Album released in France dedicated to offering a collection of 20 classic songs of Cuban music in chachacha or mambo (cuts 12, 16 and 17) rhythms. The directory lists a select repertoire of chachachás, very popular in the 50s and 60s in Cuba. Involved in recording highly recognized Cuban bands of those years. Among the songs were more successful internationally and in Europe memorable themes like 'El bodeguero', 'Rico vacilón', 'Me lo dijo Adela' o 'Ritmando el cha-cha-cha'.
new album for 2010, this is an album of newly recorded tracks from the past, all our hits and songs we enjoy playing live. There is a completely new version of ‘more than I can bear’ and a great version of ‘ half a minute’ featuring Hazel Sim on vocals and re-mixed by Joey Negro which is catching lots of attention.
Born Jose Calderon in Spanish Harlem N.Y.C. of Puerto Rican parentage, conga player anad bandleader Joe Cuba was one of the most successful N.Y. Latin artists in crossing over to non-hispanic audiences. At the forefront of the Latin boogaloo trend, which incorporated black music in a fusion of Latin rhythms and piano montunos with R&B and even jazz, his sextet used English to penetrate the American public, sometimes using themes which incorporated the two languages. Tnis CD of some of the finest work by the Joe Cuba Sextet is compiled from the five key albums Steppin Out, Diggin' The Most, Comin' At You , Breakin' Out, and Para Enamorados Siempre, which they recorded for the revered N.Y. Seeco label from 1962-64. The Joe Cuba Sextet played more than boogaloo. As you will hear on this CD, their repertoire features superb Latin-jazz, joyful mambo, cha cha, bolero, guaracha and other Afro-Cuban rythms including a grooving version of Tito Puente's 'Oye Como Va'.