Oscar D Leon

  • Name:Oscar D Leon

  • Biography:
    A skill at improvisation is combined with a highly-textured vocal tone by Venezuela-born Oscar D'Leon. A top-ranked performer in his homeland, D'Leon has continued to solidify his following throughout the world. A joy for entertaining has been a constant thread throughout D'Leon's career. In a 1996 interview with the Chicago Tribune, D'Leon said, "My message is not about ecology or politics, but, it's simply that people have a good time and remember me as someone who loves them". Born in the Caracas neighborhood of Etamin, D'Leon was influenced by Cuban musicians including Beny More and La Sonora Mantacera and by New York-based Latin performers including Eddie Palmieri and Willie Colon. He taught himself to play bass by listening and playing along to records. "I am not a maestro like they say, " he explained. "I try to make my instrument sound coherent." D'Leon balanced his early career as a vocalist with full-time employment as a taxi driver and factory worker. Forming a band, La Dimension Latina, in 1973, he recorded his first hit, "Pensando en Ti," shortly afterwards. Three years later, he formed a second group, Salsa Mayer. D'Leon, who's known affectionately as "El Leon de La Salsa (The Lion of Salsa)", has toured with very large groups. In addition to touring and recording with a nineteen piece band featuring five saxophones, four trombones and four trumpets, D'Leon toured with a fifteen piece group in 1996. And after a slew of releases in the late '90s, D'Leon returned in the new millennium with Doble Play. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide Written by Craig Harris

  • Albums:
    Asi Soy...
    Serie Top Ten
    The Best of Oscar D'Leon
    Serie 32: Oscar D'Leon
    Mas Que Amor... Frenesi
    Con Wladimir
    Doble Play
    En Vivo!
    15 Pistas Para Cantar Como: Oscar D' Leon
    Oscar D'leon En Vivo -Copacabana, Nyc Cd 2
    Oscar D'leon En Vivo -Copacabana, Nyc Cd 1
    La Formula Original
    La Formula Original
    El "Oscar" De La Salsa
    El Mas Grande!
    Llego...Actuo...Y Triunfo!
    El Sabor De Oscar D'Leon
    Mi Gente
    Toitico Tuyo
    La Critica: De Oscar D'Leon En Nueva Dimension
    En Nueva York
    Serie Batalla
    Con Su Bajo Y Todo
    El Discobolo
    El Sonero Del Mundo
    Oscar D'Leon Y Los Blancos
    Navidad Con Oscar D'Leon
    En Concierto
    El Rey De Los Soneros
    Boleros Con Oscar D'Leon
    Al Frente De Todos
    2 Sets Con Oscar D'Leon
    Con Carino
    Con Dulzura
    Oscar '86
    A Mi Si Me Gusta Asi!
    Canta La Musica Latina
    De Aqui Pa'lla
    En Puerto Rico
    Solo Boleros
    La Salsa Soy Yo
    Yo Soy

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