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Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! Here are two Salsa songs that celebrate this great day, both written by the artists who perform them.
Ismael Miranda, “Madre“
Ismael Miranda wrote this song for his 1975 album “Este es Ismael Miranda“. It’s a heart-felt song performed in top of a smooth son-montuno. I don’t have the information of who arranged the song, but seems to be the work of Jorge Millet, the main arranger of the album.
Luis “Perico” Ortiz, “Dia de las Madres“
The great trumpeter, arranger, composer, bandleader, and producer Luis “Perico” Ortiz wrote and arranged this song for all mothers and included it in his 1983 album “Sabor Tropical“. This video clip was of a live performance for the TV in Panama, and extends the song through the funny sketch they play out through the middle of the song. The video quality is not very good, but the audio is ok and you can still appreciate musicianship of Perico’s band.