There's no doubt that a major factor in the decline of tropical music's popularity is a dearth of dynamic releases that appeal to the core fan base of the genre, which is more interested in swing than sappy lyrics.
While legendary Soviet-era rocker Boris Grebenshikov remains a vital post-perestroika singer/songwriter internationally, this survey of Russian song specifically explores his most deep-rooted Russian inspirations, both in songs by himself and by such preceding Russian singer/songwriter luminaries as Alexander Vertinsky and Bulat Okudjava.
1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a recording artist, but after 22 years he was "unceremoniously terminated" just before the Super Bowl gig he claims he got her.
Though you wouldn't guess it from the prosaic title, 4 represents a quantum leap in sophistication for A.B. Quintanilla and company. The signature metallic thunk of their cumbias has given way to new stylistic fusions. "Contigo," framed by Spanish guitar and Latin percussion, exemplifies the new approach.