The Cuban Danzón

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
This Arhoolie Records compilation is a fascinating look at the early Cuban danzón, which evolved in the 1870s from the contradanza, becoming a distinctive creole blend of African rhythms with melodic elements drawn from the European country dance, or "contradance." The first track, "Patti Negra" by Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela, is transferred from a rare early wax cylinder, while the others are taken from historic 78-rpm records. The CD also contains a twelve-page booklet with notes about the history of the Cuban danzón, the musicians, and the selections. As is to be expected, there is considerable surface noise on many of the tracks, but this slight imperfection almost adds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
This Arhoolie Records compilation is a fascinating look at the early Cuban danzón, which evolved in the 1870s from the contradanza, becoming a distinctive creole blend of African rhythms with melodic elements drawn from the European country dance, or "contradance." The first track, "Patti Negra" by Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela, is transferred from a rare early wax cylinder, while the others are taken from historic 78-rpm records. The CD also contains a twelve-page booklet with notes about the history of the Cuban danzón, the musicians, and the selections. As is to be expected, there is considerable surface noise on many of the tracks, but this slight imperfection almost adds to the historical interest of the recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/1999
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297703229
  • Catalog Number: 7032
  • Sales rank: 210,606

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Patti Negra - Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela (1:51)
  2. 2 Yama, Yama - Orquesta De Enrique Pena (2:58)
  3. 3 La Gatita Blanca - Orquesta De Enrique Pena (3:04)
  4. 4 Rigoletto - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (3:14)
  5. 5 (Unknown Title) - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (3:07)
  6. 6 Alza Colombia - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (4:03)
  7. 7 La Machicha - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (3:21)
  8. 8 El Automovil - Enrique Peoa (3:04)
  9. 9 Agapito Ven, Ven - Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela (3:02)
  10. 10 Amalia Molina - Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela (3:25)
  11. 11 El Premio Gordo - Orquestra Babuco (2:58)
  12. 12 El Calvito de 'O'Reilly 89 - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (3:05)
  13. 13 La Conga - Orquestra De Jamie Prats (3:16)
  14. 14 El Deutschland - Orquesta Felix Gonzalez (2:49)
  15. 15 No Te Mueras Sin Ir a EspaÒa - Orquesta De Felipe Valdes (3:34)
  16. 16 Eden Concert - Orquesta De Enrique Pena (3:27)
  17. 17 La Sandunguita - Orquestra Francesa de Tata Pereira (3:04)
  18. 18 Linda Cubana - Orquestra Francesa de Tata Pereira (3:01)
  19. 19 Huyendale a un Raton - Orquestra Romue (3:04)
  20. 20 General Machado - Orquesta Felix Gonzalez (3:06)
  21. 21 Julian en el Cabaret - Orquestra Tipica Criolla (3:04)
  22. 22 Aprieta en el Cabaret - Orquesta Felix Gonzalez (3:18)
  23. 23 El Capitolio - Orquestra Francesa de Tata Pereira (3:15)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Richard K. Spottswood Liner Notes
Chris Strachwitz Liner Notes
Dr. Cristobal Diaz Ayala Liner Notes
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