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The Ghetto Brothers: Power Fuerza

The Ghetto Brothers: Power Fuerza

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One of the greatest 'lost' albums of all time, remastered for the first time. 

This revered and rare 1972 Latin Rock album by South Bronx street-gang-turned music-group gets the reissue treatment, including remastered audio. The South Bronx's Ghetto Brothers originally consisted of the Melendez family unit (Benjy, Robert and Victor) who came from Puerto Rico to New York City in the 1950s. The Melendez brothers were also Sephardic Jews that practiced their religion in secret while being part of a Hispanic community. They had their share of incidents with violence and crime, but Benjy also pushed his crew into uplift-the-community territory. By the early '70s Benjy's social conscience was on the rise, and The Ghetto Brothers soon became a force of good in the neighborhood. 

They also brought another aspect to their legacy: musicianship. The Ghetto Brothers cooked up a potent musical stew, drawing on British rock 'n roll, driving funk drums, and their Latin roots, creating a distinctly New York sound. The album was recorded in one day at Manhattan's Fine Tone Studios, and produced by Latin studio maven Bobby Marin. The result: a beautiful, innocent audio snapshot of three brothers, their friends and a powerful musical energy. 

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