Monday, March 23, 2009

Rudy Calzado - Cuba, N.Y.C.

"Pachanga Time"
Vinyl LP - 1961

Rudy Calzado
Nov. 1929, Santiago de Cuba

May 11 2002, N.Y.C.

Singer, arranger, bandleader and prolific composer, this was his first 1961 LP as a leader of his own band.
Originally on Gema (RLP1146), this was the reissue on Gema's subsidiary label:
"Rumba"
(RLP 55546).
After this
it was never reissued again. Long out of print.

Rudy Calzado: director, singer, güiro, composer.
(all 12 songs)
José Andrew: violín
José “Chombo” Silva: violín
Daniel González: violín
Roberto (Bobby) Rodríguez: bajo
Roger Lewis: flauta
Elliot Romero: coros,
Frank Mercado: coros
Alfredo Valdés: tumba
Felipe Yanes: piano
Miguel P. Hernández: güiro
Walfredo De Los Reyes III: timbal

7. Tumba La Caña Jibarito

10. La Botija De Abuelito


"Orq. Nuevo Ritmo De Cuba"
Original LP cover on GNP

"Orq. Nuevo Ritmo De Cuba"
Rudy Calzado: Vocalist & güiro, Armando Sanchez: tumbadora's, Rolando Lozano: flute, Victor Venegas: Bass

"Discothèque Goes Latin"

"Salsa En Los Infiernos" 1978

"Rica Charanga" 1986
*All 8 compositions by Rudy Calzado
Pupi Legarreta plays his ass off on flute (and violin).
Mario Bauzá on clarinet.
Everyone swings on these sessions.

Vinyl LP
"La Charanga Antillana"

CD reisssue

2 comments:

patricio said...

Hi mark

Wow!!

Could you post just the La Botija de Abuelito track?

Patricio

patricio said...

Thanks for that Botija de Abuelito one!!

Pat

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