Monday, June 28, 2010

"Tesoros Orientales" (reissued Mario Patterson) 3 CD box

"Tesoros Orientales"
With Chepin, Mario Patterson & Beny Moré

A nicely boxed set of three CD's released in 2004 on the 'Suave' label.
I bought this from a company based in Canada.
(very reasonably priced at $7.99 including shipping to the U.S.)

What makes this box set very nice is that Emmanuel Katty who put these together, remastered and reissued two LP's by Mario Patterson and his Orq. with Ibrahim Ferrer singing on five tracks (CD 2) that before this, had only been available if you owned the LP's.
Originally from Mario Patterson's Egrem 1960 and 1961 LP's.

Also included are two LP's by Orq. Chepin , remastered, with Ibrahim Ferrer singing on four tracks (CD 1).
Originally from two Egrem LP's.

And on CD 3, a collection of Beny Moré which can commonly still be found.
(though someone made a mistake... track # 18 "is not Beny Moré", it's Tito Puente's Orq.)

The design of the 14 page booklet included inside this three CD box set is very nice, in both English and French and was done by Ludovic Jaffrenou & Ludovic Peltier, who also included several nice photographs.

Both Orchestras of Electo "Chepin" Rosell and Mario Patterson were from Santiago, De Cuba and have a very swinging and typically "Eastern" sound, as did Mariano Merceron's Orq.

(on this Chepin CD, several dates/years are incorrect)


As often happens... track # 18 "is not Beny Moré",
it's Tito Puente's Orq. recorded in New York City in the 1950's


pepper67 said...


Can I order this online? What's the name of the canadian website.

thanks for all the great music

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Pepper67, this is the site...though I just looked, seems I may have bought the last one. A lucky find... 3 CD box total $12.99 shipped airmail from Canada to N.Y.C.

pepper67 said...

bummer, i'll keep my out for this.

thanks for the reply

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

As often happens... track # 18 "is not Beny Moré", it's Tito Puente's Orq. recorded in New York City in the 1950's (CD 3)

On CD 2, several dates/years are incorrect.

We should all know by now... you can't always depend on what is written on the back of LP's/CD's.

pepper67 said...

Got it through amazon. Loved it, especially the mario patterson stuff. Of course the More stuff is classic but I've heard it before. I was wondering about the "instrumental" version of Anabacoa seemed strange. but since it's not Beny I guess it's not so strange after all. Anyway thanks.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

I had the original LP's by Mario Patterson. it was nice to get them on CD sounding very clean with no "vinyl surface sound".
How long ago did you find it on Amazon Pepper67, must have been awhile ago?

pepper67 said...

sorry, didn't check this thread. If still interested I got it probably in Sept or Oct of 2010. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.

thanks again for the blog

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