Saturday, December 13, 2008

Carlos Diaz 2 LPs - with Casino De La Playa, Carlos Barberia Y Kubavana, Yoyo Casteleiro & Estivil - 1950's Cuba



Two LP's featuring singer Carlos Diaz.

The first is Carlos Diaz singing on a 1959 LP with Orq.Casino De La Playa.
Orq.Casino De La Playa
, basically a Havana "society band" may not have the soul of bands like Arsenio's, Chappottin's or Estrellas De Chocolate, but they definitely had a swing all their own.
(Personally, I prefer the earlier 1940's recordings when Miguelito Valdés was the singer.) On this LP, "Recuerdos De La Habana" the "ensemble playing" of the band swings with all great musicians.

"Recuerdos de La Habana"
Carlos Diaz con Orq.Casino De La Playa.
Panart - 1959
(((Here)))

The second LP "Horas Intimas" features Carlos Diaz singing with three different bands:

Eulogio "Yoyo" Casteleiro y Su Conjunto.
("Yoyo" was a pianist)

Carlos Barberia y Kubavana
.
And the Orchestra of Conductor Osvaldo Estivill.
(in my opinion, the better of the two LPs)

Estivill
was an arranger/composer/orchestra conductor. The songs Carlos Diaz sings with Estvill on here are all beautifully arranged "lush" boleros.
The songs he sings with
Conjunto "Yoyo" Casteleiro and Carlos Barberia y Kubavana are very "tasty" Son Montunos and Guarachas, with great coros and several swinging tres guitar solos by "El Niño" Rivera.

"Horas Intimas"
Carlos Diaz
Panart LP - mid to late 1950's
With Conj. "Yoyo" Casteleiro ,
Orq. Kubavana de Carlos Barberia,
y Orq. de Osvaldo Estivill
(((Here)))

6. "Cabeza Dura
"
(Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria: tres solo)

9. "Oye Mi Son Montuno"
Niño Rivera tres,
Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar trumpet solo


11. "A Bailar La Bamba"


Eulogio "Yoyo" Casteleiro

Osvaldo Estivill

Carlos Barberia

4 comments:

pepper67 said...

Like you said, nice mix of boleros with an orquesta backing as well as nice son tunes. Really enjoyed "Oye mi Son Montuno" and "Melado de Cana"

thanks

fermin said...

el timbre de la voz es unico y diferente.

tambo116 said...

Ahh, the sounds of a bygone era! I really enjoy Carlos Diaz’s voice. Thanks Mark!

cajualva said...

ME DESCARGUÉ HORAS ÍNTIMAS Y ME PARECIÓ EXCELENTE ¡

MUCHAS PERO MUCHAS GRACIAS POR SU GENEROSIDAD ¡

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