Pio Leyva – El Montunero de Cuba
RRAS 1012

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Most people just know him from his membership in the Buena Vista
Social Club project. Ry Cooder pulled a range of old Son Montuno
artists from the dust in 1997. Wilfriedo ‘Pio’ Leyva Pascual already had
an impressive career behind him at the time. He was one of the greats
in the field and was also called ‘El Montunero de Cuba’. He was active
as a bongo player since 1923 but first sung in 1932 with Orquesta
Caribe. Pio Leyva sung with artists such as Orquesta Aragón, Beny
Moré, Bebo Valdez, Noro Moralez and with Compay Segundo who
was also member of Buena Vista Social Club. Further he sang with
Marciano Mercerón, Conjunto Caney and Riverside. He died of a
heart attack in 2006, age 89, listen to el Montunero de Cuba..

De meeste mensen kennen hem slechts door zijn rol in het Buena
Vista Social Club project. Ry Cooder trok een keur aan oude Son
Montuno artiesten uit het stof in 1997. Wilfriedo ‘Pio’ Leyva Pascual
had toen reeds een lange carriere achter zich. Hij was een van de
groten in het veld en werd ook wel ‘El Montunero de Cuba’ genoemd.
Sinds 1923 actief zong hij voor het eerst in 1932 in Conjunto Caribe.
Verder zong hij bij Orquesta Aragón, Beny Moré, Bebo Valdez, Noro
Moralez en met Compay Segundo die ook lid was van Buena Vista
Social Club. Maar ook met Mariano Mercerón, Conjunto Caney en
Riverside. Pio Leyva overleed in 2006 aan een hartaanval, hij
werd 89 jaar. Luister naar el Montunero de Cuba..

tracks ;

01 – Oye como suena
02 – Ay que tiene ella ?
03 – La alegria del montuno
04 – A comer chicharron
05 – El pregon de la montaña
06 – Resuena tu bongo
07 – Langosta con arroz
08 – A batea
09 – Yo bailo con ella
10 – Oriente hermoso
11 – Cuba de mi corazon
12 – El guateque de ciprian

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Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto – Arsenio
Puchito 1957

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Long gone but not forgotten, born Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull
in 1911. Known as Arsenio Rodriguez and died in 1970. We still
love his work hence the fact he is king of downloads with his no.1
album ‘Primitivo’ at this page. This is a record I recently purchased
for quite a price. Better get it now you lucky bastards..

Al geruime tijd van de aardbol maar nog lang niet vergeten, geboren
als Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull in 1911. Wij, liefhebbers van zijn
heerlijk werk, draaien hem nog steeds met grote regelmaat getuige zijn
nummer één notering in onze downloadgeschiedenis hier op de Global Groove.
Arsenio Rodriguez overleed in 1970 reeds.Deze schijf vinyl kocht ik onlangs
voor een aanzienlijke prijs op de beurs. Pak hem maar snel,
zooitje mazzelpikken dat je d’r loopt..

tracks ;

01 – Garraguao alante
02 – Hay fuego en el 23
03 – Buenavista en guaguancó
04 – Devuélveme la ilusión
05 – Adorenla como martí
06 – El hombre está hablando bien
07 – Blanca paloma
08 – Mami me gustó
09 – Que feliz yo fuera
10 – Besame aquí
11 – La fonda de bienvenido
12 – Recuerda bien

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Chivirico – Para mi Gente
Cotique 1976

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Chivirico Dávila’s real name was Rafael Dávila Rosario.
He was born Puerto Rican, this album on Cotique was
recorded in New York. He worked with many different
artists in many different countries but never gained the
recognition he deserved. Listen to this great album..

tracks;

01 – Para mi gente
02 – Enamorado
03 – Tumba
04 – Quizas, quizas
05 – Gavilan
06 – Yare, yare
07 – Por equivocacion
08 – La mujer del peso
09 – Cristal
10 – Mar y cielo

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Sabroso! Havana Hits – Various Artists
Earthworks 1989

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A wonderful collection of songs on Earthworks is this
1989 compilation of Cuban hits. We’ve played it so
much I can dream them. Not to miss, get & spread..

tracks;

01 – Grupo Sierra Maestra – A los rumberos de belen
02 – Celina González – Camina y ven
03 – Orquestra Chepin – El son de nicaragua
04 – Irakere – Rucu Rucu A santa clara
05 – Conjunto Casino – Chilindron de chivo
06 – Conjunto Los Karachi – De kabinde a kunene un solo pueblo
07 – Los Van Van – Anda ven y muevete
08 – Conjunto Rumbavana – Vuela la paloma
09 – Orquesta Revé – Se que tu sabes que yo se
10 – Grupo Monumental – Frutas del caney

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Monguito el Unico – Miren que Suerte
Toboga 1982

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We had about ten of his records untill now but Monguito we
can’t have too much. With his unique voice one can always
recognize him instantly. He is one of the main interpretors
of son montuno and this 1982 slice of hot vinyl contains six
of those. With another great sleeve by José Expósito.
Sweet tunes you don’t want to miss..

tracks;

01 – Miren que suerte
02 – Perla fina
03 – Mexico lindo
04 – Los secretos del amor
05 – Rumberos de ayer
06 – No le llamen salsa a mi son

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Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto
El Ciego Maravilloso, Cubitas 1976

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This album contains some of Arsenio’s finest songs, with the
participation of his cousin Rene Scull and his sister Estella,
both vocals. Also with Joseito Nuñez ( ‘Canta montero’ ).
Cuba’s most famous tres player is back at the GG, his
album ‘Primitivo’ is still on number two of most
downloaded lp’s at the Global Groove.
Recorded in 1947 and 1948, released
in 1976. Get it & spread it..

tracks;

01 – Semilla de caña brava
02 – Aqui como alla
03 – Adivinalo
04 – Mi conviccion
05 – Canta montero
06 – Esa china tiene coimbre
07 – Ta benito eh
08 – El rincon caliente
09 – Soy tu destino
10 – Deuda

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Papaíto – Rinde homeneje a Abelardo Barroso,SAR-1014, 1980

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“Gocen, con Papaíto gocen..”, I am quite sure you all
will, listening to the music of one idol, interpretated
by another. Typical SAR recording with all the greats
present, Valdes – piano, Rodriguez – tres, produced by
Roberto Torres, check the backsleeve for details.
Listen to Mario Muñoz Salazar alias ‘Papaíto’.

tracks;

1 El guajiro de Cunagua
2 Bruca manigua
3 El panquelero
4 En Guantánamo
5 Suavecito
6 El huerfanito

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Abelardo Barroso con la Orquesta Sensación – Joyas de Siempre, Areito / EGREM

This LP was originally released on EGREM, Empresa de Grabaciones y
Ediciones Musicales La Habana. I love the voices on this fine piece
of Cuban music. And these photos, don’t you just wish you were there ?

tracks;

1 La sitiera
2 Changuí monte adentro
3 Tiene sabor
4 Yo ta’cansá
5 Bruca maniguá
6 Ea! Llegó el guajiro de Cunaguá
7 Ensalada Sensación
8 La paella
9 Los carnavales de oriente
10 La reina del Guaguancó
11 Guapo fantoma
12 El brujo de Guanabacoa

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Los Guerrilleros – Ay Che Camino,single, Decca 1968

Yesterday at work a guy walked in with this here single, he visited
Global Groove and thought,” there’s a good place for that old single”,
and here it is, ” never heard it”, he said, ” I bought it for it’s cover”.
Well, it’s quite nice actually, thank you for supporting, check it out.

tracks;

1 Ay Che camino
2 Zamba del Commandante

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