El Manicero – Various Artists

El Manicero, front

Last week, when I posted Essous and Nino and read they
feel their version of El Manicero is the best African one, I
got this idea. I made a collector with 15 versions of the song.
I am sure you can come up with loads of versions I did
not use, there are so many but here are some of my favourites.
Hope you like them too..

tracks;

1 Trio Matamoros – El manisero
2 Don Azpiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra – El manicero
3 Red Nichols – The peanut vendor
4 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Onyebu chi
5 Rolando la Serie – El manicero
6 Conjunto Siboney – The peanut vendor
7 John Kirby and his Orchestra – Peanut vendor boogie
8 Dexter Johnson & the International Band Ft. Laba Sosseh – Manicero
9 Stan Kenton – The peanut vendor
10 Tommy mcCook – Peanut vendor
11 California Ramblers – The peanut vendor
12 Fantastic Tchico – El manicero se va
13 J.S.Essous & Nino Malapet – El manicero
14 The Skatelites – Peanut vendor
15 Monguito el Unico and his All Star Band – Manicero

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28 thoughts on “El Manicero – Various Artists

  1. What a great post, if there are others out there I would love to hear them

    There is a CD with 20 Guantanmera versions but I cant seem to trace it?

    sincerely

    wuod k

  2. What a great post, if there are others out there I would love to hear them

    There is a CD with 20 Guantanmera versions but I cant seem to trace it?

    sincerely

    wuod k

  3. @Fred, your 78 is in Mandarin Chinese, sung by Li Lilian for the Shanghai Pathé record company (Baide in Chinese), which was established by an expat Frenchman around 1908, and finally expelled to Hong Kong by the Communists around 1950. The A side is definitely “Manicero”–the cut begins with an announcer giving the title of the song as “Huashengmi,” which means “peanut” in Mandarin, and the first phrase of the song is just the title repeated. My Mandarin is very rudimentary, but I can hear key terms like “xiao meimei” (young girl) that suggest to me an effort to translate the original lyrics into Chinese.

    That’s all I’ve got so far, no dates or anything, but I’ll keep digging. I’m willing to bet that the b side is also a Chinese cover of a Western song, but I haven’t done more than listen to it yet.

  4. @Fred, your 78 is in Mandarin Chinese, sung by Li Lilian for the Shanghai Pathé record company (Baide in Chinese), which was established by an expat Frenchman around 1908, and finally expelled to Hong Kong by the Communists around 1950. The A side is definitely “Manicero”–the cut begins with an announcer giving the title of the song as “Huashengmi,” which means “peanut” in Mandarin, and the first phrase of the song is just the title repeated. My Mandarin is very rudimentary, but I can hear key terms like “xiao meimei” (young girl) that suggest to me an effort to translate the original lyrics into Chinese.

    That’s all I’ve got so far, no dates or anything, but I’ll keep digging. I’m willing to bet that the b side is also a Chinese cover of a Western song, but I haven’t done more than listen to it yet.

  5. @Fred, your 78 is in Mandarin Chinese, sung by Li Lilian for the Shanghai Pathé record company (Baide in Chinese), which was established by an expat Frenchman around 1908, and finally expelled to Hong Kong by the Communists around 1950. The A side is definitely “Manicero”–the cut begins with an announcer giving the title of the song as “Huashengmi,” which means “peanut” in Mandarin, and the first phrase of the song is just the title repeated. My Mandarin is very rudimentary, but I can hear key terms like “xiao meimei” (young girl) that suggest to me an effort to translate the original lyrics into Chinese.

    That’s all I’ve got so far, no dates or anything, but I’ll keep digging. I’m willing to bet that the b side is also a Chinese cover of a Western song, but I haven’t done more than listen to it yet.

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