Puerto Rican Power ‎– Cero Novela

Gema Records ‎– LPGS-3100
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Cero Novela
A2 Angustia
A3 Suelta Las Armas
A4 Calla
A5 Rosa Triste
B1 A Los Caballos
B2 Pa Borrinquen
B3 Hay Que Despertar
B4 Mamy Blue
B5 Rumbon Escolar



Review by Jose A. Estevez, Jr.

This was Orquesta Puerto Rican Power's first recording, made during the band's first year of existence; this recording showcases the band at their roughest. It was still many years before the band acquired their powerful swinging. Bandleader/bass player Jesus Castro keep the proceedings quite interesting, in any case. Ace tunesmith C. Curet Alonso (who was instrumental in the band's signing to the Gema label) turns in a generous amount of snappy tunes: the title tune, "Rosa Triste," and "A los Caballos" are early samples of the band's effortless appeal. This features the early arrangement work of Jorge Millet, with vocals by Joe Arroyo (not the famed Colombian salsa singer) and Pipo Ramos.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LPGS-3100 Puerto Rican Power Cero Novela(LP, Album) Gema Records LPGS-3100 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
G-336 Puerto Rican Power Cero Novela(LP, Album) Gema Records G-336 Puerto Rico 1972 Sell This Version