Guillermo Portabales con Los Guaracheros de Oriente – Sones Cubanos, Gema 1978

Guillermo Portabales, front, cd size

Guillermo Portabales, back

My first encounter with Guillermo Portabales was in 1996, when
this_great_CD_came_out.
He was a unique performer of the ‘Guajira’, a rhythm that is halfway
between ‘Punto’ and ‘Son’. Born in 1911 in Cuba, Cienfuegos,
Guillermo was named the creator of ‘Guajira de Salon’ because he
added melodie and cadence and made it his own.
This album was recorded in 1970 in Puerto Rico with Los Guaracheros
de Oriente, also Cuban. Portabales settled in Puerto Rico and stayed
there until his untimely death on 25th October 1970.
He was hit by a car on leaving a gig at ‘La Palma’ restaurant,
he was 59 years old with a musical career spanning 42 years.

For this once I had to do some colouring on the cover,
it has some ugly stickers and other damage.

tracks;

1 Guanajo relleno
2 Se me fue la montuna
3 Canto a la Vueltabajera
4 Luz que no alumbra
5 Los carreteros
6 Esto se llama montuno
7 Mi son Cubano
8 Voy a Santiago a morirme
9 A la orilla del guaso
10 Echale salsita

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22 thoughts on “Guillermo Portabales con Los Guaracheros de Oriente – Sones Cubanos, Gema 1978

  1. Ola ! I started with G Portabales with the Same CD at the same time like you ! I’m falling in love with this music ! Thanks a lot ! Enrique de los campos, el Francès

  2. Ola ! I started with G Portabales with the Same CD at the same time like you ! I’m falling in love with this music ! Thanks a lot ! Enrique de los campos, el Francès

  3. Moos – there were two copies of this one in United Musik’ cheapo bins … I got the other one before you 🙂 I hope you also bought the LP by La India de Oriente? That’s a sweet one as well … Groeten, Tom

  4. Moos – there were two copies of this one in United Musik’ cheapo bins … I got the other one before you 🙂 I hope you also bought the LP by La India de Oriente? That’s a sweet one as well … Groeten, Tom

  5. This album is amazing! Two giants of tipica Cuban music collaborating. I’ve never come across this LP in my travels but I’m happy you have. Thanks Moos!

  6. This album is amazing! Two giants of tipica Cuban music collaborating. I’ve never come across this LP in my travels but I’m happy you have. Thanks Moos!

  7. Thank you very much for posting this album. I found it while searching for Guillermo on the internet and fell in love with the cover.

  8. Thank you very much for posting this album. I found it while searching for Guillermo on the internet and fell in love with the cover.

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