Friday, October 31, 2008

ADIOS CABRON !!!!!


GOODBYE ASSHOLE!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Arsenio Rodriguez - Rumba - Cuba & N.Y.C.

Arsenio Rodriguez
Rumbas

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 MataderoGuaguancó
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 

Cha Limonta Y Su Tradiciòn Cubana & Sexteto Kamaraco - Cuba

"Porquè De la Envidia"
Cha Limonta Y Su Tradiciòn Cubana

"Soy Como Son"
Sexteto Kamaraco

15 song "best of Mix" from both bands.
10 by Cha Limonta
6 by Kamaraco
(((Here)))

Cristina Azcuy "Marianao" - Cuba

"Marianao"
Cristina Azcuy
Backed by the
'Sonero All Stars'

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


(((Here)))

Arturo Sandoval LP "Breaking the Sound Barrier" 1983

"Breaking the Sound Barrier"
"Rompiendo la Barrera del Sonido"
August 19,1983 live in Chicago

5. Blues En Dos Partes

6. Estoy Parao

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jose Conde dice "Respondele a Obama"


There are many great Cuban musicians that reside in
the N.Y.C. / N.J. area, Jose Conde as well as Pablo Moya
are two of my favorites and who I have a lot of respect for.



"Bye Bye Cenaida"
Jose Conde
"Goza Con Mi Changüi"
Jose Conde
"Puerco Robao"
Jose Conde

Arsenio Rodriguez "Cumbanchando Con Arsenio" (Fiesta En Harlem)Raúl TraviesoRaúl Travieso

"Cumbanchando Con Arsenio"
(Fiesta En Harlem)
SMC 1074 LP

Arsenio Rodriguez: Tres guitar, Vocal, Quinto.
Rosalia Montalvo: vocals on the boleros.
Luis 'Sabu' Martinez ~ Raúl Travieso ~ Pedrito ~ Sufron' ~ Berrios: 
Tambores / Percussion.
Enrique 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)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Papi Oviedo "El Mayombero" 2000 - Cuba



His father Isaac Oviedo - 1930's

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)

1. Mayombero

2. Me ensañaste a querer3. Corta ese happy
4. Como se mueve
5. Gloria eterna
6. Me saca de paso
7. Manajo
8. Aprovechame
9. Controlate
10. Dejame tranquilo

1. Mayombero

7. Manajo

Los Papines 2 LP's 1977 - Cuba

Pink cover - 1977
Egrem LD/LD

Silver cover - 1977
Egrem LP/LD


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.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Congas y Comparsas "Ayer y Hoy" - Cuba - N.Y.C .


"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 AtaresAlberto 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

"Papaito" Muñoz 
 plays Quinto on several tracks.

Julito Collazo  
plays Bombo.


2. Yayabo
4. Las Sultanas
6. Las Bolleras
7. Vaya Simon

"Carnaval En Santiago"
Egrem

An excellent LP on the Egrem label
featuring the Comparsa groups: 'San Augustin', 'Los Hoyos', 'Paso Franco',
'
Folklórico Del Puerto', 'Herredia', 'La Kimona',
'La Placita'
, 'Textiler
os', 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.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Estrellas De Chocolate - Félix "Chocolate" Alfonso + Papi Oviedo & "Niño" Rivera - Cuba

Félix "Chocolate" Alfonso

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 Oviedo In 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

"Conjunto Estrellas De Chocolate"
Papi Oviedo : 'amplified' tres guitar.
1961

"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.

"Fiesta En Curaçao"
196?
Papi Oviedo's tres playing and solos KILL on this LP

2. Ven y Ven

3. Tu y Yo

6. Para Gozar Yaguajay
 
7. Mi Celosa

 
10. Virgencita Ayudame

 
11. Pero No Come Pero

 

"Mi Son Pilón"
En vivo-live - LP 196?
Papi Oviedo : 'amplified' tres guitar.

2. La Celosa

6. Mañana Me Voy

8. Mi Son Pilón

9. Se Paso La Muchachita

10. Mira Que Eres Cruel


"En Vivo"
CD

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fiesta Cubana - Ramón Veloz, Coralia Fernandez with Conjunto Saborit - Cuba

"Fiesta Cubana"
Vinyl LP

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 with
Goldwave V.5

6. "Guateque campesino"

11. "Mi guajira en el batey"



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