La Múcura

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A Mayan múcura

La Múcura (the earthenware jar, es:múcura) is a traditional Colombian cumbia song.

The lyrics begin:

La múcura está en el suelo, mamá, no puedo con ella. Me la arrebató una estrella..

It was composed by Crescencio Salcedo a flute player who also composed Se va el caimán and Mi cafetal,[1] and has received many recorded versions. In 1948 by Los Trovadores de Barú for Fuentes, then in 1950 entering Mexican cinema in versions by Ninón Sevilla and Pérez Prado. Little Jug by Johnny Martin 1950 was an English-lyric version.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Wade Music, Race, and Nation: Musica Tropical in Colombia - 2000 p96 "It was recorded again in 1949 by a Puerto Rican singer, Bobby Capo, who got into trouble with Fuentes when he claimed it as ... But it appears that the real author was Crescencio Salcedo, a poor wandering flute player, who also claimed such ..."
  2. ^ Billboard - 1950 7 22 p34 "Little Jug (Johnny Martin) Yankee lyric edition of the Latin "La Mucura" smash has been around in several good rumba-vocal ..."