1978 Ray Barretto – Can You Feel It

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was an American Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz percussionist.

Barretto (his real name,”Barreto”, was misspelled on his birth certificate) was born in New York City. His parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico in the early 1920s, looking for a better life. He was raised in Spanish Harlem and at a young age was influenced by his mother’s love of music and by the jazz of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

In 1946, when Barretto was 17 years old, he joined the Army. While stationed in Germany, he met Belgian vibraphonist Fats Sadi. However, it was when he heard Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca” with Gil Fuller and Chano Pozo that he realized his calling.

Tracks

1Can You Feel It (Let It Groove You) (Howard Schneider)4:17
2I Think About You (Howard Schneider)4:31
3What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From (Phillip Mitchell)4:37
4Stargazer (Jeff Richman)6:13
5Summer Sun (Jeff Richman)3:36
6Whirlpool (Jeff Richman)4:27
7Sting Ray (Todd Richman)4:27
8Daydreams (Jeff Richman)3:47
9Confrontation (Howard Schneider)5:18

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Musicians

1 Can You Feel It (Let It Groove You)

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova
VocalsCissy Houston


2 I Think About You

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova


3 What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarHiram Bullock
GuitarJeff Richman
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
VocalsPhillip Mitchell


4 Stargazer

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SynthesizerClifford Carter
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova
Background VocalsChris Robinson
Background VocalsGoogie Coppola
Background VocalsKelly Barretto
Background VocalsMichelle Robinson
Background VocalsRay Barretto Jr
Background VocalsWalter Garcia


5 Summer Sun

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova
VocalsCissy Houston


6 Whirlpool

BassEddie Rivera
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova
VocalsGoogie Coppola


7 Sting Ray

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
Fender RhodesTodd Anderson
PianoHoward Schneider
PianoTodd Anderson
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova


8 Daydreams

BassEddie Rivera
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova


9 Confrontation

BassEddie Rivera
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarJeff Richman
Fender RhodesHoward Schneider
PianoHoward Schneider
SynthesizerClifford Carter
SynthesizerHoward Schneider
SaxTodd Anderson
PercussionRay Barretto
PercussionCarlos Cordova
PercussionRay Romero

Liner Notes

Producer – Ray Barretto, Raymond Silva
Arranged By (Background Vocal And String Arrangements) – Howard Schneider (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Todd Anderson (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Phillip Mitchell (Track 2)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Jeff Richman (Track 3)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Howard Schneider (Track 9)
Engineer (Mixing, Assistant) – Joel Cohn
Engineer (Mixing) – Dave Wittman
Engineer (Recording, Assistant) – Michael O’Reilly, Tom Heid
Engineer (Recording) – Bobby Warner
Mixed By – Ray Barretto

Design (Album Cover) – Lynn Dreese Breslin
Photography By (Back Cover) – Rod Cook
Photography By (Front Cover) – Frank Laffitte

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.