The famous Cuban tres player in a post-mambo, boogalo-heavy album that seems to get better every time I listen to it. The arrangements are tight, with beautiful playing and vocal work by…. He claimed to be the true creator of the mambo, and was an important and prolific composer who wrote nearly two hundred song lyrics. Later, Hang On Sloopy - Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound - Viva Arsenio! became a musician, and eventually became one of Of God - Grey March most renowned bandleaders on the island earning him the nickname El Ciego Maravilloso the marvellous blind man.
His music emphasized Afro-Cuban rhythm as well as the melodic lead of the tres, which he played. In he played his own compositions with the Sexteto Boston, led by his cousin Jacinto Scull. He then went to New York where he hoped to get cured from his blindness but was told that his optic nerves had been completely destroyed. He had much success in the US and migrated there in one of the reasons being Hang On Sloopy - Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound - Viva Arsenio!
better pay of musicians. His bongo player played the cencerro during montunos, which raised the sound level still further. The compositions were published with just the minimal bass and treble piano lines. To achieve the big-band mambo such as by Prado or Tito Puente requires a full orchestration where the trumpets play counterpoint to the rhythm of the saxophones.
As times changed, the popularity of his group declined. He tried a new start in Los Angeles. He invited Joseph to fly out to Los Angeles with him but died only a week later.
Arsenio died in and his body was returned for burial to New York. Click Repair on very light settings to remove some clicks and pops. Track splitting in Adobe Audition 3. Dithered to bit using iZotope M-Bit noise-shaping. ID tags done with Foobar Big fan of Arsenio.
Thank you very much for this one and for all the time you put into the restoration. Thank you for this. Nice to hear so much guitar in this kind of music. Some of my 'purist' salsa freak friends think guitars don't belong here. I know his early Cuban stuff, but not that much his later US output. Viva el Ciego Maravilloso! And mine too ".
Subscribe in a reader. Released on Bang Records The famous Cuban tres player in a post-mambo, boogalo-heavy album that seems to get better every time I listen to it. Rise to Fame Later, he became a musician, and eventually became one of the most renowned bandleaders on the island earning him the nickname El Ciego Maravilloso the marvellous blind man.
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