It is a little confusing; Buitraguito sounds as ‘small Buitrago’.
In this case we are speaking of two musicians, the career of
Buitraguito started when Buitrago died. Guillermo Buitrago
of who we had his most famous work here,
already died age 29. He managed to win the hearts of all
Colombians however and hits like ‘Compae Heliodoro’ and ‘Ron
de Vinola’ were originated by him. Buitrago’s ‘Diciembre y Año
Nuevo’ was an album everybody played at the end of the year
and is considered typical new years music. Now Buitraguito
is a man who’s real name is Julio César SanJuán, and because
he was working in the same type of music and had a somehow
similar voice as the old master, he was asked to perform with
Los 50 de Joselito. Buitraguito, who had just left the Vallenato
group of Bovea, made a great impression and they started calling
him ‘Buitraguito’. Warner Bros. wanted to record an album with
all the old Buitrago songs with him but that never happened.
Copying an other’s family name and his music too was subject
of discussions, it was too much and finally he dumped the name.
One way or the other, what we have for you today is an album of
Pedro Quinto on which Buitraguito is the singer. His voice does
sound a lot like the old Buitrago’s and I am thrilled by it..
Musica Parrandera of the highest quality to my opinion.
1 El brujo ( Julio SanJuán )
2 Que tienen las mujeres ( Fontanilla y González )
3 Mis tristezas ( Efraín González )
4 Maria morales ( Julio SanJuán )
5 Potrerillo ( Julio Bovea )
6 Lamento provinciano ( Julio SanJuán )
7 Rosa perfumada ( Julio SanJuán )
8 Carmen miryam ( Julio SanJuán )
9 Oyeme rosita ( Gustavo Rada )
10 Caballito melao ( José Barros )
11 Malibu ( Gustavo Rada )
12 Bonita luna ( Efraín González )
My first encounter with Colombian parrandera music was through
Guillermo Buitrago. ( of whom soon more to follow ) After that I went
out searching for more in that style. The artist I want to introduce to
you today is one from the same school. José A. Bedoya was born
in Frontino Antioquia, biography in Spanish
Parranda music is accoustic but it really rocks,
listen to it yourself..
The sleeve says “forbidden on radio”, what would that mean ?
1 El timbre
2 Que te estas comiendo
3 La araña peligrosa
4 El estafador
5 Toque las maracas
6 El valero
7 El ladron
8 El comerciante
9 El acomedido
10 Que bizcochito
11 El pajarito
12 El gallo de helena
Part from some tracks on compilations, I do not use to post any
material from CD. This one by Guillermo Buitrago is an absolute
exeption. If I would not use it, it was impossible to post any
Buitrago. His LP’s, as far as they exist at all, are not to find.
I repost this album for several reasons. It contains songs for
december and new year, well our new year at the Global Groove
starts tomorrow. Part from that, this music is so delightful, I
truely don’t understand it didn’t get any response. I am crazy
about these songs. When I discovered this compilation, I wept
tears of happiness. Maybe it’s just me being foolish, but give
this one another chance and I’m sure you will not regret.
1 La vispera de año novo
2 Ron de Vinola
3 Dame tu mujer José
4 Grito vagabundo
5 El huerfanito
6 Compae Heliodoro
7 El amor de Claudia
8 La carta
9 La araña picua
10 La piña madura
11 La hija de mi comadre
12 Que criterio
13 Las mujeres no me quieren
15 El testamento
16 El brujo de Arjona
Here we have a fine treat by Guillermo Buitrago from Colombia.
Buitrago lived from 1920 till 1949, this stuff comes from the vaults
of Discos Fuentes.
Very hard to find material by the King of Musica
Parrandera, very nice.