Ramito – El Favorito de Puerto Rico, Request

Ramito, front, cd size

Hello musiclovers around the globe, I just got back from a
two day record-hunt through Belgium and the Netherlands.
I visited Antwerp, Brussels, Nijmegen and Arnhem, and
found quite some material to spoil you with in the
forthcoming weeks.

I start with an album I was very lucky to find.
Let me explain, my first encounter with Ramito was
when I found this_album at La Caja de Pandora.
I was surprised and exited hearing this delightful style
form Puerto Rico. So when I had a conversation with Mrs. Salsa,
in the Amsterdam Bimhuis later, and heard her speak about Ramito
so passionately, I decided to start a search for his music.
She explained to me a ‘Jibaro’ is a wild dog in Cuba, but in
Puerto Rico it is this fine music.
For two days I saw a lot of LP’s and also bought quite some.
When I visited the very last shop, in Arnhem, they had very
little Worldmusic, I couldn’t believe my eyes when this
treasure of Ramito appeared. It was the rewarding final piece
I brought home from a great trip.

About Ramito, I’ll quote the backsleeve; “Ramito is a true
child of Puerto Rico. Born and raised there, he loves his
homeland and shows his devotion in his singing.
Ramito is a troubadour – as such he sings and improvises
about everything that moves him: Love, patriotism, politics
and the trivia of daily live.”
Our friend Yoyo from Listentoyourears will post some Jibaro
in the near future he promised me. He’s got a great collection
of this nice Puerto Rican music.

tracks;

1 El Jibaro del cuento
2 La historia de un mal padre
3 El deudor de todos
4 En el monte del olvido
5 Apellidos del hombre casado
6 Ramito en Hawaii
7 Soy Boricua
8 Penas que matan
9 El grito del buen Cubano
10 Flores para Hawaii
11 Aires Navideñas
12 Feliz año nuevo

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10 thoughts on “Ramito – El Favorito de Puerto Rico, Request

  1. Wow.. Got your blogg in a Google ‘alert’ I have for ‘Puerto Rico’! All my inlaws live in The Netherlands! There.. I had to say it or I would have exploded! I will add this blogg to the bunch I read every day! Take Care!
    Patria

  2. Wow.. Got your blogg in a Google ‘alert’ I have for ‘Puerto Rico’! All my inlaws live in The Netherlands! There.. I had to say it or I would have exploded! I will add this blogg to the bunch I read every day! Take Care!
    Patria

  3. Estoy muy orgullosa de la música de mi Patria Puerto Rico. Ramito, al igual que sus hermanos Luisito y Moralito nos han dejado un legado el cual ha servido de inspiración a otros trovadores que llevan nuestra música bien en alto. Siento que es un honor poder contar con ellos.

  4. Estoy muy orgullosa de la música de mi Patria Puerto Rico. Ramito, al igual que sus hermanos Luisito y Moralito nos han dejado un legado el cual ha servido de inspiración a otros trovadores que llevan nuestra música bien en alto. Siento que es un honor poder contar con ellos.

  5. Ramito was very loved in Hawaii by everyone but mostly from our jibaros because he was one of them, the first group that went to Maui brought with them their music and their musical instruments and they were absorbed by the typical songs of Hawaii like Cachi Cachi music and the Cumpiano guitars and the food like pasteles (meat pies) But they missed artists like Ramito, Chuito, Maso Rivera y La Calandria just to name some of them and thats how Ramito relationship with Puerto Ricans in Hawaii. Some of the descendants of that first group are Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez), singer-songwriter, Faith Evans (U.S. Marshal) – A former state legislator and the first woman in the United States to serve as a U.S. Marshal, Manuel Olivieri Sanchez – Led the battle for U.S. citizenship for Puerto Ricans living in Hawaii, Alex Santiago – Former Hawaii State Representative and Hilda Ortiz – In 1924, became the first Puerto Rican teacher in Hawaii and our beloved Coqui. William R. Cumpiano wrote, directed and produced “Un Canto en Otra Montaña: Música Puertorriqueña en Hawaii” (A Song Heard in Another Mountain: Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii), a short-feature video documentary on the music and social history of the century-old Puerto Rican Diaspora in Hawaii and also Our Cuatro: The Puerto Ricans and Stringed Instruments, Volumes 1 and 2 a must see in order to have a better understanding of Puerto Rico and our music. Ramito did a LP named Ramito En Hawaii and his composition “Qué Bonita Bandera” still a hit. He was like his other composition Boricua Hasta El Pelo.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florencio_Morales_Ramos

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