King de la Rosa
“Manos Bionicas”
y su Conjunto Tipico Cibaeño
Merengue Ripiao, Amor 1981

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In june 2016 we already had us this album with Bartolo
Alvarado, Maria Diáz, Arsenio de la Rosa and this man.
Four biggies at the accordion from the Dominican Repu-
blic. They play merengue in Ripiao style, incredible fast
fingers running over their instruments, almost impossible
to follow for us Western Europeans. Lately I’ve been a lot
on Youtube listening to this type of sound, you should
try a little yourself, for now, listen to the bionic
hands of King de la Rosa..

Vorig jaar in juni hadden we al een elpeetje met Bartolo
Alvarado, Maria Diáz, Arsenio de la Rosa en met deze man.
Vier groten op de accordeon uit de Dominicaanse Republiek.
Zij spelen de merengue in Ripiao stijl, supervlugge vingers
schieten over de klavieren, bijna onnavolgbaar voor ons als
West Europeanen. De laatste tijd zit ik met regelmaat op
Youtube weg te dromen bij dit soort klanken. Je moet er
eens naar zoeken, prachtig spul, luister naar
de bionische handen van King de la Rosa..

tracks ;

01 – El jiro y el canelo
02 – La rubia y yo
03 – Homenaje al negro torrez
04 – El estrujao
05 – Dario diaz
06 – Me tiene enredao
07 – La boricua es la que jala
08 – José gutierrez
09 – Los llantos de ramón
10 – Mis amigos

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..some examples..

Francisco Ulloa y su Conjunto – Divina Que Linda Eres
José Luis Records 004

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In june 2008 we had an album by him, it was on Globe Style, that’s
how I got to know about him. It was released in 1985 and it took
me over 30 years to find some of his original albums. Francisco
Ulloa’s music belongs to the most traditional merengues from
the Dominican Republic and I’m very pleased to be able to bring
you ‘Divina Que Linda Eres’ from we don’t know what year.
Get it, spread it and enjoy listening again..

Het was in 1985 dat ik voor het eerst van hem hoorde. Globe Style
kwam toen met het album dat ik in juni 2008 reeds heb geplaatst.
Het duurde dus nog meer dan 30 jaar voor dat ik enkele van zijn
originele platen vond. Hier is de eerste, Divina Que Linda eres.
Francisco Ulloa’s muziek bekoorde me vanaf de eerste noten
die ik ervan hoorde. Luister zelf, deel het met je vrienden
en als jij weet uit welk jaar deze stamt, laat ons het weten..

tracks ;

01 – El hombre tuyo soy yo
02 – El tornillo
03 – India de los ojos verdes
04 – Consagracion del cariño
05 – Cuando te enamoro a ti
06 – Divina que linda eres
07 – Piedras en mi camino
08 – La carta
09 – Cuando me acuerdo de ti
10 – Mi suegra

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Musiquito y su Orquesta
El Mas Duro Merenguero del Cibao
El Rajaito, Zuni Internacional 1982

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Hou je van snelle en stevige merengue ? Dan is dit misschien
iets voor jou. Musiquito laat er geen gras over groeien, als je
niet op tijd bent is de pas voorbij. Het originele spul uit de
Dominicaanse Republiek, wees er snel bij, hij is zo weg..

Do you like a fast and firm merengue ? This might be something
for you. Musiquito doesn’t hesitate, before you realise it you’re
too late. This is the original stuff from the Dominican Republic.
Better don’t wait, get it and spread it, he’ll be gone in no time..

tracks ;

01 – El rajaito
02 – Cometela ripia
03 – Ambicion
04 – Por que cambias mi nombre ?
05 – Tu mama y mi mama
06 – El tulipan
07 – Dame la manita
08 – El fallo
09 – Todo lo que yo le pido
10 – El dengue

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El Cieguito de Nagua – Lo Tipico Dominicano
Karen 1979

El Cieguito de Nagua, voorkant

Je hebt enorm gelijk Ted, iedereen was vergeten te reageren
op die plaat van los Cuatro Grandes del Acordeon uit de
Dominicaanse Republiek. Vooral deze snelle ripiao stijl is
er een om te koesteren naar mijn mening. Dit is Alvarado
Bartolo ofwel de Blinde, el Cieguito de Nagua. Ongelooflijke
speelstijl houden ze er daar op na, muziek die
nooit vegeten zou mogen worden..

You’re so right Ted, everybody forgot to react to that hot
merengue from the Dominicans. Especially this fast ripiao
style is one to cherish to my opinion. This is Bartolo Alvarado
who they call the blind one, el Cieguito de Nagua. Incredible
way of playing the acordeon don’t you think ? Wonderful
music which should not be forgotten..

titels ;

01 – Guardame el concon
02 – Mi amante y mi novia
03 – El refran
04 – Merenguero hasta la tambora
05 – Acotejame
06 – La matica
07 – El hijo bueno
08 – El detective
09 – Ingrata mujer
10 – Me vieron con ella

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Los Cuatro Grandes del Acordeon
King de la Rosa, Bartolo Alvarado,
Maria Díaz, Arsenio de la Rosa
Ripiao SALP 0165

Los Cuatro Grandes, voorkant

Gisteren drie accordeon helden uit Colombia gezien, vandaag
vier uit de Dominicaanse Republiek. Dit is merengue ripiao, een
type merengue zo snel dat je oren ervan klapperen. We hadden
ooit een plaatje van francisco Ulloa in deze stijl, zoek hem met
behulp van onze zoekbalk links. we hebben hier King de la Rosa,
ook wel ‘Manos Bionicas’, bionische handen genoemd. Bartolo
Alvarado of ‘el Ciego de Nagua’, Maria Díaz of ‘la Dama de Nagua’
en de broer van de eerste, nl. ‘el Maestro’, Arsenio de la Rosa.
Dank je Sanjay..

Yesterday we saw three acordeon heroes from Colombia, today
four from the Dominican Republic. This is merengue ripiao, a type
of merengue so fast, it rocks your socks off. We once had an album
by Francisco Ulloa in this style, find it using our search-bar on your
left hand side. On this lp we have King de la Rosa or ‘Manos Bionicas’,
bionic hands. Bartolo Alvarado or ‘el Ciego de Nagua’, Maria Díaz or
‘la Dama de Nagua’ and the brother of the first, ‘el Maestro’, Arsenio
de la Rosa. Four true stars on the squeezebox, hot hot hot..

titels ;

01 – King de la Rosa – La muerte de Martin
02 – Bartolo Alvarado – Quien lleva los pantalones ?
03 – King de la Rosa – Loco por ella
04 – Bartolo Alvarado – Mi palomita
05 – King de la Rosa – Homenaje a los locutores
06 – Maria Díaz – El diente de oro
07 – Arsenio de la Rosa – El secreto de las mujeres
08 – Maria Díaz – Sufriendo por el
09 – Arsenio de la Rosa – La mujer es una flor
10 – Maria Díaz – La vejez no tiene remedio

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Rico Lopez – El Gago Apurado
Ansonia 1978

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Some two months ago we had Joseito Mateo and his
great merengues, today we continue that story with
Rico Lopez. His songs breath nothing but happiness.
Twelve hot tracks to make you dance your socks off.
Kick aside your furniture and get going..aiaiai..

tracks;

01 – Ante
02 – No soy un maiz
03 – Triste
04 – Jose cabeza
05 – Amigo
06 – No me lleves
07 – El gago apurado
08 – No’ ta’ en na’
09 – Mujeriego
10 – E’ panto’ la mula
11 – Ba’ subi
12 – El negrito equivocao

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Joseito Mateo y sus Merengueros
Yo Soy Merenguero Hasta la Tambora
La Discoteca C.A. / Ansonia 1979

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One of the Global Groove’s biggest idols if it comes to
merengue is without doubt Joseito Mateo. His records
belong to our most wanted so it’s about time to post
another. The one we have here is from 1979. Every
time a pleasure to listen to his great merengues..

tracks;

01 – Merenguero hasta la tambora
02 – A lo que venimos
03 – Mi residencia
04 – Mi merengue sono
05 – Con macabi
06 – Soñe contigo
07 – Acotejame
08 – Tus ojos
09 – Merengue de perico ripiao
10 – Tu dices que no me quieres

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Trio Reynoso con Tatico
Vol. 1, Zuni LP-51

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I saw some old merengue being downloaded this morning
and decided to post some. This is Trio Reynoso with Tatico,
they bring the authentic merengue from the Dominicans as
the title already suggests. Trio Reynoso made their merengue
using the acordeon and having a certain weekness for the
instrument, my choice was easily made. Give it a spin
and share it like always, enjoy..

tracks;

01 – El descrubidor
02 – La mamajuana
03 – La cama
04 – Las mujeres ajenas
05 – La agarradera
06 – Le sale un dulcito
07 – En tus lindos labios
08 – Amor todavía
09 – La mujer es una flor
10 – Agua de tu fuente
11 – La cuestión
12 – Si tatico se levanta

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Duo Los Ahijados – Vol. 5
Kubaney SMT-436

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I found this album by Duo Los Ahijados accidentally, it came in
the wrong cover when I bought it. The sleeve you see here was
taken from the web. So the brothers Cuco and Martin Valoy are
back at the Groove with a hidden treasure, it was an unexpected
find when going through my latin albums this afternoon. Being
from the Dominican Republic themselves, they were famous for
their renditions of Cuban songs but went in multiple directions
as we can hear on this lp. Love their bright guitarsound and
vocal harmony. We’ve got five other
albums, you know the drill..

tracks;

1 Olemua
2 El hombre misterioso
3 Yo la espero
4 Corazon de acero
5 El columpio de la vida
6 Contestacion a seguir tus huellas
7 El zapateo
8 Soldado
9 Baitolina
10 No vuelvas por aqui

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Los Ahijados – de Nuevo,Discolor Records 4372, 1976

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Here’s another lp by the brothers Martin and Cuco Valoy,
better known as Duo Los Ahijados. Being from the Dominican
Rep. theirselves, they were famous for their voicing of Cuban music.
Very relaxed sound, perfect for your summer pick-nick & such..

tracks;

1   Timoteo
2   Bembeteo
3   Dime como estas
4   Llevame contigo
5   Doña vereda
6   Caminito
7   La tia quedada
8   No pienses en mi
9   La receta del curandero
10  El reclamo de un obrero

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Angel Viloria y su Conjunto Típico Cibaeño -Merenges vol.1, Canta: Dioris Valladares,Ansonia ALP1206

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Merengue is the music of the Dominican Republic and Angel
Viloria was one of it’s originators. “Angel Viloria and his magic
accordeon are just the spark that starts the fire burning. The
inspired saxophone solos of Ramon Garcia and the expert
handling of the difficult ‘tambora’ typical Dominican drum by
Luis Quintero, are the combination that brought to life the famous
merengues ‘A lo escuro’ and ‘Consigueme eso’. these two famous
merengues as played by Angel Viloria y su Conjunto Típico Cibaeño,
helped give birth to a whole new panorama of music.”
( sleevenotes )
What can I say more, hope U like, enjoy it.

tracks;

1 A lo escuro
2 Mi cariño
3 Yo bailé con Josefina
4 Dora
5 Una mujer de color
6 La empalizá
7 Consigueme eso
8 Quita sueño
9 Rosaura
10 Merengue cerrao
11 Eroina
12 Te van a pegar

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Merengues – Alberto Beltrán y su ConjuntoTípico, ‘El Negrito del Batey’,Ansonia SALP 1531, 1975

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Some Merengue from it’s origination for you today.
Alberto Beltrán was one of the Dominicans who made
this music big. Great stuff for lovers of accordeon music
‘like me’ said the nutcase. Master voice, master sound.
This LP contains the song that gave Alberto his nickname,
‘El negrito del Batey’. A fast saturdaynight dance album, enjoy.

tracks;

1 Caña brava
2 La empaliza
3 La yuca
4 El hombre marinero
5 A bailar
6 Compadre Pedro Juan
7 El negrito del Batey
8 A lo oscuro
9 Siña Juanica
10 La cruz de palo bonito
11 La maricutana
12 El sancocho prieto

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Duo Los Ahijados,Kubaney MT-139

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Happy New Year to all of you !
Thank you for your kind wishes and let’s make 2011
a new musical share-year like none before, long live the internet.
To start off, an album on Kubaney with music from the Dominicans.
Brothers Cuco and Martin Valoy are back with a fine LP of son and
guajira. Recover slowly with this laid back latin sound.

tracks;

1 Amargado
2 El vacilon de pantaleon
3 No me sabes querer
4 Don Lengua
5 Quiero un vacilon
6 Prendela
7 El lunar
8 Vuelve otra vez
9 La puchunguita
10 Mariposita nocturna
11 Nadie me quiere
12 Esa eres tu

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Duo Los Ahijados vol. 7 – Kikiribu Mandiga,Soul Posters

Duo Los Ahijados, front, cd size

From the Dominican republic we have this album by Duo
Los Ahijados. The brothers Cuco and Martin Valoy are back
with this volume 7 on Soul Posters. Mellow son Cubano.

tracks;

1 Kikiribu mandiga
2 Los santos y los precios
3 Traicionera
4 La carta
5 La picazon
6 Yo quiero amarte una vez mas
7 Algo de mi
8 El lloron
9 Amorosa
10 Mi son Cubano

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