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Disco Azucar

Artist:   Los Van Van

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 1995 9 0
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01  Disco Azucar
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5:29 Juan Formell bajo, director
02  Ese Es Mi Problema
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6:27 César Pedroso, Julio Noroña piano, güiro
03  Esperando Llamada
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5:41 Pedro Calvo, Mario Rivera cantantes
04  Que Le Den Candela
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7:19 Gerardo Miró, Juan Linares violines
05  Tu No Colabores Si No Es Contigo
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5:22 José Luis Quintana "Changuito" timbales
06  Con El Destino No Se Puede
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4:59 Manuel Labarrera, Ángel Bonne congas, flauta
07  Oh No
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5:37 Manuel Leyva violín
08  Hasta Las Cuantas
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4:50 Hugo Morejón trombón
09  La Historia De Tania Y Juan
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4:54 Álvaro Collado trombón
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Azúcar isn't LVV's most ambitious or dramatic album, but in many ways, it's a sentimental favorite. If you feel sad or depressed, you can always cure yourself by cranking this album up and taking a drive, or cleaning the house. Angel Bonne's sweet harmonies are the perfect foil for Pupy and Formell.
Disco Azucar original cover

I used to think of La colección as "pre-timba Van Van" and Disco Azúcar onwards as their timba period. In fact, el tren just continued unabated. The only personnel change was an addition - Ángel Bonne on sax, vocals, and most importantly, as an important new composer whose style perfectly complemented those of Formell and Pupy.

The new international face of Cuban music is also reflected in the the title track, named for Cancún's legendary nightclub which hired Cuban bands for 3 month stints throughout the 90s.

Another discographical rarity is the only LVV recording of a song written by Formell's eldest son, Juan Carlos, who's now enjoying a decidedly un-timba career in New York City. Sung by Bonne, "La historia de Tanya y Juan" is absolutely gorgeous.

-- Kevin Moore of www.TIMBA.com