Sunday, November 7, 2010

Antonio Diaz Mena "Eso Es Latin Jazz...Man!" 1963

"Eso Es Latin Jazz...Man!"
Antonio Diaz Mena
Vinyl LP on Audio Fidelity

Antonio Diaz Mena a.k.a. "Chocolate"
with Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar,
Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros,
Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Victor "Papo" Allende,
*Jorge Tapia, Miguel Avila.
Ramón Quian Sardinas "Monguito" sings on "Gozando el Guaguancó".
English vocal on "What Kind Of Fool Am I" uncredited.
Superb arranging by Lalo Schifrin, Duke Pearson and Felipe Yanez.

1959, Cuban conguero *Jorge Tapia sitting lower right.
(*Heart attack, 1/17/2014  R.I.P. - D.E.P.)
Lou Peréz standing behind him.
In 1986,'87 I met Jorge Tapia at the Rumba in Central Park,
he invited me to his house, made me a watercress salad and we listened to Cuban music.


The Resistance said...

Hola hermano! Hoy, cuando me levante, puse uno de mis CD favoritos en el CD player: Cuban Gold.

La contribucion de los Van Van a este CD es "La Habana No Aguanta Mas." Tambien este CD tiene "Que se sepa yo soy de La Habana."

Es natural que me gusten estas dos canciones. Naci en La Habana en 1944.

Este CD fue producido por QBADISC en 1993. Merece ser incluido en todas las colecciones de los amantes de la musica Cubana.


Gracias por toda la musica tan buena de Cuba que tu tienes en Fidel's Eyeglasses.

Vitae said...

Hola, soy nieto de Jorge Tapia. Gracias tanto por tener una foto de él y uno de sus muchos grupos encendido aquí.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Hola Vitae, saludos a tu abuelo Jorge Tapia!

mmarks3141 said...

Excellent - what an all-star lineup.

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Over 111 downloads of this .Rar file....
and only three people say thanks?
This is why I no longer post as many files as I used to.

Pablé said...

Thanks brother, really apreciate your time and dedication to mantain alive this great music

Mi respects from Costa Rica


Fidels Eyeglasses said...

De nada Pablé, enjoy!
Que viva Costa Rica: probably the only country in Latin America that values it's natural resources ie: beaches, mountains, rivers, forests more than any other country!


Vitae said...

Just wanted to say that yesterday my Grandfather, Jorge Tapia, passed away for a heart attack in his home.