Monday, July 25, 2011

Jose Curbelo - Live At The China Doll In New York 1946


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1. Rumba Gallega 0:44 (Curbelo-Audinot-Puente)
2. Botamos La Pelota 3:35 (Silvio Contreras)
3. Bruca Manigua 3:09 (Arsenio Rodriguez)
4. Esto Es Lo Ultimo 3:57 (J. Blanco Suazo)
5. Summertime 2:30 (George Gershwin)
6. Repica El Timbal 2:33 (Tito Puente)
7. Deuda 3:20 (Luis Marquetti)
8. Babalu 2:34 (Margarita Lecuona)
9. Rumba Gallega 1:10 (Curbelo-Audinot-Puente)
10. La-La-La 2:27 (Jose Curbelo)
11. Poco Pelo 2:31 (Antonio Sanchez)
12. Guaguanco En New York 2:45 (Barreto Sangroni)
13. Rendezvous 2:30 (Santos Colon)
14. Telarana 2:30 (Rosendo Ruiz Jr)
15. Sun Sun Babae 2:17 (R. Martinez)
16. Guayaba 2:18 (E. Ortiz)
17. Que Se Funan 2:59 (Luis Martinez Grinan)
18. Eque Tumbao 2:38 (Jose Moran)
19. Cha Cha Cha In Blue 2:50 (F.P. Lara)
20. La Familia 3:07 (Jose Curbelo Sr)
21. Rico Y Sabroso 2:26 (Felix Reyna)

Arrangements by Jose Curbelo (13,16,19,20), Tito Puente (18).

Tracks 1-9 by Jose Curbelo and his orchestra (recorded live at the China Doll 1946)
Tracks 10-18 by Jose Curbelo and his orchestra (recorded 1952-1953)
Tracks 19-21 by Jose Curbelo Quintet (recorded 1954)

This is a fun one to listen throughout. The highlights are the bonus recordings from 1952-1954. The live recordings are interesting for historical reasons more than for sonic reasons.

Two songs (Eque Tumbao, La Familia) made salsanewyork.com list as Salsa. Three songs (Telarana, Guayaba, Cha Cha Cha In Blue) made salsanewyork.com list as Cha Cha.

Musicians (partial list):

Jose Curbelo / Piano
Alberto "Mazorca" Armenteros / Trumpet solos (10,14,17)
Robertico / Trumpet solos (20)
Conga / Ray Barretto (19,20,21)
Tito Puente / Timbales (1-9)
Tito Rodriguez / Lead Vocals (2-8)
Tony Molina / Lead Vocals (10,11,12,15,16,18)
Santos Colon / Lead Vocals (13,14,17,18)
Mon Rivera / Lead Vocals (20)
Vitin Aviles / Lead Vocals (21)
Yayo "El Indio" / Chorus (14,17)

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