Sabor De Cuba
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This CD release includes all the greatest hits recorded by Bebo Valdés with the legendary "Sabor De Cuba" band (1957-1960) and several tracks that appeared in the pre-configuration of that band with mainly the same personnel.
Includes a comprehensive 20-page booklet.
Collective Personnel: Bebo Valdés (p), Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar (tp), Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez (tb), Gustavo Más, Rafael Quesada (sax); Enrique "Kike" Hernández, Orlando López "Cachaíto" (b); Guillermo Barreto (d), Cándido Camero & Tata Güines (percussion).
Tracks: 1. Sabor, 2. Dile A Catalina, 3. Estoy Matizando, 4. Siempre Cantando, 5. Diane, 6. Desconfianza, 7. Afimaye, 8. Music Box Mambo, 9. ¿A Quién Engañas?, 10. Mississippi Mambo, 11. Soy Matancero, 12. Tranquilo, Niño, 13. Masa Limpia, 14. Mamá Inés, 15. Mambo Cantábile, 16. El Manisero, 17. Mayajigua, 18. Babalú, 19. Big Shot Cha Cha Chá, 20. El Cumbanchero, 21. Wi Wi, 22. Chamizo, 23. Siboney, 24. Persian Chá, 25. Special Del Bebo.
Total Time: 71:05 mins.
This CD is part of an exquisite new collection from Malanga Music, established with the purpose of uncovering outstanding rare material by legendary figures in the history of Cuban music. This material had been previously locked away in the vaults collecting dust, but two years of extensive investigation in Havana's Areíto studio archives have brought these gems to light.
All these CDs have been digitised directly from the original masters, and many of them have never been previously released on CD! These editions also boast 16 or 20-page comprehensive booklets featuring previously unissued photos and texts in both English and Spanish, written by important Cuban musicologists and journalists.