Favorite Son Music?

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by tocatimba, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. tocatimba

    tocatimba Shine Officer

    When you want to dance son or even just for listening, what albums (or songs-artists) come to mind?

    I have Albita's album Son. I have Polo Montañez two albums. I bought an album by the Septeto Nacional and by Son Varadero recently.........what do you think is really good?
     
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  2. timberamayor

    timberamayor ¡WEPA!

    I like Sierra Maestra as well and you should check out Septeto Santiaguero. They won Cubadisco this year and were nominated for a grammy I believe.
     
  3. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    This is an old one: Conjunto Yumuri - La Paella. Hard to get but can be found, it was recorded in Miami.
     
  4. JimLad

    JimLad Changui

    +1 on Sierra Maestra

    A few of the other albums/bands I enjoy
    Afro Cuban All Stars
    Yovenes Clasicos del Son - in particular their Tambor en el Alma album
    Pio Leiva y Los Mentirosos - Pio Leiva la Salud de Pio Leiva
    Orquesta Termidor - Un Bolero Para El Benny

    You have reminded me my playlists for son need a bit of tlc as I haven't listened to them for a while. That's now on my todo list for thisevening
     
  5. timberamayor

    timberamayor ¡WEPA!

    Oh yeah and I also really like the CD Cuban Soul by Asere.
     
  6. EMOYENO

    EMOYENO Pattern Police

    Is that the Original? dont know much about it, but the song I've heard other versions. This one I like!! :-D
     
  7. Abayarde

    Abayarde Capitán Del Estilo

    i really really like Trio Matamoros... son on it's purest form
     
  8. DJ Yuca

    DJ Yuca El Sabroso de Conguero

    I think Machito did the original, back in the day (i.e. mambo era). There's some wonderful footage of Machito online btw, although I don't know if there's film of him doing that track. The Canario version is the one I like to drop, I just love the flute on it.
     
  9. JimLad

    JimLad Changui

    <3 Conjunto Yumuri

    and <<3 Trio Matamoros

    Now that I am home and tidying my playlists up, Ignacio and Arsenio make up several albums of my favourite son playlists

    Also Familia Valeria Miranda and Sones Des Oriente

    An artist I saw a few years ago when he was in the UK playing in a duo with his daughter, Pedro Luis Ferrer , some lovely duets on his albums

    Off to find my headphones now before I get told off by the neighbours for the music volume
     
  10. Duo Los Compadres is a must have. Armando Garzon has a CD of what are probably technically boleros but it's sublime nonetheless. Cuarteto Patria is also great.
     
  11. charafiend

    charafiend Son Montuno


    Trio Matamoros did not make Son music. While they weren't confined to a specific genre, most of their music were Guaracha fusions.
     
  12. Abayarde

    Abayarde Capitán Del Estilo

    Sure?... have you listened their classics "Son De La Loma", "Hueso Na' Más", "El Que Siembra Su Maíz" and "Lagrimas Negras"?

    BTW, all this songs were composed by Miguel Matamoros (Trio Matamoros was founded in 1925).

    which then you consider a band with a stronger Son basement than Matamoros?

    have in mind that most of these groups have sones, guarachas, comparsas, boleros and bolero-son in their repertoire.

    more info: ecured.cu/index.php/Miguel_Matamoros
     
  13. charafiend

    charafiend Son Montuno

    Their music didn't incorporate the clave nor a trumpet. I don't know what to call their music to be honest. Some of their earliest recordings sound like Trova.
     
  14. charafiend

    charafiend Son Montuno

    I would characterize their music as Trova you could dance to. Basically, Trova-Guara or Trova-Son.Duo Los Compadres had a similar sound.
     
  15. Abayarde

    Abayarde Capitán Del Estilo

    May I ask what's your meaning of clave? You can't find clave in "Son De La Loma"?
     
  16. nowhiteshoes

    nowhiteshoes Pattern Police

    roberto roena - sabroso (cantando)
     
  17. charafiend

    charafiend Son Montuno

  18. Abayarde

    Abayarde Capitán Del Estilo

  19. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    Sep. Habanero and Sep. Nacional
     
  20. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    In my opinion the best sones were recorded in the 1920s
     

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