Various Artists

Hot Music from Cuba 1907-1936

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All the styles you never got to hear (plus excellent septeto and cuarteto) are included. The rarest gems here are the groups using clarinets, a sound which had almost vanished by the time the rumba hit the world in 1930, (Azpiazu's "Peanut Vendor" has a hint at the end) but was not only gorgeous but very influential (it was behind the 1930s calypso clarinet). You never could beat the Cubans for elegance and swing!

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