Sunday, 22 December 2013

Angel Viloria y su Conjunto Típico Cibaeño - Merengues Vol. 1

From Wikipedia:

"Angel Viloria y su Conjunto Típico Cibaeño was a merengue band performing in the US Latin community in the 1950s. It was the first band to enjoy major success in popularizing merengue music outside the Dominican Republic. The band featured Angel Viloria on the accordion (the accordion player was the traditional leader), Ramón E. García on alto saxophone, Luis Quintero on tambora and Dioris Valladares on vocals. Between 1950 and 1952, it notched up a number of hits under the New York based Ansonia Records banner of Rafael Pérez.
In its name, the band claimed to be authentic (tipico) El Cibao music - this is the region in north Dominican Republic, where merengue had its origins. The tipico merengue features a slightly faster tempo, and keeps the accordion sound, as opposed to the jazz-influenced music of Luis Alberti who had adapted merengue to a more urban ethos in the 1940s. The style of Angel Viloria's band however reflected more of the urban Alberti influence than the name admits; the accordion was of course, quite tipico.[1]
By 1953, the band had split up, with Viloria, Quintero, and Valladares forming separate groups."

This little gem was rescued from the £1 bin of a local second hand record shop, and its been bringing heat and a joyful energy into my world this winter.  The frantic rhythms should liven up any gathering over the encroaching party season!


01         A Lo Oscuro        
02         Mi Cariño        
03         Yo Baile Con Joesefina        
04         Dora        
05         Una Mujer De Color        
06         La Empaliza        
07         Consigueme Eso        
08         Quita Sueño        
09         Rosaura        
10         Merengue Cerrao        
11         Eronia        
12         Te Van A Pegar

Get it HERE.


fulltext said...

Hello Mr Tear, any chance of a re-up on a different hoster? MF has it blocked.

Bart said...

Working for me! Nothing wrong wit MF.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for dropping in. The link works for me, but I'll stick it on a drive in the next day or two and put the link in the comments so check back in a couple of days.
X Mr Tear

fulltext said...

That's weird, it is working fine now.


Timmy said...

Great Grooves, here. Thanx Y Gracias!