Conga master Ray Barretto's 1976 release, INDESTRUCTIBLE, is one of those classic '70s LPs that is most representative of the Fania label's famous salsa brand. It is more than just a series of danceable salsa tracks however. For example, Barretto's band shifts seamlessly from salsa to jazz improvisation to Cuban son on "El Hijo de Obatala" while "El Diablo" infuses a slow bolero style over smooth, powerful vocals. And the title track itself still invokes old school flavors that today's salsa music sadly lacks. INDESTRUCTIBLE is a must have for any self-respecting '70s New York Latin collection.