Ray BarrettoIndestructible

Label:Fania Records – SLP-00456, Fania Records – SLP 00456
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Guaguancó, Descarga, Cha-Cha, Bolero, Salsa


A1El Hijo De Obatala
Written-ByC. Curet Alonso*
A2El Diablo
Written ByD.R.
A3Yo Tengo Un Amor
Written-ByRafael Hernández
A4La Familia
Written-ByJose Curbelo
B1La Orquesta
Written-ByRoberto Rodriguez (2)
B2Llanto De Cocodrilo
Written ByD.R.
B3Ay No
Written ByD.R.
Written-ByJoseph Roman, Ray Barretto

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Tracks A2, A4, B2 and B3 are credited to D.R.
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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): SLP-00456-A SON
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): SLP-00456-B SON
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched both sides runout): SON

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Indestructible (LP, Album)Fania RecordsLPS-88.229Venezuela1973
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Indestructible (LP, Album, Blue Label)Fania RecordsSLP 00456France1973
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Indestructible (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)Fania RecordsSLP 00456US1973
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Indestructible (LP, Album)Fania RecordsSLP-00456Mexico1973
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Indestructible (LP, Album)DinsaLP 0124Peru1973


  • eduardo.monteverdi.r's avatar
    • MrSnow1's avatar
      After the split of several members of his orchestra (Orestes Vilato, Adalberto Santiago, among others) to form “La Típica 73”, Barretto returns with a new Salsa album entitled "Indestructible". Together with Tito Allen as vocalist, the 1973 album features guaguancó, Salsa and 1 bolero.

      Some of the songs are covers of groups of Guajira, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha, converted to Salsa, such as "Llanto de Cocodrilo" (originally performed by "Los Compadres") and "La Familia" (originally performed by "La Sonora Matancera" ).

      "Indestructible" demonstrates the dominance of arrangements and orchestration of Barretto, as well as the quality of musicians that it has even after the separation of Adalberto Santiago.

      Musicians like Hector Lavoe in the choirs, Ray Romero in the Timbales (replacing Vilató), Roberto Rodriguez as the first trumpet (one of the few who did not retire from the Barretto orchestra), Tony Fuentes in Bongo, along with Jerry Masucci as executive producer, and engineer Fausty, made possible one of Salsa's best albums.

      The song "Indestructible" is considered one of the best Salsas of all time, due to Allen’s determination in the vocals, the dazzling “descarga” of Timbales of Little Ray, and the powerful lyrics, which talk about the new blood, referring to the new companions of Barretto after the separation of his former members, whose act Barretto expressly catalogs as treason at various times of the main theme of the album.

      Key Tracks:
      “El Hijo de Obatalá” – Great Descarga of Congas by Barretto, preceded by an introduction of choir members.
      “La Familia” – Salsa & Guaguanco, an arrangement that mix 2 styles in one song.
      “Indestructible” – Best Song of the Album, powerful lyrics, great descarga of Timbales.



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