Celia* & Johnny* ‎– Celia & Johnny

Vaya Records ‎– CR00231
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Stereo, 180gr, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Quimbara
Arranged By – Felipe Yanes*Written-By – Jr. Cepeda*
A2 Toro Mata
Arranged By – Bobby Valentin
A3 Vieja Luna
Arranged By – Felipe Yanes*Written-By – Orlando de la Rosa
A4 El Paso Del Mulo
Arranged By – Johnny Pacheco, Louie RamirezWritten-By – Rey Diaz Calvet
A5 Tengo El Idde
Arranged By – Papo LuccaWritten-By – C. Curet Alonso*
B1 Lo Tuyo Es Mental
Arranged By – Louie RamirezWritten-By – Anam Munar
B2 Canto A La Habana
Arranged By – Papo LuccaWritten-By – A. Castillo*
B3 Ño Mercedes
Arranged By – Louie RamirezWritten-By – C. Curet Alonso*
B4 El Tumbao Y Celia
Arranged By – Johnny PachecoWritten-By – Johnny Pacheco
B5 El Pregon Del Pescador
Arranged By – Bobby Valentin

Companies, etc.



- 180-gram vinyl pressed at QRP
- Lacquers cut from original tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
- Exclusive listening notes booklet

Packaged in a gatefold, tip-on sleeve.

Johnny Pacheco appears courtesy of Fania Records
Papo Lucca appears courtesy of Inca Records
Johnny Rodriguez appears courtesy of Inca Records
Justo Betancourt appears courtesy of Fania Records

Location Site:
Knob Kerry
150 Spring Street
New York City

Recorded at Good Vibrations Sound Studios, 1440 Broadway, N.Y.C.

℗ 2019 & © 1974 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc., 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Made in U.S.A.

From the labels:
A1 - Fania Publ. BMI
A2 - D.R.
A5 - Fania Publ. BMI
B1 - Peer Int'l. BMI
B3 - Fania Publ. BMI
B4 - Fania Publ. BMI
B5 - D.R.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CR00231-A RKS STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CR00231-B RKS STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XVS-31, VS 31, VS-31 Celia* & Johnny* Celia* & Johnny* - Celia & Johnny(LP, Album, Gat) Vaya Records, Vaya Records, Vaya Records XVS-31, VS 31, VS-31 US 1974 Sell This Version
FDX-276 Celia* & Johnny* Celia* & Johnny* - Celia & Johnny(LP, Album, RE) Vaya Records FDX-276 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
LPS 88342, LPS-88.342 Celia* & Johnny* Celia* & Johnny* - Celia & Johnny(LP, Album) Vaya Records, Vaya Records LPS 88342, LPS-88.342 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
FANIA1039552 Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco - Celia & Johnny(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fania Records FANIA1039552 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
XVS-31 Celia* & Johnny* Celia* & Johnny* - Celia & Johnny(LP, Album) Infopesa XVS-31 Peru Unknown Sell This Version


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November 18, 2019
Another amazing press from QRP. Super flat and quiet. The mastering of this is top drawer, the percussion in particular pops. Everything has space and it’s a joy to listen to. Not something I’d usually listen to, but it’s such a fun album.


November 12, 2019

Another perfect Classics reissue. Quiet and flat pressing with a nice tip-on gatefold. One of their best Classics choices to date! The booklet is very insightful and detailed on the Latin music scene during this period as well.


November 9, 2019
Pressing sound fabulous, flat and quiet. Great separation and clarity of instruments. Vocals are rich and well defined, and Celia Cruz's voice is in top form. Vinyl Me Please does it again with a great AAA pressing. Highly recommended .