Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Merceditas Valdés original Panart LP cover - 1960, '62 Cuba

Merceditas Valdés with Los Bucaneros and Jesús Peréz y Sus Tambores Batá.
(Grupo "Isúpo Irágüo")

Everything on this has been reissued on CD.
(E.G.R.E.M. was created on March 28, 1964, then "nationalized" Panart )
But the cover is a beauty... with a young Merceditas, Jesús Peréz' Batá drums and Chekeré on the floor. A pink colored tumbadora, made by Gonzalo Vergara.
And it was shot in one of the early Panart studio recording studios.

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