"Corriendo Fortuna" - Guaguancó Arsenio: lead vocal, Quinto - N.Y.C.
"Guaguancó En El Remenio" - N.Y.C. Arsenio: Quinto Guaguancó Matancero
"Adios Roncona" Columbia Matancera Cantan: Estela (Rodriguez) y coro. Recorded at RCA studios in Havana, Oct 5, 1956. "Con Flores Del Matadero" Guaguancó Cantan: Estela (Rodriguez) y coro. Recorded at RCA studios in Havana, Oct 5, 1956. "Timbilla" Rumba Abierta 1944 - 1946 - Cuba "Papa Kila" Antolín Suárez: bongoes
1. Defiendo Mi Son 2. Ahora Llego Mi Son 3. Siempre En Mi Corazón 4. Olvido - Veneracion 5. Limpia Mi Son***** 6. Inolvidable 7. Si Te Gusta El Son 8 Perfidia 9. Guateque De Don Pepe 10. Sons De Carrilhoes 11. Alli 12. Somos Novios
Arsenio Rodriguez: Tres guitar, Vocal, Quinto. Rosalia Montalvo: vocals on the boleros. "Sabu" Martinez ~ Raul ~ Pedrito ~ Sufron' ~ Berrios: Tambores / Percussion. Jackson: Acoustic bass.
1- Son Pachanga (Pachanga) / Emilio Dolores (plena) 2- La Vida Es Un Sueño (Bolero) 3- Luis Cora (Son Montuno) / Yo Naci Del Africa (Guaracha) 4- Corriendo Fortuna (Rumba Columbia) 5- Cumbancha Mamá (Son Pachanga) / La Tina De Maria Elena (Merengue) 6- Habla Corazon (Bolero) 7- Cruel Destino (Son) / Lo Dicen Todas (Son Montuno) 8- Guaguancó En El Remeneo (Rumba Guaguancó)
Tresero "Papi" Oviedo ('Gilberto Oviedo La Portilla') son of master tres player Isaac Oviedo. This is Papi Oviedo's recording titled "El Mayombero"released in 2000, with Vocals by 'Christina Azcuy' singing the bolero-sones, 'Miguelito Martínez' singing son and 'Osvaldo Montalvo' singing the guaracha's 'Carlos Calderón' on bongoes and 'Juan Bautista' on tumbadoras. Tasty solos by "Papi" who chose to stay close to the "roots" on this. (No rap, reggaeton or timba polluting the music)
2. Me ensañaste a querer 3. Corta ese happy 4. Como se mueve 5. Gloria eterna 6. Me saca de paso 7. Manajo 8. Aprovechame 9. Controlate 10. Dejame tranquilo
In 1977 Los Papines came to N.Y.C., they sold two LP's at their shows.The "Pink" LP and The "Silver" LP, both on the Egrem label.Several of the songs on these two LP's have been reissued on CD in the last several years.These are the original two 1977 LP's.With flute player Richard Egües, tresero Papi Oviedo, pianist Joseíto Gonzales, bassist Orlando López playing on several songs.
"Las Sultanas" Members of the Comparsa from La Habana, 1954
"Las Sultanas" 1948, '49
"Congas Y Comparsas Del Carnaval Habanero" Panart 1959
With the bands of Carlos Barberia' y Kubavana & Alberto Zayas' y Su Grupo Afro Cubano.
I'm partial to the cuts with 'Alberto Zayas' y Su Grupo Afro Cubano as he has two trumpet players one of them is the great Oscar "Floresita" Velasco O'farrill taking several trumpet solos and several Bongo solos taken by who to me sounds like Rogelio "Yeyito" Iglesias. The coros in the Zayas band are always excellent and the use of tuba for the bass parts in the arrangements are great.
5. Las Jardineras-A. Zayas Alberto Zayas' y Su Coro Folklórico Trumpet: "Floresita", bongoes: "Yeyito" (Tuba playing the bass lines)
8. Los Marqueses De Atares Alberto Zayas' y Su Coro Folklórico Floresita trades with the other trumpet player
10. Por Que Te Pones Asi-A. Zayas Carlos Embale in the coro
(Tuba playing the bass lines)
12. Conga A Cecilia Valdes Alberto Zayas' y Su Coro Folklórico
Listen closely at the very end, you'll
hear Carlos Embale singing.
Justi Barreto - "Comparsas Cubanas" Recorded in N.Y.C. 1969
An excellent LP on the Egrem labelfeaturing the Comparsa groups: 'San Augustin', 'Los Hoyos', 'Paso Franco', 'Folklórico Del Puerto', 'Herredia', 'La Kimona', 'La Placita', 'Textileros', and 'La Carabalí'. Even though the title says "En Santiago", the style of the carnaval rhythm "Conga" alternates between contrasting Havana styles and Santiago styles. With superb Havana trumpet alternating with the Santiago "Corneta China"("trumpeta China")
This record was produced by Enrique Bonne, percussionist from Santiago, former timbale player with Pacho Alonso and father of Timba singer Ángel Bonne.
Organized in 1959 by Félix "Chocolate" Alfonso (tumbadoras)
"Chino"León Lahera Wilson: vocal. Arístides Valmaseda: vocal. Agustín Cabrera: 2nd voice & guitar. Filiberto Hernández Fuentes: 3rd voice. Armando "El gorila" Albertini: trumpet & director. David Palomares: piano y co-director. Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria: tres y arranger. "Sergio de Cuba": bass. "Pichi": bongoes. A young Papi OviedoIn the 1960's on 'amplified' tres guitar.
Version # 1 of "La Brocha"3;24 (Singer comes in :51 seconds into the song.) Papi Oviedo: 'amplified' tres solo Armando "El gorila" Albertini: trumpet
Version # 2 of "La Brocha"4;25 (Singer comes in 1:40 into the song.) Papi Oviedo: 'amplified' tres solo Armando "El gorila" Albertini: trumpet
"Pa Los Rumberos Y... Otros Exitos" Papi Oviedo: 'amplified' tres guitar. Vinyl LP
4. Como el son montuno no hay
10. Prefiero el son
12. Pequeño mambo
15. Pa' los rumberos
"Fiesta Cubana" The original 1960 Cuban pressing on Puchito Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria on tres guitar.
"Fiesta Cubana" The same LP, an alternate Puchito pressing. Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria on tres guitar. U.S. reissued cover of "Fiesta Cubana" renamed: "Guaguancó A Todos Los Barrios" Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria on tres guitar
*The song "Fania" is where the 'Fania' record label took their name from.
The great interpreter of musica campesina, 'Ramón Veloz' with his wife 'Coralia Fernandez' backed by the great Conjunto de 'Eduardo Saborit'. An excellent old LP on the Kubaney label with some awesome Laúd playing. The vinyl has a few skips, though I've cleaned much of the surface pops & clicks withGoldwave V.5
Every month Cuban LP's and recordings are added to the blog. Which include particular "styles" and "forms" of (playing & singing) "Cuban" music that unfortunately have become, or are on their way to becoming lost art forms. As well as related materiel which may not be "directly" from Cuba.
Mostly LP's that are either long out of print and-or obscure and music from "my own personal collection".
Occasionally some Brasilian things will be added that are hard to find, even on the other great Brasilian blogs, many that are listed in my Blog links. And maybe some things that have nothing to do with Cuban or Brasilian music.
It takes time to do all this, scanning the covers, resizing and uploading, often changing & correcting the info in each MP3 so it shows up right after you download, then see the info in a media player.
Have fun! "The water always tastes freshest at its source" For those of you not familiar with navigating through music blogs, you can either look through the monthly "Blog Archive" (listed on the left of this page) or, you can click on the words "older posts" at the bottom right of each page. ***You can always get to the most recent post by clicking on The Eyeglasses in the photo at the top of this page.
Mark Sanders: Musician / percussionist.
Living, working and teaching in Manhattan, N.Y.C., U.S.A.
Born and raised in Manhattan, N.Y.C.
Lived in New Orleans from 1972 to 1986.
Had the first Cuban music radio program in New Orleans on WWOZ from 1980-1986.
Been back in N.Y.C. 26 years and planing on getting the hell out very soon.