Friday, December 5, 2008

Luis Santi - Cuba / Miami

"Mambo Infierno"
1950-1955
Reissues from 78rpm's on a Tumbao CD

(Free on "the usual" file sharing sites)

"San Leopoldo Lo Tiene Ya'"
from a 78rpm


"A Bailar"
Conjunto Luis Santi - canta: Celio Gonzalez
Panart vinyl LP original 1957 cover.
(Free on "the usual" file sharing sites)


"A Bailar"
CD re-issue with the "usual horrible 'Musart' cover design".
Sold online @ .99 cents each song
Transferred from the vinyl LP, converted to MP3's
(Free on "the usual" file sharing sites)

5. La Pirata

9. Los Bomberos


"Luis Santi y Su Conjunto"
2 LP double album, not easy to find.

Two LP's by Cuban pianist Luis Santi. The sessions on LP #1 were recorded in Cuba between 1960 and 1965. Several swinging arangements on LP #1 which include the Juanito Marquez composition "Arimate Pa' ca", the classic "Echale Grasa" written by 'Augustin Ribot' and an interesting tune by Luis Santi that he calls "Mozan-Pa'ca-Pilón-Bique" (Mozambique-Pa'ca-Pilón) The sessions on LP #2 are all instrumentals, though I can't find any dates. Luis Santi left Cuba and arrived in Miami in 1970. I've never cared for his Miami LP's post 1970, though many are generally "sought after" LP's. These two vinyl LP's were "transferred" from LP's recorded in Cuba, then in Miami in the late 1970's re-released as 2 LP's in one record cover.

LP #1
Vocals: Gil Valladares, Máximo (“La araña”) y “Pitín”


4. "Bambaraquiti"

7. "Echale Grasa"

10. "Mozan-Pa'ca-Pilón-Bique"

LP #2
14. "Descarga En La Noche"
(nice acoustic bass solo)

16. "Ritmo Palenque"



"Como Reia Cuba"
Luis Santi y Su Conjunto
Vinyl LP appears both on the Kristal and Suave lables.
The production is a mess, songs in wrong order and there
are two other bands on this LP.
Cover says
"Como Reia Cuba Vol. I" .....
but the labels on vinyl say "Como Bailaba CubaVol. III".
"Rosa Que Linda Eres"


"Perfidia"
Luis Santi y Su Conjunto
Vinyl LP Discuba
With a Woman on the cover that looks
like a heroin addict nodding out.


Over the last several months, these below have
been sold on Amazon.com as .99 cent "remastered digital downloads", however.. they are not really "remastered", they were just transferred from vinyl LP's then converted to MP3's so they could easily be sold on online.

"Bien Cubano"
6 out of 10 are boleros.
Transferred from 78rpm's, converted to MP3's
Sold online @ .99 cents each song.
(Free on "the usual" file sharing sites)

Below are Luis Santi sessions recorded in Florida
after he left Cuba. Though they are considered so called
collectors recordings, for me they are not as interesting
as his recordings done previously in Cuba.

Sorry, No Espik Ingli
Recorded in Florida - 1970
With "El Negro Vivar": trumpet
Original vinyl LP
(LP free on "the usual" file sharing sites)


"Abran Paso"
Recorded in Hialeah, Florida - 1975
With "El Negro Vivar": trumpet
And Carlos "Patato" Valdes: tumbadoras
Tony Saydal: bongoes
Sold online @ .99 cents each song.
(LP & CD free on "the usual" file sharing sites)


"Con el Cuchillo en la Boca"
Sold online @ .99 cents each song.
Recorded in Florida - 1976
Transferred from LP's, converted to MP3's
(Both LP & CD free on "the usual" file sharing sites)

"El Bigote"
Sold online @ .99 cents each song.
Recorded in Florida
Transferred from LP's, converted to MP3's
(Both LP & CD free on "the usual" file sharing sites)


"Mi Nueva Generación"
Recorded in Florida
Same songs as on "La Piramide"
Vinyl LP free on "the usual" file sharing sites.


"La Piramide"
Recorded in Florida
Same songs as on "Mi Nueva Generación"
Vinyl LP free on "the usual" file sharing sites.

6 comments:

nelson said...

What a nice album you have posted,Mark. It's good to see that cover art is still appreciated as a craft ! Regards,Nelson.

grajaluis said...

me gustaria escuchar sta musica gracias

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing! It is good to know about my roots & this is the most extensive list I see about my father's music. Regards.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Saludos Maria, thanks for your message... happy holidays to to and your family!
Regards,
Mark

Maria said...

Thanks Mark! Happy holidays to you too.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Oye "fachetu"... vete pa' carajo.

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