Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria y su 'Charanga Sabrosura'.
The band he formed in 1961.
Live radio broadcast at Birdland in N.Y.C. 1961-'62.
Symphony Sid introduces the band.
They play "Manilla", 'Rolando Lozano' on flute, Jose "Chombo" Silva' and Pupy Legarreta violins.
Orq. Sabor De Cuba - "A bailar con sabor" 1961 vinyl LP/LD
This is 'Orquesta Sabor De Cuba', which was formally Bebo Valdés' band, after Bebo left Cuba, the band kept the same name. With 'Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar' in the band on trumpet and 'Pio Leiva' singing on several songs.
1. Sans Souci Cha cha chá 2. Las claves 3. Todo tuvo que cambiar 4. Que locura 5. Jekete 6. Palo 7. Colapso 8. Cha cha cha del panadero 9. Sabor cubano 10. Improvisando cha cha cha 11. Francisco Guayabal 12. Sin caña y platanal
From originl vinyl LP. It took me an hour and a half to "clean" up the sound and balance the left and right audio tracks on all 12 songs using 'Goldwave V.5'
1. "Sans Souci Cha Cha Cha" 2. "Las calves" 3. "Todo tuvo que cambiar" 4. "Que locura" 5. "Jekete" 7. "Colapso" 8. "Chachacha del panadero" 9. "Sabor cubano" 11. "Francisco Guayabal" 12. "Sin caña y platanal"
João Theodoro Meirelles: sax (Dom Um Romao: drums)
October 10, 1940 Rio - June 3, 2008 Rio
This is my collection of J.T. Meirelles: saxophonist, flautist, arranger, composer extraordinaire.
Nine recordings by the brilliant João Theodoro Meirelles.
The classic 1963 LP "Cool Samba" my father gave me this record when I was 18 years old.
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.