Tuesday, September 30, 2008

III Festival Del Son live-en vivo -1984 - Cuba

"III Festival Del Son"
1984 vinyl LP

On "Dejalo Que Baile El Son":
Arturo Sandoval: trumpet solo.
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: piano solo.

2. Dejalo Que Baile El Son
Osmundo Calzado

3. Maria Antonieta
Septeto Nacional


On "El Carbonero":
Miguelito Cuni, Carlos Embale, Felix Baloy,
Felix Chappottin, Arturo Sandoval, Pancho Terry.

4. El Carbonero
Conjunto Chappottin

Descargas En Kawama Varadero - Cuba

"Descargas En Kawama Varadero"
En vivo / live
1. Oye Como Va

2. Descarga
J.P. Torres: trombone

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Quinteto Rebelde 2001, 1999 - Cuba

"Quinteto Rebelde"
CD on Bis 2001

This 2001CD is much better than the 1999 CD.


7. Cuando La Revolucion De Julio

10. Soy Fidelista

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"40 Años De Revolución"
1999 Egrem CD
While a few of the same song titles are on both CD's.. they are
different versions, this 1999 CD is not as good as the 2001 CD.

"De Molienda Con La Gloria Matancera", with Nelo Sosa & Cheo Junco - Cuba

"De Molienda Con.. La Gloria Matancera"

'La Gloria Matancera' with 'Nelo Sosa' & 'Cheo Junco' on vocals, in my opinion, two of the many great Cuban soneros who never seem to get the attention they absolutely deserve.
These recordings were reissued six years ago on CD and are amazing in the high degree of "sabor" both by
'Nelo Sosa' & 'Cheo Junco' as well as the swinging Conjunto 'Gloria Matancera'.
With several very delicious 'Paila' solos. Excellent trumpet solos.

Omara Portuondo with Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son - 1983 Cuba


Omara Portuondo
with Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son - 1983

1. Sí Yo Como Candela

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Javier Vasquez con Welfo & "Chocolate" Armenteros - N.Y.C.

"Juega Javier.... Con Welfo"
Vinyl LP/LD


Cuban pianist
'Javier Vasquez' with a swinging mid 1960's trumpet & trombone conjunto. Cuban sonero/vocalist
'Welfo Gutieréz' and 'Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros' in the trumpet section.
"Chocolate" mid 60's taking killer solos!

Unfortunately no other musicians are given credit, you can imagine who the trombones most likely were.

Great Cuban Son Montunos, Danzon, boleros, Cha Cha Chá, with Javier's N.Y.C. "edge" to it.

Caridad Cuervo con Conjunto Rumbavana & Pachito Alonso - Cuba

"Caridad Cuervo con Pachito Alonso"

5. Llegó El Tresero

6. Marchante

7. Si Te Las Dabas De Sheriff-Si Te Tiras, Quedas Son


"De Mi Cuba Para Ti"
Caridad Cuervo con Conjunto Rumbavana

1. De mi Cuba para ti

2. El Paralitico

4. No se deje engañar

Conjunto Rumbavana - Cuba

"Rumbavana En Santiago"
1983 LP/LD
With Ricardito in the band.

"Conjunto Rumbavana"
1980 LP/LD
With Ricardito singing.
One of my favorite Rumbavana recordings,
the band kills with bongocero Tino Alonso "Papa Gofio"
and tumbador Rolando Sigler who both play their
cojones off! Gilberto Azcuy also plays his balls off on trumpet.


"De Nuevo" - 1988 LP/LD
5. La China Linda



"Treinta Aniversario"
1986 LP/LD

2. Soy Cubano Con Razon

4. Oye La Rumba Esta Buena

5. Con La Mulata Belén

7.Que Se Fuña

8. Que Le Pasa A Esa Mujer


"Desengaño De Los Roncos"
A mix of various Rumbavana tunes
on an Egrem CD.

4. Desengaño De Los Roncos


"Reencuentro Entre Soneros"
LP/LD
(Raúl Planas)

1. Que Ritmo Que Sabor

2. Voy Del Monte Al Llano

4. Male Male


Conjunto Rumbavana
1974 LP/LD
(Raúl Planas)

1. Tasca Tasca

2. Lo Que Mi Alma Ansia

3. Ya Ves, No Te Quiero

5. La Mujer De Antonio

6. Baila Francisca


"Son... y Son De Cuba"
LP/LD
Rumbavana only on two tracks,
an 11:00 min. Poutpurri of 7 songs
and a version of Guantanamera.

1. Poutpurri 11:00

5. Lluvia De Alfires - Annia Linares


"Con Un Besito Mi Amor"
1972 LP/LD
5. Que Buenas Son

9. Asi Quiero Corazon
Comp: Juan Formell

10. Te Invento Un Momento

12. Quiereme Amorcito


"Orq. Rumbavana"
A CD that was released in 1999,
all live/en vivo from radio broadcasts.
Very nice, with Planas, Macias y Guido singing.
still available @ .99 each on most MP3 download sites
and free on the "usual" file sharing sites.

"Mi Son Por El Mundo Va"

1. Muchacha Ponte Pa Esto 5:36
2. Mi Son Por El Mundo Va 5:06
3. Mucho Me Alegro 5:06
4. El Desengaño De Los Roncos 5:40
5. Dame Soga 4:51
6. Asi Se Perdio Esa Muchacha 5:09

"A Gozar! La Zandunga"
1960 LP/LD
A bootleg of songs from various other LP's

 Rolando "Rolito" Soto

With legendary bongocero Roloando "Rolito" Soto (in the band at this time) who had a very "distinctive" sounding Martillo, in that he tuned his Macho (small) bongo head very high giving his "index finger" when playing "beat 1" and "beat 3" sounding like someone snapping their fingers. He also used a larger sized 9½ Hembra (large head).

5. Marcolina

6. Ahora Todos Bailan

7. Soy Caguairan

8. Tu Nada Mas


"Rumbavana Con Orestes Macias"
CD reissue of the "Vanidad" LP below

"Vanidad"
(Canta Orestes Macias)
1959-'60 LP
8. Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir

10. El Carapacho

12. Ahi Na' Ma'

"Cumbanchando" - 1955 LP/LD
Their first LP (that I know of)
8. Yo Soy La Rumba


"Conjunto Rumbavana"
CD compilation by EGREM,
part of their "Agrupaciones Bailables" series.
18 songs remastered.
Easily available free, on all "the usual"
music blogs and file sharing sites.
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