A Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Celia Cruz needs no introduction to mambo or salsa fans, but the length of her career and the scattershot qualities of Latin compilations make it a good bet that few people have heard the bulk of her excellent early recordings. Recording with Cuba's most famous band, la Sonora Matancera, during the '40s and '50s, Cruz emerged as one of the fiercest and most fiery personalities to emerge in Latin music since the dawn of recording. A Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days could be improved slightly, but it still includes the vast majority of her best recordings of the era -- "Cao Cao Mani Picao," "Burundanga," and "Guagua."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Celia Cruz needs no introduction to mambo or salsa fans, but the length of her career and the scattershot qualities of Latin compilations make it a good bet that few people have heard the bulk of her excellent early recordings. Recording with Cuba's most famous band, la Sonora Matancera, during the '40s and '50s, Cruz emerged as one of the fiercest and most fiery personalities to emerge in Latin music since the dawn of recording. A Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days could be improved slightly, but it still includes the vast majority of her best recordings of the era -- "Cao Cao Mani Picao," "Burundanga," and "Guagua."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Proper Introduction
  • UPC: 805520060455
  • Catalog Number: 2045
  • Sales rank: 251,280

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cao Cao Mani Picao (3:04)
  2. 2 Ritmo, Tambo y Flores (2:49)
  3. 3 Baila Yemaya (2:53)
  4. 4 Mambo del Amor (2:57)
  5. 5 Tatalibaba (2:44)
  6. 6 El Pai y la Mai (3:19)
  7. 7 Elequa Guiere Tambo (3:00)
  8. 8 La Guagua (2:37)
  9. 9 Agua Pa' Mi (3:05)
  10. 10 Reina Rumba (2:55)
  11. 11 Guede Zaina (2:24)
  12. 12 Tu Voz (3:08)
  13. 13 Melao de Cana (2:56)
  14. 14 Pepe Antonio (2:53)
  15. 15 Matiagua (3:00)
  16. 16 Burundanga (2:42)
  17. 17 Caramelos (2:42)
  18. 18 Mango Mangue (2:52)
  19. 19 Desvelo de Amor (3:14)
  20. 20 La Clave de Oro (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celia Cruz Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rafael Hernández Composer
Celia Cruz Composer
Rogelio Martínez Composer
Jose Vargas Composer
Juan Bruno Tarraza Composer
Eliseo Grenet Composer
Francisco "Pancho" Fellove Composer
Roberto Puentes Composer
Julio Blanco Leonard Composer
Florencio Santana Composer
Estanislao Servia Composer
Senén Susan Composer
Oscar Munoz Bouffartique Composer
Ramon Cabrera Composer
Lino Frías Composer
Jose Coaro Fumero Composer
D.A.R. Composer
Luis Martinez Griñan Composer
José Carbó Menéndez Composer
Mercedes Pedroso Composer
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