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Caja Cubana

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Caja Cubana is a three-disc box set containing three compilations of vintage Cuban music that are also available separately: Cuban Lounge, Las Divas Cubanas, and Salsa Cubana. Salsa Cubana is unique among the three in that it has decent liner notes and provides some information about the recordings. Taken as a whole, the box set is a mess, with considerable overlap between the three discs in the box set and another compilation from the same label titled Los Crooners Cubanos. For example, all three discs in the Caja Cubana set include the songs "Imágenes" by Doris De La Torre and "Que Linda Es Mi Habana" by Velia Martinez. "Veinte Años" by Maria Teresa Vera appears twice, as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Caja Cubana is a three-disc box set containing three compilations of vintage Cuban music that are also available separately: Cuban Lounge, Las Divas Cubanas, and Salsa Cubana. Salsa Cubana is unique among the three in that it has decent liner notes and provides some information about the recordings. Taken as a whole, the box set is a mess, with considerable overlap between the three discs in the box set and another compilation from the same label titled Los Crooners Cubanos. For example, all three discs in the Caja Cubana set include the songs "Imágenes" by Doris De La Torre and "Que Linda Es Mi Habana" by Velia Martinez. "Veinte Años" by Maria Teresa Vera appears twice, as does "A Santa Barbara Que Viva Chango" by Gina Martin. The low list price compensates to some degree for the repetition, but it makes the project seem like a slapdash affair; at the very least, the compilations represent an attempt to repackage too few recordings into a number of different anthologies. The music is taken from the catalog of Sound Triangle, which encompasses recordings made for a variety of independent Cuban labels between 1956-1983. The presentation may be weak, but some of the cuts are interesting, such as Ana Margarita Casado's Spanish-language version of Frankie Avalon's "Venus," and Enrique Herrera's heavily accented English-language rendition of "Summertime" from Porgy & Bess, with only a pair of beatnik-style bongo drums for accompaniment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Empire Musicwerks
  • UPC: 654545074325
  • Catalog Number: 450743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Imágenes - Doris De La Torre (2:58)
  2. 2 Ausencia (2:07)
  3. 3 Veinte Años (3:06)
  4. 4 Pensando en Ti (2:03)
  5. 5 El Bombin de Barreto (4:17)
  6. 6 Flor de Yumuri (3:21)
  7. 7 La Ultima Noche - Los Camperos (2:51)
  8. 8 Guantanamera - Evaristo Quintanales (4:11)
  9. 9 No Bailo Con Lola (3:38)
  10. 10 A Santa Barbara (Que Viva Chango) (2:53)
  11. 11 Bacunayagua (4:13)
  12. 12 Que Linda Es Mi Habana (2:59)
  13. 13 La Renuncia - Rubén Ríos (3:02)
  14. 14 Ya Ves Así Pienso Yo (3:12)
  15. 15 Jugando Jugando (1:24)
  16. 16 Cubano Soy (3:04)
  17. 17 Importancías (2:58)
  18. 18 Fuí Cupable (2:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Veinte Años (3:07)
  2. 2 La Bella Cubana - Marta Perez (3:24)
  3. 3 Verdad (2:44)
  4. 4 Que Linda Es Mi Habana (3:01)
  5. 5 Las Cuatro Estaciones (5:02)
  6. 6 Una Noche de Amor en la Habana - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (1:45)
  7. 7 A Santa Barbara (Que Viva Chango) (2:53)
  8. 8 El Tamalero (0:54)
  9. 9 La Macorina (2:58)
  10. 10 Toda una Vida (3:19)
  11. 11 Imágenes - Doris De La Torre (2:58)
  12. 12 La Habana (3:37)
  13. 13 Nostalgia Cubana - Zoraida Beato (2:16)
  14. 14 Paris Cheri - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (2:18)
  15. 15 El Calesero (2:08)
  16. 16 Alma de Mujer (2:50)
  17. 17 De Quererte Así (2:20)
  18. 18 Vivir Sin Tí Es Padecer (3:16)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Imágenes - Doris De La Torre (2:54)
  2. 2 Espumita (2:15)
  3. 3 Venus - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (2:43)
  4. 4 Me Recordarás (2:47)
  5. 5 Vendedor de Felicidad - Roland Gerbeau (2:44)
  6. 6 No Es Possible Querer Tanto (1:58)
  7. 7 Si Alguien - Doris De La Torre (2:41)
  8. 8 Pecando (2:24)
  9. 9 Aventura - Sergio Fiallo (2:27)
  10. 10 Me Voy Pa' Brasil - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (2:26)
  11. 11 Cubano Soy (3:03)
  12. 12 Así - Doris De La Torre (2:19)
  13. 13 Canta a un Corazón - Rubén Ríos (3:03)
  14. 14 Ya Ves, Asi Pienso Yo (3:08)
  15. 15 Que Linda Es Mi Habana (2:51)
  16. 16 Summertime (2:33)
  17. 17 Cariñosamente - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (3:16)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
E.G. Marshall Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
M. Grever Composer
Paul Klein Executive Producer
Armando Oréfiche Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
A. Domínguez Composer
J.P. Fernandez Composer
Orquesta Suprema Composer
Aldo Venturacci Art Direction
Sean Weeks Art Direction, Cover Illustration
Roger Kash Liner Notes
A.J. Lara Composer
Michael Lauzardo Graphic Design
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