Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days

A Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days

by Celia Cruz
     
 
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

Overview

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Proper Introduction
UPC:
0805520060455
catalogNumber:
2045

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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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