Saturday, March 13, 2010

Los Muñequitos LP's '77-'79 - Cuba

Two Muñequitos LP's from the late 1970's.
It was these sessions that were reissued on CD by
Qbadisc in 1992 and 1994.
However there were "two songs that were not included" (missing) on the 1992 CD reissue, most likely due to Qbadisc being too "politically intimidated" to include them.
"Canto a Angola" and "Protesta De Chile"
These LP's included the late masterful quinto player,
Victoriano "Tití" Espinosa.

"Los Muñequitos De Matanzas"
The original Vinyl LP 1977

On "Canto a Angola", they start the song singing the melody for "Stranger in Paradise" which is a popular song from the 1953 American musical "Kismet", the melody was based on the original music by Russian composer *'Alexander Borodin', the "Gliding Dance of the Maidens," from 'Alexander Borodin's "Polovetsian Dances". (*1833-1887)

6. "Canto a Angola"

9. "Protesta De Chile"

"guaguanco columbia yambu"
The original Vinyl LP