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George Guzman

Introducing George Guzman

$1.29

George Guzman

Introducing George Guzman

$9.99 Album
$9.99 Album
$9.99 Album
Marilu
Chant Of The Isles
Banana Freak Out
Lazy Boogaloo
George's Jala Jala
Camaron
Cachumen
French boogaloo
Hierba Buena (Good Grass)
It was 1968 when Fania Records President, Jerry Masucci, received a phone call from conguero George Guzman, inviting Jerry to listen to his band. Jerry turned the project over to Harvey Averne, who later reported to Jerry that the band was “out of sight” and suggested that Masucci sign them up. A short time later, things became complicated for George and his band. First of all, the lead singer was drafted into the military, leaving George high and dry. By the time a replacement was found, George learned that his trumpet player was leaving to join another orchestra, so the search was on for his replacement. One problem led to another and before you knew it several months had gone by before George was finally ready to enter the studio and begin recording. Thanks to George and Harvey’s perseverance, “Introducing George Guzman” was released in time for George to join the fray of Boogaloo bands that had brightened up the night scene in New York City in 1968. Written by Bobby Marin Album Credits Recorded At – Impact Sound Studios Audio Engineer - Richard Alderson Original Photos – Leon Gast Original Album Art & Design – Walter Velez/Izzy Sanabria Advertising Producer – Harvey Averne Era 1968, cuando Jerry Masucci, presidente de Fania Records, recibió una llamada telefónica del conguero George Guzmán, invitándolo a escuchar a su orquesta. Jerry encargó el proyecto a Harvey Averne, quien más tarde informaría a Jerry que la orquesta era “fuera de serie” y sugirió que Masucci los contratara. Poco tiempo después, las cosas se complicaron para George y su orquesta. Primero, el vocalista principal fue reclutado en el ejército, dejando a George solo. En la época en que se encontró a un reemplazante, George supo que su trompetista se iba para unirse a otra orquesta, entonces la búsqueda continuó para su reemplazo. Un problema llevaba a otro y antes de de darse cuenta, varios meses habían pasado antes de que George, finalmente, estuviese listo para entrar al estudio y comenzar a grabar. Gracias a George y a la perseverancia de Harvey, “Presentando a George Guzmán” fue lanzado al mercado a tiempo para que George se uniera a la “pelea” de las orquestas de Boogaloo que habían alumbrado la escena nocturna de Nueva York en 1968. Escrito por Bobby Marín