("Gems of Christmas")Vinyl LP on the Cuban Gema label.
With several true gems. Miguelito Cuní with Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria. Elena Burke with Juanito Marquez on electric guitar. (Elena Burke is amazing on this!) Rolando La' Serie with Bebo Valdés. Compay Segundo' with 'Amparito'. And Fernando Alvarez.
1. Esta Navidad - Rolando La'Serie. 2. Feliz Navidad - Fernando Alvarez. 3. Cancion De Pascuas - Elena Burke&Juanito Marquez. 4. Tres Magos De Oriente - Compay Segundo y Amparito. 5. Invierno Y Navidad - Miguelito Cuní&"Niño" Rivera 6. La Virgin Lloraba - Miguelito Cuní&"Niño" Rivera. 7. Navidad Gris - Fernando Alvarez. 8. Lechon Y Guanajo - Rolando La'Serie. 9. La Mano De Dios - Elena Burke&Juanito Marquez. 10. Villancici Guajiro - Compay Segundo y 'Amparito. 11. Mi Nochebuena En Oriente - Miguelito Cuní&"Niño" Rivera. 12. Un Amor En Navida - Fernando Alvarez.
2. Feliz Navidad Fernando Alvarez: voz
3. Cancion De Pascuas Elena Burke: voz&Juanito Marquez: elec. guitar
6. La Virgin Lloraba Miguelito Cuní con "Niño" Rivera y su Orq.
8. Lechon Y Guanajo Rolando La'Serie con Bebo Valdés y su Orq.
9. La Mano De Dios Elena Burke: voz&Juanito Marquez: elec. guitar
11. Mi Nochebuena En Oriente Miguelito Cuní: voz&"Niño" Rivera: tres solo
"Festejando Navedad Con Celia Cruz"
Celia y La Sonora Matancera
1. Feliz Navidad
Cuban LP's and recordings which include particular "styles" and "forms" of (playing & singing) "Cuban" music that unfortunately have become, or are on their way to becoming lost art forms. As well as related materiel which may not be "directly" from Cuba.
Mostly LP's that are either long out of print and-or obscure and music from "my own personal collection".
Occasionally some Brasilian things will be added that are hard to find, even on the other great Brasilian blogs, many that are listed in my Blog links. And maybe some things that have nothing to do with Cuban or Brasilian music.
It takes time to do all this, scanning the covers, resizing and uploading, often changing & correcting the info.
Have fun! "The water most often tastes freshest at its source"
Mark Sanders: Musician / percussionist.
Living, working and teaching in Manhattan, N.Y.C., U.S.A.
Born and raised in Manhattan, N.Y.C.
Lived in New Orleans from 1972 to 1986.
Produced and hosted the first Cuban music radio program in New Orleans on WWOZ from 1980-1986.
Been back in N.Y.C. 28 years and planing on getting the hell out very soon.