Latin Music USA highlights the great
American music created by Latinos, and celebrates the Latin
rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country, and rhythm and
blues. It's a fresh take on American musical history, reaching
across five decades to portray the rich mix of sounds created by
Latinos and embraced by all. Narrated by Jimmy Smits. The
documentary started airing on PBS in 2008. The 2 DVD set
features a CD with 8 Latin music tracks.
Salsa Kings" features performances by Tito Puente, Ruben
Blades, Eddie Palmieri, and the Fania all stars. Video
and audio are not great, but when it comes to some vintage
video, that's the way it is. This is a good buy for
hard core salsa fans.
"Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)"
"Our Latin Thing" is a
a musical documentary
which captures the innovative and exciting salsa music of
the Fania All Stars in New York in the 1970s. Filmed at
the Cheetah on August 26, 1971 and throughout New York City, the
film features legendary Latin artists such as Ray Barreto,
Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Johnny Pacheco and many more.
"Accordion Dreams" is
an award winning documentary film by Hector Galan about Tejano
conjunto music featuring Flaco Jimenez and other masters of the
"The Little Willie
"The Little Willie G. Story- I Wanna Testify" tells
the story of the life of Little Willie G. The lead singer
for Thee Midniters in the 60s and for Malo in the early 70s,
went through trials and tribulations with drug addition until
he found his salvation. The DVD is available at Little
Willie G.'s my space page,