RIP Enrique 'Quique' Lucca Caraballo - Founder of La Sonora Ponceña

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  1. El Caobo

    El Caobo Maestro 'Salsa' Palmieri

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    Don Ernique 'Quique' Lucca Caraballo (1912 - 2016)

    On Sunday, October 9, 2016, dies Enrique ‘Quique’ Lucca, the founder of La Sonora Ponceña, at 103 years young. He had been admitted in the hospital of his native Ponce for a risky operation due to a broken right hip

    After the operation, he remained in the hospital for about three weeks, during which time he began to have respiratory problems, confirmed his family's lawyer, José Carmona.
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  2. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    I remember the news about him going to the hospital. I'm so sorry to hear this. Another big loss.
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    Rip Don Enrique. You left an awesome legacy.
  4. groovetpt

    groovetpt Capitán Del Estilo

    So sad to hear of this great loss in the Salsa community. Ponceña has been hands down my favorite Salsa band for more than 30 years. Condolences to Maestro Papo Lucca and family.
  5. Poundpapi

    Poundpapi Changui

    Let's post up our favorite Sonora Ponceña songs in his honor!

    To start, the amazing "Boranda":

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  6. matty

    matty Shine Officer

    off the top of my head, Yare is my favorite

    I also really dig "a night in tunisia" and "satin 'n' Lace"
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    MAMBO_CEC Sabor Ambassador

    I still get goose bumps listening to this.
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  8. matty

    matty Shine Officer

    I have a friend called Ramona, and every time i speak with her i have this great song in my head for the rest of the day:rofl:
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  9. Poundpapi

    Poundpapi Changui

    Absolutely! Was the first of their songs I ever remember hearing, and it grabbed me right away.
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  10. elanimal

    elanimal Tumbao

    Just one? Ok...

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  11. groovetpt

    groovetpt Capitán Del Estilo

    i could not have said it better! Those are my favorites too.
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  12. Richie Blondet

    Richie Blondet Shine Officer

    Not exactly from the "Salsa/Fania" era, but a vintage preview of an older version of La Sonora Poncena, featuring a 12 year old "Papo" Lucca on piano. Backing the legendary vocalists of their era.

    ca. 1958:

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