Today’s New York Times has a piece about the legacy of Fania Records, on the occasion of the label’s 50th anniversary.
It notes that the current edition of the Fania All-Stars will be playing their first concert in New York City in ages, a free show in Central Park on August 24. That happens to be 41 years — to the day — after the historic Yankee Stadium concert (see above) that I wrote about in Love Goes To Buildings On Fire.
Will I be there? Hell yes.
UPDATE: The show never happened, sadly. Why? Seems that some of the musicians are still too mad at Fania Records for short-changing them to want to celebrate the label. What goes around comes around, I guess.