Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto – Dundunbanza

Arsenio Rodriguez, voorkant

titels ;

01 – Dundunbanza
02 – No me llores mas
03 – Tengo que olvidarte
04 – Llévatelo todo
05 – Vuelvo a la vida
06 – Pueblo nuevo se paso
07 – El tabernero
08 – No puedo comer vistagacha
09 – Me siento muy solo
10 – Ta benito eh
11 – Sou tu destino
12 – Los sitios hacere
13 – Mi convicción
14 – Deuda
15 – El rumbón de luyano
16 – En su partir
17 – Guaraguí
18 – Pobre mi cuba
19 – Con amor se borra otro amor

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Monguito el No. 1 – Yo No Soy Mentiroso
SAR 1979

Monguito, voorkant

Hier hebben we nog zo’n pracht plaat op SAR en geproduceerd
door Roberto Torres. Monguito ‘el Unico’ is een van de mannen
die er vanaf het begin bij waren. Toen de son montuno net was
uitgevonden door de grote Arsenio Rodriguez was Monguito al
op zijn album ‘Primitivo’ te horen. Één van de meest gedownloade
elpees op deze pagina overigens. Arsenio heeft helaas niet meer
kunnen meemaken hoe groot zijn creatie later nog zou worden.
De grote meester overleed eind 1970. Monguito maakte nog
vele platen, luister naar ‘Yo No Soy Mentiroso’.
Ik lieg het niet..

Today we’ve got us another wonderful album on SAR and produced
by Roberto Torres. Monguito ‘el Unico’ is one of the guys who were
there from the very beginning . When the great Arsenio Rodriguez
had just invented ‘Son Montuno’, Monguito was already there and
participated on ‘Primitivo’, one of the most downloaded albums at
this page by the way. Arsenio didn’t live to know how big his sound
became in a later stage unfortunately, he died in 1970. Monguito
made a bunch of records later, listen to ‘Yo No Soy mentiroso’.
I’m not lying..

titels ;

01 – Mi son, mi son
02 – Punteame bien el tres
03 – Guaguanco sabroso
04 – Yo no soy mentiroso
05 – Un pedacito
06 – Este rumbon

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Chico Alvarez – Montuneando
SAR 1981

Chico Alvarez, voorkant

Son Montuno geproduceerd door Roberto Torres is altijd
interessant, zo ook dit album van Chico Alvarez. Lekkere
trés, bongo’s, conga’s en koebel, fijne blazers
arrangementen, precies goed, luister..

Son Montuno and especially produced by Roberto Torres
is always interesting, like this album by Chico Alvarez.
Nice trés, conga’s, bongo’s and cowbell, great horn
arrangements, just right, listen..

titels ;

01 – El piñero
02 – Va’l carretero
03 – Me boto la negrita
04 – Esa china
05 – Cogele el gusto
06 – Yo bailo la chambelona

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Felix Morales and his orchestra Capri
Salsa Records 1972

Felix Morales, voorkant

Felix Morales, piano

Je kunt mij beter nooit te serieus nemen hoor. Ik loop hier ook
maar een beetje te dollen met wie er maar gevoelig voor is. Ik
meen het wel als ik zeg verbreed je horizon en luister ook eens
naar muziek waarvan je eerst denkt, dat is niks voor mij. Neem
nou deze Felix Morales en zijn Orchestra Capri, een club muzi-
kanten waarvan ik zeg, die snappen het. Alles in balans, niets te
veel of te weinig. Met Ismael Quintana, Adalberto Santiago, Vitin
Aviles en Pete ‘Conde’ Rodriguez slechts in het achtergrond koortje.
Dukie Gonzalez doet de lead vocalen, Charlie Rodriguez op de tres,
ik noem er zomaar een paar. schitterende arrangementen, niet te
missen dit spul. En pietsie achtergrond geluiden maar net
niet te veel gelukkig, pak het en geniet ervan zoals ik..

Better don’t take me too serious folks, I’m just fooling around with
whoever wants to be fooled around with. I do mean it when I say
broaden your horizon, without wanting to hurt anybody’s feeling.
Take this album of Felix Morales and his Orchestra Capri, a bunch
of musicians who knew what they were doing. Everything is in
perfect balance, nothing too much or too little. Ismael Quintana,
Adalberto Santiago, Vitin Aviles en Pete ‘Conde’ Rodriguez just
being background vocals. Dukie Gonzalez taking care of the lead
vocals, Charlie Rodrigues on tres, just naming a few. astonishing
arrangements, don’t miss. Shame about a little background noise
on this fine record, but not too much, enjoy listening..

titels ;

01 – Lo que soy
02 – Vagabundo
03 – No me mires
04 – Tapame contigo
05 – Sigue ella boba
06 – Bomboncito
07 – Virgencita ayudame
08 – prefiero el son
09 – Mi son montuno
10 – Guaguanco a todos los barrios

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Sabroso! Havana Hits – Various Artists
Earthworks 1989

Sabroso, Havana Hits, front

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

Monguito, front

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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Sierra Maestra – Dundunbanza
World Circuit 1994

Sierra Maestra, front

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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Papaíto – De Buenavista el Otro Sonero
Cobo Music

Papaito, front

Good morning groovers, this is the first rip I made with
my new coputer. The old one was getting tired of all the
hard work. Still getting used to some new features.
What do we have today ?

Let’s see, this is Papaíto, one of the finest voices in
our beloved son montuno. Enjoy listening..

tracks;

01 – Oigame mi amigo
02 – Señor por que
03 – Maria luisa
04 – Borombon
05 – Soy del campo
06 – Enamorado
07 – El pobre y el dinero
08 – Donde va chi-chi
09 – Mujer de cabaret
10 – Sebastian

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

Septeto Nacional, front

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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Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná
Mi Buenaventura, Discos Fuentes

Peregoyo, front

Peregoyo, back

Fuentes label

afrosound of colombia vol. 2

One of my friends gave me a present that made me very
happy. It is volume 2 of “The Afrosound of Colombia” which
appeared on Vampi Soul recently ( small pic ). It contains
songs by various artists of Colombian origin, all great stuff.
Track #4 of the compi is a song that comes from this here
album by Peregoyo y su Combo Vacaná. It’s called ‘Sabor
de Vacaná’. I was quite sure I posted it already quite some
time ago but just maybe I’m mistaking. One way or the
other, it is about time I bring you this absolute treasure
you would not want to miss. Peregoyo’s music is
something different, styles like currulao, abozao
chocoano, aguabajo I never heard anybody else
play. Bomba, porro cumbia, porro, descarga,
guaracha and son montuno are more
familiar to us. Get it, spread it,
listen and enjoy !

tracks;

1 Rio de juaji ( caldo de piangua )
2 La palma de chontaduro
3 Asi es mi tierra
4 Mi buenaventura
5 Descarga vacaná
6 La pluma
7 Ola de agua
8 Chechudino
9 Martha cecilia
10 El canalete
11 Sabor de vacaná

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Exitos de Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto
Tropical / Seeco

Arsenio, front

Arsenio Rodriguez

Groovers, I must compliment you with your good taste. Arsenio
Rodriguez’ lp, ‘Primitivo’ which I posted in august, is on number
three of our downloads. Much earlier we already had this one,
this one, this one and this one.Today we have another album on
Tropical, powered by Seeco, it contains some son, bolero and
son montuno, hope you like it.

tracks;

1 Si me voy
2 No quiero
3 Besarte quisiera
4 Se formo el bochinche
5 Solo fue un sueño
6 El dolorsita de mi china
7 Hipocresia
8 Cambia el paso
9 Vive en el recuerdo
10 Juegame limpio

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Los Corraleros – Ritmo de Colombia
Discos Fuentes 1968

Los Corraleros, front

Los Corraleros, label

What can I say ? You know I’m a lover of this type of
music. I could keep annoying you with superlatives
concerning this album but I really think it’s best if you
listen first and make up your own mind about it. Can
you tell us who you see on the frontsleeve ? I am sure
about two or three myself, how many do you know ?
By the way, this is an original old yellow Fuentes
label on a very thick and heavy slice of vinyl, wow..

tracks;

1 Casi nada, Eliseo Herrera
2 Busca tu hueco, Tony Zúñiga
3 Charanga costeña, Calixto Ochoa
4 Baila mi boogaloo, Lisandro Meza
5 La que a ti te gusta, Julio Erazo
6 Compae tomas, instrumental
7 Ritmo de colombia, Manuel Cervantes
8 Pompo manteca, Tony Zúñiga
9 La pintosa, Lisandro Meza
10 Duermete niño, Chico Cervantes
11 Gorrero pechugon, Julio Erazo
12 El espejo del chinito, Calixto Ochoa

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Alfredo Gutierrez y sus Estrellas –
Alegre Festival, Sonolux

Alfredo Gutierrez, front

Today’s contribution is a real rarity, Alfredo Gutierrez’ Estrellas
appear among others with Lucho Perez on this slice of vinyl.
Lucho Perez, sometimes also ‘Lucho Argain’, is famous for his
work with la Sonora Dinamita, Los Corraleros de Majagual,
la Sonora Barulera and others. His voice is one every Colombian
recognizes and belongs to the most adored. I have added a few
bonustracks with Lucho for you to remember his great work.
He is to be heard on tracks; 1,4,5,7 and 11 of the album and
bonus, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
Other guest singers here are Edilberto Benitez, Carmelo Barraza
and Danuil y Carmelo. Alfredo himself is not to be forgotten as
well of course, we had a bunch of his records, best use
our search-bar to find them, enjoy..

tracks;

1 Raca mandaca
2 La tataravita
3 Rosa temprana
4 Mosaico 999
5 A gustar la cumbia
6 El sabanero
7 El tao tao
8 El boca pinta
9 El cucarron
10 Muele la caña
11 Ven
12 Vengan mujeres

Bonustracks with Lucho Pérez;

13 La Sonora Dinamita – Cumbia soleada
14 La Sonora Dinamita – La morena encarnación
15 La Sonora Barulera – Cumbia barulera
16 Orquesta Ritmo de Sabanas – Ramita de matimba

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Arsenio Rodríguez – Primitivo

Arsenio Rodríguez, front

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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