Sunday, September 14, 2008

Abelardo Barroso with Gloria Matancera, "El Negro" Vivar, "Chocolate" Armenteros, "El Nino" Rivera - 1957 Cuba

Above, the original 1957 LP on the "Gone" record label.

6. El Guajeito

12. Guajira Guantanamera

A recent reissue on the Egrem label,
*missing six songs* from the original LP sessions.

"The Sprit Of Cuba" LP featuring
Abelardo Barroso with Conjunto Gloria Matancera.
The legendary
Severino Ramos did the arrangements and plays piano on this LP.
Also featuring
Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar and Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros on trumpets, with Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria on tres guitar.
Recorded in 1957 in Cuba.

This is the original LP on the "Gone" record label which was owned by the music producer, impresario and record company mogul George Goldner who in 1948 started "Tico" records and more than a dozen other very important record companies during the 1950's, '60's including the "Cotique" label. (Born 1918, N.Y.C. Died 1970, N.Y.C.)
(the story of 'George Goldner' & Tico records)

This was a special project put together in 1957 by both 'George Goldner' and 'Sidney Trott'.

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