Eddie Palmieri y su Conjunto ‘la Perfecta’El Molestoso, Alegre Records 1963

Eddie Palmieri, front

This is the second lp by latin pianist Eddie Palmieri and his group
‘La Perfecta’. They were the originators of a sound called ‘trombanga’,
introducing two trombones and a flute instead of trumpets. This contributed
a lot to their early sixties succes in the New York latin scene. Later it was
also used by artists such as Willie Colon and Manny Oquendo among others.
The vocals on this 1963 album are taken care of by Ismael Quintana. Enjoy..

tracks;

1   El molestoso
2   Asi es la humanidad
3   Lazaro y su microfono
4   Contento estoy
5   Sabroso guaguanco
6   Yo sin ti
7   Co un amor se borra otro amor
8   En cadenas
9   La gioconda
10  No critiques

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African Retro vol.1 ‘Pont sur le Zaïre’ -Various Artists, Pathé Marconi / EMI 1976

African Retro vol.1, front

From 1976 we have this collection of Congolese songs called
African Retro vol.1 ‘Pont sur le Zaïre’. On side one, 6 songs
by the great Orchestre OK Jazz. Track #4 was written by Coimy,
track #5 by Dele, the other 4 tracks by Franco. On the second side
#1&2 by Essous, Orchestre Bantous, #5&6 also Orchestre Bantous
#5 by Essous and #6 by Mujos. Tracks 3&4 are by Orchestre Cercul.
#3 written by Henry Biby de Massouka and #4 by Franklin Boukaka.
Some fireworks saved for you at the end of the year, cheers.

tracks;

1 Orchestre OK Jazz – Misele
2 Orchestre OK Jazz – On a ose le dire
3 Orchestre OK Jazz – Polo
4 Orchestre OK Jazz – Bolingo ya bougie
5 Orchestre OK Jazz – Si tu bois beaucoup
6 Orchestre OK Jazz – Le temps passe
7 Orchestre Bantous – Pa’ vacillar
8 Orchestre Bantous – Bantous pachanga
9 Orchestre Cercul – Mobali ya craneur
10 Orchestre Cercul – Honole
11 Orchestre Bantous – Endiable merengue
12 Orchestre Bantous – Tout Brazza

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Franco et l’O.K. Jazz à Paris, Pathé Marconi / EMI

Franco à Paris, front, cd size

If you’re into Cuban music and also into African, this is an
item not to miss. We can’t remember him enough, Franco and his
O.K. Jazz. This LP from the 60’s contains Cha cha cha, Rumba,
Pachanga and Charanga, give it a go.

tracks;

1 Mindondo ya kosuana
2 Baila mi Carabine
3 Colonel Bangala
4 Ven y ven y ven
5 Tango ngai nazalaki somele
6 Retroussons les manches
7 Matinda
8 O.K. Jazz elombe ngangate
9 Course au pouvoir

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Los Guaracheros de Oriente, Ansonia

I have never heard one bad tune by these guys, everything
they play sounds great. This is an oldie on Ansonia, anyone
who knows from what year it is ? Los Guaracheros de Oriente
played all over the globe and with great succes everywhere.
From the almost unreal amount of downloads on the previous
LP I posted by these men, I would say, don’t miss it !

tracks;

1 El tira y jala
2 Migajas de cariño-aquella boca
3 La fiesta de los feos
4 Como tu
5 Soy un peje
6 La mulata
7 Tatalibaba
8 Si llego a besarte
9 La juma de ayer
10 Embriagame
11 Asi cantaba
12 Compay Gallo

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Orquesta Aragón – Cojale el Gusto a Cuba,Discuba 1959

Orguesta Aragon started out in 1939 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. They were
not the inventors but the main performers of the Cha Cha Chá.
This is the type of band that keeps existing through the years.
One member leaves the band, another comes in. Their career now
runs for about 7 decades. They still perform today. The quality
of this LP is not very well, but still worth a listen. read_more

tracks;

1 Le dije a una rosa
2 El baile suavito
3 Ven y ven
4 La muela
5 Mi escapulario
6 Que calor
7 Naranjo y Lucas
8 Separala tambien
9 Clavelitos
10 No puedo vivir
11 Comelon
12 Ah, que familia señor

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Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto vol. 2,Ansonia

Arsenio Rodriguez, front, cd size

What have I picked for you today ?
This is truly a fantastic album. Arsenio Rodriguez is back
at Global Groove with volume 2, I don’t know the year on both volumes,
if you do ? Let us know please. The cover picture, clearly made in a
studio is quite hilarious. The sound however is superb.
One of the best Cuban LP’s I’ve ever heard !

tracks;

1 Necesito una mujer cocinera
2 Quien soy
3 Papa Upa
4 Maldita droga
5 Jugando al siló
6 Cuba llora
7 Sueltala
8 Lo que le pasó a Luisita
9 La realidad
10 Quiero mucho a mi suegra
11 No he visto a caridad
12 Adios Carmelina

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