Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Salsa Remembrance: Fruko y sus Tesos with "A la Memoria del Muerto"
Colombian salsa group Fruko y sus Tesos brings us the song for today, called A la Memoria del Muerto. The band was formed in 1969 by Julio Ernesto Estrada (Fruko), who took his nickname after a popular fruit company, FRUCO, in Colombia after it was pointed out that he resembled the company's mascot. In 1973 really became known after hiring Joe Arroyo as lead singer. In 1998, the band wrote the anthem for the Colombian futbol team after it secured a spot in the World Cup. You can find A la Memoria del Muerto on their 1999 compilation Fruko y sus Tesos: Greatest Hits 2.