India

Linda Viera Caballero

Also known as "India", インディア, I. Whitaker, La India, Linda Caballero
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.elmundodeindia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_India, http://www.myspace.com/india

Discography of India:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP 4 Audio 1994 Strictly Rhythm
102 The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) 5 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
103 Backfired 5 Audio 2002
104 To Be In Love 3 Audio Not On Label (Masters At Work)
105 To Be In Love 9 Audio 1999 Club Tools
106 Breaking Night 10 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
107 I Can't Live Without Music 6 Audio 2009-03-23 Stealth Records (2)
108 Right From The Start 4 Audio 1989 Reprise Records
109 Runaway 5 Audio 1997 Giant Step Records
110 Backfired 2 Audio 2002 Tommy Boy
111 Runaway 9 Audio 1997 Rhythm Republic
112 Just For One Night 4 Audio 2006 SGZ Records
113 Única 11 Audio 2010 Big Moon Records (2)
114 Then Came You 4 Audio 2011-03-28 Purple Music
115 Backfired 3 Audio 2002 SuSU
116 Oye Como Va (The Remixes) 8 Audio 1995 Puente Records
117 Tacalacateo 4 Audio 2011 Net's Work & Songs S.r.l.
118 Jazzin' 10 Audio 1996 TropiJazz
119 Sobre El Fuego 10 Audio 1997 RMM Records
120 Tacalacateo 10 Audio 2011-02-14 Net's Work International
121 Sola 9 Audio 1999 RMM Records
122 Llegó La India... Via Eddie Palmieri 9 Audio 1992 Soho Sounds
123 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes) 4 Audio 2007 D:vision Records
124 Backfired 3 Audio 2002-06-10 SuSU
125 Mega Mix 12 Audio 1996
126 India Mega Mix 19 Audio 1996
127 Backfired 5 Audio 2002 Planetworks
128 Love And Happiness 3 Audio 1994 Strickly Rythym
129 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 7 Audio 1995
130 Dicen Que Soy 9 Audio 1994 RMM Records
131 You Should Be Loving Me 3 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
132 The Tribal EP 5 Audio 1994 Strictly Rhythm
133 To Be In Love (1999 Remixes) 4 Audio 1999-00-00 MAW Records
134 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 Mixes 4 Audio Cutting Records
135 I Can't Get No Sleep 4 Audio Cutting Records
136 Promo Salsa 021 6 Audio 1996
137 To Be In Love / Unwind Yourself 2 Audio 2000 Verve Records
138 Jazzin' 10 Audio 1996 TropiJazz
139 Lo Mejor De India 10 Audio 1996 MCA Music Entertainment SA De CV
140 Breaking Night 10 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
141 Banderas 4 Audio 1996 EMI Latin
142 I Can't Get No Sleep / All That 4 Audio 1993 Cutting Records
143 You Should Be Loving Me 2 Audio 1990
144 Nuyorican Project 19 Audio 1997-03-21
145 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) 2 Audio 1994 Feel The Rhythm
146 Backfired 2 Audio 2006 MAW Records
147 Si Te Digo No 7 Audio 2011-07-29 Netswork Digital Records
148 Si Te Digo No 3 Audio 2014-07-28 miniMarket Recordings
149 Mamafrica 5 Audio 2012-07-12 Netswork Digital Records
150 Mamafrica (The Remixes) 7 Audio 2012-11-12 Netswork Digital Records


India –better known as [a=La India] in the latin music industry– was born 9 March 1970 as Linda Viera Caballero in Río Piedras, Puerto Rica, but raised in the Bronx, New York City, USA.

Worked as backing vocalist on latin-freestyle artists [a=TKA]'s track "[r=98844]" (1986), even featuring on its back cover, when she was 14. Then under the tutelage of producer [a=John "Jellybean" Benitez] on a couple of tracks including her track "[r=264534]" (1988) (with co-producer [a=Louie Vega] who she had been introduced to in her mid-teens, and would later go on to marry in 1990, though divorce in 1996).

Signing briefly for [l=Reprise Records], who supposedly planned on making her the Latin version of [a=Madonna] –Jellybean's other main find earlier in his career– where both Jellybean and Louie Vega produced her album "[r=1458694]" (1990).

However, it wasn't until her major involvment in the music business working with [a=Louie Vega] and [a=Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez] on various projects mainly in the mid-1990's whilst in her twenties, for which she achieved great success. The three tracks of note during this time were as [a=Masters At Work] with "[r=18862]" (1993), and "[r=1218441]" (1997), along with their [a=Nuyorican Soul] project track "[r=42801]" (1997).

Alongside work on latin-house music into the early 2000's, she also became more involved in the more purist latin arena around the late 1990's, and infact on these projects the name La India was generally used.

Whilst moving her career and concentratation into latin music, she built quite a reputation as 'The Princess Of Salsa' garnering three Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Award nominations. She has collaborated with her godmother [a=Celia Cruz], and many other artists like [a=Marc Anthony], [a=Gloria Estefan] and even [a=Tito Puente], releasing several albums of her own.


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