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New Releases for August 12, 2008

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Here are this week's notable new releases.

1. Daddy Yankee - 'Talento De Barrio Soundtrack'

Daddy Yankee - Talento De Barrio
Courtesy Cartel
I guess it's not that unusual for a soundtrack to be released before the corresponding movie. Talento De Barrio, starring reggaeton's Daddy Yankee is about love, drug dealing and reggaeton music. The movie is due out in September, 2008 but you can listen to the soundtrack today.

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2. Ivy Queen - 'Ivy Queen 2008 World Tour Live!'

Ivy Queen 2008 World Tour Live!
Courtesy Machete Music
The Queen of reggaeton is back with 18 tracks recorded during her concert at the Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Guest artists include Ken Y, Jadiel, La Sista, Divino and Wisin y Yandel.

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3. Erre XI - 'Luny Tunes Presents: Erre XI'

Luny Tunes has been instrumental in bringing a number of Latin urban artists to an avid audience. Their new protege, Erre XI has already had a hit with "Carita Bonita" feature ex-Kumbia King/Kumbia AllStarz alumni PeeWee.

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4. Yoskar Sarante - Vuelve, Vuelve

For Dominican bachata fans, Yoskar Sarante is part of the 'neuva bachata' movement.

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5. David Cavazos - 'David Cavazos'

Here's a new artist from Monterrey, Mexico. Singer/songwriter David Cavazos explores sensitive themes that combine pop, jazz, R&B, Bossa Nova and other musical genres.

6. La Mafia - 'Eternamente Romanticos'

4-time Grammy winner La Mafia hails from Houston, TX and was a major influence in the resurgence of norteno music. This looks like an album of ballads from the popular group.

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7. Los Cardinales de Nuevo Leon - 'Con La Pasion del Corrido'

A new album of corridos from this popular group from Monterrey, Mexico.

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8. Eddy Lover - 'Perdoname'

Eddie Lover - Perdoname
Courtesy Machete Music
Panamanian reggae gave birth to the original reggaeton and is the home of singer Eddie Lover. You can get a taste of the new wave of music coming out of Panama with Lover's new album.

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9. Tito Puente -'The Complete 78s Vol. 1 1949-55'

From Fania /EMusica comes a great 2-CD remastered set of all Tito Puente's works while with the Tico Label. There are 40 hot tracks for you to enjoy on this first volume. I like to volume concept because it means there will be Vol. 2 somewhere in our future.

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10. Eddie Palmieri - 'Echando Pa'Lante' (Remastered)

Classic salsa at its best from pianist Eddie Palmieri. This album is a remaster of the 1964 classic.

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