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Night In Cuba (2008)

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Format: CD
Sku: 208812974
UPC: 886973529928
UPC 14: 00886973529928
Release Date: 9/9/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Son De La Loma - Trio Matamoros ~ Various Artists
2. Mambo #5 - P?rez Prado ~ Various Artists
3. Yenyere Cumae-El Bombon De Elena - Original Cuarteto D'Aida ~ Various Artists
4. Bonito Y Sabroso - Beny Mor? ~ Various Artists
5. El Bodeguero - Orquesta Arag¢n ~ Various Artists
6. El Manisero - Xiomara Alfaro ~ Various Artists
7. Montuno - Gloria Estefan ~ Various Artists
8. Cuba Que Lindos Son Tus Paisajes - Willy Chirino/Celia Cruz ~ Various Artists
9. Manteca - Arturo Sandoval ~ Various Artists
10. Mambo - Cachao ~ Various Artists
11. Como Roca - Hansel/Rolando Laserie ~ Various Artists
12. Como Fue - Paquito D'Rivera ~ Various Artists
13. Habra Musica Guajira - Albita ~ Various Artists
14. Serenata Santiaguera - Donato P¢veda ~ Various Artists
15. Las Congas - Paquito Hechavarria ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Miguel Matamoros, Rafael Cueto (vocals, guitar); Siro Rodriguez (vocals, percussion); Elena Burke, Haydee Portuondo, Moraima Secada, Omara Portuondo (vocals).
Muze PNote Author: Jos? Mart¡.
Muze PNote This excellent, sprawling collection opens with an 80-year-old recording of Trio Matamoros performing "Son de la Loma." Although it was made during the early days of recording technology, the recording is strikingly clear and defined, and both the singing and playing are spectacular. Whether intentionally or not, this track serves as something of a symbol for Cuban music in general: despite various kinds of repression and privation throughout its history, that tiny island country has managed to produce some of the sweetest, most lovely, and most complex popular music in the world. A Night in Cuba illustrates that truism with recordings made as long ago as 1928 and as recently as 2003. In some cases, it's not even known when the recording took place -- and some strains of Cuban music have changed so little over the decades that the music itself gives little clue. El Original Cuarteto d'Aida's brilliant "Yenyere Cumae -- El Bombo de Elena" is one such track, and it's one of the highlights of a consistently excellent program. Other highlights include Beny Mor?'s "Bonito y Sabroso," on which the vocals are especially nice, and a fine recent recording by Arturo Sandoval of Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca." Even Gloria Estefan makes an appearance here, with the horn-heavy "Montuno." Hansel & Raul's "Como Roca" is a bit too much on the smooth jazz side, and Albita's "Habr  Musica Guajira" is a bit emotionally bombastic even by Latin standards, but overall this disc is a complete delight. ~ Rick Anderson

Producer: Anthony Gonzalez (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/02/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 35299
Music Label Name Label : Sony BMG
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886973529928

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