This week’s 70s magic is delivered to you straight from the vibrant streets of Havana by the “Queen of Salsa” herself. If you attend a family gathering in the city of Miami, there is a 100% chance that her songs will play multiple times throughout the night and get people dancing who have no business doing so. The woman I am describing is Celia Cruz. Arguably the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she is undoubtedly the most influential female figure in the history of Latin music. Hand chosen from her lengthy discography, the song I wanted to share with you all this week is “A Papa”, the second track on the Only They Could Have Made This Album album.
Quick side note, this is a very underrated album name. Nothing says “we’re about to sell a bunch of records” like giving your album a name like that.
The second you hit play on the link below or however you consume your music, you’ll start to feel something crawl all over your body. Then, like a puppet master, “The Queen of Salsa” contracts your muscles and moves through your joints to the point where you notice that you’re involuntarily dancing. It is hard to stay still while listening to “A Papa”, let alone most of the music Celia gifted to us. Without further ado, enjoy your audio trip to a land where the cigars are plenty and vintage cars reign supreme.