Friday, August 8, 2008

Armando Miranda "El Billingue" - German Pfferrer, Daniel Ponce Ignacio Berroa, Andy Gonzalez - Cuba-N.Y.C. 1980

"Algo Differente"Armando Miranda - El Billingue
Kim record label -1980

1. Me Llama Juan Jose
2. Agua Pa' Mayeya
3. No Piensas Así
4. Severino
5. El Gato No Dice Miau
6. Unknown bolero
7. Que cosa es
8. No Te Complicas

Armando Miranda vocalist and composer came to the U.S. from Cuba in 1956.
A former member of Los Jovenes Del Hierro.
This LP was recorded in 1980, the same year that the "Mariel exodus" took place.
Among the
thousands of Cubans that came to the U.S. many were musicians,
including Conga player 'Daniel Ponce' and drummer 'Ignacio Berroa'.
The sessions on this recording produced, arranged & conducted by the legendary late 'German Pfferrer', other musicians include N.Y.C. bass player 'Andy Gonzalez', 'Cachete Maldonado', congas and bongoes, trombonist Papo Vasquez and electric guitarist 'George Wadenius'.

1. Me Llama Juan Jose
 
2. Agua Pa' Mayeya


7. Que cosa es

8. No Te Complicas

3 comments:

Fernando said...

Actually, Armando Miranda is my father. Very excited to see someone out there is appreciating good cuban charranga. Keep up the good work. Interesting trivia, Armando Miranda was a US Paratrooper before becoming a member of Los Jovenes del Hierro.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Saludos Fernando, is your Father (Armando Miranda) is the photos on these covers.. which one?
http://fidelseyeglasses.blogspot.com/2011/01/los-jovenes-del-hierro-1970s-hialeah.html

Thanks
Mark

Fernando said...

He's all of them. He's the only one on this cover actually. There's another cover of another album where the whole band is there and he's the one on the floor reading an Archie comic.

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