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Soneros De Verdad Present Pio Leiva

by Pio Leiva

The gravelly voice of Buena Vista's Social Club most endearing vocalist, backed by some of the best in the business.
Genre: Latin: Cuban
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1. Francisco Guayabal
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3:03 album only
2. Pio Mentiroso
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2:56 album only
3. Desvelo de Amor
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4:01 album only
4. Sonero De Verdad
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3:12 album only
5. Mi Son Oriental
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3:10 album only
6. Cuando Ya No Me Quieras
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4:23 album only
7. La Alegria Del Montuno
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2:50 album only
8. Pensamiento
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2:50 album only
9. Perla Marina
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2:37 album only
10. Para Bailar Mi Son
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2:47 album only
11. Yo No Soy Mentiroso
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Leiva was recognized throughout the world for his work as a vocalist with the admired Buena Vista Social Club.

Wilfredo 'Pío' Leiva Pascual was known as "el montunero de Cuba." He was one of the most popular performers of the son montuno genre. Leiva composed "Francisco Guayabal," which became a hit by Beny Moré.

Leiva was born May 5, 1917 in the eastern city of Morón. He began as a bongo player in the Orquesta Siboney and later became the singer of Conjunto Caribe.

During the golden age of Cuban conjuntos, Leiva became a popular figure. He sang with Orquesta Aragón, Mariano Mercerón, Conjunto Caney and Riverside.

Recommended discography:

Buena Vista Social Club
Soneros De Verdad Present Pio Leiva
La Salud de Pio Leiva
Esta Es Mi Rumba


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radel

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As always original cuban music is the best and the proof is in that CD that give an example of rythm and voice work....Thank CD Baby excellent choice.

Voltaire

Magical and Timeless !!
I am a huge fan of the buena vista social club. This album is just as magical and timeless. Thank you for the gift you have give my ears. Thank you Pio Leiva. Thank you.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Featuring the late Wilfredo 'Pío' Leiva Pascual, who passed in March 2006 at age 89, this well-loved sonero, who was recognized throughout the world for his work as a vocalist with the beloved Buena Vista Social club, developed a career that spanned over 70 years. During the golden age of Cuban conjuntos, Leiva sang with such groups as Orquesta Aragón, Mariano Mercerón, Conjunto Caney and Riverside. He was one of the most popular performers of the son montuno genre, known as "el montunero de Cuba." Greatly respected and followed, he composed some of Cuba’s best-known standards, including track one on this disc, Francisco Guayabal. This 2002 release, Soneros De Verdad, made in Cuba and mixed in Germany, showcases a selection of his best-known hits. Joined by special guests, Virginia and Eugenio, both authentic soneros from Eastern Cuba, this is truly a collectors’ album, celebrating the life and the spirit of this beloved man, an immortal voice of Cuba. His memorable smile can be sensed in this music, allowing him to be remembered as the happy old man with a cigar hanging out of his mouth, still thrilling audiences and spreading the joy of son as he did from his early beginnings.