Recorded in Puerto Rico, October 1970. Back cover title: "Tributo postumo de "Gema" a Guillermo Portabales". Publisher marked as ". publishers not known). Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL. Matrix, Runout (Runout, Side A): LPGS-3086A. Matrix, Runout (Runout, Side B): LPGS-3086B. Other (Price Code): SD 13.
Album · 1999 · 10 Songs. Sones Cubanos Guillermo Portabales. Listen on Apple Music.
My first encounter with Guillermo Portabales was in 1996, when this great CD came out. He was a unique performer of the ‘Guajira’, a rhythm that is halfway between ‘Punto’ and ‘Son’. Born in 1911 in Cuba, Cienfuegos, Guillermo was named the creator of ‘Guajira de Salon’ because he added melodie and cadence and made it his own. This album was recorded in 1970 in Puerto Rico with Los Guaracheros de Oriente, also Cuban. Portabales settled in Puerto Rico and stayed there until his untimely death on 25th October 1970
Portabales had even recorded an album for Gema in Cuba in 1960, after the revolution but before Egrem took over all recording rights in Cuba. The later English translation reinstated such 'enemies of the state' as Celia Cruz (who was a determined opponent of the regime) and Portabales, giving 6 April 1914 as his date of birth . This is definitely incorrect, because there are at least three recording session whose dates are later in the 1960s: in 1962/3 in Miami; in 1967/8 in New York, issued on Gema 3070 Viva Portabales; and, above all, in October 1970 in Puerto Rico, just a few days before his death (issued Gema 3086 Sones cubanos: Guillermo Portabales con Los Guaracheros. This simple refutation throws doubt upon Orovio's other data, and has led to a general acceptance of Cristobal Díaz's version of 25 October 1970.
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