Born: April 30, 1957 Primary Instrument: Drums
Last Updated: February 7, 2011
Funk-Rock-Latin-Soul Steve is a natural born musician. When hes working his magic on his first instrument, the drums, Steve instinctively knows how to lay it in the pocket. His solid Bronx backbeat has powered several name acts such as Sara Dash, Linda Hopkins and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. In 1980, Steve joined Arista recording artist G.Q., whose three #1 hit singles include the now classic dance hit Disco Nights. Steve received both gold and platinum albums for his work with G.Q.
Extensive world touring has brought him to many large venues such as Soldiers Field in Chicago, Cobo Arena in Detroit, Giant Stadium in New Jersey, Madison Square Garden in NYC, and The Winter Splash Music Festival on the island of Jamaica. During that time he shared the stage with many popular acts including Kool and the Gang, The Isley Brothers, Natalie Cole, and Phyllis Hyman. Steve is also a multi-talented songwriter/producer who possesses an amazing musical insight that constantly inspires other musicians. As a songwriter with an arsenal of songs to his credit, Steve is an endless source of creativity who has written in virtually every genre of music. He scored the music for the popular Nintendo 64 game Major League Baseball with Ken Griffey Jr. Steve also recently completed the musical score for the Off-Broadway play RUS which opened to rave reviews in NYC. His instincts, hard work, and constant energy have facilitated many musical projects throughout his career including Devoshun,FLY TO France, Steve As Blockparty, Street Child, and Lori Rose and the Rocketeers. It was Steves intuitive vision that facilitated the recent return of SEGUIDA to the spotlight. Steve is a true champion of New York Latin Jazz Rock, and he is the heart of the rebirth of SEGUIDA.
SEGUIDA - On Our Way To Tomorrow CD (Fania 501), Released 1976; Re-Issued 2005 Editor's Pick: Big production Latin soul/disco release from 1976. A lot of talent was part of this release: Eddie Montalvo, Nestor Torres, Bill Watrous, Peter Nater, Steve Adorno, Jorge Dalto and many others. I especially liked the track “Buscando,” arranged by producer Randy Ortiz. This one is less disco and more straight up Latin soul. Same for the mostly instrumental “Om Marrero,” with its Malo feel (Louie Pérez on guitar) and touch of the psychedelic. Recommended. (BP, 2005-02-13) Song titles include: Prelude In G Minor 1:12 Next To You 4:25 On Our Way To Tomorrow 11:09 Buscando 4:45 Om Marrero 4:35 Fields Of Laughter 3:32 Yo Nunca Te Olvidare (Mi Amor) 5:45 Finale In B Flat Major 3:32
Love Is...Seguida CD (Fania 478), Released 1974; Re-Issued 2006 Produced by Larry Harlow Song titles include: Mambo Rock 3:00 Funky Felix 3:05 Sweat 2:20 Fuego Y La Luz 3:00 N.Y.C. Blues Day 2:35 N.Y.C. Blues Night 5:42 Afro Rican Suite Pt. I 4:17 Afro Rican Suite Pt. II 2:24
SEGUIDA III CD (onroda records), Released 2007; Produced by Steve Adorno – Jay Henry Song titles include: 1 Tierra Taino 2 Caged Bird Sings 3 Whacha Gonna Do 4 Stay with Me 5 Real Cali Mambo 6 Karma Tango 7 Stand Back! 8 Voodoo Madness 9 Buscando 10 Red Lite Green Lite 123 11 Fallin’ 12 Funky Latin Boogaloo 13 Suavecito 14 Fuego Y La Luz 15 Vehicle 16 Yo Nunca Te Olvidare Hidden Bonus Track : Donde Estan Mi Gente? The NuYorican Funk Experience: Raw Latin Funk Direct From NYC Import CD (Nascente 100), Released 2003; Editor's Pick: From the liners... “New York City became the focal point for Latin music due to the emergence of Fania records and their popularization of all styles of Latin music under the single banner of ‘Salsa’. A portion of the music being made was a cross-fertilization of Soul, Funk, R&B and Jazz with the more traditional Latin sounds..” Recommended. (BP, 2003-10-23) Song titles include: Love Is - Seguida Coco Seco - Bobby Valentin Crazy Lady - Mongo Santamaria Juntos (Together) - Ray Barretto Shades Of Time - Roberto Roena Black Dice - Mongo Santamaria
The NuYorican Funk Experience: Further Adventures In Latin Soul Import CD (Nascente 092), Released 2003; Editor's Pick: From the liners... “The journey from Latin salsa to African-American funk can be a long and dusty road -- unless you lived in New York city around 1976, in which case the two cultures were only a block away from each other. Volume II of ‘The NuYorican Funk Experience’ joins the dots, fills the gaps, and generally makes good: Azucar, baby!” Recommended. (BP, 2003-10-23) Song titles include: Funky Felix - Seguida 3:01 Flamenco Ain't Bad - Sabu Martinez 4:19 New York Soul - Ray Barretto 2:43 What You Don't Know - Mongo Santamaria 4:20 Nitty Gritty - Ricardo Ray 2:32 Batumbique - Andy Harlow 3:55 Vida Nocturna - Benitez & Nebula 4:22 My Daddy's Farm - Frankie Dante 4:09 There You Go - Fania All Stars 3:07 Coco-E - Joe Bataan 3:08 Martinez - Mongo Santamaria 4:01 Merecumbe - Johnny Colon 6:10 8th Avenue - Willie Colon 2:43 Got Myself Together - The Lebron Brothers 2:29 V.P. Blues - Eddie Palmieri 10:09
The NuYorican Funk Experience: Raw Latin Funk Direct From NYC Import CD (Nascente 100), Released 2003; Editor's Pick: From the liners... “New York City became the focal point for Latin music due to the emergence of Fania recor
ds and their popularization of all styles of Latin music under the single banner of ‘Salsa’. A portion of the music being made was a cross-fertilization of Soul, Funk, R&B and Jazz with the more traditional Latin sounds. Most of the music was ignored at the time but has endured to this day for a new audience of DJs and record buyers who dig the original sounds that were being created.” Recommended. (BP, 2003-10-23) Song titles include: Coco Seco - Bobby Valentin Crazy Lady - Mongo Santamaria Ooh! Ah! - Joe Cuba Juntos (Together) - Ray Barretto Identify Yourself - Cafe Quetcy Alma (La Lloroncita) - Deep Camel Walk - The Latinaires Love Is - Seguida Shades Of Time - Roberto Roena Black Dice - Mongo Santamaria Dance Donna - Joey Pastrana & Orchestra Oye - Noraida Gujbo - Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo Horsin Up - Orch. Harlow Presenata A Israel Miranda Power - Ray Barretto
LATIN FUNK AND BOOGALOO CD (Fania 752), Released 2002; Latin-Funk Jazz & Boogaloo Editor's Pick: Good compilation of funky Latin soul grooves laid down in the ‘60 and ‘70s New York style. A lot of fun. Recommended. (BP, 2002-04-14)
Song titles include:
Juan Pachanga - Fania All Stars Con Ruben Blades 6:11 Monkey See Monkey Do - The New Swing Sextet 4:16 The Soul Drummers - Ray Barretto 3:46 Saraycoco - La Lupe 3:00 Jive Samba - Jack Costanzo & Gerrie Woo 4:28 Lady Marmalade - Mongo Santamaria 3:13 Funky Felix - Seguida 3:05 Barrio Nuevo - Louis Ramirez 6:02 Night Life/Vida Nocturna - Benitez & Nebula 4:22 Song For My Father - Bobby Valentin 4:08 Black & Blues - Chollo Rivera & The Latin Soul Drives 3:13 Dynamite - The Harvey Averne Dozen 2:34 Ling Of Latin Soul - Joey Pastrano & His Orchestra 4:10 Sunny - Tony Pabon & His All Stars 2:21 Southern Boulevard - Ricardo Marrero & The Group 4:38 Category: Latin Soul/Boogaloo => Latin Soul, Classic 60s Or 70s
NEW YORK LATIN HUSTLE! THE SOUND OF NEW YORK 2 CD SET New York’s melting pot of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Afro-American musicians led to stunning culture clashes in the 1960s and 70s when Latin styles mixed with Funk, Disco, Soul and Jazz to produce new hybrids such as Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, Disco and Salsa. All these are featured in Soul Jazz Records latest journey into Latin music, New York Latin Hustle. The record features all the kings of Latin music – Tito Puente, Machito, Eddie Palmieri, Candido, Ray Barretto ,Seguida and many more. TRACKS: Disc 1: • Willie Colon – Angustia Maternal • Tito Puente – Para Los Rumberos • Jose Mangual – Mai Kinshasa • Seguida – Om Marreo • Eddie Palmieri – Mi Mambo Conga • J Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz – Shoot the Pump • Machito – Alex Mambo • Candido – Dancin and Prancin • The Family Affair – I Had A Friend • Charlie Santiago and Eddie Montalvo – El Bollinski en D7 • Mauricio Smith – Doug’s Room New York’s melting pot of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Afro-American musicians led to stunning culture clashes in the 1960s and 70s when Latin styles mixed with Funk, Disco, Soul and Jazz to produce new hybrids such as Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, Disco and Salsa. All these are featured in Soul Jazz Records latest journey into Latin music, New York Latin Hustle. The record features all the kings of Latin music – Tito Puente, Machito, Eddie Palmieri, Candido, Ray Barretto and many more, alongside rarer, lesser known names. The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography.
LATIN HOT! Label Nascente Orig Year 2005 All Time Sales Rank 47575 CDU Part# 6397905 Catalog# NSCD104 Discs 1 Street Date Sep 22, 2003 Mono/Stereo Stereo Additional Info England; United Kingdom Track Listing Tracklisting : 01 Bobby Valentin - Coco Seco 02 Mongo Santamaria - Crazy Lady 03 The Joe Cuba Sextet - Ooh! Ah! 04 Ray Barretto - Juntos (together) 05 Cafe - Identify Yourself 06 Quetcy Alma - Deep 07 The Latinaires - Camel Walk 08 Seguida - Love Is ”Latin Soul” captures the extraordinary burst of musical colour that exploded on the late 1960's and early 70's when black R&B boogalooed with brown rhythms, when the hip sounds of Afro-Harlem mingled with those of Spanish Harlem. English lyrics, hot horn hits, raw Latin percussion and soul vocals all combine to create a disgracefully impure but quite irresistible. In these fifteen cuts “Latin Soul” covers the spectrum from the sweet sounds of Joe Bataan and the TNT Boys to the rawer, sock- boogaloo style of Seguida and Ray Barretto. Soul,Funk, Salsa, jazz, Rock….on the streets of latin NEW YORK CITY, something was sturring – and it wasn’t just the fire hydrants. Black hornplayers riffed on psychedelic tunes against Puerto Rican Vocalist, Whist Cuban congueros held down the backbeat. The brothers called it “Latin Soul”, the ricans called it “ Boogaloo”… its all here!
Track List : 1 Tito Puente – Fat Mama 2 Mongo Santamaria – Lady Marmalade 3 Joe Cuba – El Pito 4 Eddie Palmieri – Aye Que Rico 5 Richie Ray – Nitty Gritty 6 La Lupe – Saraycoco 7 Charlie palmieri – You Have it 8 Seguida – Mambo Rock ( Theme From “Salsa”)
Latina Café Vol 4 ImportAudio CD (April 29, 2004) Wagram Records ASIN: B0001YFP8C
Quimbara - Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco Hit the Bongo - Tito Puente New York Mambo - Johnny Colon Jump Bah Day - House of Gypsies Candela - John Beltran Elements of Life [Quintero Beats] - Blaze, Louie Vega Soul Drummers - Ray Barretto Mambo Rock - Seguida
Chicano Spirit vol.2 - A selection of heavy latin funk tracks from the early 70's
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