El Ciclón Antillano: Un Cubano en Caracas
Billo Frómeta (sax), Eduviges Carrillo, Cecilio Compres (tp), Durán (tb), Alberto Muñoz (as),Luis Hernández
Manolo Monterrey was relatively unknown in his native Cuba yet was one of Venezuela's most famous and beloved singers. Since the Forties, when he formed part of Billo Frometá's orchestra, Billo's Caracas Boys, until he joined Los Melódicos, his fame never stopped growing. The Venezuelan people aptly nicknamed him the "Ciclón Antillano" (The Antillian Hurricane), as this communicative and happy singer occupied a privileged place in the rich family of Cuban guarachero singers, along with Cascarita, Kiko Mendive, Yeyo Estrada and others, who, in the Thirties and Fourties, all marked an era.
This CD presents his most outstanding recordings during the decade he sang with the Billo's Caracas Boys.
1. Se murió Camilo
2. Embuste, embuste
3. La cumbia cienaguera
4. Que se me caigan los dientes
5. Rapsodia de cueros
6. Cuando florezcan las amapolas
7. A bailar
9. El Sucu-sucu
10. Las muchachas caraqueñas
12. La subidora
14. Pachito Eché
15. San Antonio
16. Abaniquito de a real
17. Ríete de todo
18. Mimi Pinzón
19. El que usted conoce no soy yo
20. Chino Li-Wong
21. La niña de la ventera
Recorded in Caracas, Venezuela 1946-1956.