Released: Jun 2008
Grupo Fantasma are still best imbibed live, where those horns and rolling rhythms get a chance to really stretch out and send feet flying onto the dancefloor. But if your local salsa dive is closed, grab a long straw and dip into this lovely album of pan-Latino party music. Yes, you'll hear samba, cumbia and salsa -- sometimes all in the same song. And when Maceo Parker sits in on "Gimme Some," it's like the hand of God (aka James Brown) has just reached down and anointed them the new keepers of the funk flame. A sizzling set from Prince's favorite band.