Friday, May 22, 2009

Senén Suárez - recordings from '52,'53,60's,'71-'72 - Cuba



 Abdón Senén Suárez Hernández
b; Manguito', Matanzas, Cuba 1922.
d; Cuba, Oct. 6th 2013.
R.I.P. / D.E.P. Maestro.
Ibae.

Abdón Senén Suárez Hernández born in the province of 'Manguito' in Matanzas, Cuba 1922.
He moved to La Habana in 1940. Most noted for his early work with Nico Saquito & Los Guaracheros De Oriente, his early 50's recordings of 'Guaguanco Callejero', 'Yambeque' and 'Guaguancó Botao' along with singer Laito, as well as starting a band that would eventually become 'Nelo Sosas Conj. Colonial', in 1957 he played on the Walfredo de los Reyes classic LP: "Los Mejores Musicos De Cuba".

A superb guitarist and electric guitarist who plays left handed, a singer as well as a prolific writer/composer and an authority on Cuban Son.He had a major role in the compilation of the1998 four CD "Las Raíces Del Son Por Senen Suarez" on the Tumbao label.
A full Senén Suárez bio could easily take up a whole page, so if you want to know a bit more about him do a search or look here.His original early works are a must have, these later recordings with "his Combo" however are very different as he plays some swinging electric guitar unlike anybody else. There's a mix of Cuban Son, rock & roll, bossa nova, boleros and even American "country music" influence going on in these. In 1971, 'Laito Jr. vocalist from the Maravillas De Florida joined the band, sings together with Senén and also plays flute.

Senén Suárez Hernández' is the Man!
He's 88 years old now.and still going!

"Eres Sensacional- Senén Suárez"
"Guaguancó Callejero"Senén Suárez y Su Conjunto
1952-'53

(Cover photo shows my all time favorite band uniforms!)
The 1994 CD reissue on Tumbao still available on the internet.
 
"Tumbao Acaramelao"Senén Suárez y Su Orquesta
1956
-'57
Original Cuban Panart vinyl LP cover above.
(with "all 10" songs)

Horrible "shitty" reissued Musart CD cover design

Reissued in 2008 on CD by 'Musart'... with a horrible cover showing two tourists laying on a beach and the CD is missing 2 songs from the original LP.
All of the
Cuban music that 'Musart' reissues on CD consistently have "horrible cover photos" and designs.. and consistently "omit" 2 or 3 songs from the original LP's.

4. Consuelate Como Yo

5. Malanga Murio
 

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These two are from other LP's:
Cocula

Conj. Senén Suárez
Junto A Cañaveral
Conj. Senén Suárez
Vocal: Laito Sr.


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The recordings below are made up of five of Senén's "post 1959" recordings from the early and mid 1960's, to late 1960's and 1971-'72 that are now obscure.

Senén Suárez y Su Grupo
'Gerardo Portillo Scull': vocal.
(with trumpet and saxofone)
1959 -1961 vinyl LP

2. Bocumba

 Senén Suárez: electric guitar y "scat" vocal

4. Guapachando
 
8. Caramba, Que Nena


12. No Huyas De Ti

Senén Suárez y Su Combo
1964 -1967 vinyl LP

1. Que Sabrosao

 
8. Descarga En Danzón

   
10. Soy Campesino
 
Senén Suarez y Su Combo
(with Laito Jr. vocal on a few songs)
This is a CD of things from the 1960's & 1971 taken from various vinyl LP's.
The photo they used is from the '50's "put together in Miami", they just stuck an Egrem logo on front, it's not really from Egrem.

1. Jibacoa Azul

2. Sabroso Y Pico

8. Tu Existencia

9. Maria Quiere Saber

10. Tete, El Gogo Y El Yeye

11. Regresso Feliz

13. Son De La Loma

Senén Suárez Y Su Combo
Laito Jr. : vocals and flute
1971 vinyl LP
1. Sabroso Y Pico

3. Aconsejeme Doctor

5. El Vaiven Del Ponton

7. Ritmo Movimiento

9. Ritmo Vaiven


Senén Suárez Y Su Combo
Laito Jr. : vocals and flute
1971 -1973 vinyl LP
1. Frutas Del Caney 


2. Suavecito

 
6. Bilongo 


9. El Manicero 


11. Mi Bumbane 


12. Musica De Carnaval 


Senén Suárez y Su Grupo
Late 50's early 60's Panart LP cover

8 comments:

Roberto Garcia "Musicuba" said...

Segun informo Senen Suarez esta semana murio Gerardo Portillo Scull quien fue cantante en su conjunto.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Gracias Roberto para este informacion.
"El Gran Gerardo Portillo Scull... descanso en paz."

Roberto Garcias post about 'Gerardo Portillo Scull'
here/aqui:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=394249998

L said...

Hola
quisiera saber si entre los audios que tienes de Senén Suárez está el del tema "El tiempo y yo" del compositor Noel Nicola.
También te pediría que, si puedes, lo postearas en un audio, como otros que tienes en tu blog.
Gracias.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Hola "L", no lo tengo "El tiempo y yo" interpretado por 'Senén Suárez'... pero aqui esta "El tiempo y yo" interpretado por 'Noel Nicola' y 'Santiago Feliu' juntos - 2002:
http://www.perrerac.org/cuba/noel-nicola/2708-noel-nicola-a-santiago-feliu-entre-otros-2002

Roberto Garcia "Musicuba" said...

La canción "Ser" que aparece en el# 3 del LP Sénen Suárez que canta Laito Jr. , es la de Teresita Herrera? Pués no tengo ese disco y quiero hacer algo sobre Teresita Herrera , para ponerlo de manera informativa , tengo Ser por Teresita , por Antonio Machin , pero no se si Sénen lo grabo también?????Me puede ayudar?

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javier casas said...

amigo fidel una de las mejores paginas de musica que hay,lo felicito.
amigo hay 2 temas que me gustaria me diera informacion sobre ellos.
el paquete de bimbi y su trio
y miñongo se va de pancho el bravo
gracias

Agustin perez said...

amigo javier... has encontrado algo sobre esos discos que mencionas ...

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