New York vocalist and composer Jessi Campo launches her latest and fourth musical production La Pasión de la Lupe. As its title indicates, this is a tribute to the great Cuban vocalist Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, artistically known as La Lupe, that santiaguera that earned the nickname “La Reina Del Latin Soul”. Her previous albums -How Can I (2000), At Last (2013), Con Corazon (2014) – confirm the maturity and talent of this artist of Latino parents and currently living in Miami.
The album, which featured the arrangements of Venezuelan Jose Velasquez, presents iconic pieces by this artist who positioned herself and appropriated the genre known as feeling. Numbers like Que Te Pedi, which I recorded with Tito Puente on the album Tito Puente Swings – The Exciting Lupe Sings (1965), as well as La Tirana, a piece recorded on the ele of Queen Of Latin Soul / Queen Of The Latin Song (1968) ) and the successful Teatro, from his album La Lupe Es La Reina (The Queen) (1977) can be heard in the careful selection of Campo. An original song entitled Vivio La Vida, co-written and produced by Michael NOMAD Ripoll (guitarist and musical director of Babyface), which the artist wrote in honor of her father Giovanni (outstanding musician who shared stage with great figures such as Tito Puente and Benny More).
The Passion of the Lupe was recorded during a period of five months in multiple locations, including Red Rock Studios, 42nd Street Studios, Big Walls Studios and Nomads Place Studios.
A good balance between classics and unpublished pieces, with a Jessi Campo that overflows talent and a voice that engages and enamors make this production a jewel that should be heard and heard. Disco Mixed by Rafael Velazquez in Fercho’s Studio in Coruña Spain