The Hustler (album)

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The Hustler
Studio album by Willie Colón
Released 1968
Genre Salsa
Length 37:32
Label Fania Records
Producer Johnny Pacheco
Willie Colón chronology
El Malo The Hustler Guisando

The Hustler is an album by Willie Colón featuring Héctor Lavoe.

Cover[edit]

The image of Willie posing in front of a pool table on the cover is a reference to the 1961 film The Hustler featuring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. The photo was shot at Jerry Masucci's father's Ridgewood Grove Billiards in Yonkers, New York.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Hustler" - 6:29
  2. "Que Lio" - 4:35
  3. "Montero" - 4:20
  4. "Se Acaba Este Mundo" - 4:15
  5. "Guajirón" - 5:59
  6. "Eso Se Baila Asi" - 5:15
  7. "Havana" - 6:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Pablo Rosario: Bongo
  • Héctor "Bucky" Andrade: Conga
  • Nicky Marrero: Timbal
  • Santi González: Bass
  • Mark "Markolino" Dimond: Piano
  • Joe Santiago: Valve Trombone
  • Willie Colón: Valve Trombone
  • Lead Vocals: Héctor Lavoe
  • Producer: Johnny Pacheco
  • Recording Director: Jerry Masucci
  • Art Director: Izzy Sanabria
  • Photography: Marty Topp

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