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JOE ARROYO “EL CAMPEON” LP 1982, Fuentes Records

Posted in Colombia Music, LP downloads on July 28, 2011 by Listen Recovery

JOE ARROYO “El Campeon” LP  < (download link)

Álvaro José Arroyo González (Cartagena de Indias, November 1, 1955 – Barranquilla, July 26, 2011), better known as Joe Arroyo, was a Colombian singer and composer, considered one of the greatest performers of Caribbean music of their country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arroyo

ALEJO DURAN su inicio (Español) interview by Alejandro Duran Diaz + “La Perra” paseo (download mp3)

Posted in Alejo Duran Music, Colombia Music, Cumbias, download single song, Interviews, LP Covers, Vallenato on April 17, 2010 by Listen Recovery


DURAN DIAZ GILBERTO ALEJANDRO
El rey Negro del Acordeón
Alejo Duran

El 9 de febrero de 1919 en la tropical tierra del Cesar, nació uno de los Gestores de los temas de mayor trascendencia de la cultura musical del país. Heredero de artistas, pues su padre Náfer Donato Durán Mojica interpretaba el acordeón, su madre Juana Francisca Diaz Villareal, era cantante de parrandas y su abuelo Juan Bautista Dúran Pretelt, se destacó como gaitero de reconocida trascendencia.

Sus primeras tonadas las interpreto en la caja, violina y guacharaca. Al acordeón logró sacarle improvisadas y alegres melodías gracias a la buena instrucción de los maestros Octavio Mendoza (el negro Mendo) y Víctor Julio Silva. Tiempo después junto con sus hermanos Nafer y Luis Felipe organizó un grupo musical, con quienes hizo presentaciones en las reuniones programadas en diferente poblaciones, logrando así poco a poco consolidarse como uno de los realizadores de parrandas inmemoriales.

En 1943 creó y dio a conocer su primera obra “Las Cosas” y en 1949 acompañado por Agustín Cudre y Daniel Barraza logro la aceptación calurosa de la gente con el tema de su autoria “Entusiasmo a las Mujeres”, en el teatro Atenas de Mompox.

Llegó al mercado nacional al grabar su primer disco en la ciudad de Barranquilla, el cual fue registrado bajo el nombre de “El Conjunto de Los Tres Duranes”. Al transcurrir el tiempo con sus obras en ritmos de Puyas, Porros, Cumbias y Paseo como “El Cero Treinta y Nueve”, “La Perra”, entre otras se fue consagrado como el Rey Negro del Acordeón, cuyos temas fueron prensadas por Fuentes, Curro, Silver, C.B.S y Tropical.

Su imagen y talento se consagró a un más en la tarima “Fracisco El Hombre” el 30 de abril de 1968, cuando fue declarado Primer Rey Vallenato, en el Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata. Así mismo le fue galardonado con medalla en los Juegos Olímpicos de México, cuando participo en representación de Colombia en el Encuentro Mundial de Folclor.

La música de Alejo Duran expresa el gran sentimiento que sentía hacia la mujer, sus creaciones e interpretaciones en honor a ellas: Fidelina, Alicia Adorada, Evangelina, Elvira, Reyita, Candy, Maruja, Cata, Angela, Cornelia, La Niña Guillo, Mayito, Cholita, entre muchas más nos hablan de la mujer como un gran motivo de inspiración.

Así mismo logro entrelazar en más de 500 obras, los rasgos de su pueblo, sus sentimientos, lamentos y expresiones de “¡Ombe!”, “¡Apa!”, “¡Sabroso!”, “¡Aaay!”, con las alegres notas musicales, temas como: Guepaje, Pobrecito Corazón, Altos del Rosario, Los Campanales, La Primavera, La Cachucha Bacana, Este Pobre Corazón, El Bautismo, El Compromiso, Los Lentes, La Puya Vallenata, Mi Folclor, Carmencita, Besito Cortao, Antioqueña, A dónde estará Durán, El Adivino, A mi Pueblo, Qué tienen las mujeres, Las Viejas no me quieren, La Mujer hay que Tararlas, Ceja Encontrada, entre muchas otras, inmortalizan día a día la grandeza del maestro Alejo Duran.

Some LPs from ALEJO DURAN.

LA PERRA voz / acordeon de ALEJO DURAN (download mp3)  < link


CUMBIA SOLEDEÑA/EL CORCOVAO (download mp3) Recovery Lp by Dj Rich Spirit, COLOMBIA

Posted in Colombia Music, digging, download single song, Listen Recovery on March 6, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Cumbia Soledeña (download mp3)

El Corcovao (download mp3)

AFROSOUND “La Danza De Los Mirlos” (download mp3)

Posted in Afro Sounds, Colombia Music, Cumbias, digging, download single song, Latin America Music 70-80, Latin Sounds, Listen Recovery on March 6, 2010 by Listen Recovery

AFROSOUND La Danza De Los Mirlos (download mp3)

ANDRES LANDERO “Mercedes” download mp3 + video

Posted in Andres Landero Music, Colombia Music, download single song, Listen Recovery, Vallenato on March 3, 2010 by Listen Recovery

ANDRES LANDERO “La Hamaca Grande” (download mp3)

Posted in Andres Landero Music, Colombia Music, Cumbias, download single song, Listen Recovery on March 3, 2010 by Listen Recovery

ANDRES LANDERO La Hamaca Grande (download mp3)

La Hamaca Grande was written by Adolfo Pacheco

ANDRES LANDERO Biography by Luis Felipe Jamarillo/translated by Listen Recovery

Posted in Andres Landero Music, Colombia Music, Colombian Music Icon, Cumbias on March 3, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Andres Landero, was born in San Jacinto, department (city) of Bolivar, on February 4th 1931.  His dad was a Gaitero by the name Andres Guerra and his mom Rosalba Landero.  At home little Andres grew up around a musical ambient.

At 18 years old, Andres looked for a job opportunity with a group of food and clothing vendors, they would visit all the nearby towns.  At the same time Andres showed his talent of interpreter, he would visit all the Festivities and Festivals as he visit town by town.

Since a very young age Andres learned how to play the accordion.  He remembers in 1950 was invited by Delia Zapata Olivella to form part of her dance group which at the time had a tour in Europe.  He couldn’t go due to his mothers oppositions.  He also remembers the big hamak “La hamaca grande” a song that was composed by Adolfo Echeverria, Landero was the first one to cover it and adjust it his way.

Andres Landero started to form his band and also entered many competitions were he found himself victorious.  He was the King of Cumbia in El Banco, Magdalena city, Sabanero King in Sincelejo, King of Arjona and Bolivar where he was named King of the Bolivarence Festival of the Accordion.

The travels started and Andres took his talent to Venezuela, Panama, Republica Dominicana and Mexico.  In Mexico he was named King of Cumbia. “It was my turn to open my eyes and ears so I could learn as well, then the trips to Mexico came, those where my best years!”. (Landero remembers).

I bought a little house in San Jacinto with the money I made in Mexico.  My dad showed me how to work the earth fields to cultivate fruits.  I have many oranges and other fruit trees there.

His main outstanding image in the world as the King of Vallenato singing was obtained thanks to the songs “La Pava Congona”, “La Muerte de Eduardo Lora”, “Marta Cecilia”, “La hamaca grande”, “Mercedes”, “Perdi las abarcas”, “Dolor guajiro”, “La espinita” and  “Suegra buena”.

The other face of Landero is that he is a “prolific” composer and his work can reach about 400 titles, in which some of them standout, like “Perdi las barcas” and “La Muerte de Eduardo Lora”, who he composed for one of his closes friends.  As Andres Landero acclaim to be.  With this last song he came out to the public.

Landero counts with a numerous fans national and international, as well in the United States in the Colombian colonies his music lives always as a representation of Colombian Folk.  In the crowd of fans there are writers of literature as well as very important politicians.  One of his main admires is Doctor Belisario Betancur, when he reached the maximum position in Colombia as president of the republic, in his trips to the Atlantic coast would call to Andres Landero to play for him.

“Andres Gregorio Guerra Landero” died in Cartagena on March 1st 2000.

other post of Andres Landero on Listen Recovery

http://listenrecovery.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/andres-landero-his-music-and-story-video-downloads/

http://listenrecovery.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/andres-landero-en-blanco-y-negro/

http://listenrecovery.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/andres-landero-thesis-and-story-by-bardo-martines-listen-recovery/

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