Wednesday February 3 2010, 03:42:16 PM | Posted by FaniaDigital
Fania Records is proud to announce the release of a deluxe 2-disc, 34-track box set of the father of Latin Boogaloo, Joe Cuba. This release is schedule for February 23, 2010 and commemorates one year after the passing of this legend. Joe Cuba: A Man and His Music – El Alcalde Del Barrio is a truly exceptional two-disc compilation with an accurate assemblage of his recordings never previously compiled in album form. These tracks have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Featuring his international hits “Bang Bang” and “El Pito (I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia),” and many other diverse numbers that spanned his illustrious career, carefully selected and researched by Latin music veteran and prominent producer Bobby Marín. Read more..
Monday February 1 2010, 10:12:18 AM | Posted by FaniaDigital
“Tratemos, Sonny, si no resulta, te invito un trago doble”. El lugar: Palm Gardens Ballroom, en el centro de Manhattan. El año: 1966. El cantante Jimmy Sabater estaba tratando de persuadir al líder de su orquesta, José “Sonny” Calderón, o Joe Cuba, de implementar una nueva idea que Sabater tenía en mente desde hacía algún tiempo. Con renuencia, Cuba aceptó. Sabater le dio al pianista Nick Jiménez el tumbao (figura rítmica) y en un instante la audiencia, principalmente afro-americanos de Harlem, estaba cantando: “Bip bip… aaaah… bip bip…" Y así, más o menos, es cómo nació uno de los mayores éxitos de la música Nuyoricana de los años sesenta, Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push. Leer mas...
Monday February 1 2010, 09:37:52 AM | Posted by FaniaDigital
“Let’s just try it out, Sonny, if it doesn’t work, I’ll buy you a double”. The place: Palm Gardens Ballroom, mid-town Manhattan. The year: 1966. Singer Jimmy Sabater was trying to persuade his bandleader, José “Sonny” Calderón, or Joe Cuba, to implement a new idea that Sabater had in mind for some time. Reluctantly, Cuba agreed. Sabater gave pianist Nick Jiménez the tumbao (rhythm figure) and in an instant, the mainly African-American Harlem audience was singing along: “Beep beep… hah… beep beep…’” And that, more or less, is how one of 1960’s Nuyorican music’s biggest hits, Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push was born. Read more..