Friday, June 22, 2012

Senator Marco Rubio... Vice President? ...vete pa' carajo

South Florida worm and bullshit artist.
Vice President? Or God forbid President?... no fucking way.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

La Herrería de Sirique (1966) Dir. Héctor Veitia



Graciano Gomez & Isaac Oviedo of the Septeto Tipico Matancero.
Sindo Garay.
Manolo Pla of the Sexteto Boton de Rosa.
Nico Saquito (wearing "the Eyeglasses").
Luis Peña.
Jesus "Chuchu" Aristola of the Terceto Yoyo.
Agustin Gutierrez of the Sexteto Habanero playing the cajón and dancing with Grupo Clave y Guaguancó.
Ciro Rodriguez & Rafael Cueto of the Sexteto Matamoros.
Enrique "Chungo" Enriso & Rafael "Nene" Enriso of the Sexteto Enriso.

Al compas de Cuba (1960) Dir. Mario Gallo


A very young Mario Dreke Alfonso a.k.a. 'Chavalonga' dancing, Carlos Embale singing.



The "Classic Cuban shape".

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mongo Santamaria y su Charanga La Sabrosa live @ Birdland 1961

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.
"Manila"

Photo: Bodega China - La Habana, Cuba 1940's

Video: Cuba - Sexteto Habanero 1930


Sexteto Habanero
1930 Ybor City Florida
Andrés Sotolongo: bongoes.
He heats (tunes) his bongoes up
in the first few seconds of the film.

video

The full movie:

Orq. Sabor De Cuba "A Bailar Con Sabor" - (sin Bebo Valdés) 1961

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"

 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Septeo Nacional - En Vivo - Live La Habana, Cuba

"Septeto National"
Photo courtesy Barry Cox
Pictured above in an early 1980's photo:
 Florencio "Carusito" Hernandez: coro y maraca
Lázaro Herrera
: trumpet
Carlos Embale : vocal
Rafael Ortiz: guitar
Recorded live/en vivo in La Habana.
Purportedly recoded in 1979.
His voice is superb on these six live recordings.

1. Esas  no son cubanas  - Todo - Échale Salsita

2. Tu mi afinidad - Bururú Barará

3. Maria Antoinetta


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Turma da Gafieira - 1956 & 1957 - Brasil



"Samba Em Hi-FI"
Turma da Gafieira - 1957

Altamiro Carrilho (flute)
Zé Bodega (sax)

Raul de Souza (trombone)

Jorge Marinho (bass)

Edison Machado (drums)

Cipó (sax)

Baden Powell (guitar)

Sivuca (acordeon and voice)

((((Here))))

"Musicas De Altamiro Carrilho"
Turma da Gafieira - 1956

Altamiro Carrilho (flauta)
Zé Bodega (sax)
Raul de Souza (trombone)
Jorge Marinho (bass)
Edison Machado (drums)
Nestor (guitar)
Britinho and Paulinho (piano)
Santos (trumpet)
Sivuca (acordeon and voice)

((((Here))))

J.T. Meirelles - '63, '64, '65, '67, '69, '74, '02, '05 - Brasil

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.

1963 Cool Samba
((((((here))))))


1964 Os Copa 5 - O Som
((((((here))))))


1965 Os Copa 5 - O Novo Som
((((((here))))))


1967 Brazilian Beat Vol. 2
((((((here))))))


1969 Brazilian Beat Vol. 4
((((((here))))))


1969 Tropical - Meireles E Os Copa 7
((((((here))))))


1974 Brazilian Explosion
((((((here))))))


2002 Samba Jazz!! - Meireles E Os Copa 7
((((((here))))))


2005 - Esquema Novo
((((((here))))))

Monday, June 4, 2012

Extrema Ratio - made and designed in Italy


Extrema Ratio are beautifully designed knifes,
all highly engineered, made in Italy.
I own all three of these models:

Extrema Ratio MF0

Extrema Ratio Fulcrum C. Testudo

This one is not made by Extrema Ratio,
but is it made in Italy by Fox, designed by
American martial arts practitioner Rob Walker
 Salus




15 Black Swan Events That Could Destroy The US Economy In The Next Year

 
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-06/home/31126333_1_unemployment-rate-economy-black-swan#ixzz1wnSuzGHq

Sunday, June 3, 2012

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