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Joe Cuba

Joe Cuba
Born: Apr 22, 1931 in New York, NY
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Died: Feb 15, 2009 in New York, NY
Genre: World, Jazz
Biography: Joe Cuba's music career started with La Alfarona X in 1950. In 1955 the Joe Cuba Sextet came into being and his vibraharp sound caught on. In 1962, when the group recorded "To Be with You" for Seeco Records, the band began to soar to popularity because of Nick Jimenez's arrangements and the vocals of ...Read full biography
Estamos Haciendo Algo Blen! (We Must Be Doing Something Right!)
Released: 1965
Label: Fania
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The '50s and '60s cusp saw a last flowering of the bilingual, Cubop-inflected, often vibraphone-led quintet sound. Puente was one of its heavies, but in New York at least, the tradition was maintained ...Read full review
Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push Push Push)
Released: 1966
Label: Hi Horse Records
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Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push Push Push) is part Latin, and part basic Latin soul (boogaloo). The boogaloos are very simple, relying on chants that live crowds could follow easily. In fact, this ...Read full review