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MG-25009: Latin-American Rhythms / Machito

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/gold Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 25009A    1
SIDE-B MG 25009B-1    1



Comments

Although the label type and matrix number shows it's 1st pressing, the jacket sleeve is thick cardboard type. However, the latest album listed on the back side of the sleeve is MG-25018. So I guess this is one of the first variation. I haven't confirmed yet whether there exists a paper-sleeve variation on MG-25009.

This jacket is coloured in red as the scanned photo shows, Copies with green coloured cover would be the second variation.

Inside The Groove

Machito's definitive example of “Latin-American Rhythms”

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

I don't know much about these sessions, especially on which label they were originally issued, nor detailed personnel/date information. However, once I listened to the record, I could say these recordings (maybe cut circa 1948-1949) presents Machito's finest example what Latin American music can achieve.

Now we have got accustomed to such Latin beat/groove, but in the same time we can easily imagine that most people in the 1940s and 1950s were so surprized and shocked by this brand-new and unknown power of the rhythm. Yes Machito has been one of the greatest evangelists of “Latin-American Music”.

A great compilation released in the early-1950s. And it still works even now. I love this nice LP.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 2463 Jungle Drums -
A-2 2466 Liorra Timbero -
A-3 2464 Asia Minor -
A-4 2465 Un Poquito De Tu Amor -
SIDE-B
B-1 2795 Desert Dance -
B-2 2796-1 U-Bla-Ba-Du -
B-3 2793 El Sopon -
B-4 2794-1 Gone City -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Machito & His Afro-Cubans:
Machito (leader, maracas, claves, vo),
Frank Davila (tp), Bobby Woodlen (tp), Mario Bauza (tp, oboe),
Gene Johnson (as), Fred Skerritt (as), Jose Madera (ts), Leslie Johnakins (bs),
Rene Hernandez (p), Roberto Rodriguez (b), Luis Miranda (conga),
Ubaldo Nieto (timbales), Jose Mangual (bongo), Graciela Perez (vo).

Recorded in New York City, 1948-1949.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Machito (perc) :
  • Mercury MG-25009 10-inch : Latin-American Rhythms
  • Mercury MG-25020 10-inch: Rhumba With Machito
  • Mercury MG C-505 10-inch : Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
  • Mercury MG C-511 10-inch : Machito Jazz With Flip And Bird

related information




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-25009 FRONT] [MG-25009 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-25009 A] [MG-25009 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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