Gerardo Rosales | Venezuela Sonora

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Venezuela Sonora

by Gerardo Rosales

El segundo album que Gerardo Rosales grabo en 1996 la musica de Venezuela llevada al sonido de sonora !
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. La Mano En El Moño
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4:04 album only
2. De Venezuela Para El Mundo
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3:53 album only
3. Tumba Y Bongó
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5:04 album only
4. Mataron Al Chivo
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5:05 album only
5. Chivo Quiere Que Le Den Candela
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4:12 album only
6. Brujería
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4:30 album only
7. Tremenda Negra
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5:14 album only
8. Culo'e Puya Pa'l Mundo
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4:15 album only
9. Quinta Anauco
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4:55 album only
10. Tribute to Simón Díaz (Sabana / El Becerrito / Mi Querencia / Caballo Viejo)
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9:15 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Every time you enter a disco specialized in salsa music, wherever in the world, you will assuredly listen to 'el grupo Niche', and you would know they are from Colombia. You will also hear ‘el Gran Combo’, and know they're from Puerto Rico. And you will hear ‘Los Van Van’ and recognize them as Cuban. But should you hear this CD you will realize that it is Venezuela which is present. I succeeded in combining the traditional Venezuelan themes of among others Simon Diaz and Aldemaro Romero with the swing of salsa and Cuban music. But in doing so I did not forget the Venezuelan tradition, represented in this CD by a "Gaita Zuliana" and a "Tambor de Barlovento". For me it would be very important that when hearing this CD, anywhere on the globe, you would say.....ah, that is Gerardo Rosales, from Venezuela!......’Let's dance’.

Venezuela Sonora is a CD full of joy that invites you to dance. It has a variety of rhythms with different voices, full of personality. "La Mano en el Moño" and "Tumba y Bongo" are both interpreted by Carlos 'el Niche' Gonzales, who with his rhythmical voice reminds you of the 'soneros' of yesteryears. "De Venezuela para el mundo", a 'son' performed by the legendary 'Watussi', who pays tribute to the real 'rumberos' by heart. Daniel Somaroo, the ex-singer of Guaco, enjoys this gaita, a Venezuelan rhythm with a great future. "Brujeria", "Chivo Cubano", and "Chivo Venezolano" are three themes for the demanding dancer. "Culo e Puya pa'l mundo", the African-Venezuelan rhythm full of humor and happiness. "Quinta Anauco", the theme in which virtuous Cuban flutist Orlando 'Maraca' Valle stands out, supported by Orlando Poleo at the congas. "Popurri del tio Simon", a deserved tribute to the great Venezuelan composer Simon Diaz interpreted by Freddy Nieto, an indirect disciple of Oscar D'Leon, and the brilliant voice of Javier Plaza culminate this cd full of Venezuelan-ness.

Musicians:

Gerardo Rosales: congas, bongo, bell, timbalito, guiro, maracas and Afro Venezuelan percussion
Alirio Pérez: piano
José Velázquez: bass
Luis "Papo" Márquez: trumpets
Rene Zambrano: tres solo
Juan Angel Esquivel: guitar solo
Alexander Livinali & Wladimir Quintero: culo e puya in : “Culo'e Puya pa'l Mundo”
Fransisco Rojas: timbal in “ Brujeria” & “ Chivo Cubano”
Charles Peñalver: timbal in “Quinta Anauco”
Astrid "La Holandesa": coros, guiro in “ Brujeria” & “ Chivo Cubano”
Yeci Ramos, Carlos “El Niche”, Silvia Marquez, Daniel Somaroo: coros

Featuring:

Watussi: vocal on track 2
Carlos “El Niche” Gonzalez:vocal on track 1,3,8
Yeci Ramos:vocal on track 4
Javier Plaza:vocal on track 6 ,10
Daniel Somaroo:vocal on track 7
Freddy Nieto:vocal on track 10
Silvia Marquez:vocal on track 5
Anasol Bravo: vocal on track 10
Orlando Poleo:congas on track 9
Maraca:flute on track 9

Recorded at: Mad Box Estudios, Caracas, Venezuela, between 1995 and 1996.
Sound engineers: Boris Milan & Kail Lovera
Mixing : Kpella estudio, Caracas ,Venezuela,1996
Sound engineer: Daniel Fernandez
Mastering: Byton Studio, Loosdrecht, The Netherlands 1996
Sound engineer: Jaime Rodriguez

Arrangers:
Roberto Gonzalez : tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
Luis "Papo"Marquez: track 5
Alirio Perez & Ricardo Hernandez (Guaco): track 7
Gerardo Rosales: track :8 & 9

Production coordination: Astrid Pulles & Rob van den Bosch

Tracks:
1. La mano en el Moño / Jesús Rosas Marcano 4:03
Guest Vocal: Carlos “ el Niche” Gonzalez

2. De Venezuela para el Mundo / Carlos "Tata" Guerra 3:53
Guest Vocal: Watussi

3. Tumba y Bongo / Arsenio Rodríguez 5:03
Guest Vocal: Carlos “ el Niche” Gonzalez

4. Mataron al Chivo / Balbino García 5:02
Guest Vocal: Yeci Ramos

5. Chivo quiere que le den candela / Adalberto Alvarez 4:11
Guest Vocal: Silvia Marquez

6. Brujería / Napoleón Baltodano 4:29
Guest Vocal: Javier Plaza

7. Tremenda Negra / Ricardo Hernández 5:13
Guest Vocal: Daniel Somaroo (Guaco )

8. Culo'e Puya pa'l Mundo / Gerardo Rosales & Traditional 4:15
Guest Vocal: Carlos “ el Niche” Gonzalez

9. Quinta Anauco / Aldemaro Romero 4:55
Flute solo: Maraca,
Conga: Orlando Poleo

10. Tribute to Simón Díaz / Simón Díaz 9:14
Guest Vocal: Freddy Nieto& Javier Plaza


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