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 )
We already had some of their work here.
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.
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
For this saturday a re-up and re-post. Anibal Velasquez is still one of
Colombia’s biggest artists. I read somewhere he made over 300 records
a huge amount. Still performing, he turns places upside-down. If you
ever get the chance to see him perform do not hesitate and buy that
ticket instantly. I hope to get that chance myself one fine day.
For now, enjoy this oldie but very goodie oncemore, check # 8.
1 Que ojos
2 La caracucha
3 Que se muera
4 Mi barquita
5 La muerte de Anibal
6 Te la vi
7 Palito seco
8 Pobre y viejo
9 Mi suegra
10 La muerte de Bartola
11 La que se fue
12 Mi comadre
Here at the GG, we feel a lot of sympathy for the oldies.
Old records of old singers, like this Puerto Rican grandpa.
Chuito, el de Bayamon, one of the greatest jíbaro’s of all time.
On this 10th volume on Ansonia, he appears multiple style again.
Merengue, villarrán, plena bomba, seis chorreao, guaracha, canto serrano,
canto Jíbaro, aguinaldo Jíbaro, trulla, seis cañabon, milonga and
aguinaldo cagueño. 12 terrific songs, sparkling
and energetic, listen..
1 La vieja buena
2 Aunque usted no lo crea
3 Isabel la negra
4 Y tu no queria’
5 Que pescao’
6 Mi guitarra
7 Los carreteros y el buen Borincano
8 El soco del medio
9 Trulla de Bayamon
10 Despues de muerto VIVI
11 Sigue sufriendo
12 Adios año viejo
A while back we had an album of Cortijo on which Fe Cortijo
did a few songs, on this one she does’em all.
Backing vocals by Adalberto Santiago,
Ismael Quintana and even Tito Puente. Great Puerto Rican rhythms.
2 Bomba carambomba
3 La otra
5 Lloralo, lloralo
7 Guaracha de mayo
8 Bomba merengue
Do you still have your occasional dance in the livingroom sometimes ?
I have just the thing for a saturdaynight, Cortijo and his Combo are
here to brighten up the sphere. Percussionist and orchestral leader
Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera are considered best interpreters
of the Plena, Danza and Bomba, three typical Puerto Rican styles.
A great dance album brought to us by Palladium Latin Jazz & Dance
Records. Recordings are from januari 10, 1958, year of release..?
1 El negro bembon
2 Alegria y bomba
3 Dejalo que suba
4 Te lo voy a contar
5 El satelite
6 Huy que pote
7 El chivo de la campana
8 Con la punta del pie, Teresa
9 Lo deje llorando
10 A bailar mi bomba
11 Bailala bien
12 Lo tuyo es cronico
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 !
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
8 Si llego a besarte
9 La juma de ayer
11 Asi cantaba
12 Compay Gallo
It was in 1997, when ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ launched their
historic first cd with Ry Cooder, that I learned about Pio Leiva.
He was one of the singers, that worked with Compay Segundo
since the 50′s. Leiva was one of the main performers of the
Montuno genre, they called him ‘el Montunero de Cuba’.
He wrote the number ‘Francisco Guayabal’ that became a hit
via Beny Moré and played with Bebo Valdes and Noro Moralez.
I was one of the lucky visitors of the Amsterdam Carré Theater
when Wim Wenders made his movie of the Buena Vista Social Club,
an unforgettable evening.
This is an album on his own name and it’s a great one.
Listen to Pio Leiva !
1 Mi chiquita
2 Bajo un palmar
4 La juma de ayer
5 No te preocupes
6 Pescadores de Camaron
7 La noche buena
8 Un jardinero de amor
10 Que me digan feo
12 Los golpes de caridad
From Cuba, this is Conjunto Casino, well known for their renditions
of many styles. Founded in 1937 as Sexteto Casino and grew
stronger eversince. Ansonia guarantees a fine piece of Latin
1 Tu me brindaste tu amor
2 Basta ya de llanto
3 La cuerda floja
4 Besame o mienteme
5 Papa y Aji
6 Ven ven
7 Vivo en la montaña
10 La naturaleza
11 Besame alma mia
12 Que titingo
When I am hunting for records at a fair for instance, I am always
looking out for anything on ‘Discos Fuentes’. one of those days I
was the lucky finder of this rarity. Celina Gonzalez and Reutilio
Dominguez are Cubans, this is a Colombian release that
contains some of their early successes.
1 A Santa Barbara
2 San Lazaro
3 Flores para tu altar
4 A la reina del mar
5 Maria de la luz
6 El hijo del elegua
7 Defiendeme Santa Barbara
8 A la caridad del cobre
9 A la virgin del Carmen
10 El congo Ramon
11 Tambores Africanos
12 Antonia Cervasio