Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Video: Cuba - Grupo RumbAché

Ebay auction:The Lydia Cabrera/Josefina Tarafa recordings

Some were reissued on CD, but many were not.
The ones that were not reissued are on these 78rpms

Josefina Tarafa and Lydia Cabrera
together in Matanzas, Cuba.
Book on Ebay

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New project by Eddie Bobé & friends Los " Descendientes del Ritmo"

A soon to be released project by N.Y.C.
percussionist, vocalist, guitarist, tresero
Eddie Bobe y Los "Descendientes del Ritmo"

(rough studio mixes)

"Vete Tu
Changüi Nueva Yorkquino

Eddie Bobé: tres, coro & percussion
Giovanni Hidalgo: Changüi bongó
Juan Papo Garay: Lead vocal & composer of Vete Tu
Chris Theberge: tumbadoras (congas)
Abraham Rodriguez: coro

"Mama No Quiere"

Eddie Bobé: tres vocal percussion
Abraham Rodriguez: vocals
Giovanni Hidalgo: tumbadoras (congas)
Orlando Puntilla Rios: Iyá (batá)
Eddie Bobé: Itotelé (batá)
Chris Theberge: Okonkolo (batá)
Reut Regev: trombone

"En El Balcón Aquel"
Rumba abierta

Eddie Bobé: guitar, percussion, coro
Abraham Rodriguez: coro
Reut Regev: trombone
Felix Sanabria: quinto
Chris Theberge: tumbadoras (congas)
Luis Arona: bass
Jay Rodriguez: saxofone

"En El Balcón Aquel"
(Los Papines, canta Fuico)

Ebay auction: older Mahogany quinto made by Natalio "Junior" Tirado

An older Mahogany 9½ quinto made by
by the late Natalio "Junior" Tirado Ruiz.
Circa 1970's early 1980's.
Currently for sale on Ebay, needs work.

(Photo: Ivan Ferrer)
N.Y.C. rumbero José Rivera playing a
Mahogany 10½ drum made by the late
Natalio "Junior" Tirado Ruiz.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New York Times article on the "Central Park Rumba" - 1996

A Corner of Central Park Has Become a Gathering Spot for Sunday Rumba

A visitor to Fidels Eyeglasses Blogspot sent me a link to this article from the N.Y. Times newspaper.
Writen in 1996 by MIRTA OJITO

Link to article:

Monday, September 20, 2010

In memoriam: Max Salazar 1932 - 2010

Max Salazar
1932 El Barrio, New York City
Sept.19th 2010 New Jersey

"Mambo Kingdom"
by Max Salazar

Os maiores sambas de todos os tempos - Vol. I, II, III - 1971,'72, '75

"Os maiores sambas de todos os tempos"
Vol.1 - 1971
Out of print... rare, the hardest of the 3 LPs to find.

"Os maiores sambas de todos os tempos"
Vol. 2 - 1972


The whole LP is excellent, especially the
rare tracks with Jorge Ben with Trio Mocotó.
Wilson Simonal sings a killer arrangement of
'Rio Grande Do Sul Na Festa do Preto Forro'.
Vol.2 is the best out of the 3 LP's.
Out of print and hard to find.

"Os maiores sambas de todos os tempos"
Vol. 3 - 1975

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Issac delgado - LOVE - 2010

Issac delgado - 2010
Very nice project.
Free on "the usual" file sharing sites

1. Perfidia
2. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
3. Tiernamente
4. Ay Cosita Linda
5. Suas Mãos
6. A Su Mirar Me Acostumbré
7. Piel Canela
8. Green Eyes / Aquellas Ojos Verdes
9. L-O-V-E
10. Yo Vengo Unos Ojos Negros
11. Hojas Muertas
12. No Tengo Lágrimas

Issac Delgado Vocals
Freddy Cole Vocals
Charles Flores Bass
Dafnis Prieto Drums
Pedro Martinez Congas, percussion, coro
Brian Lynch Trumpet, flugelhorn
Ken Peplowski Clarinet, sax
Conrad Herwig Trombone
Romero Lubambo Acoustic, electric guitar
Xiomara Laugart Coro
Isaac Delgado Jr. Coro

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gig tonight @ Horus

Cuban music, not Egyptian music.
9:00P.M. - 12:00A.M.
10th street and Avenue A
Gratis, no cover.
stop by, killer food~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In memoriam: Rev. Lucius Walker dies at 80

Rev. Lucius Walker
Born 1930, in Roselle, New Jersey
Died Sept 7th New York 2010

"Fuico y Su Ritmo" Guaguancó 1959 -Cuba

"Fuico y Su Ritmo"
45rpm on Puchito

Side A: "Yo Tenia Una Mujer" Guaguancó
Side B: "Al Pan y Al Vino" Guaguancó
"Yo Tenia Una Mujer" has been out on LP
for many years, but "Al Pan y Al Vino"
with references to 'La Reforma Agraria' I have
never seen or heard before listening to this 45rpm.

"Al Pan y Al Vino"

My Mother brought this little "Reforma Agraria Va!" pin
back from Cuba in 1959, I sold it on Ebay 6 years ago.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Warren "Baby" Dodds - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana.
December 24, 1898 – February 14, 1959
One of the first jazz drummers
& inventor of the floor bass drum.

((Vinyl here))

Orquesta. Cubana "Uncle Sam"

"Tio Samuel"
Orquesta Cubana
Orquesta. Cubana
comp: 'Rosendo Ruiz Jr.'

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chucho Valdés & The Afrocuban Messengers 2010 - Cuba

"Chucho's Steps"
Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers

1. Las dos caras (Both Sides) (8:56)
2. Danzon (9:09)
3. Zawinul's Mambo (11:23)
4. Begin To Be Good (5:14)
5. New Orleans (A Tribute to the Marsalis Family) (4:43)
6. Yansa (7:51)
7. Julian (7:54)
8. Chucho's steps (10:52)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Marta" two versions

Orq. Antonio Maria Romeu
Barbarito Diez: vocal
Moisés Simons: comp


Cachao y Su Combo
Israel "Cachao" Lopéz: acoustic bass
Orestes Lopéz: piano
Andrés "Niño" Rivera Echevarria: tres
Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar: trumpet
Armandito Armenteros: trumpet
Guillermo "Barretico" Barreto: timbales
Federico Aristides Soto y Alejoà "Tata Güines": tres dos
Ricardo "Papin" Abreu: tumbadora
Rogelio "Yeyito" Iglesias: bongoes
Gustavo Tamayo: güiro