The Hustler (album)

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The Hustler
Studio album by Willie Colón
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Salsa
Length 36:10
Label Fania Records
Producer Johnny Pacheco
Willie Colón chronology
El Malo
(1967)El Malo1967
The Hustler Guisando

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


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" Colón - 6:29
  2. "Que Lío" Cuba, Lavoe, Colón - 4:35
  3. "Montero" Colón, Lavoe - 4:20
  4. "Se Acaba Este Mundo" Colón - 4:15
  5. "Guajirón" Dimond - 5:59
  6. "Eso Se Baila Así" Colón - 5:15
  7. "Havana" Colón - 6:37


  • 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