Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: Cuba - "Tío Tom" - Orq. Riverside


The late composer:  
'Gonzalo Asencio Hernandez' - "Tío Tom"   
with Orq. Riverside playing his composition:
 "Chango Ta' Veni"

Baudilio Carbonell - Bongoes, Rolando Piloto- Timbals, Jorge Lavin- Sax Tenor, Raul Nacianzeno-Sax Alto, Nelson Arocha - Piano (Director) Pedro Soroa - Congas, Rolando "Peligro" Valdes - Singer, Jose Anibal Mayia - Trumpet, Roberto Morell - Trombone, Orlando Reyes - Singer, "Cuco" - Bass, Mario del Monte Jr.- Trumpet, Mario del Monte Sr.- Trumpet, Abel Martinez- Trumpet

video


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Israel Lopez "Cachao" Super Danzones Vol-I & II Duarte LP - Cuba

Super Danzones Vol- I
The vinyl LP sold today on Ebay for $515.00
Cuban pressing on the Duarte lable.
(it's been reissued on CD)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150374238229&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The CD REISSUE:




Super Danzones Vol-II
The vinyl LP sold today on Ebay for $657.00
Cuban pressing on the Duarte lable.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LP's: "Cuba Baila" - "Carnaval 1960-61"- Cuba


"Cuba Baila"
Vinyl LP/LD
This LP sold on Ebay 9/27/09 for $356.01
Odilio Luis Esteban Urfé
Enrique Jorrin

An excellent project organized by both Enrique Jorrin and Odilio Urfe, with arrangements by both of them.
Early 1960's vinyl LP on I.C.A.I.C.

Several featuring the masterful and highly stylistic trumpet playing of Oscar "Florecita" Velasco O'Farrill .
I used Goldwave V.5 to "trim" the beginnings and ends of each track and also slightly clean the surface sound.

3. "Conga Del Senador"

Comp: Ignacio Piñiero
Trumpet: Oscar "Florecita" Velasco O'Farrill

4. "Donde Va Maria"Trumpet: Oscar "Florecita" Velasco O'Farrill
Flute: Juan Pablo Miranda

6. "Bilongo
"
Trumpet: Oscar "Florecita" Velasco
O'Farrill

8. "Rumba"
Trumpet: Oscar "Florecita" Velasco



"Carnaval 1960 - 61"
Vinyl LP/LD
This LP sold on Ebay 9/27/09 for $109.50

Another 1961 vinyl LP on I.C.A.I.C. with the great band and "Coro Folklórico" of Alfredo "Alfredito" Zayas.
Featuring singers: Merceditas Valdes, Pio Leiva, Omara Portuondo and Pacho Alonso all of their voices in 1960 and 1961 were in their prime.
Alfredo Zayas and his Coro Folklórico, his drummers and trumpet section are superb.
All songs using post 1959 revolutionary themes.
(education, agrarian reform, liberty etc.)

1. "Año De La Educacion"

Conj. Alberto Zayas y su Coro Folklórico
Vocal: Mereceditas Valdes

5. "Carnaval De La Habana"
Conj. Alberto Zayas y su Coro Folklórico
Vocal: 'Pio Leiva'
7. "Escuchen Las Tumbadoras"
Conj. Alberto Zayas y su Coro Folklórico
Vocal: Pacho Alonso

8. "Mi Comparsa"
Conj. Alberto Zayas y su Coro Folklórico
Vocal: Omara Portuondo

10. "Carnaval Con Libertad"
Conj. Alberto Zayas y su Coro Folklórico
Vocal: Mereceditas Valdes


Vinyl LP sold on Ebay $107.50

Monday, September 21, 2009

Photo: Central Park, N.Y.C.


Myself and Felix "Matanzas" Brito,
a great Cuban rumbero/drummer.

A Sunday in Central Park several years ago.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Compilation: Orquestas Tipicas Cubanas 1961 - Cuba

'Orquestas Tipicas Cubanas'
Vinyl LP/LD on Panart/Egrem 1961
A compilation of six of the best Charangas Tipicas of the time.
Done shortly after 'Panart' was "nationalized" in 1961 and became 'Egrem'.
Nice cover design using the number 40, as in "Melodias Del 40"
6. Cha cha chá del panadero
Orquesta novedades

12. Bailando el Son
Orquesta Novedades
(Canta: Miguelito Cuní)

Friday, September 11, 2009

In memoriam: World Trade Towers - Manhattan, N.Y.C. 9/11/01

World Trade Towers
Manhattan, N.Y.C.
September 11
2001 - 2009



Los Munequitos De Matanzas "D'Palo Pa Rumba" 2009

"D'Palo Pa Rumba" - 2009 CD
'Los Munequitos De Matanzas'
With 'Freddy Alfonso' playing Quinto, the son of the late 'Jesús Alfonso Miró' who died June 3rd, 2009.

1. Homenaje A Cha Chá 5:35
2. Ta' Julián 6:47
3. Macorina 4:29
4. Para Titi 5:23
5. Inés Mesa 7:03
6. El Tren De Los Muñequitos 9:34
7. Boddugüe 3:21
8. Muñequitos Tiene Algo Que Me Ata 4:21
9. De Palo Pa' Rumba 3:51
10. Lo Que Tiene Mi Grupo 4:13
11. Bantú 7:33

A very nice tribute to the late 'Victoriano "Tití" Espinosa'
my favorite quinto player.
4. "Para Titi"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Orq. Melodias Del 40 - 1960 - Cuba



"Arrollando''
La Melodia Del 40
1960 Montisa LP

Several superb violin solos by Brindis.
And a KILLER acoustic bass player.

Ripped from original vinyl @320
"Cleaned" & "trimmed" with 'Goldwave V.5'
"Alternate homemade" cover.

Beny More, Olga Guillot, Brindis.

"Musica Cubana Bailable"
Orq. Melodias Del 40
Vinyl LP

"Melodias Del 40"
Compilation CD on Montmartre.
1. Las Ninfas
2. Nadie sabe nada de la vida
3. Joropo de Celofan
4. En verdad
5. Por un momento
6. Por un cerro mejor
7. Yo te lo voy a dar
8. Desde que tengo un amor
9. Tu no bailas
10. Que esperare de ti
11. Abre
12. Y siempre en Cuba
13. Tunas Bayamo
14. El niño prodigo
15. Me voy pa'moron


"Cha Cha Cha con la Orquesta Melodias Del 40"
Original cover - Puchito vinyl LP

Vinyl reissue on Antilla

"Dame Que Tu La Tienes!"
Vinyl reissue on Antilla

Both LP'S above remastered and reissued on Tumbao.

Pototo y Filomeno con Orq. Melodias del 40 - Cuba

'Pototo' y 'Filomeno' - "Con Orq. Melodias del 40"

1. El ritmo cubano
2. Yo pico un pan

3. Boniatillo

4. Echame a mi la culpa

5. En el precinto

6. Ahorita va´llove

7. Arrollando va
8. Chino no son bobo

9. Enciendeme la vela

10. Bebo y obligo

11. El jabonero

12. Carta a mamita

13. Enselada Rebelde
* (added by me)
14. Una carta de Fidel * (added by me)
(Here)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rolo Martinez con Orq. Ernesto Duarte - 1958 Cuba


Rolo Martinez con Orq. Ernesto Duarte1958
(
Here)
Orq. Ernesto Duarte - "El Nautico De Marianao"Live radio Progresso 1958-'59
Arrangements: 'Ernesto Duarte' and "Niño" Rivera.
Cantan: Rolo Martinez, Salvador Levy, Raúl Planas,
Tata Ramos
, Fernando Gonzalez and
Celeste Mendoza,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Photo: New Orleans Jazz festival

At the New Orleans Jazz festival 
playing with Astral Project, early 1980's.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: billionaire jerk off

Billionaire Mayor of New York City 'Michael Bloomberg.
An arrogant self absorbed prick
NO THIRD TERM!
http://bloombergwatch.com/
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