Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Real Name:
Lou Pérez
Profile:
Latin bandleader, flutist, guitarist, composer, producer and arranger. Born in New York City of Cuban and Puerto Rican parentage. He was one of the first few bandleaders to emerge in the 1960s leading a "Charanga" whose sound had become the musical preference for New York dancers, replacing the Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha with the Pachanga. Lou's composition "De Todo un Poco" was featured in the 1987 cult film classic "Dirty Dancing".

Lou died from injuries sustained in a car accident in New York City on May 27th, 2005. Seventy seven years old at the time of his death.
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Lou Perez Discography Tracks

Albums

Lou Perez And His New York , N.Y. Sound (Album) Parnaso US 1971 Sell This Version
P-LPS-1104 Lou Perez Barrio(LP) Parnaso P-LPS-1104 US 1972 Sell This Version
Lou Perez Desde El Chateau Madrid De Nueva York Olympo Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Lou Perez Our Heritage - Nuestra Herencia (Album) Tico Records US 1976 Sell This Version
RLP 3361 Lou Perez Para la Fiesta Voy(LP) RM Recomar RLP 3361 US 1976 Sell This Version
Lou Perez De Todo Un Poco (A Little Bit Of Everything) (Album) Tico Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Joey Pastrana / Lou Perez Joey Pastrana / Lou Perez - Salsa Discoteca (Album, Comp) Olympo Spain 1977 Sell This Version
ZC 2092 Lou Perez Ritmo Caliente En "Cha"(Cass, Album) Zartos ZC 2092 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
LD 12-03 Lou Perez Live ! Au Palladium, New York En Vivo ! En Public !(LP, Album) Sacodis LD 12-03 Ivory Coast 1979 Sell This Version
34027 Lou Perez Our History / Nuestra Herencia(LP, Album) Tico Records 34027 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

T 655 Lou Perez Our History / Nuestra Herencia(7", Promo) Tico Records T 655 US 1976 Sell This Version
T-650 Lou Perez Yo Soy El Son(7", Single) Tico Records T-650 US 1976 Sell This Version
Lou Perez Tumba, Bongos Y Claves Tico Records US 1977 Sell This Version
PS-257 Lou Perez And His New York, N.Y. Sound* Fryin' Pan Man(7", Single) Parnaso Records PS-257 US Unknown Sell This Version
SAB 514 Lou Perez Mama, Mama (mama) /La Vida Tienes Sua Cosas (7", Single) Sabina Records SAB 514 Unknown Sell This Version
621 Lou Perez Guantanamera(7", Single) Lufrali Records 621 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 001 Lou Perez Ritmo Melon / Guantanamo(7") Chateau Records (5) LP 001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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MamboMadness

MamboMadness

April 20, 2016
On May 27th bandleader, flutist, composer and arranger Lou Perez died from injuries sustained in a car accident in New York City. Lou is best known for his song "De Todo un Poco", which was used in the movie "Dirty Dancing." Lou Perez was a multi-talented artist whose musical knowledge encompassed a variety of instruments including piano, reeds, percussion, guitar and bass. His greatest contribution was that of being a world class arranger and composer of many songs that have become part of the Latin American identity both within and beyond American shores. Born in New York City of Cuban and Puerto Rican parentage, Lou was exposed at an early age to the rich musical culture that was fast developing into what we now know as the golden era of Cuban Popular Music when his parents moved to Cuba.
Upon returning to the states, Lou benefited from instruction in New York City's musical institutions. He began his professional career with the legendary Noro Morales & His Orchestra as a percussionist, and from there, contributed to many other popular local orchestras of the day. Lou Perez was one of the first few bandleaders to emerge in the 1960s leading a "Charanga" whose sound had become the musical preference for New York dancers, replacing the Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha with the Pachanga.
Lou's composition "De Todo un Poco" was featured in the 1987 cult film classic "Dirty Dancing", which catapulted Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Garner to worldwide box office notoriety.
An extraordinary array of artists -- including Machito, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Charlie Palmieri, Graciela, Tipica Novel, Tamara Torres, and many more.

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