Thursday, December 25, 2008

Grupo Guaguancó Matancero & Papin y Sus Rumberos canta "Fuico" - Cuba Hortensio Alfonso

Grupo Guaguancó Matancero
& Papine y Sus Rumberos
Above is the "original" cover on the Cuban "Puchito" label.
With the back cover clearly and properly notating which band sings each song as well as the correct listing of the singers.

The CD which uses the same front
cover as the 1960's bootleg LP

On the bootleg LP's that came out of this record in the U.S. during the 60's and early '70's, Antillia never properly gave the correct credits.
The CD out on "Antilla" has a very clear "re-done" sound makover, but they again failed to list correctly each band with each song title as the original back of the Puchito LP did.
Grupo Guaguancó Mantancero later became Los Munequitos De Matanzas and Papin y Sus Rumberos later became more commonly known as Los Papines.

These recordings by Grupo Guaguanco Mantanceró are amazing as both Esteban Lantrí and Hortensio Alfonso (Saldiguera y Virulilla) were young Men at the time of these recordings and their voices and harmonic interplay with each other is absolutely sublime.
And "Fuico" singing with Los Papines is also sublime.
Unfortunately both singing and playing in this style has become a lost art.


Unknown said...

wow i've never seen the cuban pressing of grupo guaguanco matancero.. only 60's miami reissues with slightly different cover!!! LOVE IT!!!

Ralphy said...

Went through about 600 albums & I can't find it, has to be an Antilla press though, probably loaned it out. I Found Vol 2 Antilla MLP-595 with a Casa Alegre price sticker for $1.59 those were the days, man!