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Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Mi salsa tiene sandunga
Orquesta Reve feat. Elio Revé
Elio Reve Duverger

Reve is known as the father of Changüí and in this tune Reve uses Changüí with Timba and Salsa to give us a fast party tune.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Disco azucar
Juan Formell y Los Van Van feat. Orquesta Los Van Van
Cesar Pedroso

Los Van Van is a Cuban band led by bassist Juan Formell, and is considered to be one of Cuba's major timba acts, while Juan Formell has arguably become the most important figure in contemporary Cuban music.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Tino me calculas
Opus 13
Pablo Fernandez

'Opus 13'. Cuba early 1980's. With the late Miguel Angá Diaz on Congas became a household name in Cuban music.Today after two decades of the finishing of the band still they remain one of the most important groups in Cuba.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Ella es un reloj
Isaac Delgado
Giraldo Piloto

A love song that begins with the sound of a clock, it says 'she is a clock, when comes walking by is telling the time'

In 1983 he began his professional career becoming one of the members of the Orquestra de Pancho Alonso. He then began to travel internationally with the orchestra and recorded his first CD. In 1987 he becomes the vocalist for Galaxia and records his second CD. In 1988, he became the lead vocalist in the group NG La Banda. It was with this group that he found fame. He recorded three CDs with this band and was awarded the 1990-1991 EGREM prize. In 1991 he creates his own band and records a CD, Dando La Hora under the artistic direction of Gonzalo Rublacaba. This album receives the 1992 EGREM Prize. He then records another CD, Con Ganas, again with Rubalcaba and this CD receives two EGREM prizes in 1993. In 1994 he receives another EGREM award for his CD EL Chevere De La Salsa y el Caballero del Son. His next album is El Ano Que Viene. He later travels to the United States to perform in the Festival of Salsa in New York's Madison Square Garden with Celia Cruz, El Canario, and Groupo Niche. In New York he recorded another album, Otra Idea. In 1997 he performed at the festival, Guerra de la Salsa with La India, Rey Ruiz, and Tony Vega. In 2006 he walked across the U.S.-Mexico border into Laredo, Texas and defected, bringing with him only his family (his wife, Massiel Valdes, and his two daughters, Dalina and Alessia), talent and reputation. In May 2007 his album, En Primera Plana was released. His latest album, Asi Soy was released in October 2008. He now lives in Tampa, Florida

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Ella quiere que le den consejo
Orquesta Aragón
Alfredo Martinez

She wants me to give her advise' about her future etc.. I'm going to think a lot about it because I cannot fail

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Aunque tu mami no quiera
Grupo Sierra Maestra
Luis Martinez Griñán

Even if your mum doesn't want it' Even if she doesn't want it, I want it, is what the chorus of this song says. The wind section goes wild.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
La novia de un amigo mio
Adalberto Álvarez
Adalberto Álvarez

This song says 'the girlfriend of a friend is untouchable'

Adalberto Alvarez (born in 1948) is a Cuban pianist, director and composer. After playing with Son 14 he now directs the group Adalberto Alvarez y su Son

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
A la hora que me llamen voy
Orquesta Original de Manzanillo feat. Cándido Fabré
Cándido Fabré

A song about dancing and partying freely and not letting anyone spell your mood. The singer says 'if they come for me I will come for them'. Very fast and dancing salsa with the Candido Fabre improvising over the chorus

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Ese es mi problema
Orquesta Los Van Van feat. Juan Formell
Juan Formell

Nice flowing salsa saying 'I want her pretty and nice, if she turns out a bad one, that's my problem'

Los Van Van is a Cuban band led by bassist Juan Formell, and is considered to be one of Cuba's major timba acts, while Juan Formell has arguably become the most important figure in contemporary Cuban music.

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Camina y prende el fogon
Grupo Raison
Benigno Echmendia Oliva

This is one of the classics of Orquesta Raison " Camina y prende el fogon", singing about his wife when he gets home, she asks him what you woulf like to have for lunch, then turns on the cooker and cooks..

Tumi Album Tumi Cuba Classics Volume 1: Son
Viejo Lazaro
Juan Carlos Alfonso y Su Dan Den
Nelson Marchena

Dan Den is a cuban music group founded by Juan Carlos Alfonso in late 1988. It has toured the world.This is a song about one of the saints or orishas of the Santeria religion of Cuba, the one that African people brought to the island.

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