Bendita la Fe

Bendita la Fe

by Rosco



The Latin market caters to a broad range of tastes. Mexicans in East L.A. aren't known for buying a lot of merengue, just as Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia aren't huge supporters of Tejano or ranchero. But when it comes to Latin pop, a wide range of Latinos seem to come together and share some common musical ground. One Latin pop/pop-rock artist who uses a variety of Latin (as well as non-Latin) music to his creative advantage is Rosco, whose excellent Bendita La Fe finds Desmond Child (known for his work with Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper) serving as executive producer. A Cuban-American from Miami, Rosco brings a strong salsa influence to "El Pegaito," "Cosas De la Mujer," and "Dejare." But salsa is hardly his only inspiration; for Rosco, elements of Brazilian samba (especially Bahia's tropicalismo school), Spanish nuevo flamenco, and Colombian vallenato are also fair game. Carlos Santana is a definite influence on Rosco, and the singer certainly hasn't escaped Sting's influence either. Rosco swings hard on uptempo numbers, yet he's equally convincing on romantic ballads like "Senorita" and the title song. Those who prefer Latin pop that takes chances instead of sounding like the product of a musical assembly line will find that Bendita La Fe a CD to savor.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/1998
Label: Universal Latino
UPC: 0639374012120
catalogNumber: 40121

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosco   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Desmond Child   Piano
Luis Enrique   Percussion
Ed Calle   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Concepcion   Trumpet
Orlando Hernandez   Drums
Lee Levin   Percussion
Manny López   Guitar
Nicky Orta   Bass
Wendy Pedersen   Background Vocals
Billy Ross   Alto Saxophone
Rafael Solano   Percussion
Dana Teboe   Trombone
Rafael Vigil   Background Vocals
Rosco Martinez   Guitar,Background Vocals
Randy Singer   Harmonica
Mercedes Abal   Background Vocals
Tito Puente   Background Vocals
John Kricker   Trombone
Jason Carder   Trumpet
David Goodstein   Drums
Paquito Hechavarria   Piano
Jim Hacker   Trumpet
Jodi Horovitz   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Producer,Executive Producer
Ed Calle   Contributor
Charles Dye   Engineer
Cesar Sogbe   Engineer
Rafael Vigil   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Rosco Martinez   Arranger,Producer,Wardrobe Design
Tito Puente   Contributor
Paquito Hechavarria   Contributor
Robi Rosa   Producer
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Programming,Brass Arrangment
J.C. Ulloa   Engineer
Jules Gondar   Engineer
Travis Cook   Engineer
Robert Valdes   Engineer

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