Sunday, August 17, 2008

Orlando "Puntilla" Rios: De la Habana a Nueva York

The "Nueva Generación" show scheduled for Lincoln Center tonight is most definitely on:

93rd Birthday Tribute to Graciela
Sunday, August 17, 2008 7:30 PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lincoln Center Out of Doors - free, no tickets required

Featuring José Alberto “El Canario” y su Orquesta with special guests Xiomara Laugart and David Oquendo, Orlando “Puntilla” Rios y Nueva Generación and a special appearance by Graciela.

It will be a tribute to Graciela as originally planned, but now will certainly be a tremendo homenaje to Puntilla.

As part of our own little homenaje, we are posting a copy of Puntilla's classic and rare first LP, "De La Habana a Nueva York." This was released sometime in 1983 on the "Puntilla Folkloric Records Co." label and was never released on CD.

The track list:

Side A
  1. Chants for Babalú Aye (A capella Arará)
  2. Ichara Ichá (Arará)
  3. Yesá for the Orishas (Yesá)
  4. Yemayá (Arará)

Side B
  1. Chants for Agallú (Arará)
  2. Hondos Dolores (Guaguancó de Tío Tom)
  3. Tu Ley (Rumba de Tío Tom)
  4. Rumba for Elegguá (Rumba de Rubén Martínez [sic] "El Tao")


Hector "El Flaco" Hernández - Iyá, Chéquere
Gene Golden - Itótele / Guagua (Tu Ley)
Carlos Córdoba - Okónkolo / Bombo / Drums
Carlos Sánchez - Chéquere
Orlando Ríos "PUNTILLA" - Iyá (Chants for Agallú) / Quinto (Tu Ley)
Daniel Ponce - Itótele (Yesá) / Playing three Congas (Rumba for Elegguá, Hondos Dolores)/Tumbadora (Tu Ley)
Miguel Fuentes - Guaguá / Okónkolo / Marimba
Lázaro "Popó" Parrado - Claves

Orlando Ríos "PUNTILLA"
Olufemi Mitchell
Alberto Morgan
Carlos Sánchez

Iris de Palá / David Palá

The album is beautifully produced, the drums sound great and there is some great vocal work on here as well. Vinyl rip is unmodified, but the record is in great shape and the mp3s are at 320kbps. So for those of you who can't make it to the show tonight, enjoy Orlando "Puntilla" Rios: De la Habana a Nueva York.


Anonymous said...

Album cover says copyright 1983.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this! Beautiful...

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