La Sonora Matancera

50 Años

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What can you say about a dance band that still retained two of its founding members after 50 years? A phenomenon, of course, and the training ground for a staggering number of major singers. The recordings here were all from the 1950s, and even then the list of vocalists is amazing: Miguelito and Valdez, Bienvenido Granda, Myrta Silva (superb), Daniel Santos, on and on and superbly on...oh, yes, not to forget Celia Cruz.