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Here's a compilation of some of the mellow songs Elvis recorded mainly in the 60's with a couple of nice cover versions too by Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette and the Dutch Rob de Nijs. I will post part two later this week.
Hello music lovers,
I'm back on the blog again.
First i had some busy months and second i couldn't log in to the blog anymore.
Still figuring out what was wrong.
Well let's continue here, the next two posts will be an Elvis And Friends compilations.
Plus i will put some nice video links too.
Also i need some input of what kind of music you want me to upload for you, please let me know.
Posted by V-Tone at 3:41 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 1940s were probably the first to achieve a fusion of powerful Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. At its roaring best, the band had a hard-charging sound, loaded with jostling, hyperactive bongos and congas and razor-edged riffing brass. Machito was the front man, singing, conducting, shaking maracas, while his brother-in-law Mario Bauzá was the innovator behind the scenes, getting Machito to hire jazz-oriented arrangers. The son of a cigar manufacturer, Machito became a professional musician in Cuba in his teens before he emigrated to America in 1937 as a vocalist with La Estrella Habanera. He worked with several Latin artists and orchestras in the late '30s, recording with the then-dominant Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat. After an earlier aborted attempt to launch a band with Bauzá, Machito founded the Afro-Cubans in 1940, taking on Bauza the following year as music director where he remained for 35 years. After making some early 78s for Decca, the Afro-Cubans really began to catch on after the end of World War II, appearing with -- and no doubt influencing -- Stan Kenton's orchestra (Machito played maracas on Kenton's recordings of "The Peanut Vendor" and "Cuban Carnival") and recording some exciting sides for Mercury and Clef. Upon Bauzá's urging, Machito's band featured a galaxy of American jazz soloists on its recordings from 1948 to 1960, including Charlie Parker (heard memorably on "No Noise"), Dizzy Gillespie, Flip Phillips, Howard McGhee, Buddy Rich, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Mann, Curtis Fuller and Johnny Griffin. Playing regularly at New York's Palladium, Machito's band reached its peak of popularity during the mambo craze of the 1950s, survived the upheavals of the '60s and despite the loss of Bauza in 1976, continued to work frequently in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s when the term "salsa" came into use. The band recorded for Pablo (in tandem with Gillespie) and Timeless in its later years, and was playing Ronnie Scott's club in London in 1984 when Machito suffered a fatal stroke.
Well here is for you latin jazz music at it's best from the university of Mambo music, thanks to Mario Bauzá, Machito and all the rest of the musicians who played on these songs.
Tracklist in comments.
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/15776745/7585642.zip.html