rsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music". Throughout her career, Celia Cruz interpreted and internationally popularized tropical rhythms such as Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Guaracha and Bolero. However, the genre that led to stardom was Salsa.
rsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad.
Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa. Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa is a live album by Cuban salsa musician Celia Cruz. The album was recorded during a concert on May 12, 1999 in Hartford, Connecticut which was broadcast by PBS. Among the participants of the concert were Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, La India, and Isidro Infante. The album peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart
Celia Cruz began singing in amateur contests at the age of 14, in her home city of Havana, Cuba. She studied music theory, piano and voice at the National Music Conservatory. In 1950 she began singing with the conjunto La Sonora Matancera, and with that group she was a central figure in some of the most glorious chapters of Afro-Cuban music, recording a number of legendary songs, including "Yembe Laroco", "Yerbero Moderno", "Burundanga", and "Caramelo" by the end of the 1950's La Sonora Matancera was the most popular group in Cuba.
Celia Cruz was a Cuban singer of Latin music and was the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century. She was well known for her operatic and poignant voice, and improvised rhythmic lyrics. Recognised globally as the ‘Queen of Salsa’, Celia Cruz was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Her glitzy stage costumes included myriad coloured wigs, tight sequined dresses, and very high heels. Growing up in Havana, Cuba she intended to become a teacher, in deference to her father’s wish.
October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003 For more than half a century, the Queen of Salsa carried her title with class and distinction.
|Α2||Melao De Caña|
|Α3||Tumba La Caña Jibarito|
|Α4||Mi Amor, Buenas Noches|
|Α5||Cao Cao Mani Picao|
|Α7||El Pai Y La Mai|
|Β1||Al Son Del Pilon|
|Β2||Y Mi Negro Esta Cansao|
|Β3||Plegaria A "Laroye"|
|Β6||Para Tu Altar|
- Printed By – Μιχάλης Ορφανός
- Designed At – ΑΚΜΗ
- Graphic Design – Δημήτρης Πληβούρης
Notes1st cat.# on cover, 2nd on labels
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 40460 A'
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 40460 B'
- Matrix / Runout (On side A label): M.B.I. 40460 - A
- Matrix / Runout (On side B label): M.B.I. 40460 - B
|MBI 40460||Celia Cruz||Celia Cruz (LP, Comp, TP)||Music Box International||MBI 40460||Greece||Unknown|