nunca (Better Than Ever), Internacional, Fiesta
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Song


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