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, virtuosic 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 which was in very poor condition before I got it to sound like this:
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 Flute: Juan Pablo Miranda
8. Rumba Trumpet: Oscar "Florecita" Velasco O'Farrill
9. Pare Cochero Flute: Juan Pablo Miranda
"Carnaval 1960 - 61" Vinyl LP/LD This LP sold on Ebay 9/27/09 for: $109.50
Ernesto Rizo, tres; Raúl Carrero, trumpeta.; Manuel Poveda, cantante. y maraca.; Arsenio Gros, voz 2da y claves; Rosendo “Chendo” Castañeda, bongó y timbal.; Víctor Cruz, bajo y Rafael “Mañungo” Ortiz voz prima, guitar y director.
Every month Cuban LP's and recordings are added to the blog. Which include particular "styles" and "forms" of (playing & singing) "Cuban" music that unfortunately have become, or are on their way to becoming lost art forms. As well as related materiel which may not be "directly" from Cuba.
Mostly LP's that are either long out of print and-or obscure and music from "my own personal collection".
Occasionally some Brasilian things will be added that are hard to find, even on the other great Brasilian blogs, many that are listed in my Blog links. And maybe some things that have nothing to do with Cuban or Brasilian music.
It takes time to do all this, scanning the covers, resizing and uploading, often changing & correcting the info in each MP3 so it shows up right after you download, then see the info in a media player.
Have fun! "The water always tastes freshest at its source" For those of you not familiar with navigating through music blogs, you can either look through the monthly "Blog Archive" (listed on the left of this page) or, you can click on the words "older posts" at the bottom right of each page. ***You can always get to the most recent post by clicking on The Eyeglasses in the photo at the top of this page.
Mark Sanders: Musician / percussionist.
Living, working and teaching in Manhattan, N.Y.C., U.S.A.
Born and raised in Manhattan, N.Y.C.
Lived in New Orleans from 1972 to 1986.
Had the first Cuban music radio program in New Orleans on WWOZ from 1980-1986.
Been back in N.Y.C. 26 years and planing on getting the hell out very soon.