Sunday, May 9, 2010

In memoriam: Francisco Aguabella dead at 84

Oct. 10, 1925, Matanzas, Cuba.
May. 7th, 2010 Los Angeles, California.
*** Iba ayé ba yé t'orún ***
"Agua Limpia Todo" - 1959
Composer: Francisco Aguabella
Francisco con Mongo Santamaria
Canta: Carlos Embale

"Agua Limpia Todo" - 1962
Francisco Aguabella y Su Orq.

"Agua Limpia Todo" - 2002
Francisco Aguabella y Su Grupo
Vocals: Fabio Miranda, Eric Ortiz, Francisco Aguabella

"Mi Congo Te Llama" - 1978
Francisco: vocal + bata: Osain + tumbadoras & solo
with Eddie Palmieri (abbreviated version)

Francisco y Su Grupo "Oriki Ara Oko"

Francisco y Su Grupo "Oriza"


Bongos not bombs said...

Very sad news of course. Francisco was one of my favorites. I have a pretty good collection of his records, but I never heard of or saw Oriki Ara Oko. Thanks for making that one available.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Life is shorter than most people realize.... enjoy that too.

Alma said...


Thanks, it´s very interesting place, as a fan of old percussionist is a surprise to find some bata´s sections from Francisco Aguabella...

Ad me to your constants visitors.

from Puerto Rico.

PD.: RIP Francisco Aguabella

pedro 7 bata said...

Thank you so much for Aguabella's music. I can't stop playing it. ache.