La Sonora Dinamita – Dinamita
Discos Fuentes 1961

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An oldie today with the popular Sonora Dinamita. The great
Lucho Argain is also present on this one. I could not find a
year of release for this record. As far as my Spanish goes
however I think it must be one of their earlier albums.
One way or the other, we’re dealing with 12 sweet songs..

Een oudje vandaag van de populaire Sonora Dinamita. Met de
grote Lucho Argain. Het lukte me niet het jaar te achterhalen
van deze plaat. Voor zover ik het Spaans begrijp echter moet
het een van hun eerdere elpees zijn. Links of rechts om, de
liedjes zijn stuk voor stuk om van te snoepen..

tracks ;

01 – para que bailes
02 – No me dejes solo
03 – Cumbia barulera
04 – Ay ay ay
05 – Jalaito mi amor
06 – La niña
07 – Cola y hocico
08 – Yo por ti
09 – Golpes que da la vida
10 – Suposicion
11 – Ulili e
12 – Calle amigo

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Michi y sus Bravos – El Forastero
Discos Fuentes 1973

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Ze zijn bijna niet te vinden, de platen van Michi Sarmiento.
Extra mooi dat ik deze heb weten te bemachtigen op de
laatste beurs in Utrecht. Ik moest er wel diep voor in de
buidel tasten maar dat heb ik ervoor over hem vandaag
met jullie te kunnen delen. Uit 1973 en op Discos Fuentes.
Wel een beetje zuur dat track drie een keeertje overslaat
maar dat was helaas niet zichtbaar, het is niet anders..

They are almost impossible to find, Michi Sarmiento’s
records. Extra nice I managed to find this one at the
latest record fair in Utrecht. It didn’t come for nothing
but okay, I am glad I can now share it with you guys.
From 1973 and on Discos Fuentes, just a little sad track
three makes one small jump but that was not visible
unfortunately, something we have to deal with..

tracks ;

01 – El forastero
02 – Quiero matar el dolor
03 – Que mujer !
04 – Paso mi vida
05 – La puerca a medias
06 – Suena ahora
07 – Alborada guajira
08 – No se que pasa
09 – La vieja
10 – Vamos negra
11 – Mosaico, la bola, olvido, habla

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Ñico Saquito
Areito/Egrem 1979

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Ñico Saquito was writer / composer and founder of
Los Guaracheros de oriente, a tribute..

Ñico Saquito was de oprichter van Los Guaracheros
de Oriente en tevens schrijver van vele Cubaanse
liedjes. Een ode..

tracks ;

01 – Maximiliano Sánchez con Grupo Oriental – Cuidadito compay gallo
02 – Los Montunos y Duo Voces de América – Maria cristina
03 – Mongo y Acanda y Los Montunos – No dejes camino por vereda
04 – Los Montunos con Mongo y Acanda – Esto no es yeye
05 – Hilda Santana con Los Montunos – Volvere mi cielo
06 – Los Montunos con Mongo y Acanda – Cosas del compay anton
07 – Los Montunos con Mongo y Acanda – Maria belen
08 – Duo Voces de América y Los Montunos – Mi son es un misterio
09 – Los Montunos con Mongo y Acanda – Que lio compay andres
10 – Hilda Santana con Los Montunos – Te escribire con sangre
11 – Duo Voces de América con Los Montunos – A orillas del cauto
12 – Ñico Saquito con Trio Habaney – Adios Compay Gato

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Fiesta Tradicional Costeña
Various Artists
Discos Fuentes

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tracks;

01 – Annbal Velasquez y su conjunto – Dominique
02 – La sonora Cienaguera – La piojosa
03 – Nelson Diaz y le combo de Duque Palomino – Que me coma el tigre
04 – Los corraleros de Majagual – El dentista
05 – Pianonegro – La Lancha
06 – Lisandro Meza y su conjunto – El guayacan
07 – Calixto Ochoa y su conjunto – La ombligona
08 – J. Nuncira y su orquesta – Juan de Acosta
09 – Pedro Laza y sus pelayeros – El bure
10 – Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La Pringamoza
11 – Conjunto Variedades – El baile de la pluma
12 – Rufo Garrido y su orquesta – Entre chanza y chanza
13 – Horacio y Edmundo Rojas – La Maya
14 – La sonora Cordobesa – La mafafa
15 – La sonora dinamita – Si me perdio la cadenita
16 – La sonora Cordobesa – Roberto Ruiz
17 – Ariza y su conjunto – Sabanalarga
18 – Los Lideres – La mula baya

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Sierra Maestra – Dundunbanza
World Circuit 1994

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To make up for the failing post of this morning, some
son montuno to cheer you up. I saw them around the
time they made this cd. It was in Utrecht and I remember
how Marcos González made a big impression, great band.
Get this Cuban sweetness now..

tracks;

01 – Juana peña
02 – Dundunbanza
03 – No me llores mas
04 – Bururú barara05
05 – Chango ta’ veni
06 – Mi guajira son
07 – Cangrejo fue a estudiar
08 – Kila kike y chocolate
09 – El gago
10 – El reloj de pastora

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el Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro
Glorias de Cuba, WS Latino

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Not long ago we had the first Ignacio Piñeiro at the GG,
today it’s turn for another. I must thank our buddy Sanjay
for finding this one. It was recorded in 1958 and a true beauty.
This is a re-issue from I don’t know what year.
Son montuno of old fashioned quality.

tracks;

01 – Buey viejo
02 – Echale salsita
03 – Don lengua
04 – Alma guajira
05 – Lejana campiña
06 – La batidora
07 – Se fue la montuna
08 – Eterna primavera
09 – Llego la tora
10 – Vueltabajera

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Arsenio Rodríguez – Primitivo

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One of the key figures in latin music was this great man.
Arsenio Rodríguez is considered father of the modern afro-cuban
sound. His musical roots lay in the Congolese rituals of his
family, instilled in him by his grandfather who was a slave,
and it is said that he brought many of the toques used to
adress deities into son. He was a predigious composer –
his sones remain dominant in the repertoire – and his group,
which he expanded with first congas and later an extra trumpet,
more percussion and piano, became the most influential of the
1940’s. Rodríguez also changed the structure of son, expanding
the montuno with a descarga section of improvised solos.
Arsenio Rodríguez ( 1911 – 1970 ) was blind from age eight,
he was kicked by a horse. He was a superb tres player and one
of Cuba’s all time great bandleaders and son composers. Arsenio
grew up in a ‘solar’, a small neighbourhood community. It was his
custom to play the guitar, his neighbours would join in both
vocally and instrumentally, using sticks, pieces of chairs, boxes
or anything they could find to create a musical sound. On such
a night, someone used a cowbell as their contribution to this
primitive music and it was from this that the cowbell evolved as
part of the instrumentation of today’s Latin-American rhythm
sections. ( Rough Guide and backsleeve )
Congolese composer Grand Kalle was called the father of rumba,
he became inspired by Cuban artists like Arsenio Rodríguez, so now
we can see the circle close, afro-cuban getting round and round.
tracks like Independence cha cha and Africa Boogaloo are typical
examples, from Congo to Cuba and back,
music works miracles don’t you think..
listen to Arsenio Rodríguez,
( do we hear Monguito
there ? )

tracks;

1 La pasion
2 Me engañastes juana
3 Lo que dice justi
4 Rumba guajira
5 Coplas de españa
6 Que mala suerte
7 Fiesta en el solar
8 Me equivoque contigo
9 A gozar mujeres
10 No lo niegues
11 El lema del guaguancó
12 Guaguancó de puerta tierra

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lo Primero Conjunto Miramar – Carruseles, Grabaciones Originales Ondina Dia Disquera Antioqueña

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Okay fellow groovers, back to reality. When I first saw
this lp, I was naive and thought it had something to do
with Colombian salsa band ‘Sonora Carruseles’. And
when listening to the first track one continues to feel
a certain link with the group. However after searching
the web for it, I didn’t find anything. Listening to the lp
I got captured by surprise, as pleased as punch, “lo
Primero Conjunto Miramar” found it’s self another fan.
Original songs, no salsa but cumbias, porros, pregon,
Guaracha, son and guajira, pure sweetness to the ear.
Now I have tried to convince you before, so no more
superlatives, just get it and give it a spin..azúcar !..

tracks;

1 Carruseles
2 Reina de cumbias
3 Sufre negra
4 Picale
5 La silenciosa
6 Pregonando
7 Chela
8 Salpicon
9 La pestañita
10 Mar adentro

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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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Conjunto Chappotín – Perlas del Son,Areito

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Conjunto Chappottín and his Stars was founded in 1950: African
Cuban tres-guitarist, composer and bandleader, Arsenio Rodriguez,
known as el Ciego Maravilloso, or the Marvelous Blind One, had settled
in New York to recover his vision. He decided from there that his All Stars
band, which he left in Cuba during his 1948 move to New York, should be
transferred into the professional care of his first trumpetist, Felix Chappottín.
From that moment, the original Arsenio Rodriguez All Stars band was
transformed into Conjunto Chappottín y sus Estrellas. The group was Led by
Felix Chappottín with Luis (Lili) Martinez Grinan as the arranger and Miguelito
Cuni the lead singer. Under the leadership of Felix Chappottín, only to be
compared with Louis Satchmo Armstrong, the band rose to international
fame, moving and amusing dancers in different parts of the world.
( info from AfroCubaWeb )

I bought this lp from a friend who used to collect Cuban music with passion.
One day when he was in need of money, he sold me his entire collection
with the idea to buy it back some other time. Unfortunately Dirk has left
this world a couple of years ago. I am taking care of the music, keeping it
together and sharing some of it with you, like today. Hope U like.

I found that the same lp was also released with
a different cover, as shown in small picture,
don’t know which one was the original.

tracks;

1   Romance fatal
2   Que se fuñan
3   Cienfuegos tiene mi guaguanco
4   Canto al monte
5   Yo si como candela
6   Nosotros los amalianos
7   Jala la pata
8   Pa bachatear
9   Y del vedado que
10  Yo soy tiburon
11  Los jovenes de la defensa
12  A bailar con la guajira

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Duo Los Compadres – Los Compadres,Tropical

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I didn’t hear any complaint about not having that Soundcloud-player
anymore. I suppose nobody really misses it. Maybe we’ll have
another player some day, for now just download and listen.

Duo Los Compadres was formed by Lorenzo Hierrezuelo in 1947.
Second voice and ‘tres’ was taken care of by Compay Segundo.
We hear them performing on this album which was a re-release
from during the seventies. Can you tell us the year of the
original release ? Listen and enjoy in the mean time.

tracks;

1 Todo a tus pies
2 Con el temporal
3 El gato y la gata
4 La rebelion de mayo
5 En la casa de Don Juan
6 Envidia de amor
7 Yo tengo pena
8 En el monte
9 Pruebe este tono
10 Descripcion de la rumba
11 Paloma mensajera
12 Preparen candela

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Abelardo Barroso y la Sensación -Bruca Maniguá, ARO 108

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Abelardo Barroso y la Sensación were an institution
within the marvelous music of Cuba. In their days
this was a famous record and today it is pure history.
It goes for rediculous prices on the web so, take it
and listen to this rarity free of cost.

tracks;

1 Bruca maniguá
2 El cangrejito
3 San Luisera
4 El fantasma del circo
5 Guajiras de hoy
6 La mulata canela
7 Suavecito
8 Changüi monte
9 Los tamalitos de Olga
10 Vacila con tu trago
11 Resabroso chachacha
12 Lo que la vida enseña

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Exitos de Celina y Reutilio,Suaritos

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One of my favourite latin voices belongs to Celina Gonzalez.
Together with her husband Reutilio they form this historic duo.
On Suaritos we have this delightful album, it contains some
of their all time greatest songs. La casa de Yagua for instance,
or Cita en el Platanal, are just two of the 14 magnificent tracks.
Glad to spread the word on this splendid LP, Get it now !

tracks;

1 Que bueno baila Celina
2 A la virgen de las Mercedes
3 Papa Boco
4 La caña brava
5 Cita en el platanal
6 La casa de Yagua
7 Agua pa mi
8 Canto a Borinquen
9 La prangana
10 Ritmo cordonero
11 Me tenian amarrao con “P”
12 No me conviene tu amor
13 ‘Ta Cirilo
14 Homenaje a la virgen de Guatalupe

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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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