Today we find vol. 7 of the Ramito, el Cantor de la Montaña series.
His jibaro is always christal clear and very strong sounding. Songs
about his love for Puerto Rico and live Borincano. I am a fan since
the very first notes I heard. There is no escaping
from el Gran Ramito ..
el Cantor de la Montaña vol. 5
el Cantor de la Montaña vol. 6
el Cantor de la Montaña SALP 1296
el Cantor de la Montaña vol. 4
Amor y Patria 1980
78 Pueblos Borincanos 1979
el Cantor de la Montaña SALP 1277
Un Aguinaldo Para Ti
El Favorito de Puerto Rico
Ecos del Pasado, Las Raíces de Ramito
el Cantor de la Montaña ALP 1237
01 – David y goliat
02 – Sin remedio
03 – Vendo unos ojos verdes
04 – El amor y el tiempo
05 – En cada pueblo un amor
06 – Camino del cielo
07 – Moises el profeto
08 – Lo tuyo
09 – Virgen maria
10 – El desafio
11 – No me llores
12 – Gallina con sabor a pollo
1 Kiskedee Trio – Congo bara
2 J.B. Lenoir – Sitting down thinking
3 Buddie Johnson – It’s the gold
4 Orquesta casino de la Playa – Bruca manigua
5 Carmen Dela Dipini – Dimelo
6 Teddy Wilson – You showed me the way
7 Slim Gaillard – Beatin’ the board
8 Count Lasher – Talking parrot
9 Bemi – Nabosani ndako
10 Cab Calloway – Reefer man
11 Robert Johnson – Terraplane blues
12 Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra – Rumba rumbero
13 Roberto Ledesma – Con mi corazon te espero
14 Mildred Bailey – I see your face before me
15 Earl Hines – Blue drag
16 Alex Konadu – Owuo mpe silka
17 Wrangler – Limbo teacher
18 Effie Smith – Gettin’ out
19 Big Joe Turner – Lucille, Lucille
20 Louis Jordan – Psycho-loco
21 Edmundo Arias – Chituchi
22 Jimmy Pedroso – El loro
23 Angel Luis Torruellas – El abusador
24 Sunny Adé and his Green Spot Band – O le ku
25 Miguel Aceves Mejia – Orgullosa y bonita
26 Humphrey Eshitool – Jirani waganga
For this occasion Ramito put on his best suit, and
said to himself “I’m gonna show them something
completely different.” Ramito con Chorolo y su Combo
come in multiple style with this album. Listen.
3 Sin adios
4 Otra mujer en mi vida
5 Bomba Hawaiana
7 La romana
8 Que bonita bandera
9 La chismosa
11 Reina mora
12 Por el pecho no
Flor Morales Ramos or in short Ramito is one of the
interpreters of traditional style Jibaro. El Cantor de la Montaña
is back at the GG with a sweet album. Aguinaldo, Seis,
Plena, Mariandá, Mapayé are typical Puerto Rican music styles,
that the great Ramito brought us like no other, check it yourself.
P.S., B-side gets a bit false towards the end due to lurching grooves.
1 Desde mi tumba
2 El dinero no es la vida
4 El hijo desobediente
5 Preso por tu amor
6 Soy un desventurado
7 La mujer boricua
8 Queja y consejo
9 Poco sitia para dos
10 San Juan bautista
11 Tristeza campesina
12 No te vistas que no vas
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
If I understood correctly, Ramito’s music is very popular
with Christmas in Puerto Rico. On this album, Ramito is once
more accompanied by Conjunto, Toñito Ferrer y sus Jibaros Modernos.
The rhythms have beautiful names like, Aguinaldo, Mapayé
and Ritmo Boricua among others, enjoy them.
1 Rosas del campo
2 Triste y solitario
3 Verdades amargas
4 Nuestras mujeres
5 Siempre amor
6 Enseñame el lunar
7 Recuerdos del nene
8 Lo que tu no sabes
9 Echa pa’ lante
10 El preso y el que esta muerto
11 La copa rota
Today we’ve got another Flor Morales Ramos, Ramito in short.
Backsleeve notes claim that his most famous tracks appear on
ALP 1237. I wanted to link you to it but the page that hosts it
is only for invited visitors, listenwithmyears.blogspot.com.
I know at least one happy visitor with this LP, it’s for you Joe.
1 Parranda Borinqueña
2 Adios y dame un beso
3 Buena en cantidad
4 Plegaria a la madre
6 Sin razon
7 La tierra mia
8 No eres guapo na’
9 Poema de amor
10 Por la que se fue
11 Cualquiera de pena llora
12 El guapo Jalao
Next friday I’ll be doing another evening of deejaying in that same
local bar I did an African night not so long ago. This time it will be
an evening with only South-American music. From Salsa to Reggaeton and
from Merengue to Samba. Both Old and New sounds, Urban and Traditional.
I am getting in the mood already by posting this great album from 1975.
Rhythm and Percussion hero Cortijo is a titan, he brings us Guaracha,
Plena, Bomba and Bolero on this LP. I especially like the young female
voice which appears to be from his daughter ( if I’m not mistaking ) Fe
Cortijo. If you like some Salsa, don’t let it pass, it’s a true pearl.
Do you live nearby and want to come dancing ?
Friday, october 23
from 21.00 to 3.00
in Café ‘t Wapen van Hilversum
Groest 27, Hilversum
1 Pica pica
2 Los aduaneros
3 Esto no es amor
4 El bochinche
7 Dilo tu
10 Ponganse duro
Ever since I first heard the voice of Celina Gonzalez, I am
under her spell. She’s got such power in her singing, superb.
Just get this album and it shall convince you.
1 Quiero bailar con Celina
2 Romance guajiro
3 Oracion a la caridad
4 A un presidiario
5 Yo soy el punto Cubano
6 Mi conga por Santiago
7 A Francisco
8 Celina canta a Puerto Rico
9 Papa candelo
10 Su laud
12 Son guajiro del monte
Flor Morales Ramos was his name, they called him ‘Ramito’.
Ramito was a patriot like no one and wrote lots of songs about
his beloved Puerto Rico. He was the most productive musician,
I just found a dicography with over 150 titles, incredible.
This is an album I found in a recordstore in Paris, I just
got back from a quick trip to France. One of our loyal visitors
invited me for his birthday party and I met some very nice people
there, sorry I left in a rush everybody, that happens.
I could not resist going to that great Paris recordshop,
and want to thank the chief there, let’s call him ‘F’.
Thanks ‘F’ for helping me find this fantastic Jibara
and lots of other fine music.
To be continued.
1 A los Borincanos
2 Juana de Arco
3 Triste y solitario
4 La tierra mia
5 Soy un desventurado
6 Dulce patria mia
7 El ultimo adios a mi madre
8 Desde mi tumba
9 San Juan Bautista
10 Amanecer Borincano
11 El conde Olivero
12 Tristeza en navidad
Do you know that phenomena, you buy an LP, you check it properly
for being in a good condition. This one looks perfect, but when
I was recording it and came to the second side, it appeared
to be pressed almost 1 centimeter out of the center.
So, the first 6 tracks are just fine but tracks 7 to 12
sound a bit FALSE I’m affraid. The music is so nice however,
I didn’t want to withhold it from you.
Rafael Cortijo was one of Puerto Rico’s heroes of the 50’s
and 60’s. His plena’s and bomba’s were and are still among
the most respected in the world. This is his first stereo
recording from 1960. Volare is a well known song of which
he made his own version. If you are familiar wirh the music
of Brazil’s singer Dorival Caymmi, you will recognize the last
song on this album. It used to be called ‘Maracangalha’.
Cortijo’s versions are great, they sound natural as if
they were his own. Like lots of Cortijo’s albums, this one
is also with the great singer ‘Ismael Rivera’ with whom
he worked for many years.
2 Si te mueres no me lleves
4 Que le paso
5 La hija de la vecina
6 Madame Calalu
7 Y Pedro Flores
8 Mofongo pelao
10 Los chismosos
11 Dona Chana
12 Me voy a Marancagaya
Plena is the most typical rhythm of Puerto Rico and the master
of the plena was Canario. His real name is Manuel Jiménez and
started his singing career at the age of 5. He was beheld a child
prodigy and that gave him his start towards everlasting fame.
The vocals here belong to Raful. Listen to Canario.
1 Llego de Roma
3 Buscando a malen
4 Cortaron a Elena
5 Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres
6 El mundo se va acabar
7 Santa Maria
8 Por bandolera
9 Que se va José
10 Tanta vanidad
11 La negra Merced
12 Que tabaco malo