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Friday, June 8, 2018

Memories Of Cuba - Orquesta Casino de la Playa

Memories Of Cuba
Orquesta Casino de la Playa
RCA Victor LPM-1641

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the original cover art and jacket notes.

From the back cover: The Cuban orchestra, Casino de la Playa, can claim more credit than almost any other group for the introduction and acceptance of contemporary popular music in Latin America. From the moment that the name of these wonderful musicians crossed the borders of Cuba to enter the hearts of other Latin people, the music of Latin America assumed new and exciting proportions.

As a result of the popularity of the orchestra's recordings, new stars were born. Among them were such vocalists as Miguelito Valdes, Cascarita, Gualfredo de los Reyes and Antonio de la Cruz, and Anselmo Sacasas, a pianist of extraordinary ability.

On this recording we hear the original musicians of the same Casino de la Playa Orchestra which was so popular in the years 1940 through 1945. The performance is one which all record collectors will treasure for years to come.

Once again the magnificent and brilliant interpretations of Miguelito Values are heard. These are the songs which have made him famous, presented in the style that is still unique among singers. Babalu, Carchita, Bruce Manigua and El Manisero live again in these memories of Cuba as well-deserved tribute of admiration and affection to the Casino de la Playa Orchestra

On the second side of this album the orchestra providers a musical setting for the sensational Orlando Guerra, better known as Cascarita, and Antonio de la Cruz, two of the most beloved Latin-American singers. – Mario de Jesus

Bruca Manigua
Mis Cinco Hijos
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
Quiero um Sombrero
Yo Pico un Pan
Esto Es lo Ultimo
Coge Pa' la Cola

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