Monday, December 22, 2008

Luis 'Lilí' Martínez Griñán - Quimbombó LP - Cuba

"Quimbombó"
Luis "Lilí" Martínez Griñán
Vinyl LP on the Suave label
-1960

Luis 'Lilí' Martínez Griñán
, pianist, composer, arranger, with both the bands of 'Arsenio Rodriguez' and later El Conjunto De 'Felix Chappottin'.
Born in Guantanámo, Cuba Aug. 19th 1915.
Was an important influence on many other pianists, including: Chucho Valdés, Frank Fernández, Emiliano Salvador, Papo Luca, Eddie Palmieri and others.
Luis "Lilí" Martínez Griñán here with his big band.

"Quimbombó" Comp: Luis "Lilí" Martínez Griñán
Vocal: Vicente Sánchez

"Lilí" Martínez with Conjunto De Felix Chappottin.

"Lilí" Martínez with Conjunto De Arsenio Rodriguez.

5 comments:

pepper67 said...

Great version of "Quimbombo" who's the vocalist?

pepper67 said...

Silvespurr thanks for the reply. If any Cubafile out there knows who the vocalist is I would love to know. I've heard the voice before and always liked his vocals.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

The front cover is from on an old "Suave" LP, which had no track listings on the back at all, also no tracks on the labels on the vinyl either.

I had to get the back cover of the same recording from a "Kristal" LP cover in order to get the song titles.

Both "Suave" & "Kristal" were cheapo LP company's. Unfortunately no listing at all about the singers name.

amalfi said...

Excelente Blog, gracias por compartir estas joyas musicales. no pensaba ver una produccion de Lili. Arsenio y la musica latina le deben mucho a lili

amalfi said...

Cuando Arsenio estaba buscando un pianista, alguien le comenta de un tal Lili el cual por tradicion familiar tocaba basicamente musica clasica. El padre de Lili le dice que Arsenio lo solicita y debe partir a la Habana y asi comienza esta parte de su historia. El no tubo a quien seguir o guiarse para los solos, los creo por propia inspiracion y luego los demas al menos tenian un referente. Sus solos son fenomenales. Cuando Arsenio parate a USA el y otros musicos de la agrupacion pasan a formar parte de la banda de Chappottin con el sin igual Cuni

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