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Various Artists

Ebirac All-Stars

Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-’70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago’s west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal ’79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here. 


Track List

  1. La Justicia Guaguanco Coroco
  2. Ebirac All-Stars Featuring La Calandria & Ramito Plena Matrimonial-Contraversia
  3. La Justicia Las Frutas Del Pais
  4. Tipica Leal '79 Donde Estabas
  5. Juventud Tipica '78 Ano Nuevo Y Reyes
  6. La Solucion A Bailar Son Montuno
  7. La Justicia Alegre Hibarito
  8. Under The Sun Orchestra Under The Sun (Instrumental Theme)
  • Los Nombres
    Los Nombres
  • Salsa Boricua De Chicago
    Cult Cargo