This is the first track from Fallin' Off the Reel Vol.2 and features some hella funky NYC and Puerto Rican musicians. The Hispanic funk groove of "La Valla" is the perfect example of the Truth & Soul aesthetic. Soulful and timeless, most listeners will be surprised to find that the song was penned and recorded a short time ago.
Truth & Soul's premier Latin soul outfit, Bronx River Parkway, is a collective of musicians from both New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Members include lead singer, Sammy Ayala, who was an original member of Cortijo y Su Combo. Other members have played with such legends as Roberto Roena and the Fania All-Stars.
There is horns, a whole host of percussion and some moody vocals. This could be a heavy tune at carnival time. For that authentic Latin Samba vibe be sure to check out this lively bunch.