Global Groove’s Sunday Special is all about Cuban Music today.
I had a special friend in Cuban music. As I have friends in every
type of music. If I want to find out something concerning Reggae or
Popmusic, I turn to my buddy Gerard. If it concerns Samba, I turn to
Zeca or Justin, for questions about Cuban music I always went to my
late friend Dirk. On an occasion, Dirk was in some kind of financial
trouble, he sold me his complete collection of Cuban music. He knew
that I would keep it all together, waiting for better times. I am so
sorry he left us.
Now I am just wishfully assuming that the here-after is somehow
connected to the World Wide Web. This is my chance to give him
back some of the music that he loved so much ! To you Dirk !
Beny Moré y su Orquesta – Y sus Amigos
This is one of Dirk’s albums,
Beny Moré with his sharp voice, a national hero in Cuba.
I quote the backcover;
“These recordings focus on different stages of Beny’s carreer.
From the early days of the mambos recorded with Perez Prado in
Mexico, to Mariano Merceron, Ernesto Duarte and eventually his own
big band in Cuba. Also included here are two of the classical duos
with Pedro Vargas and Beny’s own giant band recorded in the
mid 50’s in Cuba.”
1 Fiesta de tambores
3 Maria Cristina
4 Demasiado Santa
5 No me vayas a engañar
6 Tu veras Margot
7 Dulce desengaño
8 La vida es un sueño
9 Solamente una vez
10 Bombon de pollo