Palo Congo

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Palo Congo
Palocongo.jpg
Studio album by
Released1957
RecordedApril 27, 1957
StudioManhattan Towers, New York City
GenreCuban rumba
Length40:51
LabelBlue Note 1561
ProducerAlfred Lion
Sabu Martinez chronology
Palo Congo
(1957)
Safari with Sabu
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Palo Congo is the first album by conguero Sabu Martinez, featuring Arsenio Rodríguez and his brothers Raúl and "Kike".[2] It was recorded and released in 1957 through Blue Note Records. It was listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."El cumbanchero"5:40
2."Billumba-Palo Congo"6:09
3."Choferito-Plena"4:05
4."Asabache"4:25
5."Simba"5:58
6."Rhapsodia del Maravilloso"4:42
7."Aggo Elegua"4:32
8."Tribilín cantore"5:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Louis "Sabú" Martínez - congas, bongos, vocals
  • Arsenio Rodríguez - congas, tres, vocals
  • Raúl "Caesar" Travieso - congas, vocals
  • Israel Moisés "Quique" Travieso - congas
  • Ray "Mosquito" Romero - congas
  • Evaristo Baró - double bass
  • Willie Capó - vocals
  • Sarah Baró - vocals
Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Review: Palo Congo". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  2. ^ Sabu Martinez Home Page
  3. ^ 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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