Friday, July 15, 2011

Miguelito Valdés con su ritmo - Cuba


"Adios Africa"
Miguelito Valdés: voc.
Comp: Arsenio Rodriguez

(courtesy of Bary Cox)

Grupo Los Papa Cun Cun de Evaristo Aparicio 1970 - Cuba

1970
"Por La Ventana"
Ritmo Papa Cun Cun

(courtesy of Bary Cox)

Silvestre Mendez y su Tribu

"Silvestre Mendez y su Tribu"

El As De La Rumba
Silvestre Mendez: vocal y comp.

(courtesy of Barry Cox)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Orquestra Afro-Brasileira 1957 and 1968 LPs - Brasil

Obaluayê!
1957 vinyl LP
((((****))))

  • 1. Amor de escravo
  • 2. Apresentacao e Chegou o Rei Nagó
  • 3. Babalão
  • 4. Calunga
  • 5. Liberdade
  • 6. Obaluayê
  • 7. Saudacâo ao Rei Nagó

Orquestra Afro-Brasileira was founded in 1942 by its
director, 'Abigail Cecílio de Moura' to promote and disseminate Afro-Brasilian music and culture in Brasil.
Abigail Moura died in 1970.

The horn arrangements are great and at times the melodies
border on being really "out", especially on the 1968 LP.

This LP is selling for $820.00 on Gemm.com

"Orq. Afro-Brasileira"
1968
vinyl LP on Columbia

"Ora iê iê ô Oxum!"
((((****))))

Personnel:
Percussão: Genny Pires (Urucungo), José Pedro (Angona-puíta), Joércio Soares (Agogô), Antônio Cruz (Gonguê), Oswaldino Lucas (Rum), Carlos Negreiros (Rumpi), Cândido Santos (Lê), Valmir Rosa (Afoxê), Djalma da Paixão (Adjá).

Horns: Horácio Soares (Sax alto, Clarineta), Carmélio Alves (Sax tenor, Clarineta), João Amâncio (Sax alto, Clarineta), Álvaro Nascimento (Sax tenor, Clarineta), Ananias da Silva (Trumpete), Gamaliel da Silva (Trumpete), Jaime da Silva (Trumpete), Alfredo Alves (Trombone) e Milton Profeta (Trombone)

  • Tracks:
  • 1 - Agô Lonan (Abigail Moura)
  • 2 - Tire o Calundú (Abigail Moura)
  • 3 - Índia (Abigail Moura)
  • 4 - Palmares (Abigail Moura)
  • 5 - Babaloxá (Abigail Moura)
  • 6 - Canto Para Omulú (Abigail Moura)
  • 7 - Mo-fi-la-do-fê (Abigail Moura)
  • 8 - Saudação aos Orixás (Abigail Moura)
  • 9 - Xangô (Abigail Moura)
  • 10 - Nagana (Abigail Moura)
  • 11 - Os Oinho de Iaiá (Abigail Moura)
  • 12 - Rei N'aruanda (Abigail Moura)

Video: Cuba Grupo Layé - bailarine: Luis A.Chacón 'Aspirina'


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Photos: 1976 N.Y.C.

1976 Brooklyn, N.Y
L-R:
John Amira, my Father, Howard Levy, Frisner Augustin.
6 a.m. after playing a Haitian ceremony from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
We came up from a basement and it was snowing.

My Father, Howard Levy, John Amira,
playing a Haitian ceremony in 1976 Brooklyn, N.Y

Playing for a dance class in Manhattan, 1976
L-R:
John Mason, Frisner Augustin, John Amira, Howard Levy.

Playing for a dance class in Manhattan, 1976
L-R: Myself, my Father, Frisner Augustin,
John Amira, Howard Levy.
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