Thursday, January 8, 2009
Salsa: Ray Perez y Los Dementes - Gallo Gallina
They might look a bit loco but Venezuelan Salsa legend Ramon "Ray" Perez (keyboards) and his band of Dementes know how to cook up a swinging tune and Manny Bolaños, the cat with the ´fro, does an admirable job on the vocals.
Born in Barcelona in Anzoategui State in 1937, Ray Perez has had a number of bands from his first group Trio Cristal through to Ray Perez y Su Charanga, Los Calvos, Grupo Casabe, Los Kenya and of course Los Dementes, the band he brought from Maracaibo to Caracas in 1965. Ray is still going strong today.